Have you watched the video yet? Do it. I’ll wait. I don’t want to ruin it for you.
My original title for this article was going to be ‘Magical fortune telling iPhone app helps Sarah from Belconnen not sleep with a hipster’ but that would be giving it all away.
Everything about this clip is amazing. From [...]
Last year we were enthralled by the botched yet still brutal robbery of the Kaleen Caltex.
This week the ABC has reported that Leigh Coulter is the Tyre Iron and has been sentenced to five and a half years for this crime amongst others.
No word on Dogman, the hero Canberra deserves, but not the one it [...]
ACT Policing will have a highly visible presence throughout the Centenary Day celebrations to ensure a trouble-free long weekend.
Superintendent Brett Kidner said ACT Policing will be working closely with event organisers and security throughout the long weekend to ensure everyone has a good time.
“One of our priorities is to ensure that families attending Centenary Day [...]
The ABC has new pages in the list of pathetic excuses offered by Matthew Massey to the courts.
The officer said Massey was unable to submit to urine analysis because sore ribs made urinating difficult and his mother had phoned to say he could not attend the meeting because he was having an allergic reaction [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred outside the Hostage Bar in Dickson on Saturday, February 2.
Around 11.30pm an altercation occurred between two groups of people at the Hostage Bar, Challis Street, resulting in a 32-year-old man being assaulted.
As a result of the assault the man suffered a broken nose, eye socket [...]
Damien Svarcas would like to set the record straight and let us know he was going 200 in a 100 zone, instead of the measly 170 they booked him for. Thank goodness he has a public profile to do so from.
From an anonymous tip.
$12,000 worth of synthetic cannabis has been seized from adult stores across Canberra reports ABC News.
Officers from the ACT Policing Drug Team raided shops in Fyshwick, Hume and Civic and seized approximately 200 packs of prohibited brands such as K2 (or Kronic), and Spice.
The items have been sent to the ACT Government Analytical Laboratory for [...]
This in from c_c:
The only thing funnier than seeing them use it to pick up lunch, was seeing how gingerly the took a tight left turn from Northbourne onto Barry Drive.
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Former Canberra Raiders captain Alan Tongue has joined ACT Policing and Kidsafe in urging Canberrans to click clack front and back.
ACT Policing will be focusing on seatbelts for the month of March as part of its ongoing traffic enforcement campaign.
Every year in Australia more than 20 per cent of all the road fatalities involve a [...]
ACT Policing caught more than 593 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of February as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 593 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 198 cautions.
Some 311 drivers were caught travelling more than 15km/h but less than 30km/h over the speed limit. A [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Hot Lantern Chinese Restaurant in Jamieson last night (Sunday, March 3).
Around 8.35pm, a man armed with a knife and wearing a full faced light coloured motorbike helmet entered the restaurant threatening three employees before stealing a handbag containing a small sum of cash [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a woman after she assaulted a man at a party in Harrison this morning (March 3).
Around 4:15am, police responded to a report that a man had been assaulted and his ear lobe bitten off by a woman.
Officers spoke to the 32-year-old victim who sustained facial and ear injuries as [...]
ACT Policing has charged a 26-year-old man after he assaulted two people in Narrabundah yesterday afternoon.
Around 5:45pm, police attended Gowrie Court, McIntyre Street after receiving reports that a person had been assaulted.
Police attended the location and found two people, a 38-year-old man and 30-year-old woman, both from Narrabundah with assault-related injuries. Both were conveyed to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault in Kingston last night resulted in a man being conveyed to hospital.
Around 9:15pm, police were called to a restaurant in Kingston after a report that a man had been ‘bottled’.
Police located the 34-year-old victim at the intersection of Giles and Jardine Street, and he informed police that [...]
Canberra’s most fashionable crims like to dress up as police officers.
But for the less discerning low life ActewAGL has the thrilling news that an ActewAGL jumper and jacket has been liberated during a burglary:
ActewAGL and ACT Policing are reminding Canberra residents not to allow entry into their land by anyone claiming to be an [...]
Constable Kenny Koala, who has been teaching kids to respect the law for over 30 years, has just received an award winning update to his image, to make him more relatable.
Here we see the newer, hipper, Constable Kenny doing the kind of cool things that cool kids do, like crossing a road or not understanding [...]
ABC News is reporting that the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions has called for reforms to double jeopardy laws.
The idea behind double jeopardy is to stop someone from being prosecuted repeatedly for a single crime, the DPP however feels that he should be allowed to re-prosecute if new evidence comes to light after the trial.
