Simon Corbell is waving the flag for amendments to the Coroners Act so that we spend less money on suicides:
“A recent ACT Court Review of Coronial and Post Mortem Process and Practice found that more than 16% of ACT registered deaths underwent coronial investigation in 2011 – the second highest coronial death investigation rate in [...]
Good news everybody!
Simon Corbell announced today that the the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15 is doing it’s job and rates for both burglary crime and motor vehicle theft have significantly dropped during the strategy’s first year.
“This whole of government strategy has set two key targets – reduce burglary crime by a further 10% and [...]
At almost the halfway point of its campaign to remove illicit guns from the community, ACT Policing has added 10 illegal firearms to its armoury and executed several associated warrants, with thousands of rounds and ammunition seized.
Since the campaign commenced six weeks ago, ACT Policing has executed 10 search warrants in relation to illicit firearms [...]
ACT Policing took three men into custody for breaches of the peace after a disturbance in residential Gungahlin in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, November 24).
After reports of a disturbance were received at an address in Gungahlin where a large group of people were gathering in the street outside, police attended to find [...]
A 19-year-old man was extradited from NSW over the weekend by members of ACT Policing Criminal Investigations for offences from 2010.
On the night of January 12, 2010, police will allege the teenager committed an aggravated burglary in Griffith (ACT) in which a woman was assaulted and her handbag stolen.
The 64-year-old woman was in bed inside [...]
An intriguing tweet just in from ACT Policing indicating Canberra’s top police will be boosting their klout scores as the great unwashed get a chance to be directed to a series of tangentially relevant fact sheets (if previous such exercises are any guide):
Tweet to the top: @CPOACT will be joined by DCPO Quade & myself [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 31-year-old man and 42-year-old woman, after executing a search warrant on a residence in Palmerston early yesterday morning (Friday, 22 November).
Gungahlin patrol members executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 4.45am locating a quantity of drugs suspected to be heroin.
A quantity of drug paraphernalia was [...]
ACT Policing detectives have seized replica firearms, a quantity of drugs and a sum of cash during a search warrant in Melba yesterday (Thursday, 21 November).
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 5.30am locating a quantity of cannabis and small amount of crystal substance suspected to be methylamphetamine.
During this [...]
ACT Policing, in partnership with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA), will be showing its support for White Ribbon Day through a joint ‘Men in Uniform’ campaign this Saturday (November 23).
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers — a White Ribbon Day Ambassador — said that supporting the efforts [...]
The Guardian is having a look at squeals in the UK as police there admit you shouldn’t use crime statistics for anything.
Which makes one wonder about all of Simon Corbell’s grand claims based on our own police statistics.
ACT Policing, with the support of NSW Police, have recovered a Bobcat and an Isuzu truck,
collectively valued at around $140,000, which had been stolen from Canberra on Monday night (November 18).
Police received a report that a Bobcat skid steer loader and an Isuzu truck had been stolen from a carpark in Mitchell between 5pm [...]
Further to the media release below [linked], please see the following update from an ACT Policing spokesperson.
ACT Policing would like to thank the community for their assistance in this matter. Three males have made themselves known to police and are currently assisting police with their enquiries.
One male (pictured below) is yet to be identified. [...]
The Canberra Times has the make you cry news that the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, having failed to apply within time, is seeking an extension so they can kibosh the inquiry into the Eastman conviction for the murder of Colin Winchester.
It gets better though because the Full Bench of the Supreme Court needs to [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Belconnen last night (Monday, November 18).
Around 10.10pm a man was walking along Hennessy Street when he was confronted by a man holding a knife.
The man threatened the victim with the knife and the victim dropped his backpack, causing his wallet to fall to the ground.
ACT Policing is seeking to identify four males in relation to a series of assaults which occurred in Civic last Thursday night (November 14).
Police believe the assaults started around 11.50pm at the intersection of West Row and London Circuit and continued onto the median strip of Northbourne Avenue between the Sydney and Melbourne buildings. Offenders [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault occurred in Petrie Plaza in the City in the early hours of Friday morning (15 November, 2013.
