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Double demerits in place for ANZAC Day long weekend

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that some offences will incur double demerit points from Friday until Monday.
All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carrying passengers or [...]

Dob in a Dealer campaign targets ice suppliers, manufacturers

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Rudi Lammers

Crime Stoppers ACT is asking Canberrans to “Dob in a Dealer” as part of a national campaign to fight the take-up of methamphetamine by encouraging residents to report drug crime where and when they suspect it is occurring.
Residents who think someone in their community is manufacturing or supplying illicit substances are asked to contact Crime [...]

Man, 45, charged over alleged drink spiking in Civic bar on Saturday

By 19 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 45-year-old NSW man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with a drink spiking-related offence.
About 9.50pm on Saturday 9 April, police responded to a report of drink spiking at a bar in Civic.
The victim had consumed part of her drink, began to feel unwell and noticed a substance in her glass. [...]

Update: Missing man found safe and well

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
John Matic

UPDATE: Missing 44-year old man John Matic has been located safe and well, according to an ACT Policing statement on Tuesday afternoon.
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic.
Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication.
He is described [...]

Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

By 14 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Higgins on Wednesday.
Police were called to a residence in Higgins after reports that CCTV footage captured a man throwing an item into a backyard about 5am that morning.
Meat covered in a green chemical substance was located in the backyard.
Fortunately, the dogs at the location did not ingest [...]

Man, 63, to face court over weapons haul in South Canberra

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Seized fire-arms

ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra.
As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]

Man attacked in Mitchell road rage incident, witnesses sought

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Scene of road rage incident

After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver.
Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]

Beware counterfeit $50 notes after Illawarra cases: police

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Security features on the $50

Four businesses in the Illawarra area have discovered counterfeit $50 notes over the weekend, and police have warned there may be more illegally produced currency in circulation.
Those concerned about the authenticity of a banknote should report the matter immediately to police. If the banknote proves to be genuine, full value will be paid. However, no [...]

Two more arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 23-year-old Holder man and a 31-year-old Chisholm man have been charged in relation to a shooting incident in Gowrie in February last year.
The 23-year-old has been charged with discharge firearm endanger life and two counts of obstruct/hinder an investigation and will appear before court this morning.
The 31-year-old has been charged with aid/abet arson of [...]

Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]

Remains those of missing man Tahadesse Kahsai: police

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing has confirmed that human remains found in Bruce on Saturday  are those of missing 61-year-old man Tahadesse Kahsai.
The circumstances of the death are being investigated and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Kahsai had been missing since December 30 last year.
 

Lyneham man in court over 15 offences after car rolls on Commonwealth Ave

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stolen items

A 26-year-old Lyneham man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with 15 offences relating to burglary, theft, traffic and property.
Police caught the alleged offender after responding at 8.30am Saturday to reports that a vehicle had rolled on Commonwealth Avenue that morning, and that the driver had fled on foot.
Police found [...]

Queanbeyan motorcyclist dies in coast crash

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 48-year-old Queanbeyan man died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on the Kings Highway, 5km west of Batemans Bay yesterday afternoon.
Witnesses told police the motorcyclist, who was travelling with two other riders, left the road and crashed into an embankment.
The Snowy Hydro SouthCare medical rescue helicopter was called to the accident site near [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

Griffith man charged as an accessory to murder

By 31 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Magistrates Court

A 48-year-old Griffith man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with accessory to murder.
The man has been charged as an accessory after the fact to the murder of a 46-year-old man. The victim’s body was found at Stuart Flats in Griffith on 29 February.
Earlier story: Griffith man charged with Stuart Flats murder
The [...]

Missing Red Hill Primary girls safe

By 30 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two nine-year-old girls who went missing from Red Hill Primary at around 11.30am yesterday were found safe and well before 9pm last night.

Police had issued a missing persons media alert at 7.58pm. At 8.57pm, they sent a further update, saying simply: “Brielle and Carla have been found safe and well.”
In their initial statement, police [...]

ACT Easter drivers get police thumbs up

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Susan Ball

ACT Policing’s top traffic officer says the message about road safety is getting through to Canberra drivers, with no fatalities or serious injuries on our roads over Easter, and a reduction in the number of people speeding.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Susan Ball said the majority of ACT drivers did the right thing over [...]

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
Alexander Maconochie Centre

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 [...]

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