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Police road safety team doubled

By 18 April, 2014

ACT police have doubled their road safety team, with the addition of eight new officers and three vehicles, focused on targeting dangerous driving and random breath testing.
Police Minister Simon Corbell has denied any set targets on roadside arrests, making it clear that high risk drivers are not welcome on Canberra roads.
“The expansion of [...]

Motorcycle vs police car

By 16 April, 2014

A 21-year-old Chisholm motorcycle rider has collided with a stationary police car early this morning (Wednesday, 16 April).
At about 4.15am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting laser speed detection in north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway in Hume, about 100 metres south of the Mugga Way turn off.
Around this time a motorcycle rider [...]

Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

By 15 April, 2014

ACT Policing has seized a number of weapons, ammunition, and a small amount of drugs during a search warrant overnight (Monday 14 April) in Gordon.
Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong Crime team seized a .12 gauge pump action shot gun and rounds, an air rifle with pellets, a double edged sword, a conducted energy weapon, extendable [...]

Casey spray paint spree

By 14 April, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of incidents across Casey between Friday night and Saturday morning (11 – 12 April).
From 8am on Saturday morning police began receiving reports that multiple houses and vehicles had been vandalised with black spray paint on John Crawford Crescent, Walter Crockerer Crescent and Tippet Street, Casey.
Property damage reported includes [...]

Canberra Islamic Centre vandalised

By 14 April, 2014

An Islamic community centre sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage at the hands of vandals on Sunday.
It’s believed the intruders climbed the fence and broke in through a small window at the back of the building between 7.00am and 5.30pm.
Offensive language was spray-painted across internal and external walls, paintings were ripped, televisions [...]

Former taxi driver jailed

By 13 April, 2014

Former taxi driver, Hamza Bilal (27) has been jailed for running over a passenger.
Mr Bilal pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm following a heated argument over the fare in March 2013. After Bilal dropped the victim off, he turned his car around and drove towards him on the wrong side of [...]

Red Hill hit and run

By 12 April, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit and run in Red Hill on Thursday night (10 April) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
The incident occurred around 7.45pm. A cyclist was travelling east on Hindmarsh Drive when a light gold coloured Mercedes Benz sedan, travelling north on Jerrabomberra Avenue, turned left into the [...]

Fatal road accident at ANU

By 10 April, 2014

A male driver has died after a single vehicle collision into a tree within the Australian National University precinct this afternoon (Thursday 10 April).
Police responded at around 3.10pm after a report of a collision on Sullivans Creek Road, near the intersection with Daley Road, Acton.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and attempts were made to resuscitate the [...]

iPads stolen from Red Hill Primary School

By 10 April, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 43 Apple iPads from Red Hill Primary School.
Between 4pm Friday (4 April) and 3.30pm Monday (7 April), offenders entered Red Hill Primary School and removed four unmarked cardboard boxes containing a number of 16GB iPad minis and 16GB iPad 2 from an office within the school.
Please be on [...]

Cannabis bust in Calwell

By 9 April, 2014

ACT Policing seized several mature cannabis plants after executing a search warrant on a Calwell residence yesterday morning. They located 16 large plants, seedlings, dried cannabis and hydroponic equipment in a back room and a further six plants in a greenhouse out the back.
A 25-year-old Calwell man is assisting ACT Policing with enquiries after [...]

Cat killed by dog

By 9 April, 2014

My cat was killed by a dog a couple of days ago. Apart from my own sense of loss and anger, I’m dealing with two weeping and inconsolable children.
If I can find out who owns the dog is there anything I can do?

High speed pursuit involving Kambah man

By 6 April, 2014

In a stunt more at home on COPs (that show that always seems to be on depicting hard as nails American cops dealing tough blows to the scumbags of the city) a 22 year old Kambah man fled from police in the early hours of Thursday (April 3rd).
At about 12.30am, police attempted to [...]

When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March, 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Giant mountain bike – Stolen from O’Connor

By 24 March, 2014

I am not sure if riotACT would be helpful however I will do my best to spread as much as I can. My much loved boulder 1 Giant mountain bike has been stolen overnight – I have reported it to the police earlier today – the image of bike is here: http://i62.tinypic.com/33o5imu.jpg 
The bike can be identified [...]

Can I sue an ACT public servant for abuse of public office? “

By 24 March, 2014

I have evidence of  an ACT government public servant acting on orders to commit an act which has caused me great detriment.The public servant was ” impliedly authorized to commit the act which caused me harm/loss.”*
Given  the advice given by Robinson* that” malfeasance in public office  is a personal tort, it is personal to the [...]

North Canberra Community Council public meeting 19 March

By 19 March, 2014

[ 19 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.

Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]

Reporting Suspected Corruption/Fraud in the ACT Government

By 17 March, 2014

In  a previous post, I have questioned why there is not the equivalent of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) that exists in NSW, does not have a similar agency in the ACT for those who wish to report  suspected corruption or fraud committed by or against the ACT Government.
Given the recent allegations made against [...]