Around 3.30am, ACT Policing’s City Patrol responded to a report that a man was unconscious following an assault.
The man was with a friend when he approached a group of five males [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Sunday, November 17).
Around 11pm a man was walking along Hennessy Street when he was approached by three men.
One of the men stood in the victim’s path and asked him for a cigarette before taking his mobile phone. The men then surrounded the [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a teenager was robbed of his bicycle yesterday (November 15) afternoon.
Around 4.15pm the 15-year-old male teenager lent his bicycle to a man while at the Yerrabi Ponds Skate Park in Gungahlin.
When the teenager requested the return of his bicycle, the man showed the teenager a knife which was [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations officers seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant at a house in Hughes yesterday evening (Friday, 15 November).
Around 7pm, police gained access to the house with the assistance of the AFP’s Specialist Response Group.
Due to safety concerns, police blocked a number of streets [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man was robbed by two men last night in Belconnen.
Around 10pm the victim was walking along the cycle path which runs behind Ranken Place when he was approached by two men of African appearance.
As the men approached the victim, one of them produced a knife and made threats. [...]
A terrifying case from the Supreme Court of one Thomas William Johnston who had a pattern of knocking out a young girl and making his own child abuse images.
To make matters worse he found his victims through his friends.
His non-parole period will end on 20 December 2019.
Simon Corbell has made known his happiness with ACT Policing:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, is pleased to report on the strong performance by ACT Policing in their delivery of policing services to the ACT Community.
“ACT Policing’s 2012-13 Annual Purchase Agreement report shows an increase in operational policing numbers, rising from 948.7 in [...]
The ABC has word on the new Chief Justice’s efforts to clean out the Augean Stables we call the ACT Supreme Court.
Short of diverting a river, and with the odds of a second Mullocalypse remote, it’s going to be a big ask.
She’s planning a blitz, but wants the work done by the existing judges which [...]
The AFP have the disturbing news that there’s a Canberran amongst the 65 Australians arrested for child abuse images in a global sting out of Canada:
Sixty-five Australians have been arrested and 399 charges laid as part of a global investigation into a child exploitation website operating out of Canada.
A total of 339 suspects have [...]
The Canberra Times reports that run away outlaw Jorian Gardner has faced the court over his unlicensed low range drink driving, the arrest warrant un-used.
For his troubles $1000 in fines, $200 in costs, and a three month suspension of his licence.
When is an aspirational target just a lie?
The ABC reports that Shane Rattenbury is managing expectations downward on the Hume Hilton:
During an ACT Legislative Assembly committee hearing today Mr Rattenbury was asked by the Canberra Liberals if the jail is in fact human rights compliant.
“I don’t think it will ever be perfectly human rights [...]
ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, quantity of drugs and a sum of cash during a search warrant in Curtin yesterday (Wednesday, 13 November).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Kaleen last month in which a firearm was seized and a man charged, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant [...]
The ABC reports that in his quest to have at one time hired every criminal lawyer in Australia David Eastman has lost another one as the inquiry into his murder conviction rumbles on.
Mr Willee QC was Eastman’s third senior counsel since the inquiry was ordered in September last year.
The defence team is now in the [...]
The Canberra Times has an article in today’s paper about an injured worker “winning” a payout;
Is it just me who thinks that the use of the word “win” is trivialising the injury and infers an element of luck in receiving a compensation payout?
As a result of a workplace injury in 2010, I’ve had surgery three [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old male of no fixed abode after seizing drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearm ammunition and property suspected to be stolen during a search of his vehicle early this morning.
About 1.15am, police approached a parked vehicle in the Dickson Tradies car park. Police observed the male in the driver’s seat and [...]
ACT Policing has warned students celebrating end of year school formals to behave or face the full brunt of the law.
Thousands of students across the ACT will be attending celebrations over the next few weeks to mark the end of their high school or college life.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson says while [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Manuka where a number of Apple iMac desktop computers were stolen.
Sometime between 6.30pm last night (Sunday, November 10) and 7.30am this morning (Monday, November 11), a business located on Bougainville Street, Manuka, was broken into and seven white Apple iMac computers were stolen.
Police are appealing [...]