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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
A 33-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit in Kaleen and Lyneham last night (Thursday October 17).
About 5.40pm, police attempted to stop a purple BMW after seeing the vehicle perform a burnout on Ginninderra Drive.
The man failed to stop and was pursued by police along Ginninderra Drive and into North Lyneham within the [...]
Murder might get you ten but messing with the gaming industry is worth 11 according to the Canberra Times.
Admittedly he did have significant priors.
Breaking the chain of drug supply, and the detrimental effects that illicit drugs have on families and communities has motivated police and health experts to team up to deliver important information during the current illicit drugs campaign.
Police focus on combating illicit drugs because of the role they play as a significant crime precursor in the [...]
The ABC reports that the people’s hero Justice Neild has sent the murderous Corey Martin to the pokey for a long long time:
Martin admitted going to Le Dinh’s apartment where he said Mr Le Dinh started the fight when he asked for drugs on credit.
But Martin told the court he had only acted in [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 50-year-old woman and seized a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant on a residence in Watson yesterday (Tuesday, 15 October).
Police executed the warrant on the residence around 8am yesterday, and the subsequent search located 22.75 grams of a substance suspected to be heroin, and a quantity of cannabis.
ACT Policing detectives investigating an attempted home invasion in Curtin on Sunday night (October 13) have seized a firearm and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant executed at a residence in Kaleen today (Tuesday, October 15).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Richardson yesterday, Criminal Investigations detectives [...]
The ABC has the depressing news that the sentence of the un-named teenage killer of Liang Zhao on Northbourne Avenue has been further reduced:
Last week in the ACT Supreme Court, Justice Richard Refshauge sentenced the 19-year-old offender to 17 years in jail.
But because he was a juvenile at the time of the murder he was [...]
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ACT Policing responded to a report of a firearm discharged during an attempted home invasion in Curtin Sunday night (October 13).
About 10pm residents of an apartment on Walsh Place became aware that three people were attempting to gain entry through the front door of their home.
During this incident a firearm was discharged into the door. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking assistance in locating a 53-year-old Amaroo man who has been missing since last Friday evening (October, 11).
Milos Milosevic was last seen leaving his home in Amaroo on Friday evening. Many of his personal items, including a mobile phone and wallet, were left at the house. Police have been searching for [...]
By Anne Twomey
The ACT’s Marriage Equality Bill, which is expected to pass parliament later this month, has revived the controversy about who can legislate for same-sex marriage, with the Commonwealth proposing to challenge the territory’s law.
Despite some bravura statements on both sides, most recognise that the issues are not cut and dried. It all comes [...]
[ 29 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Event starts 6:30pm. Free refreshments from 6pm. Speakers including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. All welcome.
Location: Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Australian National University.
A ‘three-star’ general appointed to use military force to stop asylum seekers. A ‘blackout’ on reporting the numbers of refugees arriving by boat. Sending vulnerable men, women and children seeking our assistance to remote [...]
A 26-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, 14 October) charged with sexual assault offences following his extradition from Queensland.
Police will allege the man sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in her north Canberra home on September 10 this year.
Criminal Investigation detectives extradited the man from Brisbane on Saturday (12 October), [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man from Casey after he conducted a burnout while drink driving last night (Friday, 11 October).
Around 10.15pm police observed a black Toyota Hilux performing an extended burnout. Police activated emergency lights and sirens causing the vehicle to stop.
The man underwent a breath analysis test which returned a positive [...]
Two men will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, 12 October) in relation to an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, 26 September.
Police will allege the two men, aged 31 and 20, lured the victim into meeting them using a social networking application.
Upon meeting the men at Kippax Fair in Holt, the woman was driven [...]
A 46-year-old Nowra man has died after a mountain biking incident on Mount Stromlo today (Friday, 11 October).
The incident occurred about 2.25pm, while the man was riding in preparation for the 2013 World Solo 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships.
A brief will be prepared for the coroner.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]
Matthew Massey has apparently made a friend and that friend has made it onto the internet to lecture us all:
3:08 pm, 11 Oct 13
I know Matty personally and along with many other of Matty’s friends or those that know him would agree with me, He is a Kind & Loyal friend who just wants to [...]
ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in offences across the board according to the latest quarterly crime statistics for 2013, which show a 13 per cent decrease throughout the ACT when compared with the same period in 2012.
All of the offence types defined by the ACT Policing CrimeStatistics webpage experienced a decrease when [...]