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Introduction of Judicial Council for ACT

By 26 November 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will this week introduce a Bill to establish a Judicial Council to consider complaints against ACT judges and magistrates.
The new council will consist of the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and representatives of the legal profession and general community.
The council will have powers to receive, report and investigate complaints – and to [...]

Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identify the offender.
Exhaustive enquiries have been undertaken by police since the arson in March, with other lines of investigation so far failing to generate an arrest. [...]

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle.
About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a northerly direction on the bike path located behind the sports centre on Jenke Circuit, Kambah when he collided head on with a motorcycle travelling south on the [...]

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using cameras or other technology. It was one of a range of changes which will provide greater protection [...]

Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November).
About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo Street, were the fire had already been extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue and the house deemed safe.
It appeared the fire was deliberately lit with an accelerant [...]

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin.
About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound along Gungahlin Drive, between Wells Station Road and Kosciusko Avenue, when it crossed to the other side of the road and came to a stop on the [...]

Witnesses sought; Kingston property damage

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an incident of significant property damage to a commercial building in Kingston early this morning (20 November).
About 4.10am, police received a report that a male in dark clothing was using a timber post to damage the front windows of the building on Wentworth Avenue. The male then left the [...]

Boat located in Gungahlin; owner sought

By 19 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking to locate the owner of a small boat that was located on Yerrabi Pond Monday afternoon (November17).
About 5.30pm a member of the public attended Gungahlin Police Station after seeing a small boat floating on the pond, unattended. Members from Gungahlin Police Station responded and located the vessel in the pond, on [...]

Drunk driver leaves trail of destruction

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing apprehended a 47-year-old Harrison man for impaired driving after his vehicle collided with several objects in Franklin yesterday (Sunday November 16).
About 5:15pm, police attended Petherick Street, Franklin, following a report of a single vehicle collision. Police located a heavily damaged black Honda Jazz and a 300 metre trail of car parts and damage [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Chifley in the early hours of Monday morning (10 November).
About 12.10am, a man was walking home from work when he was attacked at the intersection of Salmond Street and Riley Place, Chifley by three men and two women.
The man was [...]

Drugs seized in postal intercept

By 15 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized 50 grams of cocaine after intercepting a package on Thursday (13 November) with the help of Australia Post.
Three search warrants were executed on Friday (14 November) in Lyneham, O’Connor and Ainslie which resulted in the seizure of cannabis and electronic equipment.
A 22-year-old man from Ainslie and a 23-year-old man from Scullin [...]

War memorabilia returned to owners

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has recovered and returned precious war memorabilia, including medals and a 70-year-old war diary which had been stolen during a home burglary in May 2014.
On 16 May, Scott Pearsall returned to his house in Pearce to find he had been burgled, with several items missing including his cherished WWII memorabilia.
The items included one [...]

Police investigate suspicious package in Holder

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located at the front gate of a child care centre in Holder this morning (Thursday, November 13).
About 7.55am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the YMCA Early Learning Centre (ELC) on Dixon Drive.
ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a [...]

Man extradited from WA on sexual assault offences

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has extradited a 28-year-old man from Perth last night (Wednesday, November 12) in relation to sexual assault offences which occurred in August this year.
On Monday (November 10) Western Australian Police arrested the man on an ACT First Instant warrant. The man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday where his extradition [...]

Dogfighting in the region: is it happening and what can we do?

By 11 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have an unhealthy obsession with community Facebook pages. I rarely post on them but I’m a member of what seems like a million of them: Canberra Buy Swap Sell, Queanbeyan Buy Swap Sell, Canberra Mums (I have no children unless you count cats), MyGungahlin (I don’t even live in Gungahlin), and the list goes [...]

Woman to face court on multiple fraud charges

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 32-year-old Florey woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, November 10) on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Police executed a search warrant on the woman’s home yesterday morning, seizing a number of stolen property items.
The woman was taken into custody and charged with fraud related offences which were committed in Charnwood, Florey [...]

Crims hit low gear; PCYC bikes stolen

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating eight bicycles stolen from the Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) in Wanniassa on Wednesday (November 5).
About 8.30am, a staff member attended the PCYC building on Grattan Court, Wanniassa, and found that the garage door had been damaged and a trailer containing eight mountain bikes had been [...]

