This in from ACT Policing:
– ACT Policing is responding to an incident at Westfield Belconnen where a man has been injured.
– Police received the report about 3.05pm that a man had fallen from the 3rd floor.
– Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.
– The man has been conveyed to The Canberra Hospital in a [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent assault in Chisholm yesterday evening (Saturday, May 11).
About 5.30pm the victim, a 27-year-old woman was walking across the Chisholm District Playing Fields towards Isabella Drive when she was grabbed from behind by an unidentified man.
A struggle has ensued with both falling to the ground and the man [...]
It has been 80 years since the ACT Law Society rode into Canberra on horseback and tamed this anarchic and criminal city*, and now we get to celebrate with ACT Law Week!
The ACT Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, will officially launch ACT Law Week at a special lunch which will feature the ACT Golden Gavel [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the armed robbery of the 7-Eleven service station in Spence early this morning (Friday May, 10).
Around 2.10am, a man armed with a knife approached the console operator of the 7-Eleven service station who was outside at the time.
The offender walked the operator into the service station where he ordered [...]
The ACT Government claims that 90% of you believe the centenary program is increasing your levels of community pride!
They have released a huge amount of graphs and charts that measure everything from transport use to how many kites are being flown.
“Despite the very positive anecdotal evidence about the Centenary year so far, the [...]
Joy Burch is celebrating a reduction in youth incarceration:
Recent youth justice initiatives have helped achieve a significant reduction in youth detention rates in the ACT over the past two years, according to population data from the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre.
ACT Minister for Children and Young People Joy Burch today released figures which show that since [...]
ACT Policing has seized a double barrel shotgun and a handgun following the execution of a search warrant yesterday morning (Wednesday, May 8).
Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations executed two search warrants on homes in Casey and Chisholm.
Police seized the firearms along with ammunition, a laser pointer and drugs suspected to be steroids from a [...]
A suspicious package has been rendered safe this evening (Wednesday, May after a resident located it near his mail box.
ACT Policing received the report of a suspicious package, believed to be a ‘pipe-bomb’, in Tewksbury Circuit, Theodore, about 5.20pm.
Members from Tuggeranong patrol attended and cordoned the area, requesting the assistance of the Specialist Response [...]
World and Australian record holder Michael Milton has joined forces with ACT Policing in its campaign urging Canberrans to ‘Share the Road’.
Each year an average of 14 people are killed and 565 people are injured because of collisions on ACT roads. Last year 197 bicycles were involved in reported collisions on ACT roads.
Milton, who represented [...]
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 by his wife about 8.45am this morning at home (Tuesday, May 7).
He was wearing a black wind-cheater, grey pants, brown shoes and a black-yellow peaked cap.
Charles is described as 162cm tall (5’4”), [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s floating an exposure draft to give the magistrates some new hats to wear on industrial and health and safety matters:
Mr Corbell will today table an exposure draft of the Magistrates Court (Industrial Proceedings) Amendment Bill 2013 in the Legislative Assembly to open the public discussion on the government proposed legislation.
Zed Seselja, you might be surprised to learn, is still the ACT’s Shadow Attorney-General.
And he wants a fifth judge:
ACT Shadow Attorney-General Zed Seselja will introduce legislation this Wednesday to ensure the appointment of a fifth judge to the Supreme Court which will provide real action on the massive delays currently experienced in the ACT legal [...]
A 28-year-old Isaacs man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5).
Police were conducting a mobile general duties patrol in the City CBD area around 4.45am yesterday when the male driver of a blue coloured Hyundai Lantra was taken into custody after returning a [...]
ACT Policing General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) Bomb Response Team attended a residence in Kaleen yesterday (Sunday, May 5) where they rendered a suspicious device safe.
Police were called to the residence after a young person attending a 16th birthday party on Saturday night had brought a present (modified aerosol can) that was [...]
Over the weekend ACT Policing along with several local and interstate emergency response agencies were tested in a search and rescue exercise within the Namadgi National Park, south of Canberra.
The exercise ran from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (3 to 5 May) in the Yankee Hat area of Namadgi National Park. The remote location provided [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the death of a 20-year-old Belconnen man in Campbell early this morning.
