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Woman arrested after service station robbery

By 28 June 2014

A 37-year-old Reid woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, June 28) charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife after she was apprehended following a robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Mort St, Braddon yesterday afternoon.
Police will allege the woman entered the store just before 5pm. She produced a [...]

Man assaulted by three teens in Weston

By 27 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]

Needle and Syringes – AMC

By 27 June 2014
Needle and Syringes - AMC

When I was Shadow Minister for Corrections and then Minister, I came to believe that the public wanted to send offenders to prison for punishment and not as punishment. It was generally accepted that there would be extra punishments dished out. I didn’t think that way then and I don’t now.
I reckon the [...]

New Policing Purchase Agreement targets alcohol related crime

By 23 June 2014

ACT Policing will place special emphasis on a number of key operational issues, including the reduction of alcohol related crime and improving road safety, under a new purchase agreement.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today signed the 2014-15 purchase agreement together with the Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Tony Negus, and Chief Police Officer [...]

Man dies after being crushed by car

By 22 June 2014

A 70-year-old man has died after a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.
About 4.40pm police were called to a residence on Namatjira Drive in Chapman, where ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance were on scene.
ACT Ambulance assessed the man; however it appears he died of the injuries he sustained prior [...]

Young drivers lose control

By 22 June 2014

Two P-plate drivers have been issued Immediate Suspension Notices after losing control of their vehicles while driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday (21 June).
About 10.30pm, police attended Charterisville Avenue in Conder after an 18-year-old driver doing burnouts and drag racing; lost control of his white Holden Ute on a bend, mounted the gutter, [...]

Police arrest woman at football game

By 22 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old woman after she assaulted two police officers at GIO Stadium during a football game on Friday night (20 June).
During the second half of the game, a fight broke out in the crowd when an off-duty police officer intervened to de-escalate the situation. Uniformed police officers then attended the fight when [...]

Two in custody after home invasion

By 21 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man after a home invasion at Port Jackson Circuit, Phillip on Friday morning, (20 June).
About 11.20am the residents of the house were at home when they heard a loud knock on the front door and someone demanding money. After refusing them entry, the alleged offenders have [...]

Man arrested after crime spree

By 21 June 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Torrens man for an attempted burglary at Kaleen on 18 June and theft at Phillip on 19 June.
Around 1.30am, Wednesday, 18 June, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen and reversed into a fenced off outdoor smoking area. The driver and passenger [...]

Man arrested after failing to stop vehicle

By 20 June 2014

A 20-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by police last night (Thursday June 19).
About 10.50pm, police signalled to the driver of a white Holden Commodore to stop in the Cotter region. The vehicle failed to stop and police followed the vehicle briefly [...]

Project Safe Plate: Secure your number plates this weekend

By 20 June 2014

ACT Policing and the Gungahlin Marketplace are joining forces this weekend for Project Safe Plate, combatting number plate theft by providing free tamper-proof screws to motorists.
This Saturday (June 21) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Gungahlin Marketplace car park on the corner of Gozzard and Ernest Cavanagh Streets, where officers [...]

Witnesses sought; Hawker aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014
Witnesses sought; Hawker aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends bottle shop on Belconnen Way, Hawker.
On Tuesday (17 June) evening around 8.40pm a male offender armed with a hammer entered the bottle shop and used the tool to smash two holes in the front glass panel of the premises. He then demanded [...]

Witnesses sought; Chapman aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014
Witnesses sought; Chapman aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Chapman on last night (June, 18).
About 7.40pm, a man entered the Chapman IGA Supermarket carrying a machete. The man approached the checkout operator and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]

Witnesses required after property damage in Kaleen

By 19 June 2014
Witnesses required after property damage in Kaleen

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a van was used to damage property in Kaleen early yesterday morning (Wednesday, 18 June).
Around 1:30am, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen.
The van drove a circuit of the car park and then reversed into an outdoor smoking area.
The two occupants [...]

Man arrested after aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested an 18-year-old Rivett man following an aggravated robbery in Rivett yesterday afternoon (June 18).
About 4.30pm, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency on Rivett Place and approached the staff member at the register. The man produced a knife and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]

Law Reform Advisory Council members appointed

By 19 June 2014

The Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, yesterday announced the appointment of 11 members to the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council.
“Members are appointed on the basis of their expertise in matters relating to law and legal policy,” Mr Corbell said.
“They are experts in a wide variety of law related fields, from the judiciary and legal profession, to police, [...]

Attempted abduction in Conder – witnesses sought

By 18 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Conder this morning (Wednesday, 18 June).
About 8.45am, the teenage girl was walking to school when a man got out of his van, which was parked in Cremorne Place, and followed her.
The man grabbed the girl by the wrist [...]

Stolen school property recovered

By 18 June 2014

After lengthy investigations, ACT Policing has recovered most of the tablet computers stolen from the Red Hill Primary School around nine weeks ago.
Police were called to the school after a burglary was reported at the premises on April 7 this year and 43 new Apple iPads stolen from an office.
Investigations and enquiries into the burglary [...]

