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Body is missing Evatt man: police

Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious.
Police have ruled out family as persons of interest.
Mr Carville was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen at his Evatt home on the [...]

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night.
About 5.15pm yesterday, a man was allegedly stabbed at Stuart Flats (across Captain Crescent from Manuka shops). The incident allegedly occurred near the carport at the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

Chooks beheaded by human not fox: RSPCA

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beheaded chickens

RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the culprits.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said claims the injuries were the result of a fox attack were unfounded. A veterinary examination confirmed that human intervention [...]

Woman charged with arson over Kambah fire

By 21 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 21-year-old Higgins woman yesterday (20 November) in relation to a fire at a Kambah residence earlier this year.
The blaze, which started in the garage, spread to the house on Stymers Street in the early hours of Wednesday 2 September.
The garage and entire contents, including a Subaru WRX, were completely destroyed [...]

Phone GPS now legal (if safely secured)

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Phone GPS

Canberra drivers and riders can use their phone’s GPS capability (if the device is safely secured) while on the road following an amendment to ACT legislation.
It had previously been illegal to use the GPS function of mobile phones while driving and riding in the ACT.
ACT Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury said it would also now [...]

Police discover body in Majura

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unidentified body found in Majura this afternoon.
Police are in the process of determining the cause of death and the identity of the body. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 49-year-old woman, Elizabeth Sturgeon.
Elizabeth was last seen in the O’Connor area around 1.00am this morning (Monday, 16 November). She was last seen driving a silver 2007 Suzuki Swift bearing registration number YFE17X.
Elizabeth is described as being about 168cm (5’6’ft) tall, with a slim build and short [...]

Woman critical after Gundagai collision, police establish crime scene

By 15 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Gundagai accident

NSW Police spent several hours this afternoon investigating a collision between two cars on the Hume Highway near Gundagai that left a man and a woman seriously injured and another woman in a critical condition.
Officers from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene at the site of the collision and investigations are continuing.
Emergency services [...]

Police seek IDs over Caltex Weston assault

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Police are seeking to identify two offenders following an assault at the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street, Weston on Thursday, 15 October.
Around 11.10am, two men entered the Caltex Service Station. On exiting, one of the two left without paying for an item.
The pair were approached by a Caltex employee. One of the men then [...]

Poisoner kills puppy, dog in Kambah

The baited dogs

ACT Policing officers are working with the RSPCA as they investigate a distressing case in which two ten-week old puppies and an adult rescue dog were poisoned.
Australian kelpie rescue dog Red Dog and kelpie puppy Tanner died as a result of the crime. Tanner’s brother, Theo, was left critically ill but will survive the [...]

Forensics team investigates Narrabundah fire

Fire in Mindarie St

An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage.
One Mindarie St resident told RiotACT that the fire, which took hold in the early hours of this morning, was the third on the property in recent months. The first two were [...]

Body found after hunt for missing Yass man

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Leonard Watkinson

Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body.
Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have conducted extensive searches and inquiries since that time.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, a body was found inside a [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man


ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man from Evatt.
The man, Mr Andrew Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm Wednesday (4 November).
Mr Carville is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, of a slim build and with brown/grey shoulder length hair.
Police are [...]

Drink smart or risk being caught: ACT Policing

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

How many drinks can you have on Melbourne Cup day and still drive to collect the kids? Or pass a random breath test? ACT Policing has warned Canberrans to plan ahead and drink responsibly today. It will be operating targeted and random breath testing across Canberra.
The police will be out in force around Thoroughbred Park [...]

Driver repeatedly rams police cars in Lyneham: ACT Policing

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 26-year-old Lyneham man has been charged after repeatedly ramming two police cars in a stolen vehicle overnight, according to ACT Policing.
Officers arrested the man after he failed to stop his vehicle when directed by police in Lyneham early this morning.
About 5.15am, Belconnen Patrol police witnessed a stolen white Ford Ranger proceed through a red [...]

Car burnt to cinders at Hyperdome

Burnt out car

This was the scene visitors the Tuggeranong Hyperdome carpark were confronted with yesterday afternoon: a burnt out car surrounded by cinders and police tape.
One of our readers sent the photo through via our Facebook page and we contacted ACT Policing to find out what happened.
A spokesman said investigations were ongoing.
“About 12.50am on Sunday police attended [...]

Police issue facefits in Harrison aggravated robbery case

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released two facefit images following an aggravated robbery in Harrison on Tuesday 13 October.
About 12.45pm, three to four males approached an unoccupied running vehicle outside a residence in Harrison.
The owner, who was a short distance away, confronted the offenders and was pushed to the ground by one of the males.
The offenders then fled in [...]

