ACT Policing is investigating a spate of graffiti incidents in Belconnen overnight (Friday, September 27).
Numerous local businesses and government departments’ contacted police to report walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Businesses on the following streets in the Belconnen Town Centre were targeted; Cohen Street, Chan Street, Rae Street, Bayles Street, Josephson Street, Weedon [...]
ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods.
Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said with large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the holiday periods, drivers are [...]
Government News has an intriguing report on efforts to bullet proof the Australian Federal Police’s dogs.
Dogs on the frontline of dangerous federal law enforcement operations are to be issued with special four-legged bulletproof vests as part of efforts by the Australian Federal Police to keep their canine best friends out of harm’s way when [...]
This afternoon (Tuesday 24 September) ACT Policing arrested a 23-year-old Deakin male following a 20-minute joy-ride from Majura to Deakin in a stolen scraper, which involved several traffic offences and property damage.
About 12.25pm ACT Policing Operations received reports of a 30-tonne yellow road scraper driving erratically along Northbourne Avenue in Braddon, proceeding through several red [...]
ACT Policing has seized three firearms and a quantity of illicit drugs following a warrant executed at a residence in Isabella Plains last Friday afternoon (September 20).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in relation to the shots fired incident in August at the Tatts On Tatts Off tattoo parlour.
During the warrant police seized [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the offender involved in an attempted aggravated robbery early yesterday morning (Sunday, September 22).
About 1.30am a man entered the Spence 7-Eleven armed with knife and threatened the staff member.
The staff member retreated to a storage room while the man reached through the security wiring attempting to [...]
ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Chisholm man after the assault of a man on Bunda Street in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 21).
The assault of the man was captured on the ACT Government CCTV network which assisted police apprehending three men at a nearby nightclub.
The three men were conveyed to the ACT [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two aggravated robberies that occurred last night (Sunday, 23 September).
Around 7pm, a man entered the 5 Star Handymart in Scullin carrying a blade and threatened staff to hand over money from the till. The staff member complied with the demand and handed over a sum of cash.
The offender [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault occurred along Bunda Street early this morning (Saturday, September 21)
Around 1.30am, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team responded to a report that a man had collapsed along Bunda Street.
A review of the ACT Government CCTV network recording indicated that the man was assaulted and knocked [...]
Is this a record?
More than 6 years from arrest to sentence?
[Canberra Times story]
The ABC has a report on the ACT Heritage Council getting a right old kicking from ACAT over the heritage listing of St Patricks Church in Braddon.
ACAT found the evidence did not satisfy any of the requirements for heritage listing.
The tribunal was also highly critical of the Heritage Council, finding their work contained factual errors [...]
ACT Policing has arrested two men after conducting a traffic stop on a stolen motor vehicle in Kaleen last night (Friday, September 20).
Around 10.40pm, Belconnen General Duties members conducted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Fiesta along Ginninderra Drive, Kaleen.
The traffic stop was conducted after enquiries revealed that the car had been stolen [...]
ACT Policing have released a facefit of a man believed to be involved in an aggravated robbery in Braddon on Tuesday (September 17).
Around 5.30pm, a 25-year-old female was walking along Northbourne Avenue in Braddon when she was approached by a male, demanding cash.
The victim did not comply with the demand and continued on walking. [...]
The ABC has the less than reassuring news that Ainslie Village’s Joseph Lawson will be serving weekend detention for burglary and possession of numerous explosives:
The ACT Supreme Court heard Lawson had been keen on explosives since he was young.
At one point he was suspended from his school for taking explosives along.
But Lawson agreed with [...]
One of ACT Policing’s important community partners recognised Tuggeranong Station’s Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Daryl Neit at its annual awards function last night.
Sergeant Neit was presented with the ACT Neighbourhood Watch Chief Police Officer’s Award, recognising his outstanding service to this community group.
NHW ACT described Sergeant Neit as “a consistent supporter . . . [of the group] [...]
A 29-year-old provisional driver from Yass was arrested last night (Tuesday, September 17) for high range drink driving.
Around 10.50pm, a white Toyota Hilux was stopped by police driving in the vicinity of the Burns Club in Kambah, after police were called there in response to a suspicious vehicle.
Police conducted a breath test on the driver [...]
