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Police release face-fit of suspicious driver

By 21 May 2014
Police release face-fit of suspicious driver

ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man in relation to an incident where a 13-year-old boy was approached by a man in Kambah on Wednesday (May 14).
About 3.50pm a 13-year-old boy was walking home from the bus stop on Livingstone Avenue between the two turnoffs to Cutbush Street.
As the young boy walked along [...]

Melbourne man jailed for raping Canberra woman

By 21 May 2014

A Melbourne man has been jailed for raping a woman after a 21st birthday party in Canberra five years ago, according to the ABC.
The 24-year-old was in Canberra for a party in 2009. After meeting the woman, the two of them were separated from the main group while in Civic.
They returned to the home [...]

Public information leads to synthetic drugs seizure

By 19 May 2014

ACT Policing has seized a quantity of synthetic cannabinoids during simultaneous search warrants executed on three retail outlets throughout Canberra this morning (Monday, 19 May).
About 10am, Drug and Organised Crime detectives together with members from Tuggeranong General Duties, executed Crimes Act search warrants after receiving information from the public via Crime Stoppers.
During the search of [...]

Identity of male sought in Civic assault

By 19 May 2014

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to identify a man in relation to a serious assault which occurred outside the Academy Nightclub in Civic on Monday, 21 April.
Around 4.15am a group of males were speaking with a member of Academy Security who was asking one of them to leave.
While speaking with Security, an unknown man has [...]

Police investigate suspicious fire in Oxley

By 19 May 2014

A house fire in Oxley has been deemed suspicious and handed to ACT Policing for investigation.
About 4.15am this morning (Monday, May 19) police received a report of a house fire in Newman-Morris Circuit, Oxley.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire.
The fire damage was contained to the four-bedroom house and [...]

Giralang supermarket decision to be challenged in the High Court

By 19 May 2014

The High Court of Australia has granted an alliance of north Canberra businesses leave to appeal from a decision of the ACT Court of Appeal last November which found that the group did not have standing to challenge the decision of ACT Planning Minister, Simon Corbell to approve a redevelopment of the Giralang Local Centre.
The [...]

Marijuana consumption post crash lands driver in hot water

By 17 May 2014

A court has declared that Canberran drivers who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol in the hours after getting out of a crashed car can still be charged, according to The Canberra Times.
In a case that seems to have the courts as odds, 37-year-old Nigel Stuart Hill lost control of his car and crashed into a [...]

Police seek witnesses to suspicious driver

By 15 May 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a 13-year-old boy was approached yesterday afternoon in Kambah by an unknown man (Wednesday, May 14).
About 3.50pm a 13-year-old boy was walking home from the bus stop on Livingstone Avenue between the two turnoffs to Cutbush Street.
As the young boy was walking along the footpath [...]

New penalties for dangerous driving

By 15 May 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today introduced legislation into the Legislative Assembly to target high-risk dangerous driving and offer further protection to vulnerable road users.
“The Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 was created in response to concerns raised by the Director of Public Prosecutions about the need for an aggravated version of the offence of furious, reckless [...]

Police execute warrants in ACT prison

By 14 May 2014

ACT Policing executed four search warrants on cells within the Alexander Maconochie Centre last night (Tuesday, May 13) following an extensive police operation into the suspected supply of drugs within the prison and the ACT.
Working closely with ACT Corrections officers, detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team executed the warrants around [...]

Police seek witnesses to indecent act

By 13 May 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an indecent act which occurred this morning in Tuggeranong (Tuesday, May 13).
About 7.50am, a 17-year-old girl was walking along the foreshore of Lake Tuggeranong, between Bartlett Place and Cowlishaw Street, when she was grabbed by an unknown man. The girl was thrown to the ground however, was able to [...]

Witnesses sought over Pearce robbery

By 11 May 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the Foodworks store in Pearce occurred yesterday afternoon (Saturday, 10 May).
Around 5pm, a woman armed with machete entered the store and threatened an employee, making demands for cash. The employee complied with the demands and the woman ran from the store with a sum of [...]

ABS employee in insider trading scam

By 10 May 2014

24-year-old ACT resident Christopher Russell Hill has been extradited to Victoria to face charges over insider trading, according to the ABC.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics employee allegedly disclosed unpublished data to NAB employee and friend Lukas Kamay in Melbourne, aiding in prediction of Australian dollar movement.
Mr Hill made a brief appearance in the ACT magistrates [...]

Car accident – what to do next?

By 9 May 2014

This may sound silly, but we are relatively new to Australia and a bit confused about what to do after a car accident. I was driving the car, with my spouse in the passenger seat and my daughter in the back seat. We were stopped at a light for at least 30 seconds, [...]

Police targeting impaired drivers in May

By 8 May 2014

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving this month as part of our multi-agency road safety strategy.
With 1,357 drunk drivers and 116 drug impaired drivers removed from ACT roads during 2013, roadside alcohol and drug screening is a key strategy in ACT Policing’s approach to road safety.
Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod [...]

Acting Judges appointed

By 8 May 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today announced the appointment of acting judges Stephen Walmsley, Linda Ashford, Dennis Cowdroy and David Robinson, to the ACT Supreme Court.
“The appointments are for 12 months and the acting judges will assist the Supreme Court with its civil matters during this time,” Mr Corbell said.
“All four appointees have enjoyed highly distinguished legal [...]

