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Police seek witnesses to ram raid in Calwell

By 29 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at the Calwell Shopping Centre early on Friday.
Officers attended the Calwell Shopping Centre at about 5.45am after reports that two men in a silver Nissan Pulsar hatchback had intentionally collided with the Webber Crescent entry to the centre, causing significant damage.
The offenders then forced their way into Woolworths and [...]

Police welcome 20 new officers to ranks

By 29 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT police graduates

ACT Policing has welcomed 20 new officers to its ranks following an attestation ceremony at the Australian Federal Police headquarters in Barton on Friday.
In the first attestation for this year, 18 men and two women were officially sworn in as constables in front of family and friends.
The new officers range in age from 23 to [...]

Giralang man, 20, arrested over carjacking attempt, hold-ups at Melba

By 29 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old man from Giralang yesterday for several offences that occurred in Melba late last year including an attempted car-jacking.
About 8am on Wednesday 30 December, 2015, two men armed with a knife and a pistol wearing dark clothing, gloves and balaclavas, attempted to highjack a car by threatening to stab and shoot [...]

Man extradited to NSW over alleged murder of partner

By 28 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

The man accused of bashing to death his former partner at Bundeena in Sydney’s south on the weekend has been extradited from Canberra to NSW.
Stephen James Boyd, 51, appeared before the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon wearing a neck brace and green tracksuit.
Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold told the court NSW Police sought to extradite Boyd so [...]

Isabella Plains man pleads guilty to bashing dogs

By 28 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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An Isabella Plains man has received a suspended one-month prison sentence and been banned from owning animals for 10 years after pleading guilty to abusing and failing to provide shelter for two dogs.
The man was sentenced in the ACT Magistrates Court to a 12-month good behaviour bond for not providing adequate shelter, and a one month suspended sentence on the cruelty [...]

Milan Urlich, 28, charged with Carville murder

By 28 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Milan Urlich

Milan Urlich, 28, of Kaleen has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville in November and the disposal of the 52-year-old’s body soon afterwards.
Urlich was charged with murdering Carville between November 3 and 6, 2015 and disposing of his body at Sutton Road, Majura [...]

Kaleen man, 28, to face murder charge in Carville case

By 27 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

A 28-year-old Kaleen man will face court tomorrow morning charged with the murder of 52-year-old Evatt man Andrew Carville last November.
The man was arrested this afternoon for the murder of Carville. Carville was reported missing from his Evatt home on November 5, 2015, with his remains located in Majura on November 19.
The police investigation [...]

Grass fires extinguished in Acton

By 27 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Fire services extinguished grass fires in Acton on Wednesday.
Twelve units from ACT Fire & Rescue and the ACT Rural Fire Service worked with ACT Parks to control the fires near Parkes Way.
Meanwhile, police are investigating a grass fire in Kaleen on Tuesday.
ACT Fire & Rescue contacted police about 3pm to report the fire in grassland along [...]

Murder suspect under police guard at Canberra hospital

By 26 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The Canberra Hospital

The man who allegedly bashed his former partner to death with a cricket bat at the weekend is under police guard at Canberra Hospital.
Stephen Boyd, a suspect in the death of Tina Kontozis in her Bundeena home on Sunday, was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday morning.
He received treatment for a broken jaw and injured neck sustained [...]

Police seek witnesses to assault in Weston

By 25 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are seeking witnesses to an assault near an underpass on Namatjira Drive in Weston.
Three males and a female were walking near the underpass adjacent to McDonald’s restaurant at about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached from behind by two males.
The two offenders assaulted the two males, causing serious facial injuries to both victims.
The [...]

Police seek assistance over aggravated robbery

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police have located the vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery but are still searching for the offender.
The vehicle was found on Starke Street in Holt on Friday.
A man armed with a knife approached another man at about 11.45am on Thursday and demanded his vehicle.
The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, of slim build, with dark [...]

Drivers urged to take special care over long weekend

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Canberrans travelling in and beyond the ACT have been asked to take special care on the roads over the long weekend.
Double demerits will be in place from Friday until Monday in the ACT and NSW for a range of driving offences, including speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt, and riding a [...]

Police report big drop in crime

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Crime reports across Canberra have dropped 10.5 per cent in the first months of 2016, according to police.
Weston Creek has experienced the most dramatic reduction, down 21.8 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to ACT Policing statistics.
Other areas to experience a significant drop for the January to March quarter included Tuggeranong [...]

