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Double demerits points in place till midnight tomorrow

By 25 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place, effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016.
Double demerit points will apply on all speed, seatbelt offences, use of a mobile phone while driving, driving [...]

Man charged over alleged Karabar shooting

By 21 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Fergus Road

Queanbeyan police have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to an incident where a shot was allegedly fired at a home in Karabar this week.
About 12.55am yesterday, police were called to a home on Fergus Road, Karabar, after a shot was allegedly fired, hitting the front of the home.
The occupants, a 31-year-old man, an [...]

Missing Evatt woman found in Jindabyne

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Yuki Motomura

UPDATE:
Missing 31-year-old Evatt woman Yuki Motomura has been located safe and well in Jindabyne.
Ms Motomura was found by Jindabyne police about 11am this morning (Thursday).
Police would like to thank members of the public and the media for their assistance.
EARLIER REPORT:
Evatt woman Yuki Motomura, 31, has been missing since 8am Tuesday. Ms Motomura drives a black [...]

Police investigate suspicious death in Kambah

By 20 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Everard Place

ACT Policing are investigating a suspicious death in Kambah which occurred during the early hours of this morning.
About 2.20am, police received a report of a disturbance in Kambah. Police attended a home in Everard Place and located an injured woman and a deceased man within the residence.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the woman to [...]

Canberrans fleeced by scam ATO calls

By 19 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
phone scam

If you receive a call or email out of the blue from someone claiming to represent the Australian Tax Office and saying that you are entitled to or owe money – hang up or delete the email.
Several Canberrans have lost large sums of money, from tens of thousands to over $100,000, in telephone scams of [...]

‘Jail bread’ could have niche market: Rattenbury

By 18 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Alexander Maconochie Centre

Canberrans could be buying “jail bread” baked at the Alexander Maconochie Centre once a new industry program providing 50 new full-time jobs for prison inmates at the Hume facility gets off the ground.
ACT Justice Minister Shane Rattenbury flagged the possibility of the bread being sold in Canberra retail outlets while announcing the new industry program, [...]

Pair steal ATM from petrol station: police

By 14 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Two men stole an ATM from a Fyshwick petrol station by attaching it to a ute with a strap early this morning according to ACT Policing.
Police are seeking witnesses to the aggravated burglary which took place at about 1.15am.
Two men in a stolen white Ford Ranger ute bearing NSW registration plates BJ54PE entered the [...]

ACT man, woman suspects in murder of Andrew Carville

By 13 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing’s homicide team are focusing their investigations in the Andrew Carville murder case on two ACT resident suspects, a man and a woman, one of whom was Mr Carville’s housemate in Evatt.
Mr Carville (pictured) was last seen alive at his Evatt home at 9.30pm on 4 November 2015. His body was located in [...]

Man arrested over shooting in Holt

By 11 January 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing have arrested a 26-year-old man over the shooting of another man in the leg in an apartment complex in Holt shortly before 8.15pm last night.
The victim was treated at The Canberra Hospital. His alleged attacker was arrested soon after the incident and taken to the ACT Watch House. Police will oppose bail when [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Cook

By 28 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Cook this afternoon (Monday, 28 December) in which a male driver has died.
About 3.30pm, police responded to a single vehicle collision where a vehicle had collided with a tree on Bindubi Street, Cook. ACT Ambulance Service attended and the male driver was pronounced dead at the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Calwell

By 26 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a two-vehicle collision in Calwell yesterday morning (Friday 25 December) in which a female driver has died.
About 11.00am, police responded to a report of a collision on Outtrim Avenue, Calwell. ACT Ambulance Service attended and transported the female driver to The Canberra Hospital, where she later died.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation [...]

Road toll rises to 13 as woman passenger, 82, dies in hospital after Farrer crash

By 22 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

An 82-year-old Farrer woman has died at The Canberra Hospital today after being seriously injured in last Thursday’s fatal collision on Yamba Drive, Farrer.
The woman was the passenger of the vehicle driven by the 84-year-old man who died at the scene.
Her death takes the 2015 ACT road toll to 13.
ACT Policing is investigating after initially [...]

Spate of car break-ins at Holder early Monday

By 16 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to multiple vehicle break-ins in the Holder area in the early hours of Monday, 14 December 2015.
Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the break-ins or anyone acting suspiciously in the Holder area between the hours of 12am and 3.30am to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or [...]

Man dead for 4 weeks in Queanbeyan home before police discovered body

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Banksia Street map

Queanbeyan police discovered the body of a man believed to be in his 50s in a Banksia Street home on Sunday afternoon, around four weeks after he died.
Neighbours had contacted police because they were concerned for the welfare of a 50-year-old man who lived in the house but had not been seen in the street [...]

Missing man, children found on stolen yacht at Pretty Beach

By 15 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A missing man and four children have been found on board a stolen yacht at Pretty Beach, north of Batemans Bay.
About 11am, police located the 42-year-old man and his two sons, aged 13 and 8, as well as a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who are friends of the family. Police said earlier today [...]

ACT pair charged after allegedly firing shots at police between Gundagai and Yass

By 14 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Two ACT men, both aged 23, have been charged following their arrest at Yass over a police pursuit during which they allegedly fired shots at officers early yesterday.
They have each been charged with numerous offences, including shoot with intent to murder, aggravated break and enter, assault and resist arrest.
Both have been refused bail to appear [...]

