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Police Wrap – 26 November 2010

By 26 November 2010

1. Pulp Rolled!
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Pulp Kitchen in Ainslie.
Police were called to the restaurant in Edgar St, Ainslie at 11:40pm last night (25 November) after reports that two men, one armed with a firearm and another with a knife, had entered the restaurant and demanded money.
The offenders [...]

Looking for Zeal1, graff tagger.

By 26 November 2010

I have been working shift work lately. So I have to park my van around an industrial area late at night. Dodgy stuff, and in the dodgy part of town. Anyway, I got back to it late one night about a week ago. There on the side is a tag from some vandal. ZL1. Bloody [...]

18, pregnant, charged in relation to a murder, and now done for shoplifting. Meet Camilla Krutsky

By 25 November 2010

[First filed: Nov 11, 2010 @ 16:03]
The Canberra Times has the sad tale of Camilla Krutsky.
Camilla is 18, pregnant, and facing a string of charges in relation to the murder of Andre Le Dinh in Belconnen’s Oracle Apartments.
But being on bail hasn’t prevented a shoplifting spree in Belconnen Mall:
Camilla Krutsky, who first appeared [...]

ACT Court Makes Domestic Violence Victims Homeless

By 25 November 2010

A family friend Janet and her children recently fled home to escape her violent husband Ian. Real names have not been used in this story.
Janet married Ian who seemed nice but as time progressed Ian revealed an abusive side. His behavior worsened due to spiraling substance abuse and his rage became directly at the family. [...]

Estuardo Ioberto Pazmino and the racy world of massage

By 25 November 2010

The Supreme Court brings a lengthy description of accusations against masseuse Estuardo Ioberto Pazmino.
There seems to be a lot of Canberra women not wearing any underpants.

Police Wrap – 25 November 2010

By 25 November 2010

1. White Ribbon Day:
Police Commissioners from every State and Territory in Australia will stand together today and ‘swear’ for the first time in support of White Ribbon Day – the campaign to eliminate violence against women.
Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus will lead the White Ribbon Day ‘swearing ceremony’ with White Ribbon Foundation Chair [...]

Canberra gets a Family Violence Court

By 25 November 2010

Simon Corbell brings the sad news that Canberra is so infested by gutless thugs we need a dedicated Family Violence Court just to clean up the detritus.
“The Family Violence Court will be a specialised criminal court dealing with domestic violence offences, operating under the umbrella of the ACT Magistrates Court,” said Mr Corbell.
“A Family [...]

Police Wrap – 24 November 2010

By 24 November 2010

1. Kaleen Scout Hall torched:
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at the Kaleen Scout Hall early this morning (November 24).
About 2.14am ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the Scout Hall on Maribyrnong Avenue. The fire was extinguished and appears to have been deliberately lit.
No [...]

Police Wrap – 23 November 2010

By 23 November 2010

1. Seeking Applause:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to aggravated robbery at a fitness centre in Greenway in which a member of staff was assaulted and a small sum of cash was stolen from the till.
Police were called to the premises in Scollay St, Greenway around 12.18am today (Tuesday, November 23) where a 56-year-old woman was [...]

Police Wrap – 22 November

By 22 November 2010

1. School rampage:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several instances of property damage to schools in Stirling, Duffy and Waramanga over the weekend (20-22 November).
Early Sunday morning (21 November) police responded to a report of an alarm activation at the Arawang Primary School, Waramanga. Police gained entry to the school and found a fire [...]

Police Wrap – 21 November 2010

By 21 November 2010

1. Rescue!
ACT Policing’s Rural Patrol has successfully found a 41-year-old man who went missing around 5.50pm yesterday (November 21) in the area of Murray’s Corner Paddy’s River Road.
The man had been riding trail bikes on fire tracks in the area with a friend when he injured his leg. His 25-year-old friend went to get a [...]

Police Wrap – 20 November 2010

By 20 November 2010

1. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer:
ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old Wanniassa man following an alleged aggravated burglary which occurred yesterday (November 18) in Isabella Plains.
Around 12.40pm the alleged offender attended an Isabella Plains residence where he forced entry. The alleged offender then brandished a knife towards the three male victims in the [...]

Last chance to drink drive under the old laws

By 19 November 2010

Chief Minister Stanhope is warning that drink driving is better done over the next ten days than after 1 December when new laws come into force.
Tough new drink driving laws will come into effect on 1 December 2010 in an effort to curb the reckless drink driving culture needlessly endangering the lives of Canberrans [...]

Police Wrap – 19 November 2010

By 19 November 2010

1. Say Something Day:
ACT Policing and Crime Stoppers ACT are participating in a national phone-in day today (Friday November 19). This is part of a nationwide offensive – codenamed Operation Unification – against amphetamine production and distribution.
The national Crime Stoppers campaign kicked off on Monday, November 8 ) as the lead-up to “Say [...]

Roozbeh Araghi and Luke Dorsett fight the man and win

By 18 November 2010

The Canberra Times informs us that complicated house and land packaging are set to cost the ACT Government millions after a Crace couple had a win in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal arguing that stamp duty should only be levied on the value of the land.
Now the ACT Commissioner for Revenue is assessing [...]

Changes to bail and more

By 18 November 2010

Simon Corbell with his Attorney-General’s hat on has announced he’s having a fiddle with the much maligned bail system in Canberra.
“Under the proposed reforms defendants will be allowed to make two bail applications in the Magistrates Court and both defendants and informants will need to fully explore bail in the Magistrates Court before going to [...]

