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Suspected firebug hobo hoist on his own petard

By 16 January 2014
Suspected firebug hobo hoist on his own petard

A 48 year-old man of no fixed abode has been airlifted to Concord Hospital after receiving serious burns in a suspicious fire in Molonglo early this morning (Thursday 16 January).
ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service attended a grass fire located in a pine forest near Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive after [...]

Crime on the run

By 15 January 2014

ACT Policing’s latest crime statistics show crime reports across the ACT dropped 10 per cent in the last year, following a five-year downward trend with property crime leading the way.
The ACT has seen a drop of a third in crime reports over the last five years from 43,139 in 2009 to 28,976 in 2013, [...]

Janna Sladic convicted of burglary

By 15 January 2014

A certain type of very boring person will, at some great length, explain how “interesting” it is that female elite athletes don’t get caught in the same kind of trouble as male elite athletes.
So we should all give a small cheer for former Canberra Capital Janna Sladic who the Canberra Times reports has struck one [...]

Holt mugging

By 14 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Sunday night (January 12).
About 9.30pm a 30-year-old man was walking along Luke Street in Holt, behind the Kippax Uniting Church, when he was approached by four male youths, one of whom demanded his wallet and phone.
The man has refused at which point one [...]

Alleged bad cop to face the beak

By 14 January 2014

The Australian Federal Police Professional Standards unit has summonsed a 27-year-old Macgregor man over an allegation that he breached the secrecy provisions of the Australian Federal Police Act (1979).
The man will be appearing in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 14 January 2014).
It will be alleged by police that the breach of the secrecy [...]

Want to see all those Blumers ads again? Your lucky day is here!

By 13 January 2014
Want to see all those Blumers ads again? Your lucky day is here!

Viewed in the mind’s eye of hindsight Blumers ads have always been on our TV screens and always been much the same.
In the most giving of gifts all of the Blumers ads are now in one place on YouTube thanks to an account called Injury lawyers.
A strange little trip down memory lane to be [...]

The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January 2014

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no [...]

Five new Official Visitors!

By 10 January 2014

Simon Corbell has announced not one but five official visitors for the ACT have been appointed:
“Official visitors work to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, across diverse environments,” Mr Corbell said.
“They perform an invaluable service to our community, as communicators and problem solvers, observers and reporters.
“They are the eyes and ears of Ministers [...]

Operation Crossroads winds up

By 10 January 2014

The ACT recorded one fatality on its roads during Operation Crossroads, which saw ACT Policing join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command over the Christmas-New Year period.
Operation Crossroads (23 December – 3 January) is an initiative of Police Commissioners in Australia and New Zealand to reduce trauma over the holiday periods by raising [...]

Vehicular Homicide in Quangers

By 10 January 2014

The ABC is reporting on a death in Queanbeyan:
Police have charged a 20-year-old Queanbeyan man with murder after a body was found in a house in the southern New South Wales city.
Officers say the accused had an argument with a 43-year-old man at a Queanbeyan service station on the night of Friday December 20, 2013.
It [...]

To lose Charles Kogan once is unfortunate. To lose him twice is careless.

By 9 January 2014
To lose Charles Kogan once is unfortunate. To lose him twice is careless.

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing elderly man from Ainslie.
The 84-year-old man, Charles Kogan, was last seen leaving his home at 2pm this afternoon (Thursday, 9 January).
He was wearing grey shorts, a grey and red striped top, a black cap, brown shoes and was carrying a clarinet which he [...]

Behold the ram raiding Mazda 121!

By 9 January 2014
Behold the ram raiding Mazda 121!

Earlier in the week we were fascinated by a police media release on a Mazda 121 being used to break a trapped thief out of a 7-Eleven Petrol Station.
Now, thankfully, we can bring you that video courtesy of ACT Policing.
Of course if you recognise the scrote you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, [...]

Reid death non-suspicious (not Dexter after all)

By 8 January 2014

The post mortem on the man found deceased at Bega Flats in Reid has been completed with the results being referred to the ACT Coroner who will ultimately rule on the cause of death. ACT Policing is treating the death as not suspicious.
Criminal Investigations detectives will continue with investigations into the matter and a [...]

Fireworks in Gowrie

By 8 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along [...]

Mazda 121 an unusual choice for ram raiding

By 8 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Fyshwick occurred early this morning (Wednesday, January 8).
Around 3.30am, a man entered the service station on Canberra Avenue, armed with a large screwdriver and threatened an employee making demands for cash.
The employee handed over a sum of cash and then [...]

What’s a GP worth?

By 7 January 2014

Let’s ignore the criminal case for now, and examine the claim that the defendant was earning between 12 and 15k a week [according to the Canberra Times].
I’d wager that as a GP the majority of that 600 to 750k per annum came from the taxpayer.

Summernats gets a tick from ACT Policing

By 6 January 2014

ACT Policing was pleased with crowd behaviour at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival, with minimal police involvement regarding anti-social behaviour.
The event, held at EPIC, catered for more than 100,000 people over four days. ACT Policing worked closely with event organisers, assisting in ensuring a safe environment for all those who attended.
Police issued 67 Traffic [...]

