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Drink driver caught six times over limit

By 21 September 2015

ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old Weston man after he was detected with a blood alcohol reading of 0.330 in Turner yesterday (Sunday, September 20).
At about 5.10pm police received a report from an off duty AFP member of a person driving erratically in Turner, nearly colliding with a parked car.
The driver, who was currently disqualified, [...]

Firearms seized from stolen car after crash

By 19 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who crashed a stolen car in Pialligo and fled the scene before police attended and located firearms in the car early this morning (Saturday 19 September).
About 3.20am, police received a report that a red Mazda sedan had left the road on Pialligo Avenue, near Brindabella Park, and [...]

Attempted robbery at Lyons grocer

By 18 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at the Friendly Grocer store in Lyons last night (Thursday, 17 September).
About 10.00pm, a man brandishing a knife entered the store on Devonport Street demanding cash from the attendant. As he made the demands, he was disturbed by a customer.
The offender then fled the scene without taking [...]

Drugs and weapons seized in Kaleen

By 16 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
drugs and weapons seized in kaleen

ACT Policing has seized drugs, firearms, ammunition and suspected stolen property during the search of a residence in Kaleen last night (Tuesday 15 September).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting team located and seized approximately 200 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine (ice), a similar quantity of compressed cannabis head and a sum of [...]

Gas explosion at Braddon Maccas

By 14 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
gas explosion braddon mcdonalds

ACT Policing attended McDonalds restaurant in Braddon yesterday evening (Sunday 13 September) following a small gas explosion.
About 9pm, a 41-year-old man from Giralang entered the restaurant and ignited a 9kg gas bottle which he had brought with him. The man sustained possible life threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and conveyed [...]

Fatal collision in Red Hill

By 13 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 43-year-old man from Pearce died last night following a collision in Red Hill.
About 8.20pm he was driving on his motorcycle heading north along La Perouse Street, when he collided with a white Hyundai i30 travelling in the opposite direction.
ACT Policing General Duties were first to attend the scene within moments and commenced CPR.
ACT Fire [...]

Kathleen Bautista found safe

By 11 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
kathleen bautista

ACT Policing has located missing 19-year-old Gordon woman, Kathleen Bautista safe.
Kathleen from Gordon was found by search and rescue members about 10.25am this morning near the Cotter reserve area.
Kathleen went missing on Saturday 5 September 2015 when she was last seen in Chapman about 7.00am.
The search for the teenager immediately began, and has continued for [...]

ACT Government finally responds to school cage incident

By 8 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It’s been 165 days since the ACT Government discovered a cage was built in one of its schools for a 10-year-old student with autism.
We found out today that the school’s principal has been sacked, and will no longer be able to work at any ACT Government school. The inquiry, overseen at arm’s length from Minister Joy Burch’s office, found the [...]

Drug raid at Playground Bar

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing Regional Targeting Team members from City Police Station conducted a search warrant in the City on Friday night (4 September).
Around 10.30pm, police executed the warrant in line with section 187 of the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 at the Playground Martini and Tapas Bar in Garema Place, to locate evidence in relation to [...]

Witnesses sought to Haig Park robbery

By 7 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at Haig Park in Braddon on Friday (4 September).
About 8.00am, the victim was walking through the park when he was grabbed from behind, pushed into a tree and threatened with an electric pulse device. The offender then frisked the man and left on foot with a [...]

Have you seen Kathleen?

By 6 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
kathleen bautista

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 19-year-old Gordon woman, Kathleen Bautista.
Kathleen was last seen in Chapman at about 7.00am on Saturday 5 September 2015. She was last seen driving a black Hyundai i30 bearing registration number YHE47L.
Kathleen is described as being about 165cm (5’5’ft) tall, with a slender build, and shoulder length [...]

Police targeting distracted drivers

By 3 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is warning drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off their mobile phones during a month of driver distraction targeting in September.
Police will target driver distraction offences, which include using a hand-held mobile phone and can attract fines of up to $357 and three demerit points.
Traffic Operations Officer in Charge Station [...]

Police seek Tuggeranong Parkway hoon

By 2 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is searching for a green Camry Sedan bearing registration number YGC14U which was seen driving dangerously between 3.15pm and 3.30pm on Sunday 30 August.
The car had two males on board and was travelling southbound on Drakeford Drive from Kambah, and was last seen driving through a red light and heading towards Monash.
Traffic was [...]

Why we need safe access zones outside Canberra’s abortion clinics

act health moore street

Many years ago, as a student of the Australian National University, I’d often ride my bike past the ACT Health building in the city and wonder why the front was often tasselled with such a ghoulish gathering. Perhaps it was a mimed version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show… in slow motion?
Always in a rush, [...]

Man and teen to face court over Scullin burglary

By 31 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old man from Queanbeyan and 14-year old teen from Florey, for burglary on a house in Scullin on Saturday (29 August).
About 2pm, the two alleged offenders entered the rear yard of a residence in Ross Smith Crescent and forced entry through a side sliding door.
A short time later, the owner came [...]

Have you seen these antique books?

By 28 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
antique books

On Wednesday 5 August, ACT Policing commenced an investigation into a burglary in Dickson. Amongst stolen items of property, there were three antique books which were located in a safe.The books are very distinctive atlases and they are potentially the last in circulation. The offender may be oblivious to their worth and they may have [...]