Police Wrap – 18 November 2010

By 18 November 2010

1. Rush Hour busted?
A 43 year-old Fraser man was among a number of drink drivers caught between 8 and 15 November, recording the highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading for a 0.02 limit of 0.204 – ten times over the limit.
ACT Policing conducted more than 600 breath tests over the period in which 49 returned [...]

Police Wrap – 17 November 2010

By 17 November 2010

1. Fyshwick servo rolled:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the United Service Station in Fyshwick this morning (Wednesday November 17).
About 2.05am, a man entered the service station, approached the counter and threatened the male attendant with a knife, demanding cash.
The male attendant opened the register, and the offender reached over [...]

Consensus building on needles in the prison?

By 17 November 2010

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is announcing she’s achieved a consensus on syringes and needles being provided at the Hume Hilton.
“The biggest question is not whether we implement a needle and syringe program but rather how, and overcoming the concerns expressed by some of the corrections officers. It’s time to move forward on this issue and [...]

Leadfoot Melissa Emely Grant, welcome to the court of public opinion

By 17 November 2010

The ABC brings word of 23 year old Melissa Emely Grant (quirky spelling and the letter Y for maxtreme points) who between July and September last year managed to rack up 38 speeding fines in parts Tuggeranong, as well as tripping a red light camera.
She has pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to 38 [...]

Police wrap – 16 November 2010

By 16 November 2010

1. Fadden drug bust:
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drug Team detectives early today (Tuesday November 16) executed a search warrant on a house in Fadden, seizing over $10,000 worth of steroids and other illicit drugs.
Following information received from members of the public, detectives executed the warrant around 5am on the Gowrie Street house, where they located [...]

9 Weeks at the Hume Hilton by way of comparison

By 16 November 2010

The ABC brings word that Akis Livas has been sentenced to nine weeks of prison for talking ten Canberra hotels into giving him 80 nights worth of accomodation.
In sentencing, acting Justice Bernard Teague told Livas he was brazenly deceitful on a grand scale to a lot of people, over a long period.
And now he [...]

The Gestapo get heavy even before their fortress is complete

By 16 November 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald has a worrying story on illegal over-reach by the security surrounding the new ASIO building in Campbell.
STUDENTS filming near the controversial new headquarters of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation prompted a late-night police check.
Three media students who were filming a nearby tourist site in Canberra, Blundell’s Cottage, were challenged by two [...]

Police Wrap – 15 November 2010

By 15 November 2010

1. What do you expect from four blokes in a Commodore:
ACT Policing seized a silver Holden Commodore and will be seeking to interview its driver after an incident on Saturday evening in Palmerston in which two men were assaulted.
Police responded to the incident at Palmerston shops around 6.45pm where it was reported that a 45-year-old [...]

Police Wrap – 13 November 2010

By 13 November 2010

1. Glassing comes to Canberra:
ACT Policing are investigating an alleged ‘glassing’ incident in the city on Saturday morning, November 13 which left a 38-year-old man with lacerations to his face.
Around 1.45am this morning, police were conducting a foot patrol in the city when they saw a large disturbance in a night club involving up to [...]

Understanding Kiwi Judge lets Canberra pervert off with a fine

By 12 November 2010

The SMH has the intriguing news that a court in Wellington New Zealand has decided to let a Canberra man caught with 40k child pornography images on his hard drive off with a fine.
Judge Bruce Davidson said that as the man had been recalled to Australia and was due to leave on Friday, the realistic [...]

Police Wrap – 12 November 2010

By 12 November 2010

1. Kingston drug bust:
As part of Operation Unification, members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team have arrested two people following the execution of a search warrant at a unit in Kingston on Thursday (11 November).
Police executed the warrant at the Giles Street unit just after 2.00pm, allegedly finding the male occupant inside the unit [...]

Police Wrap – 11 November 2010

By 11 November 2010

1. More makeout banditry:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the assault of a couple at the Red Hill lookout on Tuesday (November 9).
Around 10.45pm, the couple were at the lookout when they noticed a car drive into the car park with its headlights on high beams. Two males exited the vehicle, and approached [...]

Police Wrap – 10 November 2010

By 10 November 2010

1. Another Belconnen Murder Arrest:
A 37-year-old Macquarie woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with being an accessory in the murder of Belconnen man Andre Le Dinh.
The body of Mr Le Dinh was located within his fourth floor apartment on College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday, May 20. The post-mortem revealed he died [...]

DPP cocks up again

By 9 November 2010

Just in from the Court of Appeal is another humiliation for the Director of Public Prosecutions losing on appeal in their efforts to prove allegations Daniel Schmidt had his hand in the till selling booze at Dickson Woolies.
Both the magistrate and the primary judge said that the prosecution case was confused and presented confusingly. [...]

Police Wrap – 9 November 2010

By 9 November 2010

1. Makeout car jacking:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a couple in John Knight Memorial Park, Townsend Place, Belconnen last night Monday, November 8.
About 10.40pm, the couple were sitting in their car when an unknown man opened the driver’s side door and held a knife towards one of the [...]

Police Wrap – 8 November 2010

By 8 November 2010

1. Say Something Day:
ACT Policing and Crime Stoppers ACT are gearing up for a national phone-in day on Friday November 19, as part of a nationwide offensive – codenamed Operation Unification – against amphetamine production and distribution.
The national Crime Stoppers campaign kicks off today (Monday, November 8 ) as the lead-up to “Say Something [...]

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