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Wanted man arrested by police

By 27 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 23-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, July 27) after being arrested on a First Instant Warrant relating to an aggravated robbery which occurred on 13 July 2015.
About 11.55am on Saturday (25 July) members of Tuggeranong Patrol and Criminal Investigations attended the Calwell Shopping Centre, following a sighting of the [...]

Crime stats show crime declining in Canberra’s north

By 24 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show a decline in crime reports in Canberra’s north and in reports of assault, sexual assault, offences against a person and other offences, which includes weapon and drug offences, across Canberra over the past year.
The release of the April to June 2015 quarterly crime statistics show Gungahlin experienced the [...]

Girl, 7, dies in Page car crash

By 23 July 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision in Page last night (Wednesday 22 July).
Around 7pm, police operations were notified of the collision between a Nissan Navara and a Nissan Pulsar in which a seven-year-old girl has died.
The Nissan Navara was travelling west on Southern Cross Drive when it collided with the Nissan Pulsar turning right off [...]

Bomb scare in Civic yesterday afternoon

By 21 July 2015
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ACT Policing responded to two suspicious packages found in a car park near Hobart Place yesterday afternoon (Monday 20 July).
Police were alerted to the incident at around 4.30pm and a 15 metre cordon was put in place.
AFP Bomb Response Team was called in and as a precaution widened the exclusion zone to include London Circuit, Marcus [...]

Isaacs woman busted twice for drink driving in one night

By 20 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The ACT Policing Mobile Traffic Operations Team apprehended a drink-driver twice within one hour early Sunday morning (19 July 2015).
A 43-year-old Isaacs woman was stopped at about 1:00am on Coranderrk Street in Canberra City, after police observed a silver Peugeot swerving on the road. Police conducted a breath analysis which returned a result of 0.126 [...]

Holt 7-Eleven robbed

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Wednesday (15 July).
About 4.50am, a man entered the Seven Eleven store on Hardwick Crescent, Holt. The man approached the cashier, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender fled on foot with a sum of cash and cigarettes.
The man was described as being [...]

Fluffy factions: The sad side story of the asbestos saga

By 17 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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One of the saddest stories (and there are many) to come out of the Mr Fluffy fiasco is the emergence of what I’ve termed the ‘Fluffy factions’.
As the ACT Government has wrestled with how to respond, and negotiated the bum deal it got from the Feds, it has become apparent that no matter the solution, it [...]

Fatal accident on Monaro Highway

By 16 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision on the Monaro Highway this morning (Thursday, July 16) in which a male driver has died.
About 5.50am police responded to a report of a collision between Johnson and Isabella Drive northbound on the Monaro Highway.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle [...]

Cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment seized in Hackett

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has seized a further 71 cannabis plants and over $20,000 worth of hydroponic equipment as part of Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. Since then, police have seized 912 cannabis plants, uncovered nine grow houses and arrested six people on drug charges.
Yesterday (Monday [...]

Home detention is fine, so long as we don’t go soft

By 14 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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It was encouraging to see the charismatic ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey come out in support of community correction sentences (also known as home detention) yesterday.
The idea of low risk offenders remaining within the community – so long as they contribute in a positive way – has always made more sense to me than periodic [...]

Major leads in shooting investigation

By 13 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has unveiled major developments in the investigation of a number of Canberra shootings, which are believed to be outlaw motorcycle gang-related.
The shootings occurred overnight between Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March, with shots fired at homes in Boustead Circuit, Kambah, Barlee Place, Stirling and Pawsey Circuit, Florey. The shooting in Stirling resulted in [...]

Do you know these men?

By 10 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Detectives from Criminal Investigations are seeking to identify five men who could assist in Operation Armscote.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen. So far, six people have been arrested and police have seized 912 cannabis plants.
The images of the four men were discovered during the execution of [...]

Cook man arrested after Civic massage store robbery

By 9 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 30-year-old Cook man has been arrested and charged in relation to the aggravated robbery that occurred at the Royal Hands Massage shop in the Canberra Centre on 7 June 2015.
The man was arrested yesterday afternoon (8 July) in Kingston by detectives from Criminal Investigations and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. He has been [...]

$6 million worth of cannabis plants seized in Canberra since June

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers working as part of Operation Armscote have seized 912 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of over $6 million dollars.
Operation Armscote commenced on 12 June 2015 when a grow house was located in Kaleen.  Information obtained during the execution of a search warrant at the house uncovered the addresses [...]

Man to face court for ‘BB’ gun incident

By 8 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing will summons a 25-year-old man to face the ACT Magistrates Court after an incident involving a ‘BB’ gun yesterday afternoon (7 July).
About 1.20pm, police received a report that a man driving a green Holden Frontera in Phillip was in possession of a firearm. Police responded and later located the vehicle of interest in [...]

String of aggravated burglaries over weekend

By 6 July 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to three aggravated burglaries in Wanniassa, Mitchell and Mawson early Sunday morning (5 July).
About 5am, police received a report that two male offenders attended the Coles Express Service Station on Sangster Place, Wanniassa, and used a crow bar to force entry through the front doors. Once inside, the offenders were [...]

