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Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

By 11 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing believes the same offender was responsible for three separate attempted aggravated robberies on Canberra’s northside last night (Thursday, July 10).
Witnesses are being sought to all three incidents and police enquiries are ongoing.
Around 6.40pm, an offender entered a supermarket at Cook and threatened staff with a bladed weapon. As he made the demands, a [...]

ACT Law Court project reaches milestone

By 10 July 2014

The first Public Private Partnership in the ACT has reached a major milestone with an invitation for expressions of interest released for the ACT Law Courts project by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, and Treasurer, Andrew Barr, today.
It is the first stage in a procurement process that will continue over the coming months.
“As the territory’s first PPP, [...]

Police seek assistance to house vandalism

By 9 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to an incident of property damage which occurred in Kambah last night (Tuesday, July 8).
About 9.05pm police were called to a report of numerous people at a home in Shaw Place, causing damage to the premises. Upon arrival police saw numerous cars in the street and up to 70 teenagers [...]

Canberra crime reports continue to fall

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in reported offences according to the April to June quarterly crime statistics for 2014, which show a 15.9 per cent decrease across the ACT when compared with April to June 2013.
All of the eight patrol regions, as defined by the ACT Policing Crime Statistics website, experienced a [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Fyshwick

By 8 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Monday, July 7).
About 8.25pm a man has entered the Hello Sexy Adult store on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, carrying a machete. The man threatened the employee with the machete and demanded cash, to which the employee complied.
No other persons were present [...]

Bonner man arrested for dog baiting

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses or information relating to incidents of dog baiting after a 42 year-old Bonner man was arrested for animal baiting/poisoning on Friday (July 4).
Around 6pm the male offender was seen walking past the rear entrance of a Bonner residence and removing a number of meat balls, believed to contain Ratsak, [...]

Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).
Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow [...]

Man hospitalised following fireworks incident

By 7 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 30-year-old man was hospitalised last night following reports of fireworks being set off on an oval in Kambah (Sunday, July 6).
Police responded to reports of fireworks about 9.30pm last night at the Kambah District Playing Fields, off Chirnside Circuit, Kambah.
A witness reported the car’s registration to police, who later attended the owner’s home and [...]

Police investigate house fire in Chisholm

By 6 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Gibbons Street, Chisholm was extensively damaged by fire this morning (Sunday, July 6).
Around 6.00am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were inside the home at the time of the fire.
The crime scene has been handed over to ACT [...]

School board head calls for ACT-wide bullying audit

By 4 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Primrose Riordan’s article in the CT this week is unfortunately more of the same – kids bullying kids and schools who are unwilling or unable to stop it.  In the article School Chair Mr Villafor’s suggests an ACT-wide bullying audit which seems like something that could be very useful. An audit with the intention of [...]

Man to face court for dangerous driving

By 2 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 51-year-old Ainslie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, July 2) following his arrest yesterday afternoon.
About 1.45pm yesterday, police were on patrol in Narrabundah when they conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a burgundy Hyundai Coupe. Police were speaking with the driver when he accelerated away.
A short pursuit ensued with [...]

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Lyons

By 2 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Lyons Friendly Grocer in Lyons last night (Tuesday, July 1).
Around 7.40pm, a man entered the supermarket and threatened a staff member with a knife, demanding cash.
The employee complied and the man then opened the cigarettes cupboard and took several packets of cigarettes before fleeing [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated burglary in Calwell

By 1 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a residence in Calwell on Friday, June 27.
Around 11am, two male youths forced their way into a residence in Costello Circuit. Once inside the offenders searched the premises and a number of items were taken, however, the owner of the residence arrived home and the [...]

‘Stop Pushing the Limits’ new campaign to slow us down

By 1 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A two-month campaign to target speeding in the ACT was launched today by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, and Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers.
The Stop Pushing the Limits campaign will run throughout July and August 2014 and forms part of the ACT’s multi-agency road safety strategy. The campaign aims [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Majura Road this afternoon (Monday, June 30).
Around 1.25pm police were called to Majura Road, Majura, following reports that a yellow Subaru had collided with a semi-trailer.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the collision but the driver of the vehicle had died at the scene.
Majura Road is closed [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery at Mecure Hotel Braddon

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a hotel in Braddon yesterday morning (Sunday, June 29).
About 9.00am a woman, armed with a knife, entered the reception of the Mercure Hotel on Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, and threatened two female staff members while demanding cash.
A male employee has attempted to restrain the offender [...]

64 New Constables for ACT Policing

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus APM and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers in welcoming 18 new Probationary Constables to the ranks of ACT Policing at the AFP College in Barton on Friday, June 27.
Over two days last week, four classes graduated, bolstering numbers to [...]

Child exploitation images found on tablet; man arrested

By 29 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Torrens man after a computer tablet was found to contain child exploitation images.
The tablet had been found in a Canberra pet store on Friday, June 27, as misplaced property and when a staff member attempted to identify the tablet’s owner, it was found to contain the exploitation [...]

Woman arrested after service station robbery

By 28 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE

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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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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 [...]

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