Anthony Paton off the roads until 2016

By 6 January 2014

The day Anthony Paton killed his son and ruined the life of the woman he hit on the wrong side of the road he was unlicensed, driving an unregistered car, and wildly drunk at 0.281.
His sentencing has gone online:
I now sentence you to imprisonment for four years and four months for culpable driving causing the [...]

Body found in Bega Flats

By 4 January 2014

About 1.15pm today (Saturday, January 4) police were called to a unit in the Bega Flats, Reid, where a deceased man had been found.
The man was found in his unit by a friend and members of ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.
The 52-year-old-man was found deceased and a crime scene [...]

Summernats takes issue with police media

By 4 January 2014

NineMSN have an odd piece of whinging from Summernats that the police have dared to issue a warning on burnouts:
“I would ask the police that if someone gets a speeding fine on the way to a V8 Supercar race, do we do a press release about that?” Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said.
“I wanted to make [...]

Centenary loop closing down

By 3 January 2014

It seems nuts that bus service is worth running only when the city age goose eggs are rolled over, but TAMS are giving notice that the Centenary Loop bus service is singing with the choir invisible:
The successful Centenary Loop service, also known as Route 100, will come to an end on Sunday afternoon following 335 [...]

Miodrog Gajic named as Phillip homicide victim

By 3 January 2014

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives continue to investigate the homicide of a man who was found inside his Phillip apartment on Wednesday afternoon (January 1, 2014).
A post-mortem conducted today (Friday, January 3) has confirmed the man died as a result of serious head injuries.
The deceased has been formally identified as Miodrog Gajic, aged 71.
Police wish [...]

Big Evatt bust

By 3 January 2014
Big Evatt bust

ACT Policing detectives have seized large knives, ammunition, a vehicle, suspected stolen property and suspected drugs during a search warrant in Evatt yesterday (January 2).
Criminal Investigations Detectives executed a search warrant on the home around 7.50pm, supported by members of the Australian Federal Police Specialist Response Group.
During this warrant police seized a number of clip-seal [...]

Police share their thoughts on Summernats

By 2 January 2014

ACT Policing is urging the public not to tarnish the responsible behaviour seen over the New Year’s period during the Summernats car festival.
As the four-day event kicks off at Exhibition Park in Canberra, police are maintaining a high-profile police presence within the event, in the surrounding suburbs and across the ACT.
The Operational Commander for the [...]

So many more of us, so many less fatalities

By 2 January 2014
So many more of us, so many less fatalities

ACT Policing has recorded a single digit road toll of seven in 2013 making it the second lowest annual road toll since 1959.
Traffic Operations Officer in Charge, Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said achieving the second lowest road toll in over half a century was an indication of changing attitudes in Canberra drivers to road safety.
“Any [...]

Suspicious death in Phillip

By 1 January 2014

About 2pm today (Wednesday, January 1) police were called to a residential address in Phillip where a deceased man had been found.
Friends of the man went to check on him and found him in the residence. Members of ACT Policing Woden Patrol attended and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.
The 71-year-old man was [...]

Lyneham death now a homicide investigation

By 1 January 2014
Lyneham death now a homicide investigation

ACT Policing has released an image of homicide victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.
About 3.30pm on Saturday (December 28), police were called to a check-welfare at Mr Sofer-Schreiber’s residence in Hall Street, Lyneham.
Friends of Mr Sofer-Schreiber gained entry after seeing him on the floor, ACT Ambulance Service attended and police arrived a short time later.
The 27-year-old was found [...]

Double the number of young drunks this new year’s

By 1 January 2014

As revellers welcomed in the New Year ACT Policing was highly visible in Canberra with a strong focus on road safety and anti-social behaviour.
New Year’s Eve Operation Commander Superintendent Brett Kidner said it was a challenging night but that police were generally pleased with the behaviour of the crowds.
“Overall people were well-behaved with no major [...]

Oxley fire

By 31 December 2013

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Oxley Hill.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has multiple units responding to the scene.
Update to follow.
9:28 PM

ACT Fire & [...]

Braddon bandit

By 29 December 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after the Braddon Supermarket was robbed by a man armed with a knife last night (Saturday, 28 December).
Around 8.15pm, a man entered the supermarket on Lowanna Street, Braddon and approached the employees making demands for cash. While making the demands the man was brandishing a large kitchen knife.
An employee [...]

Death in Lyneham

By 29 December 2013
Death in Lyneham

ACT Policing is investigating the death of a man in Lyneham.
Around 3.30pm yesterday (December 28), police attended a Lyneham apartment and located a deceased man.
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
7:02 AM

About 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday, 28 December) police were called to a check welfare at a unit in Hall Street Lyneham where a deceased man [...]

Greenway man eighth time unlucky for DUI

By 28 December 2013

A 59-year-old Greenway man has been caught drink-driving for the eighth time.
Around 9.30pm yesterday (Friday, 27 December), police were conducting random breath testing in Kambah. Police conducted 404 tests in total with one positive result.
The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where he undertook a breath [...]

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