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King hit outcome lets Canberra down again

By 23 January, 2014

3 months weekend detention is disgraceful. [Canberra Times story]
Hopefully the offender doesn’t go and he ends up serving his time out in full at the AMC

Police want to speak to this handsome face about an alleged sexual assault

By 22 January, 2014

ACT Policing has released the facefit image of a suspect from an alleged historical sexual assault in December 2012.
Between 1.30 and 2am on Friday 21 December, the victim was in the City interchange waiting for a taxi when she was approached and propositioned by the alleged offender. The victim refused, and entered a yellow ‘maxi-cab’ [...]

Police now on the trail of the golfing vandals of Gungahlin

By 21 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating reports of vehicles and residences being damaged across several Gungahlin suburbs Sunday (19 January) night.
At least ten Harrison, Bonner, Palmerston, Forde and Amaroo residents were targeted, in what are believed to be related incidents. Windows and lights of parked vehicles were targeted. In the majority of cases golf balls were located [...]

Stamp Duty refunds for the North

By 21 January, 2014

If you bought a house and land package before 2011 in the north part of Canberra, and paid stamp duty on both, you might have a major windfall coming your way as the ACT government declines to go the High Court and appeal the decision by the ACT Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal upheld [...]

Smashed Car Windscreen – asking for assistance from the lovely Bonner People.

By 20 January, 2014

Hello Fellow Rioters,
Long time reader first time poster
First I would like to say have been reading this site for a good 5+ years now, very much entertaining, especially on your Cyclists vs Cars topics haha, you guys crack me up
The Reason I am writing this in for today is that I have a [...]

Dominos Florey hit again

By 20 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Florey last night (Sunday, January 19).
Around 10.10pm, a man entered the Domino’s Pizza store armed with a machete and demanded money.
The employee complied with the demands and handed over a sum of cash.
The man ran from the store and was last [...]

Alleged Molonglo firebug facing court today

By 20 January, 2014

A 48-year-old man who suffered burns as a result of a fire in Molonglo will face court today charged with causing a bushfire during the total fire ban on January 16.
Police will allege the man, of no fixed abode, had been found hiding under a bridge after a fire had been deliberately lit near Tuggeranong [...]

Chisholm carjacker arrested in Kambah

By 20 January, 2014

A 42-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with aggravated robbery and assault that occurred last week (Friday, 17 January).
Police will allege that the man and a friend approached a woman who was asleep in her car at an address in Chisholm around 5am on Friday morning, physically assaulted her with [...]

Police still looking for guns

By 20 January, 2014

ACT Policing has extended the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, which launched on October 9 last year, to 30 April 2014.
Last year ACT Policing with the support of the ACT Government and ACT Crime Stoppers launched the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, offering public reward payments of up to $5000 for information leading to the seizure of [...]

Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected

By 18 January, 2014

A man who used a homemade incendiary device in an attempt to elude police last night was arrested in Belconnen and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, January 18).
Around 7.25pm, police were conducting a routine patrol in the Belconnen area when they detected an orange Daewoo sedan being driven erratically.
The driver [...]

Legal advice for Canberra artists

By 17 January, 2014

Joy Burch is putting the word out there that the ACT Government is chipping in for the Arts Law Centre of Australia:
ACT artists and arts organisations will have access to free or subsidised legal advice thanks to a national partnership to revamp the Arts Law Centre of Australia, to which the ACTGovernment is contributing $10,000. [...]

Curtin mugging

By 17 January, 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Curtin early this morning (Friday, January 17).
About 6.15am a 41-year-old woman was at Curtin shops when she was approached by two males, producing a knife and demanding her purse.
The woman has complied with the demand and the men left the area [...]

Suspected firebug hobo hoist on his own petard

By 16 January, 2014

A 48 year-old man of no fixed abode has been airlifted to Concord Hospital after receiving serious burns in a suspicious fire in Molonglo early this morning (Thursday 16 January).
ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service attended a grass fire located in a pine forest near Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive after [...]

Crime on the run

By 15 January, 2014

ACT Policing’s latest crime statistics show crime reports across the ACT dropped 10 per cent in the last year, following a five-year downward trend with property crime leading the way.
The ACT has seen a drop of a third in crime reports over the last five years from 43,139 in 2009 to 28,976 in 2013, [...]

Janna Sladic convicted of burglary

By 15 January, 2014

A certain type of very boring person will, at some great length, explain how “interesting” it is that female elite athletes don’t get caught in the same kind of trouble as male elite athletes.
So we should all give a small cheer for former Canberra Capital Janna Sladic who the Canberra Times reports has struck one [...]

Holt mugging

By 14 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Sunday night (January 12).
About 9.30pm a 30-year-old man was walking along Luke Street in Holt, behind the Kippax Uniting Church, when he was approached by four male youths, one of whom demanded his wallet and phone.
The man has refused at which point one [...]

