UPDATE: ACT Policing says the boy has been located safe and well (11.30am Friday 15 May).
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a 12-year-old boy, missing since yesterday evening (Thursday, May 14).
The North-side boy did not return home from school yesterday and was last seen at 8.30pm yesterday in Belconnen, at the traffic lights [...]
Around 9:40am this morning, ACT Policing responded to an incident in La Perouse Street, Red Hill.
Police were called to attend the house after reports of a disturbance and a house fire. ACT Fire & Rescue attended the location to extinguish a fire.
Two people, a woman and young child have been conveyed to hospital with critical [...]
The government will introduce amendments to interim domestic violence orders and change the definition of family violence to ensure victims receive greater support, Attorney-General Simon Corbell announced last night.
Speaking at the launch of Law Week 2015, Mr Corbell said the changes were part of the government’s major legislative reform program to respond to the outcomes [...]
Thieves have allegedly stolen over $10,000 worth of metal detecting equipment from metal detector and prospecting store Detect A Den overnight.
At least two men gained entry to the Townsville Street business at around 2.40am on Monday morning (11 May 2015) by smashing a window. Security footage has been handed to police.
Detect A Den owner Terry Lemon says [...]
[ 13 May 2015 at 11:00 am; 14 May 2015 at 11:45 am; ] The President of the Law Society of the ACT, Martin Hockridge, has today announced free advice sessions on wills and powers of attorney that will be run as part of ACT Law Week.
“Many people either don’t realise how important it is to have a will, or they think they can leave it until later,” said [...]
ACT Policing has today issued another warning against scam traffic infringement notices, this time for “irresponsible driving a car.”
It would seem that the scammers are at it again with another version of the email traffic infringement notice doing the rounds.
For the LOL’s, we received this email from the scammers this morning telling us this [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell early this morning (Tuesday, 5 May).
Around 1am two women entered the Woolworths Petrol service station at the Calwell Shopping Centre, where they threatened a console operator, one armed with a possible firearm and the other with a syringe.
The console operator complied with [...]
UPDATE: The white powder found in a package at the Indonesian Embassy has been deemed safe.
ACT Policing is responding to reports of a suspicious package located at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra this morning (Monday, May 4).
About 10.45am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the Indonesian Embassy in Yarralumla.
ACT Policing is [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a one punch assault that occurred on Mort Street in Braddon in the early hours of Sunday 3 May.
About 1.47am police were approached by a male who informed them a male had been knocked out near the intersection of Mort Street and Bunda Street.
Police arrived on the scene where they found [...]
An 18-year-old Bonner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 4) charged with a number of traffic offences.
Police will allege that on Thursday 11 March 2015, the man stole a silver Toyota Kluger from a home in Ainslie and number plates belonging to a Honda Civic in Belconnen.
On Friday 12 March, the [...]
Investigations are underway after ACT Policing attended a fire in Red Hill yesterday (Sunday, 26 April).
ACT Fire and Rescue and police arrived at a unit in Discovery Street around 9:30pm and found the rear carport on fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire with damage estimated to be valued at $50,000. No other units in [...]
ACT Policing attended a serious collision between a pedestrian and a car at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street in Dickson on Saturday night (25 April).
About 10.50pm a car turned right from Mouat Street Lynham, then proceeded southbound along Northbourne Avenue when a pedestrian ran out on to the road from Antill Street.
The pedestrian [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the BWS liquor store in Kaleen on Friday night (24 April).
About 6.45pm, two men entered the store on Georgina Crescent, carrying large kitchen knives and threatening two staff members who were working at the time.
The men demanded money and assaulted one of the staff members [...]
A 27-year-old Bruce man has been extradited from New South Wales after members from ACT Policing travelled to Batemans Bay this morning (Friday, April 24).
A warrant was sworn for the man’s arrest in the ACT today for the murder of Daniela D’Addario.
An application for the man’s extradition was made to the Bateman’s Bay Magistrates Court [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the extradition of a 27-year-old Bruce man from New South Wales today (Friday, April 24). Members from ACT Policing are travelling to Batemans Bay this morning following a warrant being sworn in the ACT for the man’s arrest for the alleged murder of Daniela D’Addario.
NSW Police arrested the man after the [...]
