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Man arrested following car hijacking

By 24 July 2014
Man arrested following car hijacking

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23).
About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened the [...]

Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

By 24 July 2014
Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old Curtin man following the aggravated robbery of a bus driver in Civic last night (Wednesday, July 23).
About 11.35pm, a male caught an ACTION bus from Watson to the City Bus Interchange. He was the sole passenger on the bus. Once the bus arrived at the City Bus Interchange the [...]

Police investigating real estate fraud

By 23 July 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a real estate fraud in which a Canberra property has been sold without the consent of the home owner, who resides overseas.
After consultation with the Royal South African Police (RSA), ACT Policing has taken carriage of the investigation which will determine how the home owner, who resides in South Africa, was [...]

Disqualified driver caught drink driving

By 23 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 41-year-old Giralang woman with driving offences following a minor collision in Kambah yesterday (July 22).
About 6.10pm, a black BMW 318i sedan collided with a white Hyundai i40 station wagon, which had been stationary at a red light at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Summerland, Kambah. No persons involved in [...]

Witnesses sought to Fyshwick collision

By 21 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking to speak with the driver of a car involved in a collision with a young cyclist on Friday (July 18).
About 2.30pm, a teenage boy was riding a bicycle across the intersection of Iron Knob and Newcastle Street, Fyshwick, and was involved in a collision with a silver car. As a result, [...]

School’s back and so are 40 km/h speed limits

By 21 July 2014

ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term today (July 21).
Traffic Operations Superintendent Ben Cartwright said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns that motorists who chose to ignore them will face tough penalties.
“Children are our [...]

Men arrested after fleeing police

By 20 July 2014

ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after they fled police on two occasions on Friday night (Friday, 18 July).
About 10pm, police detected a red Nissan Pulsar travelling along William Hovell Drive, Hawker and attempted to perform a traffic stop. The car failed to stop and fled from police. The car travelled through a [...]

Stolen items recovered in Gowrie warrant

By 17 July 2014

ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a house in Gowrie on Wednesday morning (16 July) recovering items stolen in multiple burglaries.
About 9.45am members from Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed a Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at a residence on Dalziel Street.
Items recovered included a firearm, two replica firearms, ammunition, substances believed [...]

Teenager held at knifepoint

By 14 July 2014
Teenager held at knifepoint

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at a Griffith Newsagency on Sunday morning (13 July).
The store was being staffed by the owner and a teenage girl when a man entered about 11.45am. The man grabbed the young staff member, threatening her with a knife while demanding the owner empty the till; to which the [...]

New charity to deliver accounting and governance services to not-for-profits

By 14 July 2014

Long-time CPA and volunteer director Ted Sherwood has started a Christian charity, Business by The Book, a CPA accounting practice.  Based in Canberra, the practice offers not only financial management and audit services, but also help with governance.  Business by The Book is willing to partner with any not-for-profit helping those in need of care or [...]

Shotgun seized from stolen van

By 12 July 2014
Shotgun seized from stolen van

ACT Policing seized a shotgun, ammunition and other items from a van parked in Gowrie late on Thursday night (July 10).
Around 11.20pm, suspicions were aroused when Tuggeranong Patrol officers ran routine checks on a white Mitsubishi Express van parked in Dalziel St, Gowrie. The van had no front registration plate and the rear plate was [...]

Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

By 11 July 2014
Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

ACT Policing believes the same offender was responsible for three separate attempted aggravated robberies on Canberra’s northside last night (Thursday, July 10).
Witnesses are being sought to all three incidents and police enquiries are ongoing.
Around 6.40pm, an offender entered a supermarket at Cook and threatened staff with a bladed weapon. As he made the demands, a [...]

ACT Law Court project reaches milestone

By 10 July 2014

The first Public Private Partnership in the ACT has reached a major milestone with an invitation for expressions of interest released for the ACT Law Courts project by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, and Treasurer, Andrew Barr, today.
It is the first stage in a procurement process that will continue over the coming months.
“As the territory’s first PPP, [...]

Police seek assistance to house vandalism

By 9 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to an incident of property damage which occurred in Kambah last night (Tuesday, July 8).
About 9.05pm police were called to a report of numerous people at a home in Shaw Place, causing damage to the premises. Upon arrival police saw numerous cars in the street and up to 70 teenagers [...]

Canberra crime reports continue to fall

By 8 July 2014

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in reported offences according to the April to June quarterly crime statistics for 2014, which show a 15.9 per cent decrease across the ACT when compared with April to June 2013.
All of the eight patrol regions, as defined by the ACT Policing Crime Statistics website, experienced a [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Fyshwick

By 8 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Monday, July 7).
About 8.25pm a man has entered the Hello Sexy Adult store on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, carrying a machete. The man threatened the employee with the machete and demanded cash, to which the employee complied.
No other persons were present [...]

