ACT Policing has arrested a 50-year-old woman and seized a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant on a residence in Watson yesterday (Tuesday, 15 October).
Police executed the warrant on the residence around 8am yesterday, and the subsequent search located 22.75 grams of a substance suspected to be heroin, and a quantity of cannabis.
ACT Policing detectives investigating an attempted home invasion in Curtin on Sunday night (October 13) have seized a firearm and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant executed at a residence in Kaleen today (Tuesday, October 15).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Richardson yesterday, Criminal Investigations detectives [...]
The ABC has the depressing news that the sentence of the un-named teenage killer of Liang Zhao on Northbourne Avenue has been further reduced:
Last week in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice Richard Refshauge sentenced the 19-year-old offender to 17 years in jail.
But because he was a juvenile at the time of the murder he was [...]
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ACT Policing responded to a report of a firearm discharged during an attempted home invasion in Curtin Sunday night (October 13).
About 10pm residents of an apartment on Walsh Place became aware that three people were attempting to gain entry through the front door of their home.
During this incident a firearm was discharged into the door. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking assistance in locating a 53-year-old Amaroo man who has been missing since last Friday evening (October, 11).
Milos Milosevic was last seen leaving his home in Amaroo on Friday evening. Many of his personal items, including a mobile phone and wallet, were left at the house. Police have been searching for [...]
By Anne Twomey
The ACT’s Marriage Equality Bill, which is expected to pass parliament later this month, has revived the controversy about who can legislate for same-sex marriage, with the Commonwealth proposing to challenge the territory’s law.
Despite some bravura statements on both sides, most recognise that the issues are not cut and dried. It all comes [...]
[ 29 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Event starts 6:30pm. Free refreshments from 6pm. Speakers including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. All welcome.
Location: Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Australian National University.
A ‘three-star’ general appointed to use military force to stop asylum seekers. A ‘blackout’ on reporting the numbers of refugees arriving by boat. Sending vulnerable men, women and children seeking our assistance to remote [...]
A 26-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 14 October) charged with sexual assault offences following his extradition from Queensland.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in her north Canberra home on September 10 this year.
Criminal Investigation detectives extradited the man from Brisbane on Saturday (12 October), [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man from Casey after he conducted a burnout while drink driving last night (Friday, 11 October).
Around 10.15pm police observed a black Toyota Hilux performing an extended burnout. Police activated emergency lights and sirens causing the vehicle to stop.
The man underwent a breath analysis test which returned a positive [...]
Two men will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, 12 October) in relation to an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, 26 September.
Police will allege the two men, aged 31 and 20, lured the victim into meeting them using a social networking application.
Upon meeting the men at Kippax Fair in Holt, the woman was driven [...]
A 46-year-old Nowra man has died after a mountain biking incident on Mount Stromlo today (Friday, 11 October).
The incident occurred about 2.25pm, while the man was riding in preparation for the 2013 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships.
A brief will be prepared for the coroner.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]
Matthew Massey has apparently made a friend and that friend has made it onto the internet to lecture us all:
3:08 pm, 11 Oct 13
I know Matty personally and along with many other of Matty’s friends or those that know him would agree with me, He is a Kind & Loyal friend who just wants to [...]
ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offences across the board according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2013, which show a 13 per cent decrease throughout the ACT when compared with the same period in 2012.
All of the offence types defined by the ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage experienced a decrease when [...]
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 (October 14).
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Mark Steel said the restrictions are in place between 8am and 4pm and warns motorists there will be tough penalties for those [...]
The ABC has word on efforts by Akis Livas to get the courts to accept that tricking women into sex is OK by the law:
It is alleged Akis Livas, 50, stuffed an envelop with fake money and used it to pay for a prostitute’s services in 2010.
At the initial hearing, Mr Edmonds attempted to explain [...]
The ABC has word that the Federales are going to take the ACT Gay Marriage laws to the High Court for striking down just as soon as we make them:
The Federal Government plans to challenge ACT same-sex marriage laws in the High Court when the territory enacts legislation.
