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Police investigating fatal collision in Turner

By 24 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a collision on McCaughey Street in Turner in which an elderly male driver has died.
Investigators are examining the circumstances surrounding the collision, which occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday, August 23) around 1.40pm. The driver, an 87-year-old man from Braddon, appears to have lost control and collided with a tree.
Attempts were made to [...]

Kings Cross’s younger sibling

By 21 August 2014

Has Canberra’s squeaky clean reputation of being the perfect place to raise a family been tarnished… and what can we do to fix it?
Residents of Canberra are typically more worried about a five minute traffic jam then being afraid of walking alone at night. With the recent violent incident at the front of a popular Canberra night [...]

P-plate driver caught drink driving again

By 21 August 2014

ACT Policing apprehended a 28-year-old Queanbeyan man for drink driving after his vehicle mounted a gutter on London Circuit, City last night (August 20).
About 11.25pm, police travelling in an unmarked vehicle on London Circuit were overtaken by a Ford Falcon travelling at excessive speed.
The vehicle lost control prior to skidding towards the curb, mounting the [...]

Late fees for parking fines not justfied

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

It is interesting that we are attacking the banks and now the telcos over late payment fees when our own local government can be included.
I deservedly incurred a parking fine of $91 and forgot to pay it on time. For my troubles I am hit by an administrative charge of $34. This is over 33% [...]

Man arrested; assault in Civic apartment

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Ainslie man following the assault of a woman at a City residence on the evening of Wednesday, August 13.
About 9.20pm, a male entered the apartment complex on Coranderrk Street, Canberra City, and requested entry to an apartment. After a dispute with a female resident of the apartment, the male [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Hughes

By 20 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hughes yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, August 19).
About 5pm two men carrying knives entered the Australia Post Office at Hughes Shops and demanded cash from the employee.
One of the offenders threatened the employee while the second jumped the counter and removed the till. They left [...]

Public property defaced; man arrested

By 20 August 2014

Last night (August 19) ACT Policing arrested a 62-year-old man of no fixed abode after several incidents of public amenities being defaced with faeces in John Knight Park, Belconnen.
Throughout August, several incidents of property damage were reported by Territory and Municipal Services staff to ACT Policing. All incidents involved faeces smeared across public amenities in [...]

Man arrested on sexual assault offences

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday, August 19) after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in Campbell on two separate occasions.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in June last year after a night out in Civic.
The second incident is alleged to have occurred earlier this year, in February, at [...]

Drink driver caught in school car park

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will summons a 60-year-old Palmerston man caught drink driving while dropping his granddaughter to school in Nicholls yesterday (Monday August 18).
About 8.50am, police received a report that a gold Toyota Avalon had collided into two parked cars in the car park of the Holy Spirit Primary School on Anne Clark Avenue, Nicholls.
Witnesses informed [...]

Sex offender rehabilitation program, refund?

By 19 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Today the ACT courts added a couple extra years to the Belconnen Library serial child sex offender sentence.
It was his sixth conviction for offences against children.
At what point do we say enough is enough, this obviously isn’t working?
Who is delivering this service and who’s responsible for ensuring offenders are allowed to reenter the community without further harming our [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing man

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 48-year-old man.
The man, David Pang, was reported missing earlier today by his wife.
David was last seen about 10pm last night at their home in Weston.
David is described as having an olive complexion, with short, dark brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build and [...]

Police seek witnesses to Civic assault

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault outside a Civic nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday August 17).
About 12.40am, security staff refused a man entry to the Academy nightclub on Bunda Street, Civic. The man became aggressive and engaged a bystander in a short verbal argument before striking him, causing him [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-run in Garran

By 16 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-run incident in Garran this morning (Saturday, August 16) in which a person suffered serious leg injuries.
About 5.50am members of Woden patrol responded to reports of a person lying in the middle of the road on Yamba Drive outside The Canberra Hospital.
The person was suffering leg injuries as [...]

Dickson man nabbed in stolen van

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 36-year-old Dickson man, found early this morning in a stolen van in Mitchell, will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (August 15) charged with multiple property offences and drive while unlicensed.
Early this morning members of Gungahlin Patrol were driving on Flemington Road, Mitchell when suspicions were aroused in relation to a Mazda [...]

Police locate illicit drug lab in Hume

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a commercial grade clandestine illicit drug laboratory located in Hume today (August 12).
This afternoon ACT Policing received information regarding potentially hazardous material at a location on Sheppard Street, Hume.
ACT Policing members attended and cordoned the area, along with the ACT Fire and Rescue HAZMAT team. About 2pm, ACT Policing closed roads [...]

