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The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

By 17 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

I attended a protest rally outside Parliament House yesterday along with about 250 other people. We were protesting at the latest assault on the low paid workers in Australia.
Under the guise of reining in expenditure, Eric Abetz and Joe Hockey have signalled that they are going to change the goal posts for wages earned [...]

Suspicious fires at Hawker

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

About 12.20am yesterday, police were called to the Hawker Gardens apartments on Murranji Street, Hawker, to a report of wheelie bins on fire. ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fires.
An hour later, about 1.20am, a resident in Hodges Street, Higgins, awoke to find his car on fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended [...]

Campaign against illicit firearm culture

By 16 June 2014

ACT Policing has today (Monday, June 16) launched its support of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s (ANZPAA) two-week national campaign called Operation Unification ‘Illegal Guns off our Streets’ which aims to get illicit firearms out of the hands of criminals.
ACT Policing Acting Chief Police Officer, David Pryce said while the number of offences [...]

Road rage in Mitchell – man arrested

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 45-year-old NSW man following an incident of road rage in Mitchell this morning (Monday, June 16).
About 7.20am, the driver of a black station wagon rammed the vehicle into a white sedan a number of times on the Federal Highway near Exhibition Park. Both vehicles then stopped on Flemington Road, Mitchell, [...]

End of an era for Narrabundah as suspected ‘tyre slasher’ is caught

By 16 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
End of an era for Narrabundah as suspected 'tyre slasher' is caught

It is thought the Narrabundah tyre slasher may have been caught on Saturday night. Collective sighs of relief were sure to be heard across much of the area.
Talk of the tyre slasher started on RiotACT back in February 2010 when ‘DeeDee’ posted, pretty upset at the state of affairs as she had [...]

Launch of alcohol interlock program to tackle drink driving

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

From tomorrow, drivers convicted of certain drink driving offences will be subject to a mandatory interlock condition after serving a period of driver licence disqualification, Attorney General, Simon Corbell said today at the launch of the ACT’s alcohol interlock program.
An alcohol interlock is an electronic breath testing device wired into the ignition of a vehicle [...]

Witnesses sought; Holt aggravated robbery

By 16 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought; Holt aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a Service Station in Holt last night (Sunday, June 15).
About 8.30pm, a man entered the Caltex Service Station on Hardwick Crescent, Holt, and approached the counter and demanded cash from a member of staff. When the staff member did not initially comply, the man produced [...]

Witnesses sought to robbery of taxi driver

By 15 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance to identify a man in relation to a robbery which occurred in Weston Creek yesterday morning (Saturday, June 14).
About 4.20am, a taxi driver arrived at the Rivett shops to pick up a fare. The man was driven to an address in Fisher where he produced a knife and demanded money [...]

Police arrest man for slashing tyre in Narrabundah

By 15 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 68-year-old man last night for damaging a tyre on a car in Narrabundah in the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 14 June).
About 8.15pm last night, ACT Policing executed a search warrant on the man’s home. A number of evidentiary items were seized. The man was arrested and taken to Woden [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 13 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex service station in Kambah this morning (Friday 13 June).
About 4am, a man entered the store and allegedly threatened the attendant with a small syringe filled with a yellow liquid while demanding money. The attendant complied and placed the cash registers on the counter.
The [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 33-year-old woman.
The woman, Lupita Marujo, was reported missing earlier today by her family. She has not been seen since yesterday (June 10).
Lupita left home at 9.30am to go to Cooleman Court for a coffee. She did not return home and also called in [...]

Police seize rifle during traffic stop in Gowrie

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A rifle with a sniper scope was seized from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Gowrie late last night (June 10).
ACT Policing officers had been on patrol in Gowrie around 11.30pm and had seized the rifle after executing a routine traffic stop on a blue Holden Commodore. The driver of the vehicle was not [...]

Live-time petition signing to support humane treatment of refugees

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

On Saturday June 28, in a Canberra-first ‘live petition’ citizens’ initiative, a mass gathering of Canberra groups and individuals will vote on a motion to be presented to Parliament, demanding humane treatment for refugees.
The event will take place at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall at 6pm and is hosted by Canberra’s Refugee Action Committee. Addressing [...]

More than 1000 breath tested this June long weekend

By 10 June 2014

ACT Policing carried out 1095 random breath tests this June long weekend (Friday 6 – Monday 9 June 2014) and issued 106 fines to motorists for traffic infringements in the ACT despite repeated warnings about increased police presence.
The majority of the TINS were issued for speeding (38) followed by unregistered vehicles (21). A further 60 [...]

Elderly woman robbed in broad daylight

By 10 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery of an elderly woman near Woden Library on Friday (June 6).
About 3.15pm, Police attended the Woden Library on Corinna Street, Phillip, following a report of a robbery. An 84-year-old woman reported that a man had offered her assistance with her walker and belongings. When she informed the [...]

Witnesses sought; Monash armed robbery

By 10 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to identify a man following an aggravated robbery in Monash last night (Monday 9 June).
About 5.45pm, a man entered a loading dock area of the Spar Supermarket on Barraclough Crescent in Monash.
The offender allegedly pointed a firearm at one of the store’s supervisors and demanded to be [...]

