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Witnesses sought to Greenway ‘coward punch’

By 23 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Alleged offender

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Tuggeranong on Sunday, February 28 of this year.
About 12.30am a male was the victim of an assault whilst outside PJ O’Reilly’s located in Greenway.
The victim was approached by the alleged offender (pictured above), who asked to borrow a cigarette lighter. The offender [...]

Man arrested over 7-Eleven Fyshwick hold-up

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
7-Eleven Fyshwick

A 25-year-old Narrabundah man will face court today after an attempted aggravated robbery in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, police were called to the 7-Eleven in Fyshwick following reports of a man with a firearm making threatening demands.
On arrival, police identified a man matching the description provided to police, and drew their firearms as a precaution. [...]

Rappel pleads guilty to murder of Tara Costigan

By 3 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Paul Costigan

More than a year after mother-of-three Tara Costigan died from wounds inflicted by an axe to her head while she held her one-week-old baby in her arms, Canberra man Marcus Rappel has this morning pleaded guilty to her murder. Family members including uncle Michael Costigan, pictured, looked on.
The young court official who read out the [...]

Community supervision alternative to prison now in effect

By 2 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
prison

A new sentencing option allowing some offenders to serve their sentence in the community under close supervision is now available to judges and magistrates, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced today.
The new intensive correction order scheme, which replaces periodic detention, has come into effect following the passage of the Crimes (Sentencing and Restorative Justice) Amendment Bill 2015 [...]

Griffith man charged with Stuart Flats murder

By 1 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 40-year-old Griffith man, Scott Jamie Cole, faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of a 46-year-old man whose body was found at Stuart Flats in Griffith yesterday.
Cole was wearing a grey tracksuit and thongs, and had a long, straight red mark down the right side of his face – from [...]

Cooma man charged over historical sexual assaults

By 29 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A Snowy Mountains man has been charged over alleged historical sexual assaults.
In December 2014 last year, officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command received reports of a number of alleged sexual and indecent assaults that occurred in Cooma between 1992 and 1996.
Detectives launched an investigation, and following ongoing inquiries, a 67-year-old man was arrested in [...]

Update: Kingston death deemed not suspicious

By 26 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Detective investigating on the balcony of apartment.

UPDATE: The death of a 29-year-old woman at a Kingston apartment on Friday, 26 February 2016, has been deemed non suspicious following a post mortem examination.
ACT Policing will now prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.
ACT Policing have notified the deceased woman’s immediate family, who have requested privacy during this difficult time.
EARLIER REPORT:
A 31-year Kingston [...]

Take a slideshow tour of ACT’s expanded prison

By 25 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Shane Rattenbury

Expansion works at the Alexander Maconochie Centre are now complete and detainees who were moved to a temporary jail at Symonston in mid-2015 due to overcrowding at the main prison returned early this week.
The Symonston site will remain a weekend detention institution only from this week.
Corrections Minister Shane Rattenbury toured sections of the expanded jail [...]

Ex-NSW Justice chief to review family violence response

By 23 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Laurie Glanfield

The ACT Government has appointed the former Director-General of the NSW Department of Justice, Laurie Glanfield, to conduct its independent review of ACT Government system responses to family violence.
The Government announced the review after the alleged murder last week of an 8-year-old by his father, Graham Dillon, in their Gungahlin home.
Mr Glanfield, who ran [...]

Jacka father charged with murder of 8yo son

By 16 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The crime scene

Jacka man Graham Dillon, 37, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning in relation to the alleged murder of his 8-year-old son last night.
The accused, a wiry man with fair hair and extensive tattooing on his neck, appeared before Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker shortly after 10.30am in relation to three charges of assault between [...]

Multicultural Festival crowd ‘mostly well-behaved’

By 15 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Multicultural Festival

The estimated 280,000-strong Multicultural Festival crowd was mostly well-behaved over the weekend, with seven people were taken into custody for being intoxicated and one arrested for offensive behaviour, according to ACT Policing.
A 22-year-old Reid man will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date in relation to charges of offensive behaviour in a public [...]

Woman driver with 1yo unrestrained blows 0.312 in Bungendore breath test

By 15 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A woman who was caught in Bungendore yesterday with a one-year-old unrestrained in the back of her car as she attempted to start it returned a 0.312 reading in a breath test.
About 3pm yesterday, the woman was stopped by police while attempting to start her vehicle at a local sporting oval at Bungendore. [...]

Senior ASIC executive charged with historic child sex abuse

By 11 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Peter Cuzner

Former ACT schoolteacher and ASIC regional commissioner for the ACT Peter Cuzner, of Kaleen, pleaded not guilty in court today to charges relating to the alleged abuse of a teenage boy in the 1980s.
Earlier this week RiotACT reported that a 60-year-old Kaleen man would today face three charges of acts of indecency on a person [...]

Four to face court over historic indecent assault allegations

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

Three NSW men and a Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this week following reports of historic sexual abuse investigated under ACT Policing’s Operation Attest.
The operation was established in February 2015 in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions [...]

Witnesses sought to Waramanga incidents

By 8 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two disturbances which occurred in Waramanga on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
About 6pm, police received a report that a man walking near Nemarang Street, Waramanga, had an aggressive verbal altercation with a cyclist riding on the footpath. The same man then had a second altercation with a person walking a [...]

