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High range drink driver off the road

By 6 August 2014

ACT Policing intercepted a 31-year-old man for drink driving on Athllon Drive, Greenway yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 5 August).
The man who was on a suspended provisional licence, was driving a white coloured Nissan Pintara sedan when he was stopped for a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result.
The driver was taken into custody and [...]

Bonython man to face court on drug charges

By 5 August 2014

A 43-year-old Bonython man has been charged with drug offences following the execution of a search warrant on his two premises and vehicles on (Monday, August 4).
Around 6.40pm Tuggeranong Response Crime detectives observed the Bonython man make an illicit drug transaction with a 38-year-old woman in Phillip.
Detectives arrested both persons and subsequent searches located illicit [...]

Belconnen Safe Plate; 352 plates secured

By 4 August 2014

Yesterday (Sunday August 3), 352 drivers rolled up to Westfield Belconnen and had their vehicles fitted with tamper proof screws as part of ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft.
Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Greg O’Ryan said it was pleasing to see so many Canberrans take a few minutes out of [...]

Police seek witnesses to collision in Phillip

By 4 August 2014
Police seek witnesses to collision in Phillip

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 3 August).
Around 5.45pm police attended the scene at Melrose Drive, between Hindmarsh Drive and Botany Street, after reports of a head-on collision between a white Mercedes and silver Mercedes.
The driver and single occupant of the silver Mercedes was not [...]

Pontificating Police

By 4 August 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Pontificating Police

Do you wanna know what annoys me? Probably not. Anyway, heaps of things do.
As an over 65 year old, I have a duty to pick things which give me the irrits and whinge about them. It comes with the right to hiss at noisy children in supermarkets, the right to [...]

Stolen Ute located with motorbike missing

By 1 August 2014
Stolen Ute located with motorbike missing

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle and a Kawasaki motorbike from a Monash home on Sunday 20 July.
Between 3.30am and 4.30am, the Toyota Hilux was outside the house and also had the Kawasaki motocross bike secured to the tray. When the owner went outside, both vehicles had been [...]

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend

By 1 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing’s joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft.
This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate between 10am and 2pm.
Motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles [...]

Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30).
About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen knife and demanded cash from the shop attendant. The staff member complied and handed the offender a sum of cash.
The offender is described as being a male, 5’11” [...]

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

By 30 July 2014
Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location.
About 7am yesterday, police attended and entered the unoccupied house. Officers located a room within the house which contained 32 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment.
The plants were seized [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

By 30 July 2014
Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Civic on Saturday morning (July 26).
About 6am police were called to East Row after receiving a report of an assault. A person of interest has been identified in relation to this matter.
A number of witnesses were in the vicinity and may be able to [...]

Operation Azine leads to arrests and cleared warrants

By 30 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing and the New South Wales Police Force are currently executing Operation Azine, aimed at reducing the number of outstanding arrest warrants across the ACT and surrounding New South Wales region.
Operation Azine began on 19 May 2014, targeting those people with outstanding arrests warrants for a range of offences including theft, driving while disqualified, [...]

Man to face court following burglary

By 28 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has charged a 36-year-old man of no fixed abode following a burglary at a Braddon night club early this morning (July 28).
About 4.55am, police received a report from a staff member that a person was attempting to break into the Knightsbridge Penthouse night club through a rear window.
Police arrived at the location within [...]

Police seek witnesses to collision in Griffith

By 27 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek witnesses to collision in Griffith

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred yesterday (Saturday, July 26) on Flinders Way, Griffith.
About 1.15pm, a motorcyclist was travelling southbound along Flinders Way, towards Mugga Way, when it was struck by a car exiting the soccer field car park at Canberra Boys Grammar School. The car did not stop and was [...]

Police seize 23 cannabis plants in Ainslie

By 26 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized 23 cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Ainslie yesterday (Friday July 25).
About 5.10pm yesterday, police attended the location after receiving a report of a possible grow house inside the home.
The owner of the home had gone to inspect his rental property when he observed a [...]

Man arrested following car hijacking

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man arrested following car hijacking

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23).
About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened the [...]

Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

By 24 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old Curtin man following the aggravated robbery of a bus driver in Civic last night (Wednesday, July 23).
About 11.35pm, a male caught an ACTION bus from Watson to the City Bus Interchange. He was the sole passenger on the bus. Once the bus arrived at the City Bus Interchange the [...]

