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Police respond to three firearm incidents overnight

By 13 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is responding to reports of the discharge of firearms in three incidents from overnight (Thursday 12 March).
About 9.50pm last night, police received reports of shots fired in Boustead Circuit, Kambah. Patrols responded and located damage, which appears to be from a gunshot, to a front window of a home. No one was home [...]

Man in custody after Wanniassa homicide

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has taken a 45-year-old Symonston man into custody following a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday (Tuesday, March 10).
About 3pm today (Wednesday, March 11), investigations led police to an address in O’Connor and the man came into police custody without incident. He was taken to the ACT Watch House and is [...]

Police investigating suspicious death in Wanniassa

By 11 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious death of a man in Wanniassa yesterday evening (Tuesday 10 March).Police were called to a home in Wanniassa for a check welfare around 7pm. Responding patrols arrived about 7.05pm and upon forcing entry to the home located a deceased 61-year-old man within the residence.A 68-year-old invalid woman was located in a bedroom [...]

Witnesses sought to vehicle fires in Watson

By 10 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating two vehicle fires in Watson from Thursday 5 March.
About 12.15am, police were called to Higinbotham Street after receiving reports of two vehicles on fire at the location.
When police arrived, three fire trucks were at the scene and a large crowd had gathered with many reporting they heard an explosion.
ACT Fire and [...]

Witnesses sought to multiple vehicle damage in Bruce

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple incidents of vehicle damage that occurred in Bruce over the weekend.
Police responded to numerous complaints of damage to vehicles parked in and around unit complexes in Thynne Street and Lampard Circuit.
Multiple cars were broken into with a number of items stolen including wallets, cash, credit cards, an [...]

Restorative justice – a myth?

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In Australia we have a complex attitude towards the rehabilitation of offenders in our judicial system. We have many in our society who believe in an eye for an eye and hard-line punishment as a means of preventing recidivism.
Few will come out and support good rehabilitative programs. Rather than believing that some offenders can change their aberrant behaviour, [...]

Man to face court on assault charge

By 9 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has charged a 30-year-old NSW man with assault following an incident in Hackett on Saturday afternoon (March 7) in which a 30-year-old man suffered serious head injuries.
Around 5pm, police responded to reports of a disturbance in Hackett. Upon attending they found a man lying unconscious on the ground with head injuries.
Witness reports suggest [...]

500 drivers caught speeding last month

By 4 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s traffic targeting during February saw more than 504 drivers caught speeding across Canberra, with four drivers caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit.
“Alarmingly, just over half of those drivers were caught speeding in a school zone, showing blatant disregard for the safety of children; our most vulnerable road users,” Traffic Operations [...]

Murder charge; man to face court

By 1 March 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has charged a 40-year-old man with murder following an incident in Calwell yesterday afternoon (Saturday, February 28) in which a 28-year-old woman was killed.
Police were called to the Duggan St apartment block around 4.40pm, responding to reports of a disturbance at the location.
Upon attending, police found forced entry to the apartment, and the [...]

Teen arrested after aggravated robbery in Gowrie

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has apprehended a 17-year-old male from Canberra’s south following an aggravated robbery in Gowrie yesterday (26 February).
About 11:10am, a male walking along the underpass near Isabella Drive and Ashley Drive, Gowrie, was approached by two males. One male was carrying a baseball bat in a backpack and made demands for the victim’s mobile [...]

Possum beater on video not convicted

By 26 February 2015
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I am outraged by the results of one of our most recent animal cruelty cases. As published in The Canberra Times today, Lyons resident Domaneco Zizi escaped conviction after attacking a possum with a pole and eventually killing it.
In this case, our RSPCA ACT inspectors received actual video footage of the attack.
Furthermore, although we were unable [...]

Man injured in collision; witnesses required

By 22 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A man has been conveyed to The Canberra Hospital after sustaining serious injuries as a result of a single vehicle collision last Friday (February 20) night.
Around 11:45pm, a 29-year-old NSW man was travelling north on Coulter Drive, Evatt in a Ford Falcon station wagon
At the intersection with Ginninderra Drive and Coulter Drive the driver [...]

85 plants seized in Calwell drug bust

By 20 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has just released the following information and photographs regarding a drug bust in Calwell today.

ACT Policing officers from Tuggeranong Patrol seized up to 85 cannabis plants in various stages of cultivation from a Calwell residence during the execution of a search warrant this morning (Friday, February 20).
During the search, police located up to [...]

Car seen at Chisholm shooting; witnesses sought

By 20 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing to any witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured car in the week leading up to the shooting at Chisholm on Sunday, February 8.
Police were called around 8.15am to a house on Nina Jones Crescent, Chisholm, after the resident reported what appear to be bullet holes in their car. The [...]

Six people ejected from World Cup cricket match

By 19 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Six people were ejected from the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Manuka Oval yesterday (Wednesday, February 19), although police were pleased with the overall crowd behaviour.
An enthusiastic and lively crowd of more than 10,900 spectators attended the day-night international sporting fixture.
ACT Policing’s Operation Commander for the event, Superintendent Rob Wilson, [...]