‘Grave concerns’ for missing Lyons man

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing man

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of 56-year-old Lyons man Robert Jacob and are calling for public assistance to help locate him. He has been missing for ten days.
Mr Jacob (pictured), was last seen walking from the Westfield Woden Shopping Centre on Melrose Drive in Phillip on Monday, 30 November. He had been seen [...]

Ex-pet salon owner convicted over injured dogs

By 7 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Dog injuries

WARNING: Several disturbing images below

A former Canberra businessman has been convicted and sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act (1992) after nine dogs were injured at two dog grooming salons he owned in the territory.
RSPCA ACT received reports between June 1 and September 9, 2013, that nine dogs had suffered significant injuries and burns after they [...]

Pedestrian hit by car in Monash

By 6 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating a collision that occurred on Ashley Drive, Monash this morning, (Sunday 6 December).
About 1.40am, Tuggeranong patrol members responded to reports of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian.
When police arrived at the scene they observed a male lying on the side of the road surrounded by a number of [...]

Witnesses sought to hit-and-run in Gordon

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
image006

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run involving a motorcycle and a police officer on Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon this morning (2 December).
About 1.20am, police were patrolling in the Gordon area when a black motorcycle came to the attention of police. Police intercepted the motorcycle and directed the rider to stop.
The rider failed to [...]

Woman, 87, gets scooter back after public help nab alleged burglars

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing will return a stolen mobility scooter to an 87-year-old woman after information provided by the public led police to the alleged offenders of a callous burglary.
The mobility scooter was stolen during a burglary of the 87-year-old woman’s residence in Waramanga on Monday, 23 November.
ACT Policing commenced an investigation and appealed to the public [...]

Bag snatch caught on BeyondQ CCTV

By 1 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
BeyondQ theft CCTV still

Do you know this woman? As this video shows, she walked into Curtin secondhand bookstore Beyond Q last Tuesday and brazenly stole a staff member’s handbag from its storage locker, apparently with the aid of two accomplices also visible in the footage.

RiotACT spoke today to the affected staff member, a grandmother who works at the [...]

Homicide team calls for dashcam clues in Carville murder case

By 30 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Detective Sergeant Donna Parsons and Detective Senior Constable Yoran Wolfkamp

ACT Policing homicide detectives have interviewed the owner of a vehicle interest in relation to the murder of Evatt man Andrew Carville and say they can’t rule him out as a suspect in the investigation.
They’ve also asked members of the public with dashcam or bodycam footage taken in the Majura area earlier this month [...]

Police investigate fatal collision in Royalla

By 28 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing are investigating a three-vehicle collision in Royalla this afternoon (Saturday 28 November) in which a motorcyclist has died.
About 5.20pm, police received a report of a collision involving three motorcycles on the Monaro Highway, Royalla. The collision occurred approximately five kilometers south of the intersection with the Monaro Highway and Old Cooma Road. A [...]

Body is missing Evatt man: police

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Andrew Carville

ACT Policing has confirmed that a body found in Majura last Thursday is that of missing Evatt man Mr Andrew Carville, and that his death is being treated is suspicious.
Police have ruled out family as persons of interest.
Mr Carville was reported missing earlier this month. He was last seen at his Evatt home on the [...]

Police seek witnesses to Griffith assault

By 25 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing has called for public assistance as it searches for a man involved in an altercation in at the Stuart Flats in Griffith last night.
About 5.15pm yesterday, a man was allegedly stabbed at Stuart Flats (across Captain Crescent from Manuka shops). The incident allegedly occurred near the carport at the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

Chooks beheaded by human not fox: RSPCA

By 24 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Beheaded chickens

RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the culprits.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said claims the injuries were the result of a fox attack were unfounded. A veterinary examination confirmed that human intervention [...]

Woman charged with arson over Kambah fire

By 21 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing arrested a 21-year-old Higgins woman yesterday (20 November) in relation to a fire at a Kambah residence earlier this year.
The blaze, which started in the garage, spread to the house on Stymers Street in the early hours of Wednesday 2 September.
The garage and entire contents, including a Subaru WRX, were completely destroyed [...]

Phone GPS now legal (if safely secured)

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Phone GPS

Canberra drivers and riders can use their phone’s GPS capability (if the device is safely secured) while on the road following an amendment to ACT legislation.
It had previously been illegal to use the GPS function of mobile phones while driving and riding in the ACT.
ACT Minister for Justice Shane Rattenbury said it would also now [...]

Police discover body in Majura

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an unidentified body found in Majura this afternoon.
Police are in the process of determining the cause of death and the identity of the body. Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing woman

By 16 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
elizabeth

ACT Policing is asking for assistance in locating missing 49-year-old woman, Elizabeth Sturgeon.
Elizabeth was last seen in the O’Connor area around 1.00am this morning (Monday, 16 November). She was last seen driving a silver 2007 Suzuki Swift bearing registration number YFE17X.
Elizabeth is described as being about 168cm (5’6’ft) tall, with a slim build and short [...]

Woman critical after Gundagai collision, police establish crime scene

By 15 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Gundagai accident

NSW Police spent several hours this afternoon investigating a collision between two cars on the Hume Highway near Gundagai that left a man and a woman seriously injured and another woman in a critical condition.
Officers from Cootamundra Local Area Command established a crime scene at the site of the collision and investigations are continuing.
Emergency services [...]

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