Police investigating real estate fraud

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a real estate fraud in which a Canberra property has been sold without the consent of the home owner, who resides overseas.
After consultation with the Royal South African Police (RSA), ACT Policing has taken carriage of the investigation which will determine how the home owner, who resides in South Africa, was [...]

Disqualified driver caught drink driving

By 23 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has charged a 41-year-old Giralang woman with driving offences following a minor collision in Kambah yesterday (July 22).
About 6.10pm, a black BMW 318i sedan collided with a white Hyundai i40 station wagon, which had been stationary at a red light at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Summerland, Kambah. No persons involved in [...]

Witnesses sought to Fyshwick collision

By 21 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking to speak with the driver of a car involved in a collision with a young cyclist on Friday (July 18).
About 2.30pm, a teenage boy was riding a bicycle across the intersection of Iron Knob and Newcastle Street, Fyshwick, and was involved in a collision with a silver car. As a result, [...]

School’s back and so are 40 km/h speed limits

By 21 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term today (July 21).
Traffic Operations Superintendent Ben Cartwright said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns that motorists who chose to ignore them will face tough penalties.
“Children are our [...]

Men arrested after fleeing police

By 20 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after they fled police on two occasions on Friday night (Friday, 18 July).
About 10pm, police detected a red Nissan Pulsar travelling along William Hovell Drive, Hawker and attempted to perform a traffic stop. The car failed to stop and fled from police. The car travelled through a [...]

Stolen items recovered in Gowrie warrant

By 17 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a house in Gowrie on Wednesday morning (16 July) recovering items stolen in multiple burglaries.
About 9.45am members from Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed a Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at a residence on Dalziel Street.
Items recovered included a firearm, two replica firearms, ammunition, substances believed [...]

Teenager held at knifepoint

By 14 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Teenager held at knifepoint

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at a Griffith Newsagency on Sunday morning (13 July).
The store was being staffed by the owner and a teenage girl when a man entered about 11.45am. The man grabbed the young staff member, threatening her with a knife while demanding the owner empty the till; to which the [...]

New charity to deliver accounting and governance services to not-for-profits

By 14 July 2014

Long-time CPA and volunteer director Ted Sherwood has started a Christian charity, Business by The Book, a CPA accounting practice.  Based in Canberra, the practice offers not only financial management and audit services, but also help with governance.  Business by The Book is willing to partner with any not-for-profit helping those in need of care or [...]

Shotgun seized from stolen van

By 12 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Shotgun seized from stolen van

ACT Policing seized a shotgun, ammunition and other items from a van parked in Gowrie late on Thursday night (July 10).
Around 11.20pm, suspicions were aroused when Tuggeranong Patrol officers ran routine checks on a white Mitsubishi Express van parked in Dalziel St, Gowrie. The van had no front registration plate and the rear plate was [...]

Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

By 11 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

ACT Policing believes the same offender was responsible for three separate attempted aggravated robberies on Canberra’s northside last night (Thursday, July 10).
Witnesses are being sought to all three incidents and police enquiries are ongoing.
Around 6.40pm, an offender entered a supermarket at Cook and threatened staff with a bladed weapon. As he made the demands, a [...]

ACT Law Court project reaches milestone

By 10 July 2014

The first Public Private Partnership in the ACT has reached a major milestone with an invitation for expressions of interest released for the ACT Law Courts project by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, and Treasurer, Andrew Barr, today.
It is the first stage in a procurement process that will continue over the coming months.
“As the territory’s first PPP, [...]

Police seek assistance to house vandalism

By 9 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to an incident of property damage which occurred in Kambah last night (Tuesday, July 8).
About 9.05pm police were called to a report of numerous people at a home in Shaw Place, causing damage to the premises. Upon arrival police saw numerous cars in the street and up to 70 teenagers [...]

Canberra crime reports continue to fall

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in reported offences according to the April to June quarterly crime statistics for 2014, which show a 15.9 per cent decrease across the ACT when compared with April to June 2013.
All of the eight patrol regions, as defined by the ACT Policing Crime Statistics website, experienced a [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Fyshwick

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Monday, July 7).
About 8.25pm a man has entered the Hello Sexy Adult store on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, carrying a machete. The man threatened the employee with the machete and demanded cash, to which the employee complied.
No other persons were present [...]

Bonner man arrested for dog baiting

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses or information relating to incidents of dog baiting after a 42 year-old Bonner man was arrested for animal baiting/poisoning on Friday (July 4).
Around 6pm the male offender was seen walking past the rear entrance of a Bonner residence and removing a number of meat balls, believed to contain Ratsak, [...]

Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).
Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow [...]

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