Public Forum: Labor and Refugees – Pathways to Change

By 16 March, 2014

[ 18 March, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Yvette Berry invites you to this Refugee Action Committee event.

6:30PM on Tuesday, 18 March
Manning Clark Centre, Lecture Theatre 4, Australian National University

Federal Labor supports mandatory detention for asylum seekers, offshore detention on Manus Is. and Nauru and the rejection of all coming by boat. But many Labor members and supporters do not. This forum features [...]

Fleeing suspect tries to hide from officers at police station

By 7 March, 2014

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/fleeing-suspect-tries-to-hide-from-officers-at-police-station-20140307-34c1l.html
It’s like something out of those carry on movies, you would just love to see the face as he realised where he was..

Should Canberra legalise marijuana?

By 5 March, 2014

Back in the 90s, Canberra flirted with decriminalising pot. The only noticeable effect at the time was that the police gave up policing it. The ACT has since pulled back from such a position.2013 was a breakthrough year for planet Earth’s pot-lovers. With states and nations across the globe considering, debating or outright legalising the [...]

Where can I burn two boxes of papers?

By 27 February, 2014

I want to quickly get rid of papers with my name on it, so the easiest way is to just burn them.  Anywhere I can do this without the cops being called on me?

Refugee Candlelight Vigil in Garema Place this Saturday 7:30PM

By 21 February, 2014

[ 22 February, 2014; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; ]

The Refugee Action Committee is organising a candlelight vigil this Saturday to mourn the death of an Iranian asylum seeker during recent protests at the Australian detention centre on Manus Island.

Reports are conflicted at this time as to how one person was killed and 77 others injured but sources suggest police and armed thugs went [...]

Ballistics? Pfft… The Eastman Inquiry

By 4 February, 2014

After a laborious resistance by poo covered parties on both sides trying to delay or deny this inquiry, here’s a bit:
An international ballistics expert has contradicted key evidence that a silencer was used in the 1989 murder of the ACT’s police chief [Colin Winchester].
Suppression orders on new ballistics evidence at the inquiry into the murder [...]

Thieving flatmate

By 25 January, 2014

A friend of mine shares a flat with a girl who keeps going through her stuff, taking things and taking money from her wallet.
They each have a lease so I assume she cannot evict her.
Do you have any ideas what she can do.
Calling the police is not going to make for good flatmate relaions.

Polo fire officially suspicious

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is continuing an investigation into a structural fire at the Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor on Tuesday (January 21).
While the exact method used to start the fire is still to be determined, investigations have concluded the fire was deliberately lit.
In addition to the fire, a safe and cash register were stolen during [...]

Dominos Weston and the Man with the Machete

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Weston last night (Thursday, January 23).
Around 10:15pm, a man entered Domino’s Pizza on Trennery Street, armed with a machete and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied and the man fled the store. He was last seen running towards Brierly [...]

Police opposing bail for traffic offences

By 24 January, 2014

A 28-year-old Gunning man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Friday, 24 January) after fleeing from police yesterday (Thursday, 23 January) afternoon.
About 2.55pm, police attempted to stop the green Holden Commodore on Antill Street in Dickson. The vehicle was in extremely poor condition and had what appeared to be home-made number plates attached.
The driver [...]

Police investigating Greenway grass fire

By 24 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a grass fire which occurred in Tuggeranong yesterday (Thursday January, 23).
At about 2.10pm, ACT Emergency Services Agency responded to reports of a fire in a grassed area next to the Lake Tuggeranong Bridge on Athllon Drive.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire and police established a crime scene.
A number of witnesses [...]

Double demerits this weekend

By 23 January, 2014

Joy Burch is reminding us that double demerits are in force over the weekend to celebrate the birth of our nation:
Acting Attorney-General Joy Burch has appealed for Canberrans to slow down, wear seatbelts and drive safely this Australia Day holiday weekend with double demerit points to be in force.
“Double demerit points will apply to [...]

Greenway Vinnies burgled

By 23 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary at a St Vincent de Paul store in Greenway yesterday (Wednesday January 22).
Police believe the offender/s gained access to the store through the front doors sometime between 6.30pm Tuesday night (January, 21) and 8.30am yesterday morning (Wednesday January 22).
Police were called to the store after an employee [...]

Kambah flasher gets handsy

By 23 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault which occurred on Sunday (January 19) in Kambah.
About 6.00pm, a female was riding a bicycle through the underpass at O’Halloran Circuit in Kambah. A male was standing in the underpass with his genitals exposed. The male grabbed the female off her bike and placed his genitals [...]

Man and dog attack at Old Parliament House

By 23 January, 2014

A 40-year-old Parkes man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 71-year-old man on the front lawns of Old Parliament house yesterday (Wednesday 22 January).
Around 10.40am, police were called to the location after receiving reports of two men fighting, with one man striking the other with a large stick.
Police arrived at the scene to find [...]

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