Stolen car recovered; man to face court

By 18 June 2014

A 49-year-old Symonston man will face court after ACT Policing recovered a stolen motor vehicle in Wanniassa yesterday (June 17).
About 10.55pm, police located the blue Ford Falcon, which had been reported stolen last Sunday June 15, at a Wanniassa service station. The car left the service station and police attempted a traffic stop on the [...]

Ammo, drugs seized during warrant

By 17 June 2014

ACT Policing seized a quantity of powder suspected to be illicit drugs, together with a quantity of ammunition, after executing a search warrant on a Chifley residence earlier today (Tuesday, June 17).
Woden Patrol members executed the warrant on the Chifley address around 7.30am, locating the drugs and associated paraphernalia in a bedroom of the unit.
A [...]

Aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains

By 17 June 2014
Aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains

ACT Policing is seeking to identify two men following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Isabella Plains on Sunday night (June, 15).
About 7.20pm, two males entered the IGA Supermarket on Ellerston Avenue, Isabella Plains, carrying large kitchen knives. Both men moved behind the counter and removed draws from two cash registers, containing cash. The [...]

The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

By 17 June 2014
The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

I attended a protest rally outside Parliament House yesterday along with about 250 other people. We were protesting at the latest assault on the low paid workers in Australia.
Under the guise of reining in expenditure, Eric Abetz and Joe Hockey have signalled that they are going to change the goal posts for wages earned [...]

Suspicious fires at Hawker

By 16 June 2014

About 12.20am yesterday, police were called to the Hawker Gardens apartments on Murranji Street, Hawker, to a report of wheelie bins on fire. ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fires.
An hour later, about 1.20am, a resident in Hodges Street, Higgins, awoke to find his car on fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended [...]

Campaign against illicit firearm culture

By 16 June 2014

ACT Policing has today (Monday, June 16) launched its support of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s (ANZPAA) two-week national campaign called Operation Unification ‘Illegal Guns off our Streets’ which aims to get illicit firearms out of the hands of criminals.
ACT Policing Acting Chief Police Officer, David Pryce said while the number of offences [...]

Road rage in Mitchell – man arrested

By 16 June 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 45-year-old NSW man following an incident of road rage in Mitchell this morning (Monday, June 16).
About 7.20am, the driver of a black station wagon rammed the vehicle into a white sedan a number of times on the Federal Highway near Exhibition Park. Both vehicles then stopped on Flemington Road, Mitchell, [...]

End of an era for Narrabundah as suspected ‘tyre slasher’ is caught

By 16 June 2014
End of an era for Narrabundah as suspected 'tyre slasher' is caught

It is thought the Narrabundah tyre slasher may have been caught on Saturday night. Collective sighs of relief were sure to be heard across much of the area.
Talk of the tyre slasher started on RiotACT back in February 2010 when ‘DeeDee’ posted, pretty upset at the state of affairs as she had [...]

Launch of alcohol interlock program to tackle drink driving

By 16 June 2014

From tomorrow, drivers convicted of certain drink driving offences will be subject to a mandatory interlock condition after serving a period of driver licence disqualification, Attorney General, Simon Corbell said today at the launch of the ACT’s alcohol interlock program.
An alcohol interlock is an electronic breath testing device wired into the ignition of a vehicle [...]

Witnesses sought; Holt aggravated robbery

By 16 June 2014
Witnesses sought; Holt aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a Service Station in Holt last night (Sunday, June 15).
About 8.30pm, a man entered the Caltex Service Station on Hardwick Crescent, Holt, and approached the counter and demanded cash from a member of staff. When the staff member did not initially comply, the man produced [...]

Witnesses sought to robbery of taxi driver

By 15 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to identify a man in relation to a robbery which occurred in Weston Creek yesterday morning (Saturday, June 14).
About 4.20am, a taxi driver arrived at the Rivett shops to pick up a fare. The man was driven to an address in Fisher where he produced a knife and demanded money [...]

Police arrest man for slashing tyre in Narrabundah

By 15 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 68-year-old man last night for damaging a tyre on a car in Narrabundah in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 14 June).
About 8.15pm last night, ACT Policing executed a search warrant on the man’s home. A number of evidentiary items were seized. The man was arrested and taken to Woden [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 13 June 2014
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex service station in Kambah this morning (Friday 13 June).
About 4am, a man entered the store and allegedly threatened the attendant with a small syringe filled with a yellow liquid while demanding money. The attendant complied and placed the cash registers on the counter.
The [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 11 June 2014
Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 33-year-old woman.
The woman, Lupita Marujo, was reported missing earlier today by her family. She has not been seen since yesterday (June 10).
Lupita left home at 9.30am to go to Cooleman Court for a coffee. She did not return home and also called in [...]

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