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Witnesses sought to aggravated burglary in Calwell

By 1 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a residence in Calwell on Friday, June 27.
Around 11am, two male youths forced their way into a residence in Costello Circuit. Once inside the offenders searched the premises and a number of items were taken, however, the owner of the residence arrived home and the [...]

‘Stop Pushing the Limits’ new campaign to slow us down

By 1 July 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A two-month campaign to target speeding in the ACT was launched today by Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, and Chief Police Officer for the ACT, Rudi Lammers.
The Stop Pushing the Limits campaign will run throughout July and August 2014 and forms part of the ACT’s multi-agency road safety strategy. The campaign aims [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Majura Road this afternoon (Monday, June 30).
Around 1.25pm police were called to Majura Road, Majura, following reports that a yellow Subaru had collided with a semi-trailer.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the collision but the driver of the vehicle had died at the scene.
Majura Road is closed [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery at Mecure Hotel Braddon

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery of a hotel in Braddon yesterday morning (Sunday, June 29).
About 9.00am a woman, armed with a knife, entered the reception of the Mercure Hotel on Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, and threatened two female staff members while demanding cash.
A male employee has attempted to restrain the offender [...]

64 New Constables for ACT Policing

By 30 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus APM and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers in welcoming 18 new Probationary Constables to the ranks of ACT Policing at the AFP College in Barton on Friday, June 27.
Over two days last week, four classes graduated, bolstering numbers to [...]

Child exploitation images found on tablet; man arrested

By 29 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Torrens man after a computer tablet was found to contain child exploitation images.
The tablet had been found in a Canberra pet store on Friday, June 27, as misplaced property and when a staff member attempted to identify the tablet’s owner, it was found to contain the exploitation [...]

Woman arrested after service station robbery

By 28 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 37-year-old Reid woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, June 28) charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife after she was apprehended following a robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Mort St, Braddon yesterday afternoon.
Police will allege the woman entered the store just before 5pm. She produced a [...]

Man assaulted by three teens in Weston

By 27 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]

Needle and Syringes – AMC

By 27 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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When I was Shadow Minister for Corrections and then Minister, I came to believe that the public wanted to send offenders to prison for punishment and not as punishment. It was generally accepted that there would be extra punishments dished out. I didn’t think that way then and I don’t now.
I reckon the [...]

New Policing Purchase Agreement targets alcohol related crime

By 23 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will place special emphasis on a number of key operational issues, including the reduction of alcohol related crime and improving road safety, under a new purchase agreement.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today signed the 2014-15 purchase agreement together with the Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Tony Negus, and Chief Police Officer [...]

Man dies after being crushed by car

By 22 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 70-year-old man has died after a car he was working underneath fell on top of him.
About 4.40pm police were called to a residence on Namatjira Drive in Chapman, where ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Ambulance were on scene.
ACT Ambulance assessed the man; however it appears he died of the injuries he sustained prior [...]

Young drivers lose control

By 22 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Two P-plate drivers have been issued Immediate Suspension Notices after losing control of their vehicles while driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday (21 June).
About 10.30pm, police attended Charterisville Avenue in Conder after an 18-year-old driver doing burnouts and drag racing; lost control of his white Holden Ute on a bend, mounted the gutter, [...]

Police arrest woman at football game

By 22 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old woman after she assaulted two police officers at GIO Stadium during a football game on Friday night (20 June).
During the second half of the game, a fight broke out in the crowd when an off-duty police officer intervened to de-escalate the situation. Uniformed police officers then attended the fight when [...]

Two in custody after home invasion

By 21 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man after a home invasion at Port Jackson Circuit, Phillip on Friday morning, (20 June).
About 11.20am the residents of the house were at home when they heard a loud knock on the front door and someone demanding money. After refusing them entry, the alleged offenders have [...]

Man arrested after crime spree

By 21 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Torrens man for an attempted burglary at Kaleen on 18 June and theft at Phillip on 19 June.
Around 1.30am, Wednesday, 18 June, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen and reversed into a fenced off outdoor smoking area. The driver and passenger [...]

Man arrested after failing to stop vehicle

By 20 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 20-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by police last night (Thursday June 19).
About 10.50pm, police signalled to the driver of a white Holden Commodore to stop in the Cotter region. The vehicle failed to stop and police followed the vehicle briefly [...]

Project Safe Plate: Secure your number plates this weekend

By 20 June 2014

ACT Policing and the Gungahlin Marketplace are joining forces this weekend for Project Safe Plate, combatting number plate theft by providing free tamper-proof screws to motorists.
This Saturday (June 21) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Gungahlin Marketplace car park on the corner of Gozzard and Ernest Cavanagh Streets, where officers [...]

Witnesses sought; Hawker aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends bottle shop on Belconnen Way, Hawker.
On Tuesday (17 June) evening around 8.40pm a male offender armed with a hammer entered the bottle shop and used the tool to smash two holes in the front glass panel of the premises. He then demanded [...]

Witnesses sought; Chapman aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Chapman on last night (June, 18).
About 7.40pm, a man entered the Chapman IGA Supermarket carrying a machete. The man approached the checkout operator and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]

Witnesses required after property damage in Kaleen

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a van was used to damage property in Kaleen early yesterday morning (Wednesday, 18 June).
Around 1:30am, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen.
The van drove a circuit of the car park and then reversed into an outdoor smoking area.
The two occupants [...]

Man arrested after aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing arrested an 18-year-old Rivett man following an aggravated robbery in Rivett yesterday afternoon (June 18).
About 4.30pm, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency on Rivett Place and approached the staff member at the register. The man produced a knife and demanded cash. The staff member complied and the man fled the store on foot [...]

Law Reform Advisory Council members appointed

By 19 June 2014

The Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, yesterday announced the appointment of 11 members to the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council.
“Members are appointed on the basis of their expertise in matters relating to law and legal policy,” Mr Corbell said.
“They are experts in a wide variety of law related fields, from the judiciary and legal profession, to police, [...]

Attempted abduction in Conder – witnesses sought

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Conder this morning (Wednesday, 18 June).
About 8.45am, the teenage girl was walking to school when a man got out of his van, which was parked in Cremorne Place, and followed her.
The man grabbed the girl by the wrist [...]

Stolen school property recovered

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

After lengthy investigations, ACT Policing has recovered most of the tablet computers stolen from the Red Hill Primary School around nine weeks ago.
Police were called to the school after a burglary was reported at the premises on April 7 this year and 43 new Apple iPads stolen from an office.
Investigations and enquiries into the burglary [...]

Stolen car recovered; man to face court

By 18 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 49-year-old Symonston man will face court after ACT Policing recovered a stolen motor vehicle in Wanniassa yesterday (June 17).
About 10.55pm, police located the blue Ford Falcon, which had been reported stolen last Sunday June 15, at a Wanniassa service station. The car left the service station and police attempted a traffic stop on the [...]

Ammo, drugs seized during warrant

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing seized a quantity of powder suspected to be illicit drugs, together with a quantity of ammunition, after executing a search warrant on a Chifley residence earlier today (Tuesday, June 17).
Woden Patrol members executed the warrant on the Chifley address around 7.30am, locating the drugs and associated paraphernalia in a bedroom of the unit.
A [...]

Aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains

By 17 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking to identify two men following the aggravated robbery of a supermarket in Isabella Plains on Sunday night (June, 15).
About 7.20pm, two males entered the IGA Supermarket on Ellerston Avenue, Isabella Plains, carrying large kitchen knives. Both men moved behind the counter and removed draws from two cash registers, containing cash. The [...]

The Practice of the Art of Miserablism

By 17 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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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
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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 [...]

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