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Police seize rifle during traffic stop in Gowrie

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A rifle with a sniper scope was seized from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Gowrie late last night (June 10).
ACT Policing officers had been on patrol in Gowrie around 11.30pm and had seized the rifle after executing a routine traffic stop on a blue Holden Commodore. The driver of the vehicle was not [...]

Live-time petition signing to support humane treatment of refugees

By 11 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

On Saturday June 28, in a Canberra-first ‘live petition’ citizens’ initiative, a mass gathering of Canberra groups and individuals will vote on a motion to be presented to Parliament, demanding humane treatment for refugees.
The event will take place at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall at 6pm and is hosted by Canberra’s Refugee Action Committee. Addressing [...]

More than 1000 breath tested this June long weekend

By 10 June 2014

ACT Policing carried out 1095 random breath tests this June long weekend (Friday 6 – Monday 9 June 2014) and issued 106 fines to motorists for traffic infringements in the ACT despite repeated warnings about increased police presence.
The majority of the TINS were issued for speeding (38) followed by unregistered vehicles (21). A further 60 [...]

Elderly woman robbed in broad daylight

By 10 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery of an elderly woman near Woden Library on Friday (June 6).
About 3.15pm, Police attended the Woden Library on Corinna Street, Phillip, following a report of a robbery. An 84-year-old woman reported that a man had offered her assistance with her walker and belongings. When she informed the [...]

Witnesses sought; Monash armed robbery

By 10 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to identify a man following an aggravated robbery in Monash last night (Monday 9 June).
About 5.45pm, a man entered a loading dock area of the Spar Supermarket on Barraclough Crescent in Monash.
The offender allegedly pointed a firearm at one of the store’s supervisors and demanded to be [...]

Wheels of Justice

By 10 June 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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You know the old saying, justice delayed is justice denied. Yeah well, this saying is most often only applied to those accused and before the courts. Poor buggers have to wait interminably for a Judicial Officer to determine their financial imposition or their next place of abode. And it is true that the longer [...]

Drunk driving motorcyclist to face court

By 9 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 53-year-old Theodore man following two instances of drunk driving on Saturday night (June 7).
About 10.15pm, ACT Policing detected a Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle travelling at 173km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Monaro Highway. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then underwent roadside breath screening [...]

Witnesses sought; rock thrown at moving vehicle

By 9 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating an incident where a car received significant damage when it was hit by a large rock while driving on Northbourne Avenue on Monday morning (9 June).
About 12:55am, the vehicle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham, when a large rock was thrown at the car by an unknown person/s on the [...]

Man apprehended after failing to stop

By 9 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has apprehended a male after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by NSW Police and fleeing across the NSW border into the ACT yesterday afternoon (June 8).
About 4.40pm, ACT Policing was notified that a NSW Police highway patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle which had entered the ACT from NSW near [...]

Man arrested following robbery in Phillip

By 8 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Phillip man following a robbery in Phillip early on Saturday morning (June, 7).
About 5.10am, two men exited a residence they had been visiting and entered a car. A male followed them from the residence to the car and threatened them, demanding cash. The two men handed over a small [...]

Slow response to camera in women’s toilet at Fire Station

By 8 June 2014

A male firefighter who placed a camera in the women’s toilets of a southside station was allowed to remain at work with his victim for months as authorities struggled to deal with the incident, according to the Canberra Times.
The pen camera was discovered by a female firefighter as she was in the toilet at the [...]

Witnesses sought; Wanniassa knifepoint robbery

By 7 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public to identify a male following an aggravated robbery in Wanniassa early this morning (Saturday June, 7).
Around 2.30am, a male entered the 7-Eleven Service Station on Erindale Drive, Wanniassa, and threatened a member of staff with a knife attached to a stick, demanding cash.
The staff complied with the [...]

Man charged following Duffy warrant

By 7 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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A 46-year-old Duffy man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning following a search warrant on a Duffy house yesterday (Friday June, 6).
The warrant was one of three simultaneous search warrants executed by ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives around 11am yesterday across Duffy and Wanniassa.
The warrants resulted in the seizure of two handguns, a [...]

Man to face court for child exploitation offences

By 6 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 21-year-old Stirling man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, June 6) charged with child exploitation related offences.
Yesterday (June 5), the AFP Child Protection Operations Digital Forensics Team executed a Section 3E Crimes Act 1914 search warrant on a residence in Stirling.
As a result of the warrant a large volume of child exploitation [...]

Police plea for drivers to be ‘Snow Safe’

By 6 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing will join NSW Police in conducting high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra as part of Operation Snow Safe this winter.
As motorists travel to and from the snow fields, police in the capital region will target speeding, impaired driving, seatbelt offences and driver fatigue during the NSW snow season [...]

Police describe drink driving incident as reckless

By 5 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has described the behaviour of a 34-year-old Kambah man as reckless following a drink driving incident at the Kambah Village car park last night (Wednesday, 4 June).
About 8.45pm, the Kambah man driving a grey VW Passat was observed driving in an erratic manner in the Kambah Village car park, before parking at the [...]

Police release impaired driving results (with 14,500 breath tests in one month!)

