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The tragic hearing for one of Mr Zhao’s murderers continues

By 1 November, 2013

Sourced from The Canberra Times, it is interesting to see that the lovely Taylor Schmidt suffers from “substance abuse disorder, depression and adolescent conduct disorder.”
Isn’t that just psychiatrist talk for “loves taking drugs, is sad about being caught for killing a dude, and behaves like a shit during his adolescence?”
Perhaps many Riotacters could be diagnosed [...]

Did you see the Higgins collision?

By 1 November, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred in Higgins yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 31 October).
At 3.30pm a silver Hyundai Accent was driving north bound down Kingsford Smith Drive, Higgins when it collided into a light pole near the intersection of Wirraway Crescent.
The occupant of the vehicle was required to be cut free by [...]

Suspected burglar nabbed at the Gungahlin Marketplace

By 1 November, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a twenty-seven year old woman following a burglary that occurred in Chisholm on Tuesday 24 September.
It is alleged the offender smashed a window to gain entry to the premises.
The resident of the property returned home later that day to find a number of items had been removed including electronic goods and [...]

Closing the kiddy fiddler loophole

By 31 October, 2013

The ABC has the concerning news that we’re finally ending pedo friendly legal provisions:
Under law changes introduced in 1951 and 1976, sex offences against children had to go before the courts within 12 months.
It means sex offenders who committed crimes against teenage girls between 1951 and 1985 and boys between 1976 and 1985 can not [...]

High Court says no to the compo shagger

By 30 October, 2013

News is just coming in that the Canberra public servant who tried to claim workers comp for injuries incurred while wrecking a hotel room with rough trade picked up in Nowra (and rough trade comes little rougher) has been ruled against by the High Court of Australia.
Her heroic efforts will, however, have implications for everyone [...]

Not a rise in serious police misconduct, just a backlog being cleared

By 30 October, 2013

The ABC has the less than reassuring news that the alarming spike in misconduct cases is not more misconduct, it’s just that the AFP is finally doing something with complaints.
Established complaints in the second highest level jumped from six in 2010, to 33 in 2011, to 55 in 2012.
The AFP blames the rise on [...]

Simon twirls his cape and returns to the shadows, but we’ll always have the signal!

By 29 October, 2013

Simon Corbell has announced great victories in the war on crime as outlined in the latest Criminal Statistical Profile:
“In the year to September 2013, robbery offences have decreased by 37%, motor vehicle theft has decreased by 32%, burglary and weapons offences have both decreased by 16%, sexual assault has decreased by 15%, and assault and [...]

Simon get his industrial magistracy hat

By 29 October, 2013

Simon Corbell is celebrating the creation of an Industrial Court:
An election commitment to improve the health and safety of all ACT workers has been delivered on today with the passage of legislation establishing a new ACT Industrial Court with its own industrial magistrate, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“The new Industrial Court is the centrepiece [...]

Corbell’s poor little ‘Victims’

By 29 October, 2013

Most people that have lived in this town for a few years realise that the ACT justice system is s***.  If it was a car you’d be ringing scrap metal yards hoping one of them will agree to come and take it off your hands.
So today I noticed that our new Chief Justice (Murrell) has [...]

Ngunnawal graff

By 28 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a number of instances of graffiti that occurred in Ngunnawal in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday October, 27).
At 9.50am, police were called to a residence in Ngunnawal in response to offensive graffiti sprayed on the garage of a house.
Police received information that two suspicious males [...]

Holt desperado

By 27 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Hardwick Crescent, Holt near the Magpies Sports Club yesterday afternoon (Saturday, October 26).
Around 5.00pm a man approached a woman from behind, threatened her with a knife before obtaining her keys. The offender unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to the victim’s car.
The offender then [...]

Getting stabby outside O’Malleys

By 26 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Garema Place, Civic, early this morning in which an 18-year-old man was stabbed.
About 1.15am, Police were called to Garema Place (opposite King O’Malley’s) in response to an altercation involving up to 20 people.
During the altercation an 18-year-old man received lacerations to his arms, chest and head. [...]

Isaacs house gets busted by the clan labs team

By 25 October, 2013

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Clandestine Laboratory Team executed a drugs of dependence search warrant, with the support of ACT Fire and Rescue, on a residence in Isaacs earlier today (Friday, 25 October).
Police executed the warrant on the residence around 11.00am and seized a number of items not related to the production of drugs.
Those items will [...]

On the run in Conder

By 25 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to identify the driver of a vehicle who fled from police last night (Thursday, October 24).
Around 11.05pm, police attempted a traffic stop on a dark coloured Holden Clubsport on Eggleston Crescent in Chifley. The driver failed to stop for police, and a pursuit commenced.
Police pursued the [...]

Safe plate comes to Tuggers

By 25 October, 2013

ACT Policing and Tuggeranong Hyperdome are joining forces to prevent number plate theft with a free program this weekend, Project Safe Plate.
This Saturday (October 26) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome open air car park, off Reed Street North, where officers will fit vehicle plates with tamper-proof screws.
Number [...]

Gavin Massey goes down for an 8 stretch – another of the infamous clan?

By 25 October, 2013

Don’t know if he’s part of the infamous clan but Gavin Massey went down today for a strech of 8 years for his part in robberies and gum related crimes according to the Canberra Times
like his namesakes I’m sure he’s a lovely person who’s simply misunderstood…… they’ll be able to do family breakfasts soon
thank [...]

