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Police in Civic

By 6 May 2014

I went into Civic on Saturday and was surprised to see so many police…. (I was designated driver) but when driving there and hanging out and driving home I didn’t see anyone with a speed camera or an RBT ( and I travelled up Adelaide Ave and the parkway from Greenway). So where are the [...]

Two in custody after alleged Red Hill break-in


ACT Policing has taken two men into custody after an alleged aggravated burglary at a Red Hill residence last night (Sunday, May 4).
Police will allege that the men forced their way into a Red Hill address around 7pm last night. One man was alleged to be armed with a firearm and the other with a [...]

Firearm found hidden in stud wall


ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has executed a second search warrant on a Florey home (Saturday, May 3) locating an illicit firearm from behind a stud wall in the toilet.
Acting on further information received police returned to the home around 6pm where they removed plasterboard from a stud wall in the toilet of the [...]

Police warn about advertising parties on social media


Queanbeyan police were busy controlling parties at the weekend, which got out of hand thanks unexpected gate-crashers.
One party was broken up in Jerrabombera on Friday night, peaking at 200 guests, many uninvited. The party is believed to have been the work of a 16 year-old using Facebook to promote the bash.
Another party was broken [...]

Man caught twice for drink driving


ACT Policing retained a man in the Watch House on Saturday morning (3 May) after he was caught drink driving twice in two hours.
About 2.50am on Saturday morning, police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Subaru Forrester in Curtin and then transported the driver to Woden Police Station for breath analysis, where he recorded [...]

Increasing alcohol fuelled violence in Civic

By 4 May 2014

A report on the ABC ACT News on Friday night highlighted an 11% increase in alcohol fuelled violence in Civic, noting alcohol ‘pre loading’ one of the biggest challenges in managing the issue.
I must confess, it’s been a long time since I was out in Civic late on a Saturday night and back [...]

Cannabis and cash seized in Chifley


ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team has seized drugs suspected to be cannabis and a significant sum of cash from a search warrant at a residence in Chifley yesterday morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Around 9.30am, police attended the home seizing 29 plants from the garden suspected to be cannabis along with a further 35 shopping bags of [...]

Disqualified driver arrested following collision and pursuit


ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Theodore man following a southside pursuit last night (Wednesday, 30 April).
Around 11.30pm, traffic patrols observed a Ford Falcon sedan travelling west on Johnson Drive in Calwell with no rear number plates.
Police activated emergency lights and sirens, however the driver failed to stop and accelerated away from police through the [...]

Man arrested after groping girl in Gowrie


A 34-year-old Gowrie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court later this month after allegedly indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl on a bike path in Gowrie yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, April 30).
The girl had been on her way home from school around 3.05pm when a man allegedly grabbed her from behind and indecently assaulted her.
A group [...]

Search warrant uncovers firearms and drugs in Isabella Plains


ACT Policing’s Drug and Organised Crime Team has seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs during a search warrant at a residence in Isabella Plains this morning (Wednesday 30 April).
Detectives executed a Section 194 Crimes Act search warrant on the home locating a 30/30 lever action rifle and air rifle, an extendable baton, [...]

$54 million jail expansion in the works


A development application has been lodged to allow for the expansion of Canberra’s Alexander Maconochie Centre.
The ACT Government plans to build two new cell blocks within two years to solve the current overcrowding crisis. The expansion project is expected to cost around $54 million.
The flexible new design will accommodate for projected increases in prisoner numbers [...]

Police make arrest after flashing incident


ACT Policing has arrested a young person following a number of incidents relating to a young man groping and exposing himself to women in the north side of Canberra.
About 5.20pm yesterday evening (Monday 28 April), a girl was out walking her dog in Evatt when she was approached by a male who pulled his pants [...]

Police issue safety warning to women


ACT Policing is issuing a safety warning to women following a number of incidents relating to a man groping and exposing himself to women in the north side of Canberra.
Over the weekend (April 26-27), four incidents were reported to police which are believed to be linked.
About 11.45pm on Saturday, a man entered the laundry of [...]

‘Groovin the Moo’ sees 14 in custody


ACT Policing took 14 individuals, including four youths, into custody during the 12-hour music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday, 27 April) at the University of Canberra.
Six adults and four juveniles were taken into protective custody for intoxication during the event. At last year’s festival, one adult and three juveniles were taken into protective custody [...]

Public Consultation about the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

By 28 April 2014

[ 6 May 2014 at 2:00 pm; 7 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; 8 May 2014 at 10:00 am; 8 May 2014 at 5:30 pm; 9 May 2014 at 10:00 am; ] The ACT Law Reform Advisory Council (LRAC) has been asked by the ACT Attorney-General to inquire into the scope and operation of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT).

As part of its inquiry, LRAC has prepared a Consultation Paper, which is available at

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback and comments at one of the following information [...]

Another weekend of double demerits

By 24 April 2014

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that double demerits will apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences.
Double demerit points are effective today (Thursday, April 24) until midnight on Sunday April 27, 2014.
Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson [...]

