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Teen charged with drug trafficking

By 19 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old teenager with drug trafficking offences after executing a search warrant at a residence in Higgins today (Tuesday, May 19).
Around 7.15am, Criminal Investigations officers from the Crime Targeting Team executed the warrant after a lengthy investigation into the use of the internet to order illicit drugs online.
During the execution of [...]

Witnesses sought to assault at Academy nightclub

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred in a nightclub on Sunday morning (17 May).
About 2.45am the 18-year-old victim was sitting on a lounge, near the bar, within the Academy nightclub, when he was approached by a man. The man struck up a conversation and then without provocation, turned on the victim, [...]

Aggravated burglary in Kambah

By 18 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred at a home in Ashby Circuit, Kambah, early yesterday morning (Sunday, 17 May).
Around 12:05am, the victim was home alone, when two men, armed with wooden poles, forced entry into his home and made demands for cash and property.
After the victim refused the demands, the two men [...]

Police investigate assault in Kambah

By 17 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen an assault take place at the Caltex Service Station on O’Halloran Circuit, Kambah last night (Saturday, 16 May).
Between 8:30pm and 8:50pm, a man was refuelling his car when approached by two men. One of the men punched the man causing facial injuries.
The two men then fled [...]

Boy, 12, missing from Belconnen area

By 15 May 2015
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UPDATE: ACT Policing says the boy has been located safe and well (11.30am Friday 15 May).
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy, missing since yesterday evening (Thursday, May 14).
The North-side boy did not return home from school yesterday and was last seen at 8.30pm yesterday in Belconnen, at the traffic lights [...]

Police responding to incident and house fire in Red Hill

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Around 9:40am this morning, ACT Policing responded to an incident in La Perouse Street, Red Hill.
Police were called to attend the house after reports of a disturbance and a house fire. ACT Fire & Rescue attended the location to extinguish a fire.
Two people, a woman and young child have been conveyed to hospital with critical [...]

Interim domestic violence order to better protect victims

By 12 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The government will introduce amendments to interim domestic violence orders and change the definition of family violence to ensure victims receive greater support, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced last night.
Speaking at the launch of Law Week 2015, Mr Corbell said the changes were part of the government’s major legislative reform program to respond to the outcomes [...]

Break and enter at Detect A Den Fyshwick

By 11 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Thieves have allegedly stolen over $10,000 worth of metal detecting equipment from metal detector and prospecting store Detect A Den overnight.
At least two men gained entry to the Townsville Street business at around 2.40am on Monday morning (11 May 2015) by smashing a window. Security footage has been handed to police.
Detect A Den owner Terry Lemon says [...]

Free legal advice on wills

By 8 May 2015

[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.

“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]

Another traffic infringement notice scam

By 7 May 2015
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ACT Policing has today issued another warning against scam traffic infringement notices, this time for “irresponsible driving a car.”
Morning Canberra,
It would seem that the scammers are at it again with another version of the email traffic infringement notice doing the rounds.
For the LOL’s, we received this email from the scammers this morning telling us this [...]

Did you witness an armed robbery in Calwell this morning?

By 5 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May).
Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol service station at the Calwell Shopping Centre, where they threatened a console operator, one armed with a possible firearm and the other with a syringe.
The console operator complied with [...]

Police responding to suspicious package at Indonesian Embassy

By 4 May 2015
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UPDATE: The white powder found in a package at the Indonesian Embassy has been deemed safe.
ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4).
About 10.45am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the Indonesian Embassy in Yarralumla.
ACT Policing is [...]

Witnesses sought to ‘one punch’ assault in Braddon

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May.
About 1.47am police were approached by a male who informed them a male had been knocked out near the intersection of Mort Street and Bunda Street.
Police arrived on the scene where they found [...]

Man to face court over car thefts

By 4 May 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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An 18-year-old Bonner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 4) charged with a number of traffic offences.
Police will allege that on Thursday 11 March 2015, the man stole a silver Toyota Kluger from a home in Ainslie and number plates belonging to a Honda Civic in Belconnen.
On Friday 12 March, the [...]

Police investigate suspicious fire in Red Hill

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a fire in Red Hill yesterday (Sunday, 26 April).
ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at a unit in Discovery Street around 9:30pm and found the rear carport on fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire with damage estimated to be valued at $50,000. No other units in [...]

Serious collision at Dickson over weekend

By 27 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing attended a serious collision between a pedestrian and a car at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street in Dickson on Saturday night (25 April).
About 10.50pm a car turned right from Mouat Street Lynham, then proceeded southbound along Northbourne Avenue when a pedestrian ran out on to the road from Antill Street.
The pedestrian [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Kaleen

By 26 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen on Friday night (24 April).
About 6.45pm, two men entered the store on Georgina Crescent, carrying large kitchen knives and threatening two staff members who were working at the time.
The men demanded money and assaulted one of the staff members [...]