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

By 4 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday.
Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell High School received a threatening phone call which led to the school’s evacuation as a precaution whilst the veracity of the threat was investigated.
As a result of police investigations, [...]

Body found in water near Kiama

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kiama map

A report will be prepared for the coroner following the discovery of a man’s body in water near Kiama yesterday afternoon.
About 12.30pm yesterday, emergency services were called to Kiama following the discovery of a body in the water, about 1km from the Kiama Lighthouse.
On arrival, police found and recovered the body of a man.
The man [...]

Man, 23, charged over Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman break-ins

By 3 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 23-year-old man has been charged in Goulburn following investigations into 11 break and enters in Gunning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman and Jeir in December last year.
Between Friday 4 December and Saturday 12 December, police from the Hume Local Area Command received reports of 11 separate break and enters in the four southern tablelands towns.
The properties that [...]

Police continue search for missing man

By 28 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

From media release:
ACT Policing has established a Search and Rescue operation in Bruce as part of the search for missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
The operation will focus on bushland near Calvary Hospital and Black Mountain Reserve in Bruce. Members of the AFP Specialist Response Group will assist ACT Policing in the operation.
Tahadesse was last seen [...]

Homicide Team issue description, call for help in Carville investigation

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police mock-up based on witness sighting

ACT Policing’s Homicide Team are continuing to establish the movements of a male suspect on the night murdered Evatt man Andrew Carville went missing.
Mr Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015 and his body was located in Majura on 19 November 2015.
Detective Senior Constable Jarryd Dunbar of [...]

Belconnen incident ‘a routine police operation’

By 27 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
phunkenTweet

Police have dismissed social media reports of a siege involving a gunman in Belconnen Town Centre this morning, describing the incident as a routine police operation that was now resolved and assuring Canberrans they held no concerns for public safety.
A spokesperson for ACT Policing said the operation took place on Chandler Street in Belconnen between [...]

Accused allegedly threw can smashing windscreen near Yass

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A man has been charged following three separate alleged incidents in which objects were thrown from a moving car at another car near Yass this week.
About 4.30pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was driving a Honda Civic in a 100km/h zone on the Olympic Highway at Yass.
As she was passing a 4WD utility travelling in [...]

Have you seen this man?

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 61-year-old man, Tahadesse Kahsai.
Tahadesse was last seen in the Bruce area around 10.30am on Wednesday 30 December 2015.
Tahadesse is described as being about 175cm (5’9”) with a slim build and short grey hair, balding on top.
Anyone who may have seen Tahadesse is urged to call police [...]

Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place, effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016.
Double demerit points will apply on all speed, seatbelt offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, driving [...]

Man charged over alleged Karabar shooting

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fergus Road

Queanbeyan police have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to an incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a home in Karabar this week.
About 12.55am yesterday, police were called to a home on Fergus Road, Karabar, after a shot was allegedly fired, hitting the front of the home.
The occupants, a 31-year-old man, an [...]

Missing Evatt woman found in Jindabyne

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Yuki Motomura

UPDATE:
Missing 31-year-old Evatt woman Yuki Motomura has been located safe and well in Jindabyne.
Ms Motomura was found by Jindabyne police about 11am this morning (Thursday).
Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance.
EARLIER REPORT:
Evatt woman Yuki Motomura, 31, has been missing since 8am Tuesday. Ms Motomura drives a black [...]

Police investigate suspicious death in Kambah

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Everard Place

ACT Policing are investigating a suspicious death in Kambah which occurred during the early hours of this morning.
About 2.20am, police received a report of a disturbance in Kambah. Police attended a home in Everard Place and located an injured woman and a deceased man within the residence.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the woman to [...]

Canberrans fleeced by scam ATO calls

By 19 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
phone scam

If you receive a call or email out of the blue from someone claiming to represent the Australian Tax Office and saying that you are entitled to or owe money – hang up or delete the email.
Several Canberrans have lost large sums of money, from tens of thousands to over $100,000, in telephone scams of [...]

‘Jail bread’ could have niche market: Rattenbury

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Canberrans could be buying “jail bread” baked at the Alexander Maconochie Centre once a new industry program providing 50 new full-time jobs for prison inmates at the Hume facility gets off the ground.
ACT Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury flagged the possibility of the bread being sold in Canberra retail outlets while announcing the new industry program, [...]

Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Two men stole an ATM from a Fyshwick petrol station by attaching it to a ute with a strap early this morning according to ACT Policing.
Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated burglary which took place at about 1.15am.
Two men in a stolen white Ford Ranger ute bearing NSW registration plates BJ54PE entered the [...]

ACT man, woman suspects in murder of Andrew Carville

By 13 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing’s homicide team are focusing their investigations in the Andrew Carville murder case on two ACT resident suspects, a man and a woman, one of whom was Mr Carville’s housemate in Evatt.
Mr Carville (pictured) was last seen alive at his Evatt home at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015. His body was located in [...]

Man arrested over shooting in Holt

By 11 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing have arrested a 26-year-old man over the shooting of another man in the leg in an apartment complex in Holt shortly before 8.15pm last night.
The victim was treated at The Canberra Hospital. His alleged attacker was arrested soon after the incident and taken to the ACT Watch House. Police will oppose bail when [...]

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