ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the burglary of a Dickson bar on Challis Street between 11.45pm on Wednesday (November, 6) and 8.50am on Thursday (November, 7).
About 8.50am on Thursday a staff member arrived at Barcode and after unlocking the secured premises noticed that a number of large items of audio equipment were missing. Given [...]
ACT Policing detectives have seized seven firearms, three replica firearms, a large amount of ammunition and a quantity of drugs during two simultaneous search warrants in Narrabundah and Fyshwick in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, November 7).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence and at a Fyshwick premises [...]
The Court of Appeal has thrown up the case of one standover man Christopher Butler who has succeeded in getting his sentence reduced (but not in overturning his conviction).
Intriguingly their honours refer to a group called the “Galic’s.
Anyone able to shed more light?
ACT Policing has praised the general behaviour of Melbourne Cup revellers yesterday (Tuesday, November 5), with only a small number of people taken into custody.
Officers supported Thoroughbred Park security with regular patrols of the precinct yesterday, with a crowd estimated around 6,000 attending the Cup Day events.
One male was taken into custody for a breach [...]
ACT Policing caught more than 901 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 589 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 312 cautions.
Nine drivers were caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit incurring fines of $1,811 plus [...]
The ABC has a drearily predictable story on the lack of resources for the Human Rights Commissioner to conduct an audit of the one place in Canberra Human Rights are at serious risk:
Dr Watchirs has told a Legislative Assembly hearing, the prison has never been subject to a human rights audit.
“There’s not sufficient resources [...]
ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving over the next three months 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 alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.
Officer in Charge [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery of a 40-year-old man in Macquarie last night (Monday, November 4).
About 11.00pm the man was walking home from the Jamison Centre after shopping for groceries. While he was walking along Halloran Close, near the Belconnen West Tennis Club, the offender approached him and struck him on his [...]
A 22-year-old Young man has been extradited to the ACT in relation to dozens of thefts in the ACT region spanning a two month period late last year.
Between September and October 2012 ACT Policing received numerous reports of thefts of construction tools from tradesmen’s vehicles, in particular within the Gungahlin area.
Gungahlin Patrol members, in conjunction [...]
The Canberra Times is making some noise about our bursting at the seams prison.
The solution at the moment appears to be home detention.
One might suggest that punting the real headbangers back up the road to Goulburn will give us a healthier prison population.
Revellers from last year’s Melbourne Cup celebrations at Thoroughbred Park were praised for their good behaviour with ACT Policing hoping for another well behaved turnout this year.
ACT Policing will have a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park and around the venue and a strong presence in and around Civic and other licensed venues as patrons continue [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old Palmerston man following an aggravated robbery in Gungahlin yesterday (Saturday, November 2).
Around 11.05am the man entered the Civic Video Gungahlin store and threatened a staff member with an object wrapped in a plastic bag, claimed to be handgun, demanding cash.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash.
Police attended [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old Yarralumla man after he allegedly assaulted a man at an intersection in the city last night (Friday, November 1).
Around 11.50pm police were conducting mobile patrols along London Circuit (Civic) when they noticed a large group crossing the intersection against the red pedestrian signal. Vehicles were attempting to drive through [...]
There’s disturbing news on the Canberra Times about a very rare drink cycling conviction:
A teenager who rode his bicycle drunk through Canberra streets has been convicted, despite protesting that he didn’t know “drink-riding” was a crime.
The 19-year-old Canberra man, who was caught riding under the influence earlier this year, has been fined and has been [...]
Sourced from The Canberra Times, it is interesting to see that the lovely Taylor Schmidt suffers from “substance abuse disorder, depression and adolescent conduct disorder.”
Isn’t that just psychiatrist talk for “loves taking drugs, is sad about being caught for killing a dude, and behaves like a shit during his adolescence?”
Perhaps many Riotacters could be diagnosed [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred in Higgins yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 31 October).
At 3.30pm a silver Hyundai Accent was driving north bound down Kingsford Smith Drive, Higgins when it collided into a light pole near the intersection of Wirraway Crescent.
