ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Rivett woman following a pursuit last night (Sunday, March 24).
Around 7.20pm Woden police were on patrol in Rivett when they attempted a traffic stop on a Mitsubishi Lancer on Hindmarsh Drive.
The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated continuing through Weston, towards the rural areas of Cotter [...]
A 26-year-old Gungahlin man has been arrested by police this afternoon for the hit-run in Evatt on Friday night (March 22).
Around 10 pm a 26-year-old man was dropped off by a taxi near the intersection of William Webb Drive and Callaghan Street.
After dropping off the man the taxi driver drove up William Webb Drive, performed [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to the theft of a dinosaur statue from Gold Creek, Nicholls, on Thursday night (March 21).
Sometime between 5.30pm on Thursday (March 21) and 9am on Friday (March 22) the fibreglass dinosaur statue from the front of the National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Road, was stolen.
The missing statue is of [...]
This is an interesting decision.
I know we are all about innocence until proven guilty but they found pictures of this guy with his daughter, presumably sufficiently dodgy as to warrant a mention. And the reason for bail is that his business will fail if he isn’t released.
Mr Lawton said [...]
I drove into Canberra on the Federal Highway on Saturday arvo about 4pm. Just before the big roundabout at Antill Street there was a major police gig happening. The left lane was blocked by a police car with flashing lights, and in a clearing on the side of the road there were maybe half a [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the death of a young girl at a local swimming pool this morning (Saturday, March 23).
About 12.20pm today, police were called to Calvary Hospital after the young girl had died.
It was reported to police that around 11.20am, ACT Ambulance Service attended the Canberra International Sports and Aquatics Centre (CISAC), and transported [...]
Policing are looking for anyone with info about a hit and run incident that occurred in Evatt last night (22nd of March).
Around 10.00pm a 26-year-old man was dropped off by an unidentified taxi near the intersection of William Webb Drive and Callaghan Street.
After dropping off the man the taxi driver drove up William Webb [...]
ACT Policing has released a facefit of the offender involved in a possible abduction attempt in Banks on Monday morning (March 18).
About 7.30am, an eight-year-old girl was walking along Forsythe Street, Banks towards a bus stop on Pockett Avenue when she saw a white van stopped on the opposite side of the road.
The male driver [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to identify the alleged offender of the aggravated robbery at the Hot Lantern Chinese Restaurant in Jamison in the evening of Sunday, March 3.
Around 8.35pm, a man armed with a knife and wearing a motorbike helmet entered the restaurant threatening three employees before stealing a handbag containing a small [...]
The results of the post mortem examination conducted on a 42-year-old woman found deceased in her Kambah house on Monday (March 18) has revealed the cause of death is not suspicious.
Police were called to the Kambah house by ACT Ambulance around 9.15am on Monday.
Investigations to determine the cause of her death were undertaken by detectives [...]
One would hope that protections against torture in detention in the ACT could be rigorously pursued administratively by a Government.
(i.e. Stop torturing people)
But Simon Corbell has announced he’s legislating to that effect:
“The Monitoring Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) Bill 2013 will implement the ACT’s obligations under the United Nations Optional [...]
Joy Burch has announced she’s legislating more human rights compliance for the troubled children of the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre:
New laws passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly today will build on ongoing work to create a more effective youth justice system, Minister for Children and Young People Joy Burch said.
The changes to the Children and [...]
A 20-year-old Braddon man will face ACT Magistrates Court after fleeing from police early this morning (Thursday, March 21).
Around 12:10am police observed a white Nissan Tiida travelling at high speed on Belconnen Way, Belconnen.
Police activated their emergency lights and siren but the driver failed to stop, accelerating away onto Kingsford Smith Drive.
Police lost sight of [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Dickson yesterday (Monday, 18 March).
Around 9.45pm a 33-year-old man was walking home from the Dickson Shops to his address in Hackett when he observed three young men who were allegedly harassing a person ahead of him on the path.
Moments later the 33-year-old man [...]
ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public in locating a white van that may have been involved in a possible attempted abduction early yesterday (Monday, March 18).
About 7.30am, an eight-year-old girl was walking along Forsythe Street, Banks towards a bus stop on Pockett Avenue when she saw a white van stopped on the opposite [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the circumstances around the death of a 42-year-old woman at a house in Kambah.
Police were called to the scene by ACT Ambulance around 9.15am today (Monday, 18 March).
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
Investigations to determine the cause of her death are underway by detectives from Criminal Investigations and AFP Forensic [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted robbery in Dickson on Saturday night (March 16).