Witnesses sought to attempt abduction in Nicholls

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of an eight-year-old boy in Nicholls this morning (Tuesday, 12 August).
About 8.30am, the boy was walking along Kelleway Avenue to his school (Gold Creek Primary) when he was approached by a man in a blue sedan. The man told the boy to get [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on the Monaro Highway on (Sunday, August 10).
About 4.40pm, a two car collision occurred on the Monaro Highway, Royalla, at the intersection of Old Cooma Road, involving a Toyota Corolla and Hilux.
The impact caused significant damage to the Corolla sedan with the passenger sustaining life threatening [...]

Police seek witnesses to serious collision on Monaro Highway

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a serious collision which occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon (Sunday, August 10).
About 4.40pm, a two car collision occurred on the Monaro Highway, Royalla, at the intersection of Old Cooma Road, involving a Toyota Corolla and Hilux.
The impact caused significant damage to the Corolla sedan with the passenger sustaining life [...]

Man arrested for multiple robberies

By 10 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Ainslie man for robbing three stores in Braddon on Saturday night (9 August).
About 8.15pm the man entered a supermarket in the Canberra Centre on Bunda Street, stealing a multipack of matches and attempting to take money from the till.
At about 8.20pm, a man matching the same description entered [...]

Man arrested for importing drugs


ACT Policing arrested a 25-year-old Wright man yesterday morning (August 9) for the importation of drugs into Australia.
Between 13 June and 7 August, the AFP was alerted to several packages that were intercepted by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service which contained border controlled drugs.
On 7 August, a Canberra hotel received a similar suspicious package [...]

Facefit of Banks burglar released

By 8 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man involved in the burglary of a Banks home on July 30 and have released a face-fit of the offender.
About 1.40pm, a resident of the Banks home in Bellchamber Crescent disturbed the offender inside their house. When the offender saw the resident, he immediately fled.
Witnesses in the area [...]

Witnesses sought to Civic assault

By 8 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the taxi rank near Bailey’s Corner on London Circuit in Civic early this morning (August 8).
Around 3.45am three males were standing at the taxi rank when one male has struck another with his hand causing the victim to fall to the ground.
A second male [...]

Motorcyclist caught 68km/h over speed limit

By 8 August 2014

An 18-year-old man has lost his provisional licence after police caught him travelling 68km/h over the posted speed limit yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 7).
About 2.28pm ACT Policing members in an unmarked police car detected the man travelling northbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway at 168 km/h, which is a 100km/h sign posted speed zone.
Police stopped [...]

Two males to face court following Gordon burglary


ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man and 16-year-old teenager following a burglary in Gordon yesterday (August 7).
Around 12.15pm a woman returned to her home and suspected that someone was inside the residence after hearing the sound of a window opening.
The woman contacted police and members of the Tuggeranong Patrol responded to the incident a [...]

Facefit released of pizza driver robber


ACT Policing has released the facefit of one of two males who robbed a pizza delivery driver in Banks on Thursday (July 25).
About 9.25pm, a pizza delivery driver attended an address in Adcock Place, Banks, to deliver an order. At the address, the delivery driver noticed two males standing out the front of the residence.
As [...]

High range drink driver off the road

By 6 August 2014

ACT Policing intercepted a 31-year-old man for drink driving on Athllon Drive, Greenway yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 5 August).
The man who was on a suspended provisional licence, was driving a white coloured Nissan Pintara sedan when he was stopped for a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result.
The driver was taken into custody and [...]

Bonython man to face court on drug charges

By 5 August 2014

A 43-year-old Bonython man has been charged with drug offences following the execution of a search warrant on his two premises and vehicles on (Monday, August 4).
Around 6.40pm Tuggeranong Response Crime detectives observed the Bonython man make an illicit drug transaction with a 38-year-old woman in Phillip.
Detectives arrested both persons and subsequent searches located illicit [...]

Belconnen Safe Plate; 352 plates secured

By 4 August 2014

Yesterday (Sunday August 3), 352 drivers rolled up to Westfield Belconnen and had their vehicles fitted with tamper proof screws as part of ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft.
Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Greg O’Ryan said it was pleasing to see so many Canberrans take a few minutes out of [...]

Police seek witnesses to collision in Phillip

By 4 August 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 3 August).
Around 5.45pm police attended the scene at Melrose Drive, between Hindmarsh Drive and Botany Street, after reports of a head-on collision between a white Mercedes and silver Mercedes.
The driver and single occupant of the silver Mercedes was not [...]

Pontificating Police


Do you wanna know what annoys me? Probably not. Anyway, heaps of things do.
As an over 65 year old, I have a duty to pick things which give me the irrits and whinge about them. It comes with the right to hiss at noisy children in supermarkets, the right to [...]

Stolen Ute located with motorbike missing

By 1 August 2014

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle and a Kawasaki motorbike from a Monash home on Sunday 20 July.
Between 3.30am and 4.30am, the Toyota Hilux was outside the house and also had the Kawasaki motocross bike secured to the tray. When the owner went outside, both vehicles had been [...]

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend


More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing’s joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft.
This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate between 10am and 2pm.
Motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles [...]

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