Missing man: Have you seen Daemon?

By 3 July 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing man Daemon Wolfe.
Daemon was last seen leaving a house in Greenway on foot about 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday 2 July) and was last heard from about 7pm last night.
Daemon is described as being a Caucasian man, 5’10” (178cm) tall with a slim build, dark brown hair [...]

147 animals removed from Banks home

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RSPCA ACT has removed 147 animals, including cats, dogs and birds, from a family home in Banks.
From RSPCA ACT’s media release:
RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Banks last week for a routine follow up visit on an existing client. Inspectors surveyed the area and found a large number of animals living in single family [...]

Teen burglars caught red handed

By 30 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has apprehended two offenders attempting a burglary in a home in Kaleen yesterday (29 June).
About 10.30am, a 17-year-old teenage boy and 18-year-old woman attended a house on Warrego Circuit entering the rear yard of the residence through a carport.
About 11.05am they walked around the side of the house to a kitchen window and removed [...]

Kambah Woolworths robbed overnight

By 26 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery occurred in Kambah last night (Thursday, 25 June).
Around 9pm, two men armed with weapons entered Woolworths on Marconi Crescent, Kambah. The men approached staff members making demands for cash.
The staff members complied and the two men fled the store running to a small white car being [...]

Can you identify these gate cutters?

By 25 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Rural Patrol members are investigating recent gate cutting incidents at Namadgi National Park near Corin Forest.
Around 5:30am on Saturday, 13 June 2015, ACT Rangers obtained some images (below) of a group of men who police believe can assist in the investigation.
If you can identify the people in the images, or provide information about [...]

Drugs and stolen goods found in Ngunnawal

By 24 June 2015
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ACT Policing executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal last night.
During the search of the Paul Coe Crescent house, police located property that is suspected of being stolen, including a jet-ski, trailer and a number of chainsaws.
Police also located a hydroponic set-up, a number of cannabis plants and vials of liquid that are suspected to be [...]

Witnesses sought to Bonython supermarket robbery

By 24 June 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Bonython on Sunday (21 June).
About 7.45pm, a man entered the SPAR Supermarket on Hurtle Avenue, Bonython. The man approached a staff member, demanding cash and holding a knife. The offender removed the till, containing cash, from the cash register and fled on foot. The man [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Belconnen

By 23 June 2015
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ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Bottle-O bottle shop on Luxton Street in Belconnen on Monday night (22 June).
At about 10.30pm a man entered the shop armed with a meat cleaver and demanded money from the cashier. The offender then left with the cash-till and other stolen items from the [...]

Woman to face court after gun seized in Ngunnawal

By 22 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 23-year-old Ngunnawal woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court after a firearm was located at her home in Ngunnawal in April.
On Friday (April 24) about 4pm, detectives from Taskforce Nemesis executed a search warrant in Ngunnawal and located a firearm.
Detectives located a sawn off shotgun and an amount of ammunition within the residence. The [...]

Holt service station robbed

By 19 June 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station in Holt yesterday (Thursday 18 June).
About 9.45pm, a man armed with a knife approached and threatened a store attendant outside the service station demanding that he enter the store and give him money.
The store attendant complied with the offender’s [...]

Have you seen Steven?

By 18 June 2015
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*** UPDATE missing man has been located safe and well ***
Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.
ACT Policing officers searching for a missing 51-year-old man from Oaks Estate hold genuine concerns for his safety.
The man, Mr Steven Hall, was last seen in Oaks Estate late last week (Thursday 11 or Friday [...]

Braddon man to face court following multiple burglaries

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Braddon man yesterday (Wednesday, June 17) following multiple aggravated burglaries throughout the ACT between March and June this year.
The most recent aggravated robbery occurred at the Chisholm Vikings Club in which a sum of cash was stolen and $240,000 in damage was caused to poker machines.
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation Crime [...]

Fatal car crash in Farrer

By 18 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A man has died after a single-vehicle crash on Dookie Street in Farrer this morning.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred after the vehicle collided with a tree.
ACT Ambulance Services attended the collision but unfortunately could not revive the man and he later died. He was the sole occupant of the car.
While [...]

Fatal crash on Erindale Drive

By 17 June 2015
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A 31-year-old man has been killed in a car crash on Erindale Drive this afternoon.
Upon police arrival, the 31-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was receiving medical assistance from members of the public.
Due to the injuries sustained in the collision, the male driver was unable to be revived.
This is the seventh fatality on [...]

Police investigate suspicious Hawker College fire

By 16 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire that occurred in Hawker early this morning (Tuesday, 16 June).
About 5am, police attended Hawker College, Murranji Street, Hawker in relation to reports that a shed was on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control by firefighters from the ACT Fire and Rescue and deemed as suspicious.
No damage [...]

Thieves steal alcohol during Bruce burglary

By 11 June 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary that occurred in Bruce early this morning (Thursday 11 June) where a large amount of alcohol was stolen.
Around 2:30am, police responded to a report of five people breaking into the Bruce Convenience Store on Braybrooke Street, Bruce.
A witness saw five offenders carry a large amount of [...]

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