Man in court following string of burglaries

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 26-year-old man appeared in ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with nine offences, including driving while unlicensed, drug driving, failing to stop for police and dangerous driving.
Aubrey James Agostino did not apply for bail and was granted a four-week adjournment to seek legal advice.
The charges arose after police attended a residence in Downer on [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated car robbery

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated car robbery at Stromlo High School in Waramanga on Thursday.
ACT Policing received a report about 11.45am that a male offender armed with a knife had approached another male and demanded his vehicle.
The alleged offender assaulted the male and then fled in the vehicle. An extensive police search [...]

Double demerits in place for ANZAC Day long weekend

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that some offences will incur double demerit points from Friday until Monday.
All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carrying passengers or [...]

Dob in a Dealer campaign targets ice suppliers, manufacturers

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Rudi Lammers

Crime Stoppers ACT is asking Canberrans to “Dob in a Dealer” as part of a national campaign to fight the take-up of methamphetamine by encouraging residents to report drug crime where and when they suspect it is occurring.
Residents who think someone in their community is manufacturing or supplying illicit substances are asked to contact Crime [...]

Man, 45, charged over alleged drink spiking in Civic bar on Saturday

By 19 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence.
About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic.
The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]

Update: Missing man found safe and well

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
John Matic

UPDATE: Missing 44-year old man John Matic has been located safe and well, according to an ACT Policing statement on Tuesday afternoon.
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic.
Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication.
He is described [...]

Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins on Wednesday.
Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning.
Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard.
Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not ingest [...]

Man, 63, to face court over weapons haul in South Canberra

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Seized fire-arms

ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra.
As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]

Man attacked in Mitchell road rage incident, witnesses sought

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Scene of road rage incident

After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver.
Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]

Beware counterfeit $50 notes after Illawarra cases: police

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Four businesses in the Illawarra area have discovered counterfeit $50 notes over the weekend, and police have warned there may be more illegally produced currency in circulation.
Those concerned about the authenticity of a banknote should report the matter immediately to police. If the banknote proves to be genuine, full value will be paid. However, no [...]

Two more arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 23-year-old Holder man and a 31-year-old Chisholm man have been charged in relation to a shooting incident in Gowrie in February last year.
The 23-year-old has been charged with discharge firearm endanger life and two counts of obstruct/hinder an investigation and will appear before court this morning.
The 31-year-old has been charged with aid/abet arson of [...]

Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]

Remains those of missing man Tahadesse Kahsai: police

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing has confirmed that human remains found in Bruce on Saturday  are those of missing 61-year-old man Tahadesse Kahsai.
The circumstances of the death are being investigated and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Kahsai had been missing since December 30 last year.
 

Lyneham man in court over 15 offences after car rolls on Commonwealth Ave

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stolen items

A 26-year-old Lyneham man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with 15 offences relating to burglary, theft, traffic and property.
Police caught the alleged offender after responding at 8.30am Saturday to reports that a vehicle had rolled on Commonwealth Avenue that morning, and that the driver had fled on foot.
Police found [...]

Queanbeyan motorcyclist dies in coast crash

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 48-year-old Queanbeyan man died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on the Kings Highway, 5km west of Batemans Bay yesterday afternoon.
Witnesses told police the motorcyclist, who was travelling with two other riders, left the road and crashed into an embankment.
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare medical rescue helicopter was called to the accident site near [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

Griffith man charged as an accessory to murder

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 48-year-old Griffith man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with accessory to murder.
The man has been charged as an accessory after the fact to the murder of a 46-year-old man. The victim’s body was found at Stuart Flats in Griffith on 29 February.
Earlier story: Griffith man charged with Stuart Flats murder
The [...]

Missing Red Hill Primary girls safe

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two nine-year-old girls who went missing from Red Hill Primary at around 11.30am yesterday were found safe and well before 9pm last night.

Police had issued a missing persons media alert at 7.58pm. At 8.57pm, they sent a further update, saying simply: “Brielle and Carla have been found safe and well.”
In their initial statement, police [...]

ACT Easter drivers get police thumbs up

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Susan Ball

ACT Policing’s top traffic officer says the message about road safety is getting through to Canberra drivers, with no fatalities or serious injuries on our roads over Easter, and a reduction in the number of people speeding.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Susan Ball said the majority of ACT drivers did the right thing over [...]

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