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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 [...]

Gordon woman allegedly punches the cops outside The Moose

By 28 December 2013

A 30-year-old Gordon woman was arrested this morning after she allegedly assaulted a police officer in Civic.
The officer sustained minor facial injuries as a result of the assault.
Around 3.50am this morning, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team intervened in a verbal argument outside Mooseheads in Civic, between the woman and security from the licenced [...]

Chalk another one up to CCTV

By 27 December 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Weetangera man following an aggravated robbery in Pearce yesterday (Thursday, 26 December).
Around 1.40pm the man entered the Pearce Foodworks supermarket and threatened a staff member with an object claimed to be handgun, demanding cash and cigarettes.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash and cigarettes.
Police attended shortly after [...]

Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.

By 26 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Lyneham last night (Wednesday, 25 December).
Around 11pm police were called to the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Mouat Street in relation to a single motorcycle collision.
A 22-year-old Turner man riding a green Kawasaki 300cc motorcycle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, as he approached the [...]

Lake Tuggeranong returns that which it took

By 25 December 2013

ACT Policing has located the body of a 56-year-old Wanniassa man after he was seen falling from his windsurfer on Sunday afternoon (22 December).
The man was located at around 3.40pm today, after an extensive search operation was coordinated by the AFP Search and Rescue team, utilising resources from the Water Police, police divers and the [...]

Trouble in toyland

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the assault of a young child which occurred at the Hellenic Club in Woden last Wednesday night (December 18).
On Friday (December 20) afternoon police received a report of an alleged assault on a child in the children’s play area inside the club.
Police are seeking witnesses to the assault which took place [...]

Vale the Hon Russell Fox AC QC

By 23 December 2013

The Law Society has noted the passing of the ACT’s first Chief Judge:
The President of the ACT Law Society, Mr Martin Hockridge, today expressed his sadness at the passing of the Hon Russell Fox AC QC.
“Mr Fox was a prominent member of the legal profession within the ACT for many years,” Mr Hockridge said. [...]

51kg of drugs seized over three months

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing has seized over 51kg of suspected illicit drugs worth an potential estimated combined street value of about $2 998 000 during the three month campaign (between September and December) targeting illicit drugs in the Canberra community.
Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said the results ACT Policing has had so far have been better than he [...]

Lightfingered roundup

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing has arrested another 15 people as part of a blitz on shoplifting in the Canberra’s south in the past few weeks.
Officers from ACT Policing’s Crime Reduction Team, along with officers from Woden Police Station, identified and apprehended seven adults and eight juveniles.
Most of the items taken were food and Christmas merchandise from supermarkets.
Superintendent [...]

Windsurfer devoured by Lake Tuggeranong

By 22 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at Lake Tuggeranong this afternoon (Sunday, December 22).
Around 3.55pm, police were called to a report of a windsurfer that had come off his board and entered the water.
The incident occurred approximately 60metres from the dog park on the east side of the lake.
AFP Water Police commenced a [...]

Do you recognise Melba’s clockwork bandit?

By 21 December 2013
Do you recognise Melba's clockwork bandit?

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man in relation to two aggravated robberies which occurred at the 7-Eleven service station in Melba in early December (1 December, 8 December).
In both instances, a large knife was produced and the offender threatened employees making demands for cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot.
The man is [...]

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