Alleged bad cop to face the beak

By 14 January, 2014

The Australian Federal Police Professional Standards unit has summonsed a 27-year-old Macgregor man over an allegation that he breached the secrecy provisions of the Australian Federal Police Act (1979).
The man will be appearing in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 14 January 2014).
It will be alleged by police that the breach of the secrecy [...]

Want to see all those Blumers ads again? Your lucky day is here!

By 13 January, 2014

Viewed in the mind’s eye of hindsight Blumers ads have always been on our TV screens and always been much the same.
In the most giving of gifts all of the Blumers ads are now in one place on YouTube thanks to an account called Injury lawyers.
A strange little trip down memory lane to be [...]

The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January, 2014

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no [...]

Five new Official Visitors!

By 10 January, 2014

Simon Corbell has announced not one but five official visitors for the ACT have been appointed:
“Official visitors work to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, across diverse environments,” Mr Corbell said.
“They perform an invaluable service to our community, as communicators and problem solvers, observers and reporters.
“They are the eyes and ears of Ministers [...]

Operation Crossroads winds up

By 10 January, 2014

The ACT recorded one fatality on its roads during Operation Crossroads, which saw ACT Policing join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command over the Christmas-New Year period.
Operation Crossroads (23 December – 3 January) is an initiative of Police Commissioners in Australia and New Zealand to reduce trauma over the holiday periods by raising [...]

Vehicular Homicide in Quangers

By 10 January, 2014

The ABC is reporting on a death in Queanbeyan:
Police have charged a 20-year-old Queanbeyan man with murder after a body was found in a house in the southern New South Wales city.
Officers say the accused had an argument with a 43-year-old man at a Queanbeyan service station on the night of Friday December 20, 2013.
It [...]

To lose Charles Kogan once is unfortunate. To lose him twice is careless.

By 9 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing elderly man from Ainslie.
The 84-year-old man, Charles Kogan, was last seen leaving his home at 2pm this afternoon (Thursday, 9 January).
He was wearing grey shorts, a grey and red striped top, a black cap, brown shoes and was carrying a clarinet which he [...]

Behold the ram raiding Mazda 121!

By 9 January, 2014

Earlier in the week we were fascinated by a police media release on a Mazda 121 being used to break a trapped thief out of a 7-Eleven Petrol Station.
Now, thankfully, we can bring you that video courtesy of ACT Policing.
Of course if you recognise the scrote you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, [...]

Reid death non-suspicious (not Dexter after all)

By 8 January, 2014

The post mortem on the man found deceased at Bega Flats in Reid has been completed with the results being referred to the ACT Coroner who will ultimately rule on the cause of death. ACT Policing is treating the death as not suspicious.
Criminal Investigations detectives will continue with investigations into the matter and a [...]

Fireworks in Gowrie

By 8 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along [...]

Mazda 121 an unusual choice for ram raiding

By 8 January, 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Fyshwick occurred early this morning (Wednesday, January 8).
Around 3.30am, a man entered the service station on Canberra Avenue, armed with a large screwdriver and threatened an employee making demands for cash.
The employee handed over a sum of cash and then [...]

What’s a GP worth?

By 7 January, 2014

Let’s ignore the criminal case for now, and examine the claim that the defendant was earning between 12 and 15k a week [according to the Canberra Times].
I’d wager that as a GP the majority of that 600 to 750k per annum came from the taxpayer.

Summernats gets a tick from ACT Policing

By 6 January, 2014

ACT Policing was pleased with crowd behaviour at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival, with minimal police involvement regarding anti-social behaviour.
The event, held at EPIC, catered for more than 100,000 people over four days. ACT Policing worked closely with event organisers, assisting in ensuring a safe environment for all those who attended.
Police issued 67 Traffic [...]

Anthony Paton off the roads until 2016

By 6 January, 2014

The day Anthony Paton killed his son and ruined the life of the woman he hit on the wrong side of the road he was unlicensed, driving an unregistered car, and wildly drunk at 0.281.
His sentencing has gone online:
I now sentence you to imprisonment for four years and four months for culpable driving causing the [...]

Body found in Bega Flats

By 4 January, 2014

About 1.15pm today (Saturday, January 4) police were called to a unit in the Bega Flats, Reid, where a deceased man had been found.
The man was found in his unit by a friend and members of ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.
The 52-year-old-man was found deceased and a crime scene [...]

Summernats takes issue with police media

By 4 January, 2014

NineMSN have an odd piece of whinging from Summernats that the police have dared to issue a warning on burnouts:
“I would ask the police that if someone gets a speeding fine on the way to a V8 Supercar race, do we do a press release about that?” Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said.
“I wanted to make [...]


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