Police are understood to be investigating whether the body of a woman discovered in a car in Bermagui overnight is that of missing Canberra woman Daniela D’Addario.
Daniela, 35, was reported missing earlier this week along with Canberra man Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, 27.
At about 8.30pm last night (Wednesday 22 April 2015), police stopped a car on [...]
ACT Policing has concerns for the welfare of Daniela D’Addario, a 35-year-old woman and Josaia (Joey) Vosikata, a 27-year-old man, both missing since Monday, 20 April 2015.
The couple was reported missing to police by concerned family members of Daniela on Monday afternoon after being unsuccessful in contacting her over the weekend.
Police believe that the couple [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man who indecently exposed himself in Greenway on Saturday 4 April.
Around 6pm the male offender who was riding a black mountain bike, approached a woman on the bike path near De Little Circuit in Greenway. He was indecently exposing himself and conducting an indecent act in front of [...]
As part of its ongoing enquiries into the homicide of a 28-year-old woman in Gordon on March 17, ACT Policing is seeking to contact three to four men who may be able to assist the investigation.
Police have received information that on Tuesday, March 17 sometime between 1am and 3am, three to four young males and [...]
An 18-year-old Macgregor man will face court today (Friday, April 17) where he will be charged for multiple burglaries, including two ram raid incidents, across Canberra last month.
Between 5am and 6am on Friday March 27, an offender gained entry to six businesses in Ainslie and Fyshwick, including a newsagency, baby store and pet store.
CCTV located [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage and theft that occurred in Mawson, Farrer and Isaacs between Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 April.
Police have received 17 reports of incidents concerning vehicles around the suburbs within a 2.5km radius.
Multiple vehicles were broken into, with a number of items stolen including cash, membership [...]
While I do not have access to statistics on how Canberrans feel about the recently passed mandatory data retention laws, I can honestly say that I have spoken to no one who agrees with them.
The Australian Capital Territory’s Human Rights Act was the first charter of human rights enacted in Australia. After coming into force [...]
A number of years ago, the US gained some infamy by having over one million people in its jails. I heard, in about 2002 or 2003 or thereabouts, that American Correction Services (ACS), built a 600-bed prison in California and then offered it to the State government for use in its prison system. The Californians [...]
ACT Policing has charged a 20-year-old man of no fixed abode following investigations into the aggravated burglary of a Gungahlin jewellery store last month.
Around 5.10am on Tuesday March 31, ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon was driven into the Gungahlin Village shopping complex, breaking through the doors from [...]
It may sound like a tall tale, but police are investigating the theft of Stretch, a six-foot fibreglass giraffe statue from Gungahlin over the long weekend.
The statue was stolen from Kinder Haven Childcare and Early Education Centre sometime between Thursday 2 April and Tuesday 7 April.
ACT Policing has described the missing statue as “a giraffe, [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision on Haydon Drive, in Bruce yesterday evening (Wednesday, April 8) in which a motorcyclist collided with an ACTION bus.
Police were called to the scene around 7.10pm.
The motorcyclist, aged in his 20s, was riding south on Haydon Drive when he collided with the side of an ACTION bus turning right [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a second aggravated burglary in which a stolen vehicle has been used to force entry inside a shopping centre, and also used to force entry to an arcade jewellery store.
Around 5.10am today (Tuesday, March 31), ACT Policing responded to an incident in which a silver Subaru Impreza wagon has been driven into the [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to five burglaries in Fyshwick on Friday morning (March 27), believed to be related.
Between 5.30am and 6am on Friday (March 27), an offender gained entry to five businesses in Fyshwick including:
Timmo’s Takeaway on Wiluna Street, where the offender damaged the front door and took cash.
Best Friends Pet Store on Barrier [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated burglary involving a stolen vehicle within the Kippax Fair shopping centre early this morning (Monday, 30 March).
Around 6.25am today, police attended the Kippax Fair shopping complex after reports that a vehicle had crashed through the front doors some 10-15 minutes earlier, causing significant damage.
The vehicle has then [...]
I have written many times on corrective services in relation to rehabilitative and restorative processes, and the lack of them, concerning offenders and victims.
Perhaps it is timely to revisit the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC), which may have escaped public notice and attention and may give context to further conversations on the subject of how Canberra [...]