A 28-year-old Isaacs man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5).
Police were conducting a mobile general duties patrol in the City CBD area around 4.45am yesterday when the male driver of a blue coloured Hyundai Lantra was taken into custody after returning a [...]
ACT Policing General Duties and the Specialist Response Group (SRG) Bomb Response Team attended a residence in Kaleen yesterday (Sunday, May 5) where they rendered a suspicious device safe.
Police were called to the residence after a young person attending a 16th birthday party on Saturday night had brought a present (modified aerosol can) that was [...]
Over the weekend ACT Policing along with several local and interstate emergency response agencies were tested in a search and rescue exercise within the Namadgi National Park, south of Canberra.
The exercise ran from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (3 to 5 May) in the Yankee Hat area of Namadgi National Park. The remote location provided [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the death of a 20-year-old Belconnen man in Campbell early this morning.
Around 12.30am police were called to a disturbance at a Campbell residence.
Upon arrival police saw a man lying on the ground. It appeared he had been struck by a vehicle as it reversed.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the scene and conveyed [...]
Have been reading posts on here for about a year now, but after what I saw today compelled me to make a quick topic on here I think needs addressing.
Long story short….kinda
This afternoon approx about 6:20pm I was amongst traffic ahead and behind. In front was a white 4×4 which was tailgating a car [...]
It’s cloak and dagger time ladies and gentlemen!
South Korean spies have been caught in Canberra doing sneaky spy-type things! Namely cultivating public servants to obtain sensitive information.
At least one Australian official has lost his job over this according to the Canberra Times.
A senior Australian agricultural trade specialist, Dr Yeon Kim, has lost his security clearance [...]
ACT Policing caught more than 521 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of April as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 521 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.
Some 246 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit.
Traffic Operations [...]
Rangers and Police combined forces to to catch someone who cut a hole in a fence out at the cotter. Then they charged him for it.
“In October 2012 a male offender was detected using a portable angle grinder to cut holes in one of the security gates at Vanity’s Crossing,” Manager of Regional Operations, [...]
Simon Corbell has made it known that he’s appointed a new Master to the ACT’s Supreme Court:
“I am pleased to announce that the Government has appointed Mr David Mossop as the new Master of the Supreme Court of the ACT,” said Mr Corbell.
“Mr Mossop’s knowledge and background, both at the bar, and as an ACT [...]
The Candle Lighting Ceremony hosted in Canberra by the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) was held last night. The National Candle Lighting Ceremony, held on the first Wednesday of May each year, is in remembrance of those who have died and also acknowledging the profound impact each of these deaths have on thos left [...]
A 32-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and theft.
The 32-year-old was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) by police in Dickson following an investigation into his criminal activities.
Following his arrest members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed four search warrants on a number of homes.
Police seized [...]
The Canberra Times reports on the sentencing of one Jake Arioli.
It doesn’t mention what the ABC does, that this incident occured in June 2012.
10 months to sentence someone who pleaded guilty. Wow!
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a vehicle fire at an apartment complex on Tank Street in Phillip this morning (May 1).
Around 6.00am this morning, police arrived at the apartment complex where ACT Fire and Rescue were working to extinguish a gold Ford Falcon which was parked in a carport at the complex. Police assisted [...]
ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to a burglary of a house at Red Hill on Saturday evening (April 27).
Police suspect one or more offenders gained access to the house by forcing the front door open between 3.00pm and 6.00pm on Saturday.
Following the incident a black Cervelo racing bicycle valued at approximately $10,000, along with [...]
Police have dismantled a number of drug supply chains in the state’s south, following the arrests of 14 people earlier today (Tuesday 30 April 2013).
The arrests were made by officers attached to Strike Force Delicate, which was formed by Monaro Local Area Command in August 2012 to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Queanbeyan [...]
ACT Policing has seized and impounded a purple Ford Falcon utility after footage of the vehicle doing burnouts in Amaroo was posted on Facebook.
Last Friday evening (26 April) the registered owner of the vehicle, a 19-year-old man from Chisholm, posted the video to their Facebook account.