Wheels of Justice

By 10 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Wheels of Justice

You know the old saying, justice delayed is justice denied. Yeah well, this saying is most often only applied to those accused and before the courts. Poor buggers have to wait interminably for a Judicial Officer to determine their financial imposition or their next place of abode. And it is true that the longer [...]

Drunk driving motorcyclist to face court

By 9 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 53-year-old Theodore man following two instances of drunk driving on Saturday night (June 7).
About 10.15pm, ACT Policing detected a Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle travelling at 173km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Monaro Highway. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then underwent roadside breath screening [...]

Witnesses sought; rock thrown at moving vehicle

By 9 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought; rock thrown at moving vehicle

ACT Policing is investigating an incident where a car received significant damage when it was hit by a large rock while driving on Northbourne Avenue on Monday morning (9 June).
About 12:55am, the vehicle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, when a large rock was thrown at the car by an unknown person/s on the [...]

Man apprehended after failing to stop

By 9 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has apprehended a male after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by NSW Police and fleeing across the NSW border into the ACT yesterday afternoon (June 8).
About 4.40pm, ACT Policing was notified that a NSW Police highway patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle which had entered the ACT from NSW near [...]

Man arrested following robbery in Phillip

By 8 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Phillip man following a robbery in Phillip early on Saturday morning (June, 7).
About 5.10am, two men exited a residence they had been visiting and entered a car. A male followed them from the residence to the car and threatened them, demanding cash. The two men handed over a small [...]

Slow response to camera in women’s toilet at Fire Station

By 8 June 2014

A male firefighter who placed a camera in the women’s toilets of a southside station was allowed to remain at work with his victim for months as authorities struggled to deal with the incident, according to the Canberra Times.
The pen camera was discovered by a female firefighter as she was in the toilet at the [...]

Witnesses sought; Wanniassa knifepoint robbery

By 7 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Witnesses sought; Wanniassa knifepoint robbery

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to identify a male following an aggravated robbery in Wanniassa early this morning (Saturday June, 7).
Around 2.30am, a male entered the 7-Eleven Service Station on Erindale Drive, Wanniassa, and threatened a member of staff with a knife attached to a stick, demanding cash.
The staff complied with the [...]

Man charged following Duffy warrant

By 7 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Man charged following Duffy warrant

A 46-year-old Duffy man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a search warrant on a Duffy house yesterday (Friday June, 6).
The warrant was one of three simultaneous search warrants executed by ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives around 11am yesterday across Duffy and Wanniassa.
The warrants resulted in the seizure of two handguns, a [...]

Man to face court for child exploitation offences

By 6 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 21-year-old Stirling man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, June 6) charged with child exploitation related offences.
Yesterday (June 5), the AFP Child Protection Operations Digital Forensics Team executed a Section 3E Crimes Act 1914 search warrant on a residence in Stirling.
As a result of the warrant a large volume of child exploitation [...]

Police plea for drivers to be ‘Snow Safe’

By 6 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will join NSW Police in conducting high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra as part of Operation Snow Safe this winter.
As motorists travel to and from the snow fields, police in the capital region will target speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt offences and driver fatigue during the NSW snow season [...]

Police describe drink driving incident as reckless

By 5 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has described the behaviour of a 34-year-old Kambah man as reckless following a drink driving incident at the Kambah Village car park last night (Wednesday, 4 June).
About 8.45pm, the Kambah man driving a grey VW Passat was observed driving in an erratic manner in the Kambah Village car park, before parking at the [...]

Police release impaired driving results (with 14,500 breath tests in one month!)

By 4 June 2014

ACT Policing caught 172 drink and drug-affected drivers last month during targeting under its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police conducted over 14,500 roadside random breath tests during May, removing 131 drunk-drivers from Canberra roads as well as conducting 252 roadside drug tests with 41 drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
Comparably, police conducted 9,802 breath [...]

Witnesses sought after car park incident

By 4 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in the car park at the Nicholls shops last night (Tuesday, June 3), in which a man was threatened by an offender with a weapon.
About 7.05pm a 29-year-old man was putting groceries in the car on Paisley Street when he was approached by an offender, who threatened [...]

Wanted man flees police, arrested in bushland

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 21-year-old Holt man sought by ACT Policing was arrested in bushland near Bruce late this afternoon (Tuesday June 3).
The man, who was identified as being the subject of two outstanding arrest warrants, had been sighted driving a white Holden Commodore with ACT registration plates by ACT Policing Crime Targeting detectives in the O’Connor area.
A [...]

Better protection for road users

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Road users in the ACT will be better protected as legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly today introduced aggravating factors for drivers who put others in danger.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today welcomed the passage of the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2014, which targets high-risk driving behaviours.
“These changes address the risks posed by furious, reckless or [...]

Government needs to catch tyre slasher

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Labor government needs to commit to catching the notorious Narrabundah tyre slasher as the Canberra community raises its voice about the ongoing vandalism to residents’ property being inflicted, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in the Legislative Assembly I will table a petition signed by more than 270 Canberrans calling on Simon [...]

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