Bonner man arrested for dog baiting

By 7 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses or information relating to incidents of dog baiting after a 42 year-old Bonner man was arrested for animal baiting/poisoning on Friday (July 4).
Around 6pm the male offender was seen walking past the rear entrance of a Bonner residence and removing a number of meat balls, believed to contain Ratsak, [...]

Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

By 7 July 2014
Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).
Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow [...]

Man hospitalised following fireworks incident

By 7 July 2014

A 30-year-old man was hospitalised last night following reports of fireworks being set off on an oval in Kambah (Sunday, July 6).
Police responded to reports of fireworks about 9.30pm last night at the Kambah District Playing Fields, off Chirnside Circuit, Kambah.
A witness reported the car’s registration to police, who later attended the owner’s home and [...]

Police investigate house fire in Chisholm

By 6 July 2014

ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Gibbons Street, Chisholm was extensively damaged by fire this morning (Sunday, July 6).
Around 6.00am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were inside the home at the time of the fire.
The crime scene has been handed over to ACT [...]

School board head calls for ACT-wide bullying audit

By 4 July 2014

Primrose Riordan’s article in the CT this week is unfortunately more of the same – kids bullying kids and schools who are unwilling or unable to stop it.  In the article School Chair Mr Villafor’s suggests an ACT-wide bullying audit which seems like something that could be very useful. An audit with the intention of [...]

Man to face court for dangerous driving

By 2 July 2014

A 51-year-old Ainslie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, July 2) following his arrest yesterday afternoon.
About 1.45pm yesterday, police were on patrol in Narrabundah when they conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a burgundy Hyundai Coupe. Police were speaking with the driver when he accelerated away.
A short pursuit ensued with [...]

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Lyons

By 2 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Lyons Friendly Grocer in Lyons last night (Tuesday, July 1).
Around 7.40pm, a man entered the supermarket and threatened a staff member with a knife, demanding cash.
The employee complied and the man then opened the cigarettes cupboard and took several packets of cigarettes before fleeing [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated burglary in Calwell

By 1 July 2014
Witnesses sought to aggravated burglary in Calwell

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a residence in Calwell on Friday, June 27.
Around 11am, two male youths forced their way into a residence in Costello Circuit. Once inside the offenders searched the premises and a number of items were taken, however, the owner of the residence arrived home and the [...]

‘Stop Pushing the Limits’ new campaign to slow us down

By 1 July 2014

A two-month campaign to target speeding in the ACT was launched today by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, and Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers.
The Stop Pushing the Limits campaign will run throughout July and August 2014 and forms part of the ACT’s multi-agency road safety strategy. The campaign aims [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road

By 30 June 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Majura Road this afternoon (Monday, June 30).
Around 1.25pm police were called to Majura Road, Majura, following reports that a yellow Subaru had collided with a semi-trailer.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the collision but the driver of the vehicle had died at the scene.
Majura Road is closed [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery at Mecure Hotel Braddon

By 30 June 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a hotel in Braddon yesterday morning (Sunday, June 29).
About 9.00am a woman, armed with a knife, entered the reception of the Mercure Hotel on Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, and threatened two female staff members while demanding cash.
A male employee has attempted to restrain the offender [...]

64 New Constables for ACT Policing

By 30 June 2014

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus APM and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers in welcoming 18 new Probationary Constables to the ranks of ACT Policing at the AFP College in Barton on Friday, June 27.
Over two days last week, four classes graduated, bolstering numbers to [...]

Child exploitation images found on tablet; man arrested

By 29 June 2014

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Torrens man after a computer tablet was found to contain child exploitation images.
The tablet had been found in a Canberra pet store on Friday, June 27, as misplaced property and when a staff member attempted to identify the tablet’s owner, it was found to contain the exploitation [...]

Woman arrested after service station robbery

By 28 June 2014

A 37-year-old Reid woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, June 28) charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife after she was apprehended following a robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Mort St, Braddon yesterday afternoon.
Police will allege the woman entered the store just before 5pm. She produced a [...]

Man assaulted by three teens in Weston

By 27 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]

Needle and Syringes – AMC

By 27 June 2014
Needle and Syringes - AMC

When I was Shadow Minister for Corrections and then Minister, I came to believe that the public wanted to send offenders to prison for punishment and not as punishment. It was generally accepted that there would be extra punishments dished out. I didn’t think that way then and I don’t now.
I reckon the [...]

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