Police seek assistance to locate missing boy


ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing 12-year-old boy
The boy, Kane Randle, was reported missing earlier today (April 23) by his family.  He has not been seen by his family since 10.30am on Sunday (April 20).
Police believe he may be staying with friends.
Kane is described as 152cm tall, with a solid [...]

Police pleased by fatality free Easter

By 22 April 2014

ACT Policing say they are pleased the Australian Capital Territory remained fatality-free over the holiday period, with only two collisions resulting in minor injuries over the Easter holiday period (17 to 21 April).
The Operation Crossroads partnership between ACT Policing and NSW Police provided a highly visible presence on our region’s roads aimed at reducing road [...]

Police road safety team doubled

By 18 April 2014

ACT police have doubled their road safety team, with the addition of eight new officers and three vehicles, focused on targeting dangerous driving and random breath testing.
Police Minister Simon Corbell has denied any set targets on roadside arrests, making it clear that high risk drivers are not welcome on Canberra roads.
“The expansion of [...]

Motorcycle vs police car

By 16 April 2014

A 21-year-old Chisholm motorcycle rider has collided with a stationary police car early this morning (Wednesday, 16 April).
At about 4.15am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting laser speed detection in north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway in Hume, about 100 metres south of the Mugga Way turn off.
Around this time a motorcycle rider [...]

Weapons and drugs seized during warrant

By 15 April 2014
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ACT Policing has seized a number of weapons, ammunition, and a small amount of drugs during a search warrant overnight (Monday 14 April) in Gordon.
Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong Crime team seized a .12 gauge pump action shot gun and rounds, an air rifle with pellets, a double edged sword, a conducted energy weapon, extendable [...]

Casey spray paint spree

By 14 April 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of incidents across Casey between Friday night and Saturday morning (11 – 12 April).
From 8am on Saturday morning police began receiving reports that multiple houses and vehicles had been vandalised with black spray paint on John Crawford Crescent, Walter Crockerer Crescent and Tippet Street, Casey.
Property damage reported includes [...]

Canberra Islamic Centre vandalised

By 14 April 2014

An Islamic community centre sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage at the hands of vandals on Sunday.
It’s believed the intruders climbed the fence and broke in through a small window at the back of the building between 7.00am and 5.30pm.
Offensive language was spray-painted across internal and external walls, paintings were ripped, televisions [...]

Former taxi driver jailed

By 13 April 2014

Former taxi driver, Hamza Bilal (27) has been jailed for running over a passenger.
Mr Bilal pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm following a heated argument over the fare in March 2013. After Bilal dropped the victim off, he turned his car around and drove towards him on the wrong side of [...]

Red Hill hit and run

By 12 April 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit and run in Red Hill on Thursday night (10 April) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
The incident occurred around 7.45pm. A cyclist was travelling east on Hindmarsh Drive when a light gold coloured Mercedes Benz sedan, travelling north on Jerrabomberra Avenue, turned left into the [...]

Fatal road accident at ANU

By 10 April 2014

A male driver has died after a single vehicle collision into a tree within the Australian National University precinct this afternoon (Thursday 10 April).
Police responded at around 3.10pm after a report of a collision on Sullivans Creek Road, near the intersection with Daley Road, Acton.
ACT Ambulance Service attended and attempts were made to resuscitate the [...]

iPads stolen from Red Hill Primary School

By 10 April 2014

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 43 Apple iPads from Red Hill Primary School.
Between 4pm Friday (4 April) and 3.30pm Monday (7 April), offenders entered Red Hill Primary School and removed four unmarked cardboard boxes containing a number of 16GB iPad minis and 16GB iPad 2 from an office within the school.
Please be on [...]

Cannabis bust in Calwell

By 9 April 2014

ACT Policing seized several mature cannabis plants after executing a search warrant on a Calwell residence yesterday morning. They located 16 large plants, seedlings, dried cannabis and hydroponic equipment in a back room and a further six plants in a greenhouse out the back.
A 25-year-old Calwell man is assisting ACT Policing with enquiries after [...]

Cat killed by dog

By 9 April 2014

My cat was killed by a dog a couple of days ago. Apart from my own sense of loss and anger, I’m dealing with two weeping and inconsolable children.
If I can find out who owns the dog is there anything I can do?

High speed pursuit involving Kambah man

By 6 April 2014

In a stunt more at home on COPs (that show that always seems to be on depicting hard as nails American cops dealing tough blows to the scumbags of the city) a 22 year old Kambah man fled from police in the early hours of Thursday (April 3rd).
At about 12.30am, police attempted to [...]

When turning, do you have to give way to a pedestrian?

By 25 March 2014

You’re driving south along Allara Street past the Civic Pool, and making a 45 degree left turn into Dive Lane which leads to the pool car park. If you proceed, there is a danger that you will collide with a person who is walking parallel to Allara Street, across the end of Dive lane.
According to [...]

Giant mountain bike – Stolen from O’Connor

By 24 March 2014

I am not sure if riotACT would be helpful however I will do my best to spread as much as I can. My much loved boulder 1 Giant mountain bike has been stolen overnight – I have reported it to the police earlier today – the image of bike is here: 
The bike can be identified [...]

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