Two men to face court for aggravated burglary

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today following their arrest earlier this morning (Wednesday, February 18) by ACT Policing.
About 1.30am, ACT Policing received the report of two suspicious males at a unit complex on Thynne Street in Bruce.
Members from Belconnen Police Station responded and acting on information from a member of the public, [...]

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Calwell

By 17 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred in Calwell on Sunday night (February 15).
At about 9pm a male entered the Woolworths service station at the Calwell shopping centre, where he threatened a console operator with a large knife before fleeing with a sum of cash.
Shortly before this at around 8.50pm, a [...]

Witnesses sought; property damage in Fisher

By 15 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating property damage to a car and letterbox which occurred in Fisher early this morning (Sunday, February 15).
Between about 5:00am and 6:30am, the letterbox of a Fisher residence was set alight and the windows of a car parked outside the residence were smashed. The small letter box fire was able to be [...]

Witnesses sought to roadside assault and robbery in Lyons

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a roadside assault and robbery that occurred in Lyons this morning (Friday February 13).
About 9.10am, while stationary at the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Melrose Drive eastbound, the passenger of a red Ford Ranger approached a driver of a maroon Toyota Corolla, opening the driver’s door and verbally abusing [...]

Jewellery theft at Mimco store

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating the theft of merchandise from a Mimco store in the Canberra Centre yesterday (Thursday 12 February).
Around 2.10pm staff noticed multiple items missing from the display cabinet including an array of coloured stud earrings and rings.
Staff conducted an immediate stocktake and identified the stolen items to be worth in excess of $1000.
ACT [...]

Have you seen this man?

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 21-year-old Nick Parlov, who is wanted on outstanding warrants.
Police believe Mr Parlov is actively avoiding police and are seeking the public’s help to locate him.
He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 163cm (5’4”) tall, of medium build, with green eyes and brown hair.
Police ask the [...]

Firearm incidents in Waramanga and Kaleen overnight

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is responding to two reports of the discharge of a firearm in separate incidents from overnight (Thursday 12 February).
About 1.20am three men were seen attending a residence in Kaleen when neighbours heard a loud bang. The men ran from the location and a vehicle was heard driving away.
Police attended a short time later [...]

Police nab more drug-affected drivers, fewer drink drivers

By 9 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers between November and January.
In the last three months, Police conducted 45,014 roadside random breath tests which identified 163 drink-drivers and 508 roadside drug tests, identifying 82 drug impaired drivers.
During the same period last year, ACT Policing caught 301 drunk [...]

Queanbeyan man arrested after car theft

By 9 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man from Queanbeyan after he stole a car and breached bail conditions on Sunday morning (8 February).
About 9.20am, the owner of a silver Mazda RX8 started the vehicle in his driveway at Dunlop and while it was running, left it to get something from his house. When he returned [...]

Police investigate two more shootings

By 8 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating two shooting incidents where multiple shots were fired into two cars at separate locations this morning (Sunday, February 8).
Police were called around 8.15am to a house on Nina Jones Crescent, Chisholm, after the resident reported what appear to be bullet holes in their car. The resident heard a noise around 1.45am [...]

Shooting in Gowrie; police execute search warrants

By 7 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations executed three search warrants this week in relation to the Gowrie shooting incident on Monday (February 2).
On Monday, police were called about 2.30am after the resident reported a number of shots fired into the home with three people inside. Police have since identified five shots were fired at the home.
Detectives from [...]

Police to investigate historic sexual abuse at ACT institutions

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has established Operation Attest to investigate allegations of historical sexual abuse at institutions within the ACT.
 On 31 October 2013, the Crimes Legislation Bill 2013 was introduced by the ACT Legislative Assembly. This amendment removed the statute of limitations which now allows prosecution of certain historical sexual offences committed between 1951 and 1985.
Operation Attest [...]

Canberrans urged to light a candle for death row prisoners in Indonesia

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 5 February 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra residents will light candles in solidarity with at least 64 people who are on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling offences on Thursday night (5 February).

“Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that opposes the death penalty in any circumstance, for any person,” ACT community organiser Bede Carmody said.

“We invite Canberra residents to the [...]

Have you seen this conman?

By 3 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man involved in a scam on an elderly woman in January and have released a facefit of the offender.
About 11am on Monday 5 January, an 80-year-old Turner woman was approached by two men at her home.
The woman was told that she needed her roof fixed as it was [...]

Police investigate shooting in Gowrie

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations is investigating a shooting incident in Gowrie this morning (Monday 2 February).
Police were called around 2.30am this morning to a house in Gowrie after the resident reported a number of shots fired into the home.
Three people were home at the time of the incident however were not struck by any rounds.
Members [...]

Witnesses sought to Fyshwick car theft

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of two cars this morning (Monday 2 February) from a car yard in Fyshwick.
About 5.00am a man entered the secure car yard of the Central Wholesale Clearance, on Albany Street, by scaling the fence.
Once inside the man has used a car belonging the car yard to ram [...]

Two arrested over Uriarra cannabis crop

By 30 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 28-year-old Tuggeranong man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on cannabis cultivation offences and a second may also face charges after they were arrested by police in the Uriarra Forest, west of Canberra yesterday (Thursday, January 29).
Suspicious of a potential cannabis crop in the area, ACT Policing’s Rural Patrol team had been patrolling in [...]

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