Sentencing and Justice Reform Program

By 8 May 2014

The ACT Government will pursue a new justice reform strategy focussed on enhancing the legal framework for sentencing and restorative justice. The reforms will give the ACT a state of the art approach to dealing with criminal behaviour and reducing recidivism.
The review, confirmed on Friday by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will examine fundamental questions relating [...]

Off-duty officer interrupts Turner burglary

By 8 May 2014

A 42-year-old Turner man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following the burglary of a Turner residence yesterday (Wednesday 7 May).
About 7.00pm, an off-duty police officer noticed a male enter a unit courtyard in Turner and remove a window security screen. The male then entered the unit through the window, carrying a black [...]

Workers compensation – NSW

By 6 May 2014

Hi Hive Mind,
Can anyone advise on a suitable solicitor for a workers compensation claim in NSW?  The worker in question has been working in NSW as a process worker but lives in the ACT.
Many firms have been approached but we have been told that they only help under ACT laws.
I look forward to any suggestions.

Public Servants use Commonwealth computers in parking scam

By 6 May 2014

A crafty group of local public servants have been caught using government issued computers to avoid the parking inspector, according to The Canberra Times.
Employees from the National Health and Medical Research Council had developed a system of keeping a look out on popular 2 hour parking spots outside their Gordon Street office and using the [...]

Witnesses sought to Jamison robbery

By 6 May 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery which occurred in Jamison on Sunday (May 4).
Between 10am-2pm a man, who suffers from a mental disability, was selling copies of ‘The Big Issue’ adjacent to the Coffee Guru at the Jamison Centre.
Around 2pm the man was walking from the Jamison Centre to his residence in Cook. [...]

Reckless driving with children on board

By 6 May 2014

In two separate incidents over the weekend, ACT Policing issued Traffic Infringement Notices to two drivers caught driving recklessly with children on board their vehicles.
About 11.50am on Sunday (May 4), Road Safety Operations Team officers identified a 59-year-old male riding on a motorcycle with an 18-month-old girl sitting on his lap on Ratcliffe Crescent in [...]

Police in Civic

By 6 May 2014

I went into Civic on Saturday and was surprised to see so many police…. (I was designated driver) but when driving there and hanging out and driving home I didn’t see anyone with a speed camera or an RBT ( and I travelled up Adelaide Ave and the parkway from Greenway). So where are the [...]

Two in custody after alleged Red Hill break-in

By 5 May 2014

ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after an alleged aggravated burglary at a Red Hill residence last night (Sunday, May 4).
Police will allege that the men forced their way into a Red Hill address around 7pm last night. One man was alleged to be armed with a firearm and the other with a [...]

Firearm found hidden in stud wall

By 5 May 2014

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has executed a second search warrant on a Florey home (Saturday, May 3) locating an illicit firearm from behind a stud wall in the toilet.
Acting on further information received police returned to the home around 6pm where they removed plasterboard from a stud wall in the toilet of the [...]

Police warn about advertising parties on social media

By 5 May 2014

Queanbeyan police were busy controlling parties at the weekend, which got out of hand thanks unexpected gate-crashers.
One party was broken up in Jerrabombera on Friday night, peaking at 200 guests, many uninvited. The party is believed to have been the work of a 16 year-old using Facebook to promote the bash.
Another party was broken [...]

Man caught twice for drink driving

By 4 May 2014

ACT Policing retained a man in the Watch House on Saturday morning (3 May) after he was caught drink driving twice in two hours.
About 2.50am on Saturday morning, police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Subaru Forrester in Curtin and then transported the driver to Woden Police Station for breath analysis, where he recorded [...]

Increasing alcohol fuelled violence in Civic

By 4 May 2014

A report on the ABC ACT News on Friday night highlighted an 11% increase in alcohol fuelled violence in Civic, noting alcohol ‘pre loading’ one of the biggest challenges in managing the issue.
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I was out in Civic late on a Saturday night and back [...]

Cannabis and cash seized in Chifley

By 2 May 2014

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team has seized drugs suspected to be cannabis and a significant sum of cash from a search warrant at a residence in Chifley yesterday morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Around 9.30am, police attended the home seizing 29 plants from the garden suspected to be cannabis along with a further 35 shopping bags of [...]

Disqualified driver arrested following collision and pursuit

By 1 May 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Theodore man following a southside pursuit last night (Wednesday, 30 April).
Around 11.30pm, traffic patrols observed a Ford Falcon sedan travelling west on Johnson Drive in Calwell with no rear number plates.
Police activated emergency lights and sirens, however the driver failed to stop and accelerated away from police through the [...]

Man arrested after groping girl in Gowrie

By 1 May 2014

A 34-year-old Gowrie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court later this month after allegedly indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl on a bike path in Gowrie yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, April 30).
The girl had been on her way home from school around 3.05pm when a man allegedly grabbed her from behind and indecently assaulted her.
A group [...]

Search warrant uncovers firearms and drugs in Isabella Plains

By 30 April 2014

ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team has seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs during a search warrant at a residence in Isabella Plains this morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Detectives executed a Section 194 Crimes Act search warrant on the home locating a 30/30 lever action rifle and air rifle, an extendable baton, [...]

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