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Police appeal to witness in sexual assault

By 1 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing to a man who may have witnessed a sexual assault in Glebe Park, Civic, on Saturday night (November 29).
A 35-year-old woman was walking from the City Bus Interchange around 11.30pm when a man, whom she knew as an acquaintance, offered to walk with her.
As they walked through Glebe Park the woman [...]

Police seek help to identify offenders in assault

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team is seeking the public’s help in identifying four men who may be able to assist the investigation into a serious assault which occurred in Braddon last weekend (Sunday, November 23).
The men are believed to have attended Hopscotch Bar on Saturday night (22 November) where they were involved in a disturbance.
Two [...]

Man to face court on drug trafficking charges

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 28-year-old Evatt man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, November 29) charged with drug trafficking.
About 12.50am this morning, police were conducting a patrol of Dickson when they observed lights on inside a construction site and heard power tools operating.
Police entered the work-site and observed three males on the second floor of [...]

Do you know this man?

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating an incident of a stolen credit card that was used around the Duffy and Curtin area on Friday 31 October.
ACT Policing were notified of the stolen credit card on Monday 3 November after the owner was told the card had been used fraudulently at a number of shops including Hoyts Kiosk, [...]

Police identify vehicle of interest in arson attack

By 28 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses who may have seen a dark coloured Honda CRV in the Cooleman Court area on the night of an arson attack at a Weston café in March.
ACT Policing released dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of the arson incident earlier in the week, which has resulted in a [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Monaro Highway

By 27 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team will prepare a brief for the ACT Coroner after a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon.
Around 4:50pm, police responded to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and semi-trailer between Royalla and Williamsdale.
The male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene. [...]

Introduction of Judicial Council for ACT

By 26 November 2014

Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, will this week introduce a Bill to establish a Judicial Council to consider complaints against ACT judges and magistrates.
The new council will consist of the Chief Justice, Chief Magistrate and representatives of the legal profession and general community.
The council will have powers to receive, report and investigate complaints – and to [...]

Public help sought in long-running arson investigation

By 25 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is releasing dramatic, previously unseen CCTV vision of an arson incident at a café in Weston earlier this year in the hope that public assistance may help identify the offender.
Exhaustive enquiries have been undertaken by police since the arson in March, with other lines of investigation so far failing to generate an arrest. [...]

Witnesses sought to collision in Kambah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in Kambah on Saturday (22 November) involving a motorcycle and bicycle.
About 8:30pm a cyclist was riding in a northerly direction on the bike path located behind the sports centre on Jenke Circuit, Kambah when he collided head on with a motorcycle travelling south on the [...]

New laws to protect privacy

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberrans will be better protected from unlawful voyeuristic behaviour by new legislation to be introduced into the Legislative Assembly this week, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, said today.
The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 will strengthen prohibitions on indecent behaviour using cameras or other technology. It was one of a range of changes which will provide greater protection [...]

Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

By 24 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November).
About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo Street, were the fire had already been extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue and the house deemed safe.
It appeared the fire was deliberately lit with an accelerant [...]

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin.
About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound along Gungahlin Drive, between Wells Station Road and Kosciusko Avenue, when it crossed to the other side of the road and came to a stop on the [...]

Witnesses sought; Kingston property damage

By 20 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an incident of significant property damage to a commercial building in Kingston early this morning (20 November).
About 4.10am, police received a report that a male in dark clothing was using a timber post to damage the front windows of the building on Wentworth Avenue. The male then left the [...]

Boat located in Gungahlin; owner sought

By 19 November 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking to locate the owner of a small boat that was located on Yerrabi Pond Monday afternoon (November17).
About 5.30pm a member of the public attended Gungahlin Police Station after seeing a small boat floating on the pond, unattended. Members from Gungahlin Police Station responded and located the vessel in the pond, on [...]

Drunk driver leaves trail of destruction

By 17 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing apprehended a 47-year-old Harrison man for impaired driving after his vehicle collided with several objects in Franklin yesterday (Sunday November 16).
About 5:15pm, police attended Petherick Street, Franklin, following a report of a single vehicle collision. Police located a heavily damaged black Honda Jazz and a 300 metre trail of car parts and damage [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery

By 16 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Chifley in the early hours of Monday morning (10 November).
About 12.10am, a man was walking home from work when he was attacked at the intersection of Salmond Street and Riley Place, Chifley by three men and two women.
The man was [...]

Drugs seized in postal intercept

By 15 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized 50 grams of cocaine after intercepting a package on Thursday (13 November) with the help of Australia Post.
Three search warrants were executed on Friday (14 November) in Lyneham, O’Connor and Ainslie which resulted in the seizure of cannabis and electronic equipment.
A 22-year-old man from Ainslie and a 23-year-old man from Scullin [...]