The Australian Federal Police (rather than ACT Policing) has pushed a media release online explaining what they’re doing with the City Beats Team, the Alcohol Crime Targeting Team, and the new Regional Targeting Team:
ACT Policing’s new Regional Targeting Team (RTT) will maintain the high levels of service in and around Canberra’s entertainment districts over [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the 5 Star Supermarket in Scullin last night (Tuesday, 17 September).
Around 8.30pm, officers from Belconnen General Duties were conducting a patrol of the Scullin Shops when staff of the 5 Star Supermarket approached and informed the officers of the robbery.
Just prior to the [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Weston this afternoon (Tuesday, September 17).
Around 1.45pm police were called to the intersection of Streeton Drive and Namatjira Drive in relation to a collision.
A man driving a black Subaru Impreza was travelling in a southerly direction along Streeton Drive and an elderly woman driving a [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his plans for enhanced early pleading:
Courts will be able to impose lower sentences where offenders cooperate to ensure trials are focused on the real issues in dispute, under new legislation passed by the ACT Legislative Assembly today, said Attorney-General, Simon Corbell.
“We know that the inefficient use of time and resources in [...]
With tories returning to the treasury benches up on the hill ACT Labor can get back to the simple joys of gesture politics.
Thus the first order of business is Simon Corbell trotting out a same-sex marriage bill:
The ACT Labor Government will this week introduce the Marriage Equality Bill 2013 into the Legislative Assembly to allow [...]
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Phillip last night (Saturday, September 14).
About 6.55pm, a man entered the Ah Chu Asian Provisions supermarket in Colbee Court, Phillip, wielding a screwdriver and demanding cash from the two staff members. The store had closed for the day when the man entered [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is huffing and puffing at the quiet death of the specialist preventative alcohol crime taskforce.
Basically in Civic of a Saturday night all crime has an alchohol component.
Should something come up that isn’t alcohol related do we want the nearest police standing around saying “sorry mate, I only do the booze stuff”?
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Melba in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, September 14).
About 1.30am, a white Hyundai Excel approached the front of the 7/11 store and a man exited the vehicle. He then kicked and forced his way into the store.
Upon seeing this, a staff member sought [...]
There’s little in the world quite as exciting as a new police campaign.
This tweet was particularly exciting:
#LookForTheSigns drawn curtains or shielded windows during the day. Call #CrimeStoppers #IllicitDrugs http://t.co/FEPk4fUvMN
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) September 13, 2013
It lead to something even more exciting, a new video inciting paranoia against shift workers and the growing ranks of people [...]
ACT Policing has issued a reminder to those attending Floriade to properly secure unattended cars and hide valuables.
The advice was issued as the city gears up for an influx of thousands of interstate visitors over the next four weeks, with the ACT’s now-famous spring flower festival as one of the key attractions.
As many of the [...]
Simon Corbell is doing the honours to farewell Chief Justice Higgins from the bench:
The Hon Justice Terence Higgins AO was today congratulated and farewelled by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, and members of the ACT legal community at a ceremonial sitting of the ACT Supreme Court.
“Today marks the end of a long and distinguished legal career in [...]
A 23-year-old man from Eden, New South Wales will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being found in possession of a home-made shotgun.
About 8.15pm last night (Thursday, 12 September), Criminal Investigations detectives were conducting a mobile patrol of Clift Crescent, Richardson when they observed a yellow Toyota Hi-Ace van parked off the road.
During conversations [...]
Simon Corbell has the thrilling news that having presided over the farcical decay of the ACT courts for many years things are finally getting better:
The amount of time it takes to have a matter heard in the ACT Supreme Court has almost halved over the past the year, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell announced today.
Mr Corbell said [...]
Olympic-athlete Robyn Lorraway is appealing to the public in the search for her 2000 Sydney Olympic Torch, missing from Bonner since Monday (September 10).
Robyn Lorraway competed in the Track and Field long jump event at in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and carried the torch during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Relay.
Robyn lent the torch to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick early this morning (Thursday, September 12).
Around 1.24am a man entered the 7 eleven service station on Canberra Avenue Fyshwick. At the time the staff member was outside the service station, checking fuel levels.
The man was carrying a kitchen knife and walked to [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has blogged her plans for the Spring 2013 sittings.
The main items have been thusly paraphrased:
– The Marriage Equality Bill 2013 will enable couples who are not able to marry under the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961 to enter into marriage in the ACT. It will provide for solemnisation, eligibility, dissolution and annulment, regulatory [...]