The occupant of the vehicle was required to be cut free by [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a twenty-seven year old woman following a burglary that occurred in Chisholm on Tuesday 24 September.
It is alleged the offender smashed a window to gain entry to the premises.
The resident of the property returned home later that day to find a number of items had been removed including electronic goods and [...]
The ABC has the concerning news that we’re finally ending pedo friendly legal provisions:
Under law changes introduced in 1951 and 1976, sex offences against children had to go before the courts within 12 months.
It means sex offenders who committed crimes against teenage girls between 1951 and 1985 and boys between 1976 and 1985 can not [...]
News is just coming in that the Canberra public servant who tried to claim workers comp for injuries incurred while wrecking a hotel room with rough trade picked up in Nowra (and rough trade comes little rougher) has been ruled against by the High Court of Australia.
Her heroic efforts will, however, have implications for everyone [...]
The ABC has the less than reassuring news that the alarming spike in misconduct cases is not more misconduct, it’s just that the AFP is finally doing something with complaints.
Established complaints in the second highest level jumped from six in 2010, to 33 in 2011, to 55 in 2012.
The AFP blames the rise on [...]
Simon Corbell has announced great victories in the war on crime as outlined in the latest Criminal Statistical Profile:
“In the year to September 2013, robbery offences have decreased by 37%, motor vehicle theft has decreased by 32%, burglary and weapons offences have both decreased by 16%, sexual assault has decreased by 15%, and assault and [...]
Simon Corbell is celebrating the creation of an Industrial Court:
An election commitment to improve the health and safety of all ACT workers has been delivered on today with the passage of legislation establishing a new ACT Industrial Court with its own industrial magistrate, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“The new Industrial Court is the centrepiece [...]
Most people that have lived in this town for a few years realise that the ACT justice system is s***. If it was a car you’d be ringing scrap metal yards hoping one of them will agree to come and take it off your hands.
So today I noticed that our new Chief Justice (Murrell) has [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a number of instances of graffiti that occurred in Ngunnawal in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday October, 27).
At 9.50am, police were called to a residence in Ngunnawal in response to offensive graffiti sprayed on the garage of a house.
Police received information that two suspicious males [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Hardwick Crescent, Holt near the Magpies Sports Club yesterday afternoon (Saturday, October 26).
Around 5.00pm a man approached a woman from behind, threatened her with a knife before obtaining her keys. The offender unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to the victim’s car.
The offender then [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Garema Place, Civic, early this morning in which an 18-year-old man was stabbed.
About 1.15am, Police were called to Garema Place (opposite King O’Malley’s) in response to an altercation involving up to 20 people.
During the altercation an 18-year-old man received lacerations to his arms, chest and head. [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Clandestine Laboratory Team executed a drugs of dependence search warrant, with the support of ACT Fire and Rescue, on a residence in Isaacs earlier today (Friday, 25 October).
Police executed the warrant on the residence around 11.00am and seized a number of items not related to the production of drugs.
Those items will [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to identify the driver of a vehicle who fled from police last night (Thursday, October 24).
Around 11.05pm, police attempted a traffic stop on a dark coloured Holden Clubsport on Eggleston Crescent in Chifley. The driver failed to stop for police, and a pursuit commenced.
Police pursued the [...]
ACT Policing and Tuggeranong Hyperdome are joining forces to prevent number plate theft with a free program this weekend, Project Safe Plate.
This Saturday (October 26) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome open air car park, off Reed Street North, where officers will fit vehicle plates with tamper-proof screws.
Don’t know if he’s part of the infamous clan but Gavin Massey went down today for a strech of 8 years for his part in robberies and gum related crimes according to the Canberra Times
like his namesakes I’m sure he’s a lovely person who’s simply misunderstood…… they’ll be able to do family breakfasts soon
ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger [...]
ACT Policing have released a facefit of a man believed to be involved in an act of indecency in Higgins last Thursday (October 17).
Around 7.10pm a woman was jogging on Fullagar Crescent, opposite the Higgins shops, when a man ran up behind her and attempted to commit an act of indecency before she managed to [...]