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Inquiry called after death in custody at AMC

By 27 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Alexander Maconochie Centre

There will be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the care and supervision of an Alexander Maconochie Centre detainee following his death in custody today because of particular sensitivities surrounding the individual.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations are investigating the death of the 25-year-old male detainee at the Alexander Maconochie Centre earlier today.
The male detainee was [...]

ACT Revenue sleuths to hunt tax cheats

By 26 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Tax investigation

The ACT Government will hire specialist investigators to track down tax cheats as part of a 2016-17 Budget initiative that is projected to recoup $27 million for an investment of $5.7 million over four years.
The specialist team in the ACT Revenue Office will have a range of programming, mathematical and statistical skills, allowing the office [...]

Former terrorism prosecutor appointed as magistrate

By 23 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Theakston

A former counter-terrorism prosecutor has been appointed to the bench of the ACT Magistrates Court.
Canberra barrister Glenn Theakston will replace magistrate Peter Dingwall when he retires in August, attorney-general Simon Corbell announced on Monday.
Theakston will start at the Civic court next week when Dingwall takes leave prior to his retirement following more than 25 years as [...]

Crime Stoppers targets local shops

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If you head to your local shopping centre this week, you may notice some new posters about the place, asking you to keep an eye out for anything unusual, and to let Crime Stoppers know if you do see anything.
It’s Crime Stoppers Week, and the crime prevention organization has launched a campaign to educate retail [...]

Man on trafficking charge after drugs, cash seized in Belconnen, Gungahlin

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with drug-trafficking after executing a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Belconnen yesterday.
Members of the ACT Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team with assistance from National Canine Operations executed the search warrant at a residence in Belconnen.
During the search of the premises police seized a quantity [...]

Experienced duo to lead sentencing board

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Attorney-general Simon Corbell on Thursday announced a new chair and deputy chair of the Sentence Administration Board, the body responsible for reviewing prisoner sentences, parole orders and breaches to community correction.
Michael Chilcott, deputy chair of the board since 2011, will move into the top position, while Donald Malcolmson will take over as deputy chair. Both [...]

Man to face court over Merc theft, meth use, fire extinguisher attack

By 19 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 25-year-old man will appear before court this morning charged with several offences relating to the alleged theft of a Mercedes C200, being under the influence of methylamphetamine and the deployment of a fire extinguisher to avoid arrest.
The charges include driving while disqualified, possess prohibited substance and fail to stop motor vehicle for police. [...]

Woman charged with drug dealing after Kambah raid

By 13 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25-year-old woman following the execution of a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant in Kambah yesterday.
Members of the ACT Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Team executed the search warrant at a Kambah home as part of a joint operation with NSW Police targeting methylamphetamine supply in the ACT [...]

Man dies in Sutton Forest head-on ute crash

By 13 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a crash at Sutton Forest yesterday.
About 5.30pm yesterday, a Great Wall utility and a Toyota Hilux utility crashed head-on on the Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest, approximately two kilometres east of the Hume Highway.
The driver of the Great Wall, a 52-year-old Figtree man, died at the scene.
The [...]

Deakin man to face Mr Fluffy-related fraud charge

By 12 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A Deakin man alleged to have falsely represented to a home owner that Mr Fluffy asbestos had been found in their residence was due to appear in court this morning, but the matter was adjourned for three weeks in his absence.
Garry John Miller, 54, had been summonsed to appear before court on charges of producing [...]

Ex-Fluffy contract worker raises looting allegations

By 12 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Mr Fluffy

UnionsACT is calling for the immediate suspension of all Mr Fluffy demolition work and contracts in light of allegations by an ex-worker that his former employer looted asbestos-tainted material from homes set for demolition.
UnionsACT and the CFMEU have called on the ACT Government to conduct an urgent inquiry into the allegations and to “initiate a [...]

Mother, 39, allegedly rammed son, 7, with car at Batehaven

By 10 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Corrigans Reserve, Batehaven

A 39-year-old mother has been charged after yesterday allegedly ramming a car into her 7-year-old son twice at a reserve at Batehaven on the South Coast.
The woman was arrested at Corrigan’s Beach Reserve, Batehaven, where the incident allegedly occurred, and taken to Bateman’s Bay Police Station. She was later charged with attempted murder, assault occasioning [...]

Union body calls for review of industrial manslaughter laws

By 9 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The failure to prosecute Schwing Australia over the death of Ben Catanzariti highlights serious limitations with industrial manslaughter laws, according to Canberra’s peak union body.
The ACT public prosecutor on Monday dropped the case against the multinational concreting company and an engineer over the death of Catanzariti in July 2012. He was killed when a faulty concrete pump boom collapsed on him at [...]

Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016.
About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Club by a security guard. The security guard was then assaulted by the two males.
One of the males was restrained however the other fled on foot.
The [...]

Marc Urlich, 43, pleads not guilty to accessory to murder charges

By 2 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

A man who shares the same surname as the man accused of murdering Andrew Carville last November has pleaded not guilty in court this morning to charges he was an accessory to the murder after the fact.
Marc Urlich, 43, was charged in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning with assisting Milan Urlich, 28, between November [...]

Second arrest in Carville murder case

By 1 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

A 43-year-old Victorian man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday charged with accessory to murder.
The man was arrested yesterday as an accessory after the fact to the murder of 52-year-old Andrew Carville (pictured), whose remains were located in Majura on 19 November, 2015. This follows Wednesday’s arrest of 28-year-old Kaleen man Milan Urlich [...]

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
Police wrap

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
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
dog cruelty

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
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
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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
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
Police wrap

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
Police wrap

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
ACT car robbery 4

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 [...]

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