The ACT Labor Government expects the law [...]
Simon Corbell is letting us know about a new police campaign aimed at getting guns out of the hands of Canberra’s lackwitted criminal fraternity before they hurt themselves (a far greater risk than hurting anyone else):
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today launched a new campaign aimed at removing illegal firearms from Canberra’s [...]
ACT Policing issued 127 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 54 cautions over the Labour Day long weekend (October 4-7) despite a heavy police presence on Canberra roads.
ACT Policing identified 59 speeding offences over the period. On Friday a man with a provisional licence was detected riding a motorcycle on Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins in excess [...]
The ABC has the news on the sentencing of a man who can’t be named because he was a juvenille when he brutally murdered Liang Zhao on Northbourne Avenue in 2011:
Today in the ACT Supreme Court, Acting Chief Justice Richard Refshauge sentenced the 19-year-old to 17 years jail.
But under ACT law he will be [...]
Yesterday (October 5), ACT Policing arrested a 20-year-old Chisholm man following an aggravated robbery, after two members of the public restrained the offender until police arrived.
About 9.00pm the male entered the Ali Baba restaurant in Phillip with a blade concealed in his sleeve. He approached the counter and threatened a staff member, demanding cash. The [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hawker last night (Saturday, October 5).
About 9.45pm a man was withdrawing money from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at the Hawker Shops when he was approached by a man with a knife.
The offender threatened the man and demanded cash. The man complied, giving the offender [...]
ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans to stay security conscious following two aggravated burglaries in Downer last Friday (October 4).
The incidents occurred between 1.30am and 2.30am and in both instances the offender gained entry to the premises through an unlocked back door while residents were sleeping. While no one was harmed during either incident, a few [...]
ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Healy Street, Spence was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning (Friday, October 4).
Around 2.30am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were at home at the time of the fire.
The house was destroyed as a result of the fire [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to fires in grassland off Kambah Pool Road, Kambah yesterday (Friday, October 4).
About 2.30pm, ACT Policing attended the scene where ACT Fire and Rescue had distinguished several small grass fires that appeared deliberately lit.
Anyone who may have witnessed the fires or any suspicious activity in the area at that time [...]
Rumours have been bouncing around this afternoon that infamous Canberran artist Abyss .607 was caught in the act and is in trouble with the law.
Already at least one support group has appeared on Facebook to try and raise funds to help Abyss with any fines/legal costs he may occur, but sadly nobody seems to know [...]
ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with speeding among those concerns.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Mark Steel said [...]
ACT Policing issued a total of 97 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 95 cautions for Traffic Control offences during the month of September as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with Traffic [...]
The ABC reports on another Catholic priest, Edward Evans (84) facing child abuse charges from the not so distant 1990s.
Father Edward Evans, 84, was arrested earlier this year on allegations he indecently assaulted a young girl at his home during the 1990s.
He pleaded not guilty.
But on Thursday in the ACT Magistrates Court, the prosecution [...]
ACT Policing issued 97 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 42 cautions over the ACT Family and Community day long weekend (28 to 30 September) despite drivers being put on notice about increased highway patrols.
Traffic Operations identified 75 speeding offences during this period; including one driver caught driving 60km/h over the speed limit.
On Saturday, a 19-year-old [...]
The ABC reports on the first compensation case against Marist to have the compensation published:
Now in one of the first cases to be made public, the ACT Supreme Court last month approved the awarding of $135,000 to a victim who claimed the Trustees of the Marist Brothers had breached its duty of care.
Efforts by [...]
ACT Policing has charged one man and a second man will be summonsed in relation to an aggravated robbery at the McDonalds restaurant in Dickson on Saturday 21 September 2013.
About 10.30pm, two males were seated in the outdoor area of the McDonalds restaurant in Dickson. They observed a 20-year-old male from Charnwood proceed through the [...]