Around 12.30am police were called to a disturbance at a Campbell residence.
Upon arrival police saw a man lying on the ground. It appeared he had been struck by a vehicle as it reversed.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the scene and conveyed [...]
Have been reading posts on here for about a year now, but after what I saw today compelled me to make a quick topic on here I think needs addressing.
Long story short….kinda
This afternoon approx about 6:20pm I was amongst traffic ahead and behind. In front was a white 4×4 which was tailgating a car [...]
It’s cloak and dagger time ladies and gentlemen!
South Korean spies have been caught in Canberra doing sneaky spy-type things! Namely cultivating public servants to obtain sensitive information.
At least one Australian official has lost his job over this according to the Canberra Times.
A senior Australian agricultural trade specialist, Dr Yeon Kim, has lost his security clearance [...]
ACT Policing caught more than 521 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of April as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 521 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.
Some 246 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.
Traffic Operations [...]
Rangers and Police combined forces to to catch someone who cut a hole in a fence out at the cotter. Then they charged him for it.
“In October 2012 a male offender was detected using a portable angle grinder to cut holes in one of the security gates at Vanity’s Crossing,” Manager of Regional Operations, [...]
Simon Corbell has made it known that he’s appointed a new Master to the ACT’s Supreme Court:
“I am pleased to announce that the Government has appointed Mr David Mossop as the new Master of the Supreme Court of the ACT,” said Mr Corbell.
“Mr Mossop’s knowledge and background, both at the bar, and as an ACT [...]
The Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted in Canberra by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) was held last night. The National Candle Lighting Ceremony, held on the first Wednesday of May each year, is in remembrance of those who have died and also acknowledging the profound impact each of these deaths have on thos left [...]
A 32-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and theft.
The 32-year-old was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) by police in Dickson following an investigation into his criminal activities.
Following his arrest members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed four search warrants on a number of homes.
Police seized [...]
The Canberra Times reports on the sentencing of one Jake Arioli.
It doesn’t mention what the ABC does, that this incident occured in June 2012.
10 months to sentence someone who pleaded guilty. Wow!
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a vehicle fire at an apartment complex on Tank Street in Phillip this morning (May 1).
Around 6.00am this morning, police arrived at the apartment complex where ACT Fire and Rescue were working to extinguish a gold Ford Falcon which was parked in a carport at the complex. Police assisted [...]
ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to a burglary of a house at Red Hill on Saturday evening (April 27).
Police suspect one or more offenders gained access to the house by forcing the front door open between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on Saturday.
Following the incident a black Cervelo racing bicycle valued at approximately $10,000, along with [...]
Police have dismantled a number of drug supply chains in the state’s south, following the arrests of 14 people earlier today (Tuesday 30 April 2013).
The arrests were made by officers attached to Strike Force Delicate, which was formed by Monaro Local Area Command in August 2012 to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Queanbeyan [...]
ACT Policing has seized and impounded a purple Ford Falcon utility after footage of the vehicle doing burnouts in Amaroo was posted on Facebook.
Last Friday evening (26 April) the registered owner of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Chisholm, posted the video to their Facebook account.
The video, recorded earlier that same day, depicts [...]
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released Youth justice in Australia 2011–12: an overview and for better or worse kids in Canberra seem to be spending more time in care than elsewhere, with our indigenous numbers particularly striking.
In general Tasmania seems to lock up children the most, but why are we next?
ACT Policing is investigating a two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon (Monday, April 29) in Mawson.
Around 1.50pm ACT Policing Criminal Investigations were travelling north along Athllon Drive when they attempted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Telstar.
The driver failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit.
The offending vehicle fled police and drove through a [...]
ACT Policing arrested one man for drug-related offences and five more people will be summonsed following the music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday, 28 April) at the University of Canberra.
One man was taken into protective custody for intoxication and three juveniles apprehended for underage drinking. A small quantity of drugs suspected to be lysergic [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Belconnen yesterday (Saturday, 27 April).
At around 8.30pm a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were walking along College Street returning to their residence in Belconnen.
They were approached by three males, one of the males produced a knife and demanded the pair hand over [...]