About 11.30pm a 43-year-old Dickson woman was walking passed the BWS liquor store towards Woolworths supermarket on Dickson Place when a man took hold of her handbag, attempting to snatch it from her.
The woman held on to her handbag until [...]
A 29-year-old Lyons woman is assisting police with enquiries in relation to the robbery of an elderly woman at the Commonwealth Bank ATM at Woden yesterday (March 15).
Around 11.35am yesterday, the elderly woman had just withdrawn money from the ATM when her purse was snatched by a woman. The offender immediately fled the area. The [...]
During the week we were excited by the news of a drink driver putting his car into the Belconnen Coles Express petrol station.
Now ACT Policing have released the rather exciting video.
The staff waving their arms in the air around 0:28 is a particular highlight.
Police investigating fatal on Cotter Road
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle motor cycle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).
About 2.30 am police were notified of the collision where a man riding has lost control of the motorcycle approaching a bend.
A woman pillion has come off the motor cycle and collided with [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a woman snatched the purse of a 79-year-old woman at the Westfield Woden Commonwealth Bank ATM today (Friday 15 March).
Around 11.35am, the elderly woman had just withdrawn money from the ATM when her purse was snatched by a woman. The offender immediately fled the area with the victim [...]
An online network of child predators allegedly involved in sharing child exploitation material has been exposed. There have been 20 arrests this week, one of which was in the ACT.
The investigation, codenamed “Operation Conqueror”, began in January this year when the AFP identified a number of individuals using a peer-to-peer file sharing network with [...]
Julia Haraksin has won an anti-discrimination case against Murrays buses after they refused to book her a seat on a bus because she was in a wheel chair, reports ABC News. In 2009 when the incident happened, Murrays had no wheelchair-accessible buses in its fleet despite national disability standards requiring that at least 25% of [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man attempted to rob a 15-year-old girl in Lyons last night (Thursday, 14 March).
About 8pm the girl was walking in the grassed area between Melrose Drive and Marrawah Street, when she was approached by the man who demanded her bag.
When she refused, the man punched her in the [...]
ACT Policing is searching for a 50 year-old man who went for a walk this morning (March 14) and has not returned.
The man, known as Graham Hunt, left his home at Rowallan Place Duffy this morning around 11.15am and headed west along Hindmarsh Drive towards Eucumbene Drive.
Graham has a solid build, is 5’11” tall (180cm) [...]
Heading back towards the You Are Here hub after a late lunch, Festival Coordinator Adam Hadley and myself happened along a rather exciting scene outside of Mooseheads. The You Are Here team quickly mobilised to stare through the windows and gossip.
A rather large pile of suspicious looking goods were being sorted through by police, and [...]
A 38-year-old Belconnen man was more than three times over the legal limit when his vehicle collided with a service station last night (Wednesday March 13).
Around 10pm the disqualified driver failed to control the black Nissan Z51 Murano when entering the Belconnen Shell service station. The vehicle struck a petrol bowser before crashing into the [...]
Justice Neild’s name on court documents has become a gold standard and today is no different in the case of one Blake O’Brien.
There’s really a vast number of strange incidents in this case.
For mine two of the gems were:
1. The liquor store robbery for a jerky stick:
After stopping it, the accused left the vehicle [...]
Police seized 16 plants and 600 grams of packaged cannabis after raiding a house in Wanniassa yesterday. Also found were a shot gun, a replica gun, and ‘drug paraphernalia’ which I will assume was a gun shaped bong.
Cannabis, weapons seized in Wanniassa search warrant
An elderly man has died following a two vehicle collision in Bruce earlier this morning (Wednesday, March 13).
Around 10.10am a blue Toyota Corolla Seca was travelling eastbound on Belconnen Way when it collided with a green Mitsubishi Lancer.
The elderly woman who was driving the blue Toyota Corolla Seca was taken to The Canberra Hospital suffering [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Charnwood man after he fled from police earlier this morning (Wednesday, 13 March).
Around 4.00am police observed the Toyota Hilux in Curtin, driving erratically. The vehicle was confirmed as being reported stolen.
The officers activated their car’s emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated away. The [...]
A probationary licensed driver who was detected driving at 169km/h in a 100km/h speed zone on the Monaro Highway, was one of 66 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) issued for speeding over the Centenary Day long weekend by ACT Policing.
The Gordon man, checked at 69km/h over the posted speed limit was issued with an $1811 fine [...]