Justice Refshauge has shared his wisdom in the Matter of The Queen and Timothy Gray.
Timothy is the beneficiary of a cascading series of breached good behaviour orders and ever further suspended sentences.
The sentence has what to some will be a surprising line of thinking:
The breach of a Good Behaviour Order made when a sentence [...]
Word is coming in that murderer on the run escaped from Cooma Adam Bowhay is back in custody.
UPDATE: NSW Police Media have a report:
Police in the Snowy Region have recaptured a convicted murderer who escaped while on work release from Cooma Correctional Centre earlier this week.
Adam Bowhay, 34, was spotted by a member of the [...]
The Court of Appeal has announced its rejection of stabby Ainslie street preacher Isa Islam’s appeal against his nine year sentence for making Andrew Dyer a tetraplegic at the Ainslie shops back in 2009.
We’ve covered this story before.
At issue was just how mentally unwell Mr Islam was when he commenced the frenzed stabbing that only [...]
Attorney-General Simon Corbell is breaking out the bubbly over the latest crime statistics:
New figures showing a continued decrease across a range of crimes in the ACT, including public order offences such as drunk and disorderly behaviour being down 22% were welcomed today by Attorney-General, Simon Corbell.
The December 2012 Criminal Justice Statistical Profile, tabled in [...]
RiotACT favourite Jeff Manny has had judgment passed by Justices Refshauge, Burns and Buchanan no less in his epic battles with his creditors.
For those who have followed the man’s works it will not be a great surprise that his appeal was unsuccessful and we’re guessing the legal costs will be pretty significant.
The ABC has the interesting tale of Marion Tom Parlov:
Marion Tom Parlov, 47, was caught with the drug in his cell at the Symonston Periodic Detention Centre in Canberra’s south.
The court heard two guards smelt the odour, before finding Parlov in the cell bent over a wash basin being sick.
The drugs were burning in [...]
As a result of information received from the public, ACT Policing has arrested and charged a man in relation to the robbery of a 75-year-old man on Saturday morning (February 23).
About 9.40am, the elderly man was followed from the Commonwealth Bank, where he had made a withdrawal, to the ground level Myer car park of [...]
Police have launched a search for a prisoner who absconded while on a work release program in the state’s south this afternoon.
Cooma Correctional Centre inmate Adam Bowhay, 34, was with two other inmates at Snowy Oval in Cooma as part of a local work release program early this afternoon (Tuesday 26 February).
He fled the [...]
ABC news have reported that a repeat drink driving offender received a six year sentence today after hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011.
Witnesses said Mr Newton was launched into the air and the injuries he sustained on landing killed him.
The driver was John Kenneth Harvey, 66, who was returning home with a beer [...]
ACT Policing has released the image of the offender from the robbery of a 75-year-old man on Saturday morning (February 23).
About 9.40am, the elderly man was followed from the Commonwealth Bank, where he had made a withdrawal, to the ground level Myer car park of Westfield Belconnen.
The offender threw the man to the ground [...]
ACT Policing is investigating two separate indecent assaults which occurred in Latham yesterday afternoon (Monday, February 25).
Around 8.20pm a woman was walking her two dogs along a bike path adjacent to Denny Street and Solomon Crescent, Latham. She walked about 50 metres past this location when she was indecently assaulted by a male. The woman’s [...]
RiotACTer Irishpete sent in this article from the Queanbeyan Age, proving once and for all that Church Fair are no place for children.
Not an image, but a scan of a newspaper article from this week’s Queanbeyan Age. Loads of levels…
After watching the Four corners – Punch drunk episode last night I was thinking that what they pictured was fairly consistent with nightlife in the ACT.
Some information and statistics on the Newcastle study on lockouts and trading restrictions can be found here.
Personally I’ve seen; drunk people passed out in the gutter vomitting on [...]
ACT Policing has expressed outrage over a driver who was caught drink driving last night (Monday, February 25).
Around 9.50pm, police received reports of a vehicle driving erratically on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip. When police arrived the vehicle was parked on the verge of Corinna Street, Phillip and the male driver was behaving aggressively towards members of [...]
I don’t quite know what to make of today’s article in the CT about the increasing Gungahlin police beat. After initially being horrified at the notion that they had quiet times, I came to the realisation that the article is actually an excuse for the lack of action here in Gungahlin.
Here’s what happens in Gungahlin [...]