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Belconnen pursuit

By 5 November 2012 20

A reader sent in that they’d seen a big pursuit in Belconnen.

We’ve had this in from ACT Police Media:

· There was a pursuit that was terminated

· Police inquiries are continuing

· Anyone that has seen a dark blue Holden Caprice YHJ 75W is asked to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333000.

More should we get it.

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20 Responses to Belconnen pursuit
#1
maxblues6:24 pm, 05 Nov 12

Offending vehicle collided with another vehicle in Luxton St Belconnen and have heard it took down traffic light pole on Belconnen Way.

#2
bundah6:51 pm, 05 Nov 12

It’s no wonder the cops are disillusioned given these idiots will be back on the streets in no time!

#3
HenryBG7:13 pm, 05 Nov 12

All the cops. fault, obviously.

If only the cops didn’t try to pull over criminals, then there wouldn’t be any problems.

#4
HenryBG7:17 pm, 05 Nov 12

bundah said :

It’s no wonder the cops are disillusioned given these idiots will be back on the streets in no time!

I was reading on the weekend that 1 in 7 canberra children are growing up in a household where both parents are scoring welfare.

You grow up learning that laziness and incapability are rewarded more than hard work, you will obviously think stealing cars and killing people is a good idea. Or bashing each other round-robin style and scamming victims of crime compensation.

I’ve always said, welfare should be paid only to those that have taken provable steps to render themselves infertile.

I’d add to that that anybody with a criminal record involving crimes against property or persons becomes forever ineligible for any kind of victims of crime compensation.

#5
gooterz8:01 pm, 05 Nov 12

Cops were definitely chasing down cohen street.
So they terminated seconds before the crash? or was it after?

#6
bundah8:59 pm, 05 Nov 12

HenryBG said :

All the cops. fault, obviously.

If only the cops didn’t try to pull over criminals, then there wouldn’t be any problems.

If reckon all cops should simply refuse to undertake high speed pursuits until the judiciary pull their clueless heads out of their arses and give these idiots the type of justice that they deserve.Of course it”ll never happen too many gutless sheep.

#7
gooterz9:30 pm, 05 Nov 12

bundah said :

HenryBG said :

All the cops. fault, obviously.

If only the cops didn’t try to pull over criminals, then there wouldn’t be any problems.

If reckon all cops should simply refuse to undertake high speed pursuits until the judiciary pull their clueless heads out of their arses and give these idiots the type of justice that they deserve.Of course it”ll never happen too many gutless sheep.

Police are allowed to shoot armed people if they put others lives at risk. How is a speeding car driven by a screw loose freak any less offensive than a gun. Cops need a harpoon or high power directional energy weapons

#8
HenryBG7:41 am, 06 Nov 12

gooterz said :

bundah said :

HenryBG said :

All the cops. fault, obviously.

If only the cops didn’t try to pull over criminals, then there wouldn’t be any problems.

If reckon all cops should simply refuse to undertake high speed pursuits until the judiciary pull their clueless heads out of their arses and give these idiots the type of justice that they deserve.Of course it”ll never happen too many gutless sheep.

Police are allowed to shoot armed people if they put others lives at risk. How is a speeding car driven by a screw loose freak any less offensive than a gun. Cops need a harpoon or high power directional energy weapons

Agreed. A car is a deadly weapon. Fail to stop for police and you should be up for lethal force.
Maybe we should have some predator drones above Canberra, ready to unleash on speeding car thieves?

I guarantee you – one car thief reduced to ashes by a predator drone strike, and car thievery would cease entirely.

#9
Loxmyf8:30 am, 06 Nov 12

There was a downed traffic light on the corner of Belconnen Way and Coulter Drive. I was driving past at 5pm and there was already a worker attending the fallen.

#10
NellyBean8:32 am, 06 Nov 12

Predator drones and Harpoons? why doesn’t the AFP find a reckless loose-canon who doesn’t play by the rules and team him up with the career family man cop who is only days away from retirement?

#11
maxblues10:27 am, 06 Nov 12

Collision with the vehicle in Luxton St was early in chase, then the offending vehicle went through red light at intersection of Southern Cross Drive and Coulter Drive in a westerly direction then about five minutes later the chase proceeded through the SAME intersection in a northerly direction. By the actions of some unmarked vehicles, I assumed that the offending vehicle must have then been traveling East on Ginninderra Drive.

#12
maxblues11:49 am, 06 Nov 12

Prior to the collision in Luxton St, eyewitness says the chase passed the building in Rae St, Belconnen that houses a certain police operations group. Vehicles from this group took part in the chase. The chase entered the rear of the nearby carwash but it would probably be crass to insert a pun about a clean getaway.

#13
muntychops1:57 pm, 06 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Predator drones and Harpoons? why doesn’t the AFP find a reckless loose-canon who doesn’t play by the rules and team him up with the career family man cop who is only days away from retirement?

Gold!

#14
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd2:52 pm, 06 Nov 12

While I agree that a fleeing vehicle is a dangerous weapon that lethal force should be used on, the issue is there is no safe way to do it. Missile armed drones while accurate are a military weapon not allowed to be in police hands and we don’t even have any of our own.
As cool as it may be in theory and as mongs have said here before, shooting a desert eagle or a 50 cal into a engine block of a speeding car is completely unrealistic.

#15
bundah3:10 pm, 06 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

While I agree that a fleeing vehicle is a dangerous weapon that lethal force should be used on, the issue is there is no safe way to do it. Missile armed drones while accurate are a military weapon not allowed to be in police hands and we don’t even have any of our own.
As cool as it may be in theory and as mongs have said here before, shooting a desert eagle or a 50 cal into a engine block of a speeding car is completely unrealistic.

Having had the pleasure of firing a .50 Desert Eagle i certainly wouldn’t be aiming for the engine block!

#16
maxblues3:22 pm, 06 Nov 12

Would a police helicopter be a better investment than a tram? At least that would benefit all of Canberra, whereas the tram will only benefit a limited number of Canberrans.

#17
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:47 pm, 06 Nov 12

maxblues said :

Would a police helicopter be a better investment than a tram? At least that would benefit all of Canberra, whereas the tram will only benefit a limited number of Canberrans.

Doesn’t the police already have one?
Who owns the chopper doing the infa red drug searches?

#18
HenryBG4:22 pm, 06 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

maxblues said :

Would a police helicopter be a better investment than a tram? At least that would benefit all of Canberra, whereas the tram will only benefit a limited number of Canberrans.

Doesn’t the police already have one?
Who owns the chopper doing the infa red drug searches?

You mean take time out from harassing horticulturalists in order to collar violent criminals?
Are you on drugs?! or something?!

#19
NellyBean12:09 pm, 08 Nov 12

maxblues said :

Would a police helicopter be a better investment than a tram? At least that would benefit all of Canberra, whereas the tram will only benefit a limited number of Canberrans.

not a lot of ways you can recover your investment from a helicopter, they’re horrendously expensive to maintain and operate.

one of the candidates was suggesting unmanned aerial drones for pursuits. Not sure if either of them are worth it due to the time it would take to respond when the chases themselves don’t last very long.

#20
MissChief1:24 pm, 08 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Predator drones and Harpoons? why doesn’t the AFP find a reckless loose-canon who doesn’t play by the rules and team him up with the career family man cop who is only days away from retirement?

LOL!

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