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Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

By 28 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Cook this afternoon (Monday, 28 December) in which a male driver has died.
About 3.30pm, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided with a tree on Bindubi Street, Cook. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male driver was pronounced dead at the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Calwell

By 26 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a two-vehicle collision in Calwell yesterday morning (Friday 25 December) in which a female driver has died.
About 11.00am, police responded to a report of a collision on Outtrim Avenue, Calwell. ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the female driver to The Canberra Hospital, where she later died.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation [...]

Road toll rises to 13 as woman passenger, 82, dies in hospital after Farrer crash

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

An 82-year-old Farrer woman has died at The Canberra Hospital today after being seriously injured in last Thursday’s fatal collision on Yamba Drive, Farrer.
The woman was the passenger of the vehicle driven by the 84-year-old man who died at the scene.
Her death takes the 2015 ACT road toll to 13.
ACT Policing is investigating after initially [...]

Spate of car break-ins at Holder early Monday

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple vehicle break-ins in the Holder area in the early hours of Monday, 14 December 2015.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins or anyone acting suspiciously in the Holder area between the hours of 12am and 3.30am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or [...]

Man dead for 4 weeks in Queanbeyan home before police discovered body

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Banksia Street map

Queanbeyan police discovered the body of a man believed to be in his 50s in a Banksia Street home on Sunday afternoon, around four weeks after he died.
Neighbours had contacted police because they were concerned for the welfare of a 50-year-old man who lived in the house but had not been seen in the street [...]

Missing man, children found on stolen yacht at Pretty Beach

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A missing man and four children have been found on board a stolen yacht at Pretty Beach, north of Batemans Bay.
About 11am, police located the 42-year-old man and his two sons, aged 13 and 8, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who are friends of the family. Police said earlier today [...]

ACT pair charged after allegedly firing shots at police between Gundagai and Yass

By 14 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Two ACT men, both aged 23, have been charged following their arrest at Yass over a police pursuit during which they allegedly fired shots at officers early yesterday.
They have each been charged with numerous offences, including shoot with intent to murder, aggravated break and enter, assault and resist arrest.
Both have been refused bail to appear [...]

‘Grave concerns’ for missing Lyons man

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing man

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of 56-year-old Lyons man Robert Jacob and are calling for public assistance to help locate him. He has been missing for ten days.
Mr Jacob (pictured), was last seen walking from the Westfield Woden Shopping Centre on Melrose Drive in Phillip on Monday, 30 November. He had been seen [...]

Ex-pet salon owner convicted over injured dogs

Dog injuries

WARNING: Several disturbing images below

A former Canberra businessman has been convicted and sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act (1992) after nine dogs were injured at two dog grooming salons he owned in the territory.
RSPCA ACT received reports between June 1 and September 9, 2013, that nine dogs had suffered significant injuries and burns after they [...]

Pedestrian hit by car in Monash

By 6 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a collision that occurred on Ashley Drive, Monash this morning, (Sunday 6 December).
About 1.40am, Tuggeranong patrol members responded to reports of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
When police arrived at the scene they observed a male lying on the side of the road surrounded by a number of [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Gordon

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a motorcycle and a police officer on Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon this morning (2 December).
About 1.20am, police were patrolling in the Gordon area when a black motorcycle came to the attention of police. Police intercepted the motorcycle and directed the rider to stop.
The rider failed to [...]

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary.
The mobility scooter was stolen during a burglary of the 87-year-old woman’s residence in Waramanga on Monday, 23 November.
ACT Policing commenced an investigation and appealed to the public [...]

Bag snatch caught on BeyondQ CCTV

BeyondQ theft CCTV still

Do you know this woman? As this video shows, she walked into Curtin secondhand bookstore Beyond Q last Tuesday and brazenly stole a staff member’s handbag from its storage locker, apparently with the aid of two accomplices also visible in the footage.

RiotACT spoke today to the affected staff member, a grandmother who works at the [...]

Homicide team calls for dashcam clues in Carville murder case

Detective Sergeant Donna Parsons and Detective Senior Constable Yoran Wolfkamp

ACT Policing homicide detectives have interviewed the owner of a vehicle interest in relation to the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville and say they can’t rule him out as a suspect in the investigation.
They’ve also asked members of the public with dashcam or bodycam footage taken in the Majura area earlier this month [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died.
About 5.20pm, police received a report of a collision involving three motorcycles on the Monaro Highway, Royalla. The collision occurred approximately five kilometers south of the intersection with the Monaro Highway and Old Cooma Road. A [...]

Body is missing Evatt man: police

Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious.
Police have ruled out family as persons of interest.
Mr Carville was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen at his Evatt home on the [...]