By 4 June 2014

ACT Policing caught 172 drink and drug-affected drivers last month during targeting under its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police conducted over 14,500 roadside random breath tests during May, removing 131 drunk-drivers from Canberra roads as well as conducting 252 roadside drug tests with 41 drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
Comparably, police conducted 9,802 breath [...]

Witnesses sought after car park incident

By 4 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in the car park at the Nicholls shops last night (Tuesday, June 3), in which a man was threatened by an offender with a weapon.
About 7.05pm a 29-year-old man was putting groceries in the car on Paisley Street when he was approached by an offender, who threatened [...]

Wanted man flees police, arrested in bushland

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 21-year-old Holt man sought by ACT Policing was arrested in bushland near Bruce late this afternoon (Tuesday June 3).
The man, who was identified as being the subject of two outstanding arrest warrants, had been sighted driving a white Holden Commodore with ACT registration plates by ACT Policing Crime Targeting detectives in the O’Connor area.
A [...]

Better protection for road users

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Road users in the ACT will be better protected as legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly today introduced aggravating factors for drivers who put others in danger.
Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today welcomed the passage of the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2014, which targets high-risk driving behaviours.
“These changes address the risks posed by furious, reckless or [...]

Government needs to catch tyre slasher

By 3 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The ACT Labor government needs to commit to catching the notorious Narrabundah tyre slasher as the Canberra community raises its voice about the ongoing vandalism to residents’ property being inflicted, Member for Molonglo Giulia Jones said today.
“Today in the Legislative Assembly I will table a petition signed by more than 270 Canberrans calling on Simon [...]

Police seek witnesses after attempted abduction in Forde

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the report of an attempted abduction of a 20-year-old woman in Forde last Thursday (May, 29).
About 5.30pm, the woman returned to her parked car on Zakharov Avenue, Forde. While she was unlocking her car, a dark coloured van approached and stopped next to her vehicle. While the driver remained [...]

Hundreds of City drivers benefit from Project Safe Plate

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

More than 300 Canberra drivers are better protected against number plate theft after ACT Policing’s Project Safe Plate was conducted over the weekend (Saturday May 31).
During a four hour fitting operation in the City, police re-secured the number plates of 301 resident’s vehicles, up from 176 vehicles last year, with special one-way screws designed to [...]

Improving offender rehabilitation by extending Throughcare

By 2 June 2014

Minister for Corrections, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the increased investment in the 2014-15 Budget of $2.176m over two years to extend the Throughcare program.
“The Throughcare Unit was established to address the many challenges associated with detainees re-entering the community and is focused on reducing recidivism. The program identifies support needs across the areas of housing, [...]

Police arrest teen following elderly Holt woman’s robbery

By 2 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A NSW teenager will face court this morning following the alleged robbery of an elderly woman in Holt on April 7.
The 88-year-old woman was walking into a unit complex on Hardwick Crescent, Holt when a male knocked her to the ground and took her handbag from the walking frame she had been using. The woman [...]

Board of inquiry report into Eastman conviction

By 31 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

The report of the Board of Inquiry into the conviction of David Harold Eastman for the murder of Assistant Commissioner Colin Stanley Winchester has been released by the Supreme Court today.
The Attorney General, Simon Corbell, has welcomed the release today of the inquiry report.
“The report is a comprehensive and considered document and I thank the [...]

Police execute warrants in fraud investigation

By 30 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Fraud Detectives executed a number of search warrants yesterday (Thursday, May 29) seizing more than 50 items.
The warrants were executed in relation to the ongoing investigation into alleged fraud at the ACT Public Trustees Office.
More than 50 items were seized by Detectives, including electrical equipment such as TV’s, computers, mobile phones, [...]

Police seeking witnesses after vehicle fled from traffic stop

By 30 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after a vehicle fled from police during a routine traffic stop late last night (Thursday, 29 May 2014).
Around 11:50pm last night, police responded to a report of a vehicle continuously speeding along Myall Street O’Connor.
Police attended the area and located a blue Mazda 323 and conducted a [...]

Face-fit released following Pearce robbery

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has released a face-fit following an aggravated robbery at the Foodworks store in Pearce earlier this month on Saturday, May 10.
Around 5pm, a woman armed with a machete entered the store and threatened an employee, making demands for cash. The employee complied with the demands and the woman ran from the store with [...]

Stolen motorcycles, war memorabilia and a firearm recovered by police

By 29 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a man following six search warrants carried out across Canberra’s south yesterday (Wednesday 28 May).
ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team carried out the warrants across the Woden and Tuggeranong patrol zones as part of an ongoing investigation into numerous burglary, theft, fraud and vehicle offences across Canberra.
Police seized a motorcycle and stolen [...]

Man arrested over three indecent acts

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 22-year-old Gordon man was arrested following three indecent acts which occurred during the early hours of this morning in Civic (Wednesday, May 28).
Police will allege in court that the 22-year-old approached two women behind the Davey Lodge, Acton, groping one of the women, around midnight.
A couple of hours later (2.15am), the same man is [...]

Police and Ambulance service urge elderly to be vigilant against conmen

By 28 May 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing, along with the ACT Ambulance Service, is encouraging elderly community members to be vigilant about their personal and home safety after reports of a conman in south Canberra has resurfaced again.
ACT Policing received a number of reports recently of suspicious behaviour in Farrer. The reports are of a man offering to paint house [...]

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