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Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a teenage boy in the 1980s.
Earlier this week RiotACT reported that a 60-year-old Kaleen man would today face three charges of acts of indecency on a person [...]

Four to face court over historic indecent assault allegations

ACT Magistrates Court

Three NSW men and a Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this week following reports of historic sexual abuse investigated under ACT Policing’s Operation Attest.
The operation was established in February 2015 in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions [...]

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near Nemarang Street, Waramanga, had an aggressive verbal altercation with a cyclist riding on the footpath. The same man then had a second altercation with a person walking a [...]

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday.
Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell High School received a threatening phone call which led to the school’s evacuation as a precaution whilst the veracity of the threat was investigated.
As a result of police investigations, [...]

Body found in water near Kiama

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kiama map

A report will be prepared for the coroner following the discovery of a man’s body in water near Kiama yesterday afternoon.
About 12.30pm yesterday, emergency services were called to Kiama following the discovery of a body in the water, about 1km from the Kiama Lighthouse.
On arrival, police found and recovered the body of a man.
The man [...]

Man, 23, charged over Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman break-ins

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 23-year-old man has been charged in Goulburn following investigations into 11 break and enters in Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman and Jeir in December last year.
Between Friday 4 December and Saturday 12 December, police from the Hume Local Area Command received reports of 11 separate break and enters in the four southern tablelands towns.
The properties that [...]

Police continue search for missing man

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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From media release:
ACT Policing has established a Search and Rescue operation in Bruce as part of the search for missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
The operation will focus on bushland near Calvary Hospital and Black Mountain Reserve in Bruce. Members of the AFP Specialist Response Group will assist ACT Policing in the operation.
Tahadesse was last seen [...]

Homicide Team issue description, call for help in Carville investigation

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police mock-up based on witness sighting

ACT Policing’s Homicide Team are continuing to establish the movements of a male suspect on the night murdered Evatt man Andrew Carville went missing.
Mr Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015 and his body was located in Majura on 19 November 2015.
Detective Senior Constable Jarryd Dunbar of [...]

Belconnen incident ‘a routine police operation’


Police have dismissed social media reports of a siege involving a gunman in Belconnen Town Centre this morning, describing the incident as a routine police operation that was now resolved and assuring Canberrans they held no concerns for public safety.
A spokesperson for ACT Policing said the operation took place on Chandler Street in Belconnen between [...]

Accused allegedly threw can smashing windscreen near Yass

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A man has been charged following three separate alleged incidents in which objects were thrown from a moving car at another car near Yass this week.
About 4.30pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic in a 100km/h zone on the Olympic Highway at Yass.
As she was passing a 4WD utility travelling in [...]

Have you seen this man?

Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
Tahadesse was last seen in the Bruce area around 10.30am on Wednesday 30 December 2015.
Tahadesse is described as being about 175cm (5’9”) with a slim build and short grey hair, balding on top.
Anyone who may have seen Tahadesse is urged to call police [...]

Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place, effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016.
Double demerit points will apply on all speed, seatbelt offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, driving [...]

Man charged over alleged Karabar shooting

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fergus Road

Queanbeyan police have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to an incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a home in Karabar this week.
About 12.55am yesterday, police were called to a home on Fergus Road, Karabar, after a shot was allegedly fired, hitting the front of the home.
The occupants, a 31-year-old man, an [...]

Missing Evatt woman found in Jindabyne

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Yuki Motomura

Missing 31-year-old Evatt woman Yuki Motomura has been located safe and well in Jindabyne.
Ms Motomura was found by Jindabyne police about 11am this morning (Thursday).
Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance.
Evatt woman Yuki Motomura, 31, has been missing since 8am Tuesday. Ms Motomura drives a black [...]

Police investigate suspicious death in Kambah

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Everard Place

ACT Policing are investigating a suspicious death in Kambah which occurred during the early hours of this morning.
About 2.20am, police received a report of a disturbance in Kambah. Police attended a home in Everard Place and located an injured woman and a deceased man within the residence.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the woman to [...]

Canberrans fleeced by scam ATO calls

phone scam

If you receive a call or email out of the blue from someone claiming to represent the Australian Tax Office and saying that you are entitled to or owe money – hang up or delete the email.
Several Canberrans have lost large sums of money, from tens of thousands to over $100,000, in telephone scams of [...]

‘Jail bread’ could have niche market: Rattenbury

Alexander Maconochie Centre

Canberrans could be buying “jail bread” baked at the Alexander Maconochie Centre once a new industry program providing 50 new full-time jobs for prison inmates at the Hume facility gets off the ground.
ACT Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury flagged the possibility of the bread being sold in Canberra retail outlets while announcing the new industry program, [...]

Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two men stole an ATM from a Fyshwick petrol station by attaching it to a ute with a strap early this morning according to ACT Policing.
Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated burglary which took place at about 1.15am.
Two men in a stolen white Ford Ranger ute bearing NSW registration plates BJ54PE entered the [...]

ACT man, woman suspects in murder of Andrew Carville

Andrew Carville

ACT Policing’s homicide team are focusing their investigations in the Andrew Carville murder case on two ACT resident suspects, a man and a woman, one of whom was Mr Carville’s housemate in Evatt.
Mr Carville (pictured) was last seen alive at his Evatt home at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015. His body was located in [...]

Man arrested over shooting in Holt

By 11 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing have arrested a 26-year-old man over the shooting of another man in the leg in an apartment complex in Holt shortly before 8.15pm last night.
The victim was treated at The Canberra Hospital. His alleged attacker was arrested soon after the incident and taken to the ACT Watch House. Police will oppose bail when [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

By 28 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Cook this afternoon (Monday, 28 December) in which a male driver has died.
About 3.30pm, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided with a tree on Bindubi Street, Cook. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male driver was pronounced dead at the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Calwell

By 26 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a two-vehicle collision in Calwell yesterday morning (Friday 25 December) in which a female driver has died.
About 11.00am, police responded to a report of a collision on Outtrim Avenue, Calwell. ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the female driver to The Canberra Hospital, where she later died.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation [...]

Road toll rises to 13 as woman passenger, 82, dies in hospital after Farrer crash

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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An 82-year-old Farrer woman has died at The Canberra Hospital today after being seriously injured in last Thursday’s fatal collision on Yamba Drive, Farrer.
The woman was the passenger of the vehicle driven by the 84-year-old man who died at the scene.
Her death takes the 2015 ACT road toll to 13.
ACT Policing is investigating after initially [...]

Spate of car break-ins at Holder early Monday

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple vehicle break-ins in the Holder area in the early hours of Monday, 14 December 2015.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins or anyone acting suspiciously in the Holder area between the hours of 12am and 3.30am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or [...]

Man dead for 4 weeks in Queanbeyan home before police discovered body

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Banksia Street map

Queanbeyan police discovered the body of a man believed to be in his 50s in a Banksia Street home on Sunday afternoon, around four weeks after he died.
Neighbours had contacted police because they were concerned for the welfare of a 50-year-old man who lived in the house but had not been seen in the street [...]

Missing man, children found on stolen yacht at Pretty Beach

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A missing man and four children have been found on board a stolen yacht at Pretty Beach, north of Batemans Bay.
About 11am, police located the 42-year-old man and his two sons, aged 13 and 8, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who are friends of the family. Police said earlier today [...]

ACT pair charged after allegedly firing shots at police between Gundagai and Yass

By 14 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
police wrap

Two ACT men, both aged 23, have been charged following their arrest at Yass over a police pursuit during which they allegedly fired shots at officers early yesterday.
They have each been charged with numerous offences, including shoot with intent to murder, aggravated break and enter, assault and resist arrest.
Both have been refused bail to appear [...]

‘Grave concerns’ for missing Lyons man

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing man

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of 56-year-old Lyons man Robert Jacob and are calling for public assistance to help locate him. He has been missing for ten days.
Mr Jacob (pictured), was last seen walking from the Westfield Woden Shopping Centre on Melrose Drive in Phillip on Monday, 30 November. He had been seen [...]

Ex-pet salon owner convicted over injured dogs

Dog injuries

WARNING: Several disturbing images below

A former Canberra businessman has been convicted and sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act (1992) after nine dogs were injured at two dog grooming salons he owned in the territory.
RSPCA ACT received reports between June 1 and September 9, 2013, that nine dogs had suffered significant injuries and burns after they [...]

Pedestrian hit by car in Monash

By 6 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a collision that occurred on Ashley Drive, Monash this morning, (Sunday 6 December).
About 1.40am, Tuggeranong patrol members responded to reports of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
When police arrived at the scene they observed a male lying on the side of the road surrounded by a number of [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Gordon

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a motorcycle and a police officer on Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon this morning (2 December).
About 1.20am, police were patrolling in the Gordon area when a black motorcycle came to the attention of police. Police intercepted the motorcycle and directed the rider to stop.
The rider failed to [...]

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
police wrap

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary.
The mobility scooter was stolen during a burglary of the 87-year-old woman’s residence in Waramanga on Monday, 23 November.
ACT Policing commenced an investigation and appealed to the public [...]

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