Stolen goods worth $300,000 seized in Phillip

By 26 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
stolen goods haul

ACT Policing executed two search warrants yesterday (Tuesday, 25 August 2015) at a residence in Chisholm and business in Phillip.
About 8.00am, members of the Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed two section 187 Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrants after information was received from the public.
A male person of interest was present at the [...]

Buried shotgun found in Kambah

By 24 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
shotgun found in kambah

ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of a shotgun found in Kambah yesterday, (Sunday 23 August).
About 11.45am, police were notified of the shotgun by an elderly man who was walking his dog along Kambah Pool Road. The shotgun was wrapped in three plastic bags and partly buried in a shallow trench about 30 metres into [...]

Wanniassa Red Rooster robbed at gunpoint

By 21 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
wanniassa red rooster robbery

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Thursday, 20 August 2015).
Around 8.10pm three men entered Red Rooster on the corner of Langdon Avenue and Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa armed with a shortened rifle, a knife and a metal bar.
During the robbery the three men made a number [...]

Goulburn jail escapee found and charged

By 19 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

An alleged escapee from a correctional centre in Goulburn has been charged and will appear in court today.
Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18 August 2015), a 28-year-old man allegedly escaped from the correctional centre in Goulburn, and was last seen in the vicinity of the centre about 12.50pm.
Officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command commenced an [...]

Maximum security inmate escapes Goulburn jail

By 18 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

NSW Police Force is appealing for public assistance to locate a man who escaped from Goulburn Correctional Centre today.
Stephen Jamieson, 28, was last seen in the vicinity of Goulburn Correctional Centre about 12.50pm (Tuesday 18 August 2015).
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 177cm tall, of thin build with a fair complexion and brown [...]

Child located after Belconnen abduction

By 14 August 2015

ACT Policing would like to thank NSW Police Force and the community for their assistance in locating an 18-month-old girl who was abducted yesterday afternoon from a house in Belconnen.
After an extensive police operation during which ACT Policing worked closely with the NSW Police Force, the child was located by NSW Police about 9.15am this morning in [...]

Witnesses sought to alleged abduction in Belconnen

By 13 August 2015

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the alleged abduction of an 18-month-old girl in Belconnen this afternoon (Thursday, 13 August).
About 12.35pm, ACT Policing received a report that a man entered the Barnados Care House in Belconnen armed with a knife and possible imitation firearm and abducted the child.
The mother of the child; 18-year-old, Melinda Kringle, [...]

Latham Handy Mart robbed overnight

By 11 August 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Detectives are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Latham last night (Monday, 10 August 2015).
Around 7:15pm, a man entered the Latham Handy Mart on Wanliss Street, Latham and produced what appeared to be a small firearm while making demands for cash.
The employee complied with the demands and the man fled the store with the [...]

5 aggravated burglaries in 5 hours in Canberra’s north


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five aggravated burglaries in Weetangera, Hawker and Aranda on Saturday morning (1 August).
Between the hours of 2am and 6.30am, offenders entered five homes across McLachlan Crescent in Weetangera, Elsey Street and Anningie Place in Hawker and Noala Street in Aranda and stole property while the occupants were at home.
Property [...]

Alleged Comanchero arrested for March shooting


ACT Policing Detectives from Taskforce Nemesis (Gangs Taskforce) arrested a 22-year-old Ngunnawal man yesterday (6 August), in relation to the shooting of a 36-year-old man earlier this year (12 March).
The arrest follows the seizure of a shotgun located during a search warrant executed on a residence in Ngunnawal (24 April). The warrant was conducted subsequent [...]

Loaded gun, drugs seized in Kaleen

guns and drugs seized in kaleen

ACT Policing seized a loaded firearm during a warrant in Kaleen yesterday (Wednesday, 5 August 2015).
About 10.20am Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team, conducted a search warrant under section 187 of the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989.
During the execution of the warrant, police seized a loaded .32 calibre revolver, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and [...]

Project Safe Plate back this weekend

project safe plate canberra

[ 8 August 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

If you didn’t get your number plates fitted with tamper proof screws back in June, now is your chance.

ACT Policing has today announced that officers will be on hand to fit number plates with tamper-proof screws on the corner of Matilda and Callam Streets in Phillip this Saturday 8 August between 10am and 4pm.

Constable Kenny [...]

30km speed limit in school zones?

Ask RiotACT

The ACT Government would like community views to be expressed on reducing the speed limit around schools to 30kmph – but there has been nothing posted on the ‘Time to Talk’ website yet, so let’s start the community discussion here.
I think 40kph is slow enough – I do not want the speed limit to be dropped to 30kph [...]

80% increase in Canberra car break-ins – is this avoidable?


In the last few months I have noticed a lot of people reporting stolen cars, smashed windows and thefts on various online community notice boards. I wasn’t sure if crime had spiked or whether online posts were encouraging more people to come forward.
ACT Policing recently confirmed that there has been an 80 per cent increase [...]

Belconnen Soccer Club robbed at gunpoint


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar late Saturday night (1 August 2015).
About 11.07pm, a single male offender entered the club armed with a small handgun. Five patrons were exiting the club when the offender entered and rushed past them to the front counter.
The offender immediately [...]

Shooting in McKellar overnight

car shooting mckellar

ACT Policing is investigating a shooting incident which occurred early this morning in McKellar (Wednesday 29 July).
About 9.30am, police received a report that a vehicle had been damaged overnight while parked in the driveway of a home on Burns Circuit, McKellar. Police believe the incident occurred about 4.10am.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations established a crime scene [...]

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