Man extradited from Batemans Bay following murder

By 24 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24).
A warrant was sworn for the man’s arrest in the ACT today for the murder of Daniela D’Addario.
An application for the man’s extradition was made to the Bateman’s Bay Magistrates Court [...]

Man arrested after body found in car in Bermagui

By 24 April 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking the extradition of a 27-year-old Bruce man from New South Wales today (Friday, April 24). Members from ACT Policing are travelling to Batemans Bay this morning following a warrant being sworn in the ACT for the man’s arrest for the alleged murder of Daniela D’Addario.
NSW Police arrested the man after the [...]

Woman’s body found in car at Bermagui

By 23 April 2015
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Police are understood to be investigating whether the body of a woman discovered in a car in Bermagui overnight is that of missing Canberra woman Daniela D’Addario.
Daniela, 35, was reported missing earlier this week along with Canberra man Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, 27.
At about 8.30pm last night (Wednesday 22 April 2015), police stopped a car on [...]

Concerns for missing Canberra couple

By 22 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has concerns for the welfare of Daniela D’Addario, a 35-year-old woman and Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, a 27-year-old man, both missing since Monday, 20 April 2015.
The couple was reported missing to police by concerned family members of Daniela on Monday afternoon after being unsuccessful in contacting her over the weekend.
Police believe that the couple [...]

Recognise this Greenway flasher?

By 21 April 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who indecently exposed himself in Greenway on Saturday 4 April.
Around 6pm the male offender who was riding a black mountain bike, approached a woman on the bike path near De Little Circuit in Greenway. He was indecently exposing himself and conducting an indecent act in front of [...]

Do you recognise this person?

By 20 April 2015
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ACT Policing is seeking public assistance in identifying a man who may be involved in the theft of a set of keys from a taxi earlier this month.
About 3:50am on Friday 10 April 2015 a set of keys was taken from a taxi whilst it was warming up in the morning, before the owner started [...]

Witnesses sought in Gordon homicide investigation

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As part of its ongoing enquiries into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman in Gordon on March 17, ACT Policing is seeking to contact three to four men who may be able to assist the investigation.
Police have received information that on Tuesday, March 17 sometime between 1am and 3am, three to four young males and [...]

Man to be charged for multiple burglaries, including ram raids

By 17 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents, across Canberra last month.
Between 5am and 6am on Friday March 27, an offender gained entry to six businesses in Ainslie and Fyshwick, including a newsagency, baby store and pet store.
CCTV located [...]

Mass vehicle damage and theft in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs

By 16 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April.
Police have received 17 reports of incidents concerning vehicles around the suburbs within a 2.5km radius.
Multiple vehicles were broken into, with a number of items stolen including cash, membership [...]

Wanniassa man arrested after Kambah mugging

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man from Wanniassa after he allegedly stole a car and wallet in Kambah last night (Monday 13 April).
About 10.15pm, a man was sitting in his car in the Saint Thomas the Apostle school in Kambah when he was approached by a man who told him to get out of [...]

What do Canberrans think about mandatory data retention laws?

By 14 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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While I do not have access to statistics on how Canberrans feel about the recently passed mandatory data retention laws, I can honestly say that I have spoken to no one who agrees with them.
The Australian Capital Territory’s Human Rights Act was the first charter of human rights enacted in Australia. After coming into force [...]

Build a prison and they will fill it!

By 13 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A number of years ago, the US gained some infamy by having over one million people in its jails. I heard, in about 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts, that American Correction Services (ACS), built a 600-bed prison in California and then offered it to the State government for use in its prison system. The Californians [...]

Man charged over Gungahlin ram raid

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has charged a 20-year-old man of no fixed abode following investigations into the aggravated burglary of a Gungahlin jewellery store last month.
Around 5.10am on Tuesday March 31, ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon was driven into the Gungahlin Village shopping complex, breaking through the doors from [...]

Have you seen this giraffe?

By 10 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It may sound like a tall tale, but police are investigating the theft of Stretch, a six-foot fibreglass giraffe statue from Gungahlin over the long weekend.
The statue was stolen from Kinder Haven Childcare and Early Education Centre sometime between Thursday 2 April and Tuesday 7 April.
ACT Policing has described the missing statue as “a giraffe, [...]

Motorcyclist dies after collision with bus in Bruce

By 9 April 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision on Haydon Drive, in Bruce yesterday evening (Wednesday, April 8) in which a motorcyclist collided with an ACTION bus.
Police were called to the scene around 7.10pm.
The motorcyclist, aged in his 20s, was riding south on Haydon Drive when he collided with the side of an ACTION bus turning right [...]

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