UPDATE: The academic has now appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court. He is Arthur Marshall Hoyle, a former law lecturer at the university. He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of committing an act of indecency and two of sexual intercourse without consent and was released on bail.
Police have today laid charges against a former [...]
One of the critical differences between Australian gun culture (and yes, we do have one) and the US gun culture are the gun lobbyists. Ours advocated [in 1996 after the Port Arthur massacre] for fair laws that would minimise risk. In other words, they worked with the government to create the new laws. No [...]
A 20-year-old Lyons man will face court following an assault in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 October).
About 3:15pm, a man was sitting outside Westfield Woden when he was approached and assaulted by a 20-year-old male, suffering minor injuries.
The alleged offender began walking away from the scene, but was followed by a member of the public [...]
ACT Policing has seized weapons following a search warrant in Red Hill on Friday (2 October).
About 6:30pm, members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team conducted a search warrant under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900.
During the execution of the warrant, police seized two replica double barrel shotguns, two replica handguns and a large prohibited [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Barraclough Crescent and Ashley Drive, Monash, yesterday morning (Friday, 2 October).
About 1:40am, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had presented at The Canberra Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
It is believed that a vehicle has [...]
The Australian Federal Police Canine Team is engaged in two operations in Canberra hotels this afternoon in response to ransom requests.
The Twitter account for ACT Policing reported that operations were underway at the Pavilion and Novotel hotels at around 2.30pm and added an hour later that police were responding to reports of “unsubstantiated ransom requests [...]
An off duty police member has apprehended a 39-year-old Kambah woman following an armed robbery at the BSW Liquor Store at Woolworths in Kambah yesterday (Sunday, 27 September).
Around 12.10pm a woman approached the service counter of the BSW Liquor Store and made demands for cash stating she had a gun in her bag.
The employee complied [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Woolworths store in Calwell last night (Saturday, 26 September).
Around 10.00pm two men armed with knives approached the service counter of the Woolworths store and made demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the two men ran out of the [...]
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s ‘Big Red’ truck will feature in the inaugural ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour next month (October), in support of Day for Daniel 2015.
In the week preceding Day for Daniel on October 30, ‘Big Red’ will travel from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety presentations to primary schools from [...]
ACT Policing is calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault which took place in Richardson on Sunday (20 September).
About 5.00pm a man was approached by a group of males along Johnson Drive. The males demanded cash.
The man left the area however a short time later he was followed by the same group of [...]
Kathleen Bautista, the 19-year-old woman who was found in the Cotter Reserve area (Friday, 11 September), west of Canberra after six nights alone and injured has issued the following statement…
Since I was found in the Cotter reserve area I have been in hospital recovering and reflecting on how lucky I am to be alive.
I want [...]
ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old Weston man after he was detected with a blood alcohol reading of 0.330 in Turner yesterday (Sunday, September 20).
At about 5.10pm police received a report from an off duty AFP member of a person driving erratically in Turner, nearly colliding with a parked car.
The driver, who was currently disqualified, [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who crashed a stolen car in Pialligo and fled the scene before police attended and located firearms in the car early this morning (Saturday 19 September).
About 3.20am, police received a report that a red Mazda sedan had left the road on Pialligo Avenue, near Brindabella Park, and [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at the Friendly Grocer store in Lyons last night (Thursday, 17 September).
About 10.00pm, a man brandishing a knife entered the store on Devonport Street demanding cash from the attendant. As he made the demands, he was disturbed by a customer.
The offender then fled the scene without taking [...]
ACT Policing has seized drugs, firearms, ammunition and suspected stolen property during the search of a residence in Kaleen last night (Tuesday 15 September).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting team located and seized approximately 200 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine (ice), a similar quantity of compressed cannabis head and a sum of [...]
ACT Policing attended McDonalds restaurant in Braddon yesterday evening (Sunday 13 September) following a small gas explosion.
About 9pm, a 41-year-old man from Giralang entered the restaurant and ignited a 9kg gas bottle which he had brought with him. The man sustained possible life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and conveyed [...]
A 43-year-old man from Pearce died last night following a collision in Red Hill.
About 8.20pm he was driving on his motorcycle heading north along La Perouse Street, when he collided with a white Hyundai i30 travelling in the opposite direction.
ACT Policing General Duties were first to attend the scene within moments and commenced CPR.
ACT Fire [...]
ACT Policing has located missing 19-year-old Gordon woman, Kathleen Bautista safe.
Kathleen from Gordon was found by search and rescue members about 10.25am this morning near the Cotter reserve area.
Kathleen went missing on Saturday 5 September 2015 when she was last seen in Chapman about 7.00am.
The search for the teenager immediately began, and has continued for [...]
It’s been 165 days since the ACT Government discovered a cage was built in one of its schools for a 10-year-old student with autism.
We found out today that the school’s principal has been sacked, and will no longer be able to work at any ACT Government school. The inquiry, overseen at arm’s length from Minister Joy Burch’s office, found the [...]
ACT Policing Regional Targeting Team members from City Police Station conducted a search warrant in the City on Friday night (4 September).
Around 10.30pm, police executed the warrant in line with section 187 of the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 at the Playground Martini and Tapas Bar in Garema Place, to locate evidence in relation to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at Haig Park in Braddon on Friday (4 September).
About 8.00am, the victim was walking through the park when he was grabbed from behind, pushed into a tree and threatened with an electric pulse device. The offender then frisked the man and left on foot with a [...]
ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 19-year-old Gordon woman, Kathleen Bautista.
Kathleen was last seen in Chapman at about 7.00am on Saturday 5 September 2015. She was last seen driving a black Hyundai i30 bearing registration number YHE47L.
Kathleen is described as being about 165cm (5’5’ft) tall, with a slender build, and shoulder length [...]
ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September.
Police will target driver distraction offences, which include using a hand-held mobile phone and can attract fines of up to $357 and three demerit points.
Traffic Operations Officer in Charge Station [...]
ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August.
The car had two males on board and was travelling southbound on Drakeford Drive from Kambah, and was last seen driving through a red light and heading towards Monash.
Traffic was [...]
Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tasselled with such a ghoulish gathering. Perhaps it was a mimed version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… in slow motion?
Always in a rush, [...]
ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August).
About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door.
A short time later, the owner came [...]
On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]
ACT Policing executed two search warrants yesterday (Tuesday, 25 August 2015) at a residence in Chisholm and business in Phillip.
About 8.00am, members of the Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed two section 187 Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrants after information was received from the public.
A male person of interest was present at the [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of a shotgun found in Kambah yesterday, (Sunday 23 August).
About 11.45am, police were notified of the shotgun by an elderly man who was walking his dog along Kambah Pool Road. The shotgun was wrapped in three plastic bags and partly buried in a shallow trench about 30 metres into [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Thursday, 20 August 2015).
Around 8.10pm three men entered Red Rooster on the corner of Langdon Avenue and Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa armed with a shortened rifle, a knife and a metal bar.
During the robbery the three men made a number [...]
An alleged escapee from a correctional centre in Goulburn has been charged and will appear in court today.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 August 2015), a 28-year-old man allegedly escaped from the correctional centre in Goulburn, and was last seen in the vicinity of the centre about 12.50pm.
Officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command commenced an [...]
NSW Police Force is appealing for public assistance to locate a man who escaped from Goulburn Correctional Centre today.
Stephen Jamieson, 28, was last seen in the vicinity of Goulburn Correctional Centre about 12.50pm (Tuesday 18 August 2015).
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, of thin build with a fair complexion and brown [...]