Witnesses sought; suspicious school fire

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Melrose High School in Pearce last night (Saturday, November 8).
About 9.30pm, police attended Melrose High School on Marr Street, Pearce, following a report of a fire at the rear of the building on Beasley Street.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the blaze, which was located in [...]

Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.

The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

Who killed Irma? 15th Anniversary of the Murder of Irma Palasics

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Yesterday (Thursday, November 6) marked 15 years since grandmother, Irma Palasics, was brutally murdered in her home in McKellar with police releasing further information they hope will assist in the cold case investigation.
Police have issued an image depicting a Reebok shoe believed to have been worn by one of the offenders involved in the murder [...]

Man arrested after road rage incident

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Watson man following an incident of road rage outside the War Memorial, Campbell yesterday (Wednesday, November 5).
About 4.30pm, the offender driving a white ute collided with another vehicle, which was driven by a 79 year-old man. The elderly man has attempted to talk to the driver of the ute, [...]

Canberra’s Cup crowds well behaved

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is pleased that the vast majority of Canberra’s Melbourne Cup revelers enjoyed the festivities responsibly across the Capital yesterday (November 4).
Police maintained a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham, and Canberra’s entertainment precincts throughout the day, with three males taken into custody.
The crowd at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park was generally well behaved, with [...]

Witnesses sought; Narrabundah collision

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a vehicle collision in Narrabundah during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, November 4).
About 1.10am, Woden Patrol members attended Bungonia Street, Narrabundah, where a silver Ford Falcon had collided with a parked Subaru Outback in the driveway of a residential premises. The Subaru was unoccupied at the time [...]

Stolen sculpture recovered in Fyshwick

By 30 October 2014

A sculpture stolen from the CSIRO forecourt on Limestone Avenue, Campbell, was recovered by police yesterday (Wednesday, October 29).
Between 9 pm Thursday October 16, and 3pm Friday October 17, the sculpture titled Il grande ascolto (‘the great listening’), was damaged and half of it stolen.
The original sculpture consists of two large bronze [...]

Driver sought after incident on Tuggeranong Parkway

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on the Tuggeranong Parkway on Monday afternoon (October 27), in which a car was damaged after a timber sleeper fell from a passing vehicle.
About 4:00pm a white Mitsubishi Triton was travelling southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway, just south of the Cotter Road, when a large treated pine [...]

Crime reports down across all regions

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT.
Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experienced the greatest decline with a drop in crime of 15.8 [...]

Police seek man in Greenway assault

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking a person of interest in relation to a serious assault in Greenway on Saturday 11 October.
About 3am, police were called to PJ O’Reilly’s, Greenway after receiving a report of a serious assault. One male was transported to the Canberra Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The person of interest is described as [...]

High range drink driver off the road

By 27 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Rivett woman who was caught drink driving in Duffy yesterday afternoon, driving her three children home (Sunday October 26).
About 3.28pm, members of the Road Safety Operations Team (RSOT) intercepted a white Nissan Pulsar sedan on Eucumbene Drive, Duffy for a roadside screening test. The 40-year-old driver returned a positive [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Reid

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Reid today (Sunday, October 26).
Around 10.55am, a male with a knife approached a female at the back of Allawah Flats in Reid throwing her to the ground and dislodging her handbag. The male offender then grabbed the handbag and fled the scene.
He was [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Weston

By 26 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Saturday, October 25).
About 7.30pm two men were walking along Trennery Street (near Cooleman Court) when they were approached by four males walking from the opposite direction.
One of the males has produced a knife and the two men have attempted to run from [...]

ACT’s largest drug seizure; man arrested

By 24 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine during the search of a vehicle in Curtin yesterday (October 23).
The search was conducted under a Drugs of Dependence Act (DODA) search warrant as part of a long-running ACT Drugs and Organised Crime Team investigation, Operation Davos, targeting a criminal syndicate involved [...]

Sex in the ACT (Podcast) – Fiona Patten

By 24 October 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Mike Jeffreys talks to Fiona Patten, Leader of the Australian Sex Party, about regulation and organisation of the sex industry in the ACT.

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