The video, recorded earlier that same day, depicts [...]
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released Youth justice in Australia 2011–12: an overview and for better or worse kids in Canberra seem to be spending more time in care than elsewhere, with our indigenous numbers particularly striking.
In general Tasmania seems to lock up children the most, but why are we next?
ACT Policing is investigating a two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon (Monday, April 29) in Mawson.
Around 1.50pm ACT Policing Criminal Investigations were travelling north along Athllon Drive when they attempted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Telstar.
The driver failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit.
The offending vehicle fled police and drove through a [...]
ACT Policing arrested one man for drug-related offences and five more people will be summonsed following the music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday, 28 April) at the University of Canberra.
One man was taken into protective custody for intoxication and three juveniles apprehended for underage drinking. A small quantity of drugs suspected to be lysergic [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Belconnen yesterday (Saturday, 27 April).
At around 8.30pm a 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were walking along College Street returning to their residence in Belconnen.
They were approached by three males, one of the males produced a knife and demanded the pair hand over [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 50 year-old man following the execution of a number of Drugs of Dependence Act search warrants yesterday afternoon (Friday, April 26).
At approximately 2.15pm police intercepted a vehicle on Coppins Crossing bridge in the ACT. A search was undertaken and police located and seized a small amount of heroin [...]
ACT Policing is advising motorists that 40km/h speed limits will be enforced in school zones for the start of the new school term on Monday (April 29).
Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns that motorists who choose to ignore them will face tough [...]
Simon Corbell has announced that the Chief Police Officer Roman Quaedvlieg is leaving us for a gig at Customs:
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has today congratulated Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg on his appointment as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Customs and Border Protection.
“I would like [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue is currently working to extinguish a grass fire in the Tuggeranong Pine Plantation, Monaro Highway, Tuggeranong.
Three ACT Fire & Rescue units are currently on scene.
Estimated size of grass fire, one hectare.
No property currently under threat.
Update to follow.
Two units from the ACT Rural Fire Service are also assisting ACT [...]
As the revisions to the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act 1994 seem to cover a lot of issues including treatment orders, search and frisking powers and, arrest without a warrant, some people may be interested in being involved in this consultation.
Consultation on the Second Exposure Draft: Wednesday 17 April – Tuesday 28 May 2013.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, April 24) on Marcus Clarke Street in the city.
At around 4.15pm a white Ford Falcon Taxi sedan and blue Holden Commodore stopped at a red light at the intersection of Marcus Clarke Street and University Avenue.
As the lights turned green, a [...]
For your information Rioters:
ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Anzac Day period and warns that double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences.
Double demerit points are effective from the first instance on Wednesday, April 24 until midnight April 28, 2013.
ACT Traffic [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a 26-year-old missing woman from Farrer.
Julie Dawson was last seen at her home about 4.30pm yesterday (April 22). The car she was driving was located at 5.20pm near the Canberra Equestrian Centre on the Cotter Road.
Police have been searching the area overnight for Julie with [...]
Convicted killer David Eastman has sacked his lawyers and demanded the head of the inquiry into his case stand aside reports ABC News.
Eastman is currently serving a life sentence for the murder of Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester in 1989.
Justice Kevin Duggan in leading the inquiry into the infamous case, and has refused [...]
Now I’m in no position to make fun of people’s typos, but Melonhead is.
From the top. Fact error, then typo in each tweet.
Hey, typos happen!
ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old man, after he fled from police yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 April).
Around 3.30pm police were conducting traffic targeting on Namatjira Drive, Fisher and attempted a traffic stop.
The driver failed to stop and police activated lights and sirens, pursuing the car through Chapman.
The car collided with a guard rail on Hindmarsh [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 22-year-old Page man after a 16-year-old teenager was assaulted at the Belconnen Mall on (Friday, April 19).
Around 2.30pm police were called to the Belconnen Mall after receiving reports of an assault.
The 16-year-old teenager was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service before being conveyed to the Canberra [...]