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night.
About 5.15pm yesterday, a man was allegedly stabbed at Stuart Flats (across Captain Crescent from Manuka shops). The incident allegedly occurred near the carport at the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

Chooks beheaded by human not fox: RSPCA

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beheaded chickens

RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the culprits.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said claims the injuries were the result of a fox attack were unfounded. A veterinary examination confirmed that human intervention [...]

Woman charged with arson over Kambah fire

By 21 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 21-year-old Higgins woman yesterday (20 November) in relation to a fire at a Kambah residence earlier this year.
The blaze, which started in the garage, spread to the house on Stymers Street in the early hours of Wednesday 2 September.
The garage and entire contents, including a Subaru WRX, were completely destroyed [...]

Phone GPS now legal (if safely secured)

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Phone GPS

Canberra drivers and riders can use their phone’s GPS capability (if the device is safely secured) while on the road following an amendment to ACT legislation.
It had previously been illegal to use the GPS function of mobile phones while driving and riding in the ACT.
ACT Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury said it would also now [...]

Police discover body in Majura

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unidentified body found in Majura this afternoon.
Police are in the process of determining the cause of death and the identity of the body. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 49-year-old woman, Elizabeth Sturgeon.
Elizabeth was last seen in the O’Connor area around 1.00am this morning (Monday, 16 November). She was last seen driving a silver 2007 Suzuki Swift bearing registration number YFE17X.
Elizabeth is described as being about 168cm (5’6’ft) tall, with a slim build and short [...]

Woman critical after Gundagai collision, police establish crime scene

By 15 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Gundagai accident

NSW Police spent several hours this afternoon investigating a collision between two cars on the Hume Highway near Gundagai that left a man and a woman seriously injured and another woman in a critical condition.
Officers from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene at the site of the collision and investigations are continuing.
Emergency services [...]

Police seek IDs over Caltex Weston assault

By 10 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Police are seeking to identify two offenders following an assault at the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street, Weston on Thursday, 15 October.
Around 11.10am, two men entered the Caltex Service Station. On exiting, one of the two left without paying for an item.
The pair were approached by a Caltex employee. One of the men then [...]

Poisoner kills puppy, dog in Kambah

The baited dogs

ACT Policing officers are working with the RSPCA as they investigate a distressing case in which two ten-week old puppies and an adult rescue dog were poisoned.
Australian kelpie rescue dog Red Dog and kelpie puppy Tanner died as a result of the crime. Tanner’s brother, Theo, was left critically ill but will survive the [...]

Forensics team investigates Narrabundah fire

Fire in Mindarie St

An ACT Housing townhouse in Mindarie Street, Narrabundah has been destroyed by a fire that has left neighbouring tenants homeless due to smoke damage.
One Mindarie St resident told RiotACT that the fire, which took hold in the early hours of this morning, was the third on the property in recent months. The first two were [...]

Body found after hunt for missing Yass man

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Leonard Watkinson

Police searching for a man missing from Yass have located a body.
Sixty-year-old Leonard Watkinson was last seen at his property on Reardons Road on Monday, October 5, 2015.
Police from The Hume Local Area Command have conducted extensive searches and inquiries since that time.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, a body was found inside a [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man


ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man from Evatt.
The man, Mr Andrew Carville was last seen at his residence in Evatt at 9.30pm Wednesday (4 November).
Mr Carville is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, of a slim build and with brown/grey shoulder length hair.
Police are [...]

Drink smart or risk being caught: ACT Policing

By 3 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

How many drinks can you have on Melbourne Cup day and still drive to collect the kids? Or pass a random breath test? ACT Policing has warned Canberrans to plan ahead and drink responsibly today. It will be operating targeted and random breath testing across Canberra.
The police will be out in force around Thoroughbred Park [...]

Driver repeatedly rams police cars in Lyneham: ACT Policing

By 2 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 26-year-old Lyneham man has been charged after repeatedly ramming two police cars in a stolen vehicle overnight, according to ACT Policing.
Officers arrested the man after he failed to stop his vehicle when directed by police in Lyneham early this morning.
About 5.15am, Belconnen Patrol police witnessed a stolen white Ford Ranger proceed through a red [...]

Car burnt to cinders at Hyperdome

Burnt out car

This was the scene visitors the Tuggeranong Hyperdome carpark were confronted with yesterday afternoon: a burnt out car surrounded by cinders and police tape.
One of our readers sent the photo through via our Facebook page and we contacted ACT Policing to find out what happened.
A spokesman said investigations were ongoing.
“About 12.50am on Sunday police attended [...]

Police issue facefits in Harrison aggravated robbery case

By 26 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released two facefit images following an aggravated robbery in Harrison on Tuesday 13 October.
About 12.45pm, three to four males approached an unoccupied running vehicle outside a residence in Harrison.
The owner, who was a short distance away, confronted the offenders and was pushed to the ground by one of the males.
The offenders then fled in [...]

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