Gun control hasn’t stopped crims getting guns. It’s stopped them getting good guns

By 23 October, 2013

ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger [...]

Facefit of Higgins indecency suspect

By 23 October, 2013

ACT Policing have released a facefit of a man believed to be involved in an act of indecency in Higgins last Thursday (October 17).
Around 7.10pm a woman was jogging on Fullagar Crescent, opposite the Higgins shops, when a man ran up behind her and attempted to commit an act of indecency before she managed to [...]

No jail time for the sex skypers

By 23 October, 2013

The ABC reports that Daniel McDonald and Dylan Deblaquiere will serve no jail time for their grotty capers at ADFA, merely suffer ruined lives:
Today in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice John Neild handed McDonald two 12-month good behaviour bonds and Deblaquiere one 12-month good behaviour bond.
Deblaquiere has already left the military, while it is [...]

Big Richardson drug bust

By 22 October, 2013

ACT Policing has seized 1.1 kilograms of cannabis, 10 cannabis plants, a home-made Taser, a machete and two cans of capsicum spray during a search warrant in Richardson yesterday (21 October).
About 9.10am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Drugs and Organised Crime Team, with the assistance of local Tuggeranong patrol members, executed the Drugs of Dependence [...]

Acting judges extended again

By 22 October, 2013

The summary of cabinet outcomes has one little nugget of news:
Cabinet agreed to endorse the appointment of Mr John Nield and Ms Margatet Sidis as acting judges of the Supreme Court.
Comes a time when someone’s been acting for so long making them permanent looks like a good idea. (and maybe spelling Margaret Sidis name [...]

Giulia is the hero Narrabundah deserves

By 22 October, 2013

For the past 20 years the Narrabundah Slasher has run amuck on the terrified southern suburb, but he may have made a critical error in repeatedly slashing the tires of Lucia MacFarlane, Giulia’s sister.
Giulia has sworn that she will bring this menace to justice.
”It’s over a decade and the people of Narrabundah seem to have [...]

Peter Incandela. ACT Supreme Court found that he was a fibber

By 22 October, 2013

Interesting judgement handed down in the ACT Supreme Court yesterday in the matter of Peter Incandela v Bozo Bobanovic.
Chief Justice Higgins actually did the right thing for a change and found that the Plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident had told many, many lies about how badly he was injured.

Six police sacked last year

By 22 October, 2013

The ABC has an interesting story on the rise of complaints against ACT Policing officers:
In category three, 33 of the complaints related to a serious breach of the AFP Code of Conduct, three involved criminal conduct and two were listed as excessive force.
As a result of investigations six officers were dismissed, seven received formal warnings, [...]

More on the Red Hill kerfuffle

By 21 October, 2013

ACT Policing are continuing investigations into the disturbance in Red Hill on Saturday morning (October 19).
Around 9.21am police responded to the report of a disturbance at units in Discovery Street.
The initial report alleged a man involved in the disturbance was armed with a knife and possibly a firearm.
Woden Station Sergeant Steven Hogarth said that the [...]

ACT blinking on Gay Marriage

By 21 October, 2013

The ABC reports that Simon Corbell’s legal advice on gay marriage is looking Notso Hotso and the Chief Minister is muttering about amendments:
Ms Gallagher has signalled the bill could be amended during tomorrow’s debate in the Legislative Assembly.
“We’re certainly looking at it and the Attorney-General and I have had some discussions over the weekend, [...]

Goulburn loser punches on with the cops

By 20 October, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Goulburn man after he assaulted a police officer early this morning (Sunday, October 20).
Around 3.30am police were called to a disturbance involving several people at the entrance to Bible Lane in Bunda Street.
Police attended and attempted to arrest a man who was involved in the incident. Police will allege [...]

Belco Labor Club car massacre

By 20 October, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the extensive damage to several vehicles in a parking lot last night (Saturday October 19).
Around 9.40pm police received a report of several vehicles parked behind the Belconnen Labour Club off Cameron Avenue.
A witness allegedly saw a group of men damage several cars before leaving the car park.
Police estimate the damage to [...]

Red Hill kerfuffle

By 19 October, 2013

ACT Policing attended a disturbance in Red hill this morning (Saturday, October 19).
Around 9.21am police responded to the report of a disturbance at units in Discovery Street.
Initial reports alleged a man involved in the disturbance was armed with a knife and damaged some property.
Police spoke to several people in relation to the incident and investigations [...]

Guns of Narrabundah

By 19 October, 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, ammunition, two replica firearms and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant in Narrabundah this morning (Friday, October 18).
Acting on information received from members of the public, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence around 9am today. Police located the 49-year-old male [...]

Free Padlocks!

By 18 October, 2013

ACT Policing is teaming up with Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong to provide advice to members of the community on how to secure their belongings and protect their property from thieves.
Between 9am and 4pm on Saturday (19 October), ACT Policing members will be at Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong to answer any home security questions, and will be distributing [...]

Act of indecency in Higgins

By 18 October, 2013

ACT Policing is conducting an investigation following an act of indecency in Higgins last night (Thursday, October 17).
Around 7.10pm a woman was jogging on Fullagar Crescent, opposite the Higgins shops, when a man ran up behind her and committed an act of indecency before she managed to pull free.
Police were called and conducted an extensive [...]

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