Police call for info on jail assault

By 20 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has identified three persons of interest in relations to the assault of a detainee at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in April this year and asks members of the community who may have information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers as the investigation continues.
The assault investigation commenced after a man detained at the Alexander Maconochie [...]

Joint operation seizes 10kg of ice


A joint operation between ACT Policing, Australian Federal Police (AFP) Crime Operations and the Australian Border Force (ABF) has resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old Nigerian national and seizure of approximately 10 kilograms of methamphetamine imported into Australia from China.
Operational activity commenced on 8 October 2015 when a consignment was examined by ABF officers [...]

Police charge ex-UC lecturer with sex offences

By 7 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

UPDATE: The academic has now appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court. He is Arthur Marshall Hoyle, a former law lecturer at the university. He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of committing an act of indecency and two of sexual intercourse without consent and was released on bail.
Police have today laid charges against a former [...]

US gun lobby should learn from ours

By 6 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Gun law reform

Jennifer Margret
One of the critical differences between Australian gun culture (and yes, we do have one) and the US gun culture are the gun lobbyists. Ours advocated [in 1996 after the Port Arthur massacre] for fair laws that would minimise risk. In other words, they worked with the government to create the new laws. No [...]

Man to face court for assault following citizen’s arrest

By 5 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 20-year-old Lyons man will face court following an assault in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4 October).
About 3:15pm, a man was sitting outside Westfield Woden when he was approached and assaulted by a 20-year-old male, suffering minor injuries.
The alleged offender began walking away from the scene, but was followed by a member of the public [...]

Weapons seized in Red Hill


ACT Policing has seized weapons following a search warrant in Red Hill on Friday (2 October).
About 6:30pm, members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team conducted a search warrant under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900.
During the execution of the warrant, police seized two replica double barrel shotguns, two replica handguns and a large prohibited [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Monash

By 3 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Barraclough Crescent and Ashley Drive, Monash, yesterday morning (Friday, 2 October).
About 1:40am, police received a report that a 28-year-old man had presented at The Canberra Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
It is believed that a vehicle has [...]

Ransom sparks AFP hotel operation

By 30 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Australian Federal Police Canine Team is engaged in two operations in Canberra hotels this afternoon in response to ransom requests.
The Twitter account for ACT Policing reported that operations were underway at the Pavilion and Novotel hotels at around 2.30pm and added an hour later that police were responding to reports of “unsubstantiated ransom requests [...]

Off duty police member apprehends armed robber

By 28 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An off duty police member has apprehended a 39-year-old Kambah woman following an armed robbery at the BSW Liquor Store at Woolworths in Kambah yesterday (Sunday, 27 September).
Around 12.10pm a woman approached the service counter of the BSW Liquor Store and made demands for cash stating she had a gun in her bag.
The employee complied [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Calwell

By 27 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Woolworths store in Calwell last night (Saturday, 26 September).
Around 10.00pm two men armed with knives approached the service counter of the Woolworths store and made demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the two men ran out of the [...]

Big red truck to deliver child safety messages

By 25 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s ‘Big Red’ truck will feature in the inaugural ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour next month (October), in support of Day for Daniel 2015.
In the week preceding Day for Daniel on October 30, ‘Big Red’ will travel from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety presentations to primary schools from [...]

Man assaulted with stick in Richardson

By 23 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault which took place in Richardson on Sunday (20 September).
About 5.00pm a man was approached by a group of males along Johnson Drive. The males demanded cash.
The man left the area however a short time later he was followed by the same group of [...]

Kathleen Bautista thanks Canberra

By 22 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
kathleen bautista

Kathleen Bautista, the 19-year-old woman who was found in the Cotter Reserve area (Friday, 11 September), west of Canberra after six nights alone and injured has issued the following statement…
Since I was found in the Cotter reserve area I have been in hospital recovering and reflecting on how lucky I am to be alive.
I want [...]

Drink driver caught six times over limit

By 21 September 2015

ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old Weston man after he was detected with a blood alcohol reading of 0.330 in Turner yesterday (Sunday, September 20).
At about 5.10pm police received a report from an off duty AFP member of a person driving erratically in Turner, nearly colliding with a parked car.
The driver, who was currently disqualified, [...]

Firearms seized from stolen car after crash

By 19 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who crashed a stolen car in Pialligo and fled the scene before police attended and located firearms in the car early this morning (Saturday 19 September).
About 3.20am, police received a report that a red Mazda sedan had left the road on Pialligo Avenue, near Brindabella Park, and [...]

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