War memorabilia returned to owners

By 14 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has recovered and returned precious war memorabilia, including medals and a 70-year-old war diary which had been stolen during a home burglary in May 2014.
On 16 May, Scott Pearsall returned to his house in Pearce to find he had been burgled, with several items missing including his cherished WWII memorabilia.
The items included one [...]

Police investigate suspicious package in Holder

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located at the front gate of a child care centre in Holder this morning (Thursday, November 13).
About 7.55am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at the YMCA Early Learning Centre (ELC) on Dixon Drive.
ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a [...]

Man extradited from WA on sexual assault offences

By 13 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has extradited a 28-year-old man from Perth last night (Wednesday, November 12) in relation to sexual assault offences which occurred in August this year.
On Monday (November 10) Western Australian Police arrested the man on an ACT First Instant warrant. The man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Tuesday where his extradition [...]

Dogfighting in the region: is it happening and what can we do?

By 11 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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I have an unhealthy obsession with community Facebook pages. I rarely post on them but I’m a member of what seems like a million of them: Canberra Buy Swap Sell, Queanbeyan Buy Swap Sell, Canberra Mums (I have no children unless you count cats), MyGungahlin (I don’t even live in Gungahlin), and the list goes [...]

Woman to face court on multiple fraud charges

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

A 32-year-old Florey woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, November 10) on multiple fraud and theft charges.
Police executed a search warrant on the woman’s home yesterday morning, seizing a number of stolen property items.
The woman was taken into custody and charged with fraud related offences which were committed in Charnwood, Florey [...]

Crims hit low gear; PCYC bikes stolen

By 10 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating eight bicycles stolen from the Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) in Wanniassa on Wednesday (November 5).
About 8.30am, a staff member attended the PCYC building on Grattan Court, Wanniassa, and found that the garage door had been damaged and a trailer containing eight mountain bikes had been [...]

Witnesses sought; suspicious school fire

By 9 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Melrose High School in Pearce last night (Saturday, November 8).
About 9.30pm, police attended Melrose High School on Marr Street, Pearce, following a report of a fire at the rear of the building on Beasley Street.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the blaze, which was located in [...]

Belconnen Police Station open day tomorrow

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 8 November 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Belconnen Police Station will open its doors to the community on Saturday, November 8, between 10am and 2pm for its Open Day and Security Expo.

The Open Day and Security Expo will feature a guided tour of Belconnen Police Station, free security product giveaways and advice to help you secure your home or business, and fun [...]

Who killed Irma? 15th Anniversary of the Murder of Irma Palasics

By 7 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Yesterday (Thursday, November 6) marked 15 years since grandmother, Irma Palasics, was brutally murdered in her home in McKellar with police releasing further information they hope will assist in the cold case investigation.
Police have issued an image depicting a Reebok shoe believed to have been worn by one of the offenders involved in the murder [...]

Man arrested after road rage incident

By 6 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Watson man following an incident of road rage outside the War Memorial, Campbell yesterday (Wednesday, November 5).
About 4.30pm, the offender driving a white ute collided with another vehicle, which was driven by a 79 year-old man. The elderly man has attempted to talk to the driver of the ute, [...]

Canberra’s Cup crowds well behaved

By 5 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is pleased that the vast majority of Canberra’s Melbourne Cup revelers enjoyed the festivities responsibly across the Capital yesterday (November 4).
Police maintained a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham, and Canberra’s entertainment precincts throughout the day, with three males taken into custody.
The crowd at Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park was generally well behaved, with [...]

Witnesses sought; Narrabundah collision

By 4 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a vehicle collision in Narrabundah during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, November 4).
About 1.10am, Woden Patrol members attended Bungonia Street, Narrabundah, where a silver Ford Falcon had collided with a parked Subaru Outback in the driveway of a residential premises. The Subaru was unoccupied at the time [...]

Stolen sculpture recovered in Fyshwick

By 30 October 2014

A sculpture stolen from the CSIRO forecourt on Limestone Avenue, Campbell, was recovered by police yesterday (Wednesday, October 29).
Between 9 pm Thursday October 16, and 3pm Friday October 17, the sculpture titled Il grande ascolto (‘the great listening’), was damaged and half of it stolen.
The original sculpture consists of two large bronze [...]

Driver sought after incident on Tuggeranong Parkway

By 29 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident on the Tuggeranong Parkway on Monday afternoon (October 27), in which a car was damaged after a timber sleeper fell from a passing vehicle.
About 4:00pm a white Mitsubishi Triton was travelling southbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway, just south of the Cotter Road, when a large treated pine [...]

Crime reports down across all regions

By 28 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offence reports according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2014, in which an eight per cent decrease was recorded across the ACT.
Statistics posted to the latest ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage show the Inner South experienced the greatest decline with a drop in crime of 15.8 [...]

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