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Police Wrap – 7 January 2011

By 7 January 2011

1. Six plants in a dog box?
ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants, approximately 100 cannabis seeds, a small amount of dried cannabis and a container of suspected cannabis resin from an inner city flat this afternoon (Thursday January 6).
Members from City Police Station attended the Ainslie Avenue flats for an unrelated matter yesterday (Wednesday [...]

Have you seen Millissa Gillard?

By 7 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing holds grave fears for the safety and wellbeing of a 15-year-old Hall girl missing since January 5.The girl, Millissa Gillard, was last reported seen at her home in Hall, around 1.30pm on Wednesday (January 5).
She is described as having a small build, a fair complexion, brown eyes, and shoulder-length [...]

Summernats warning

By 6 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
The message from ACT Policing during this year’s Summernat’s event is clear; if you choose to break the law, expect to get caught. Superintendent Mark Colbran said the safety of all Canberrans is ACT Policing’s number one concern.
“Our primary responsibility is the safety of everyone in Canberra. If people choose to [...]

Simon Corbell says Periodic Detention addresses criminogenic thinking

By 6 January 2011

The ACT’s Attorney-General Simon Corbell is belting out some hosannas and hallelujahs for the periodic detention scheme:
“Periodic detention has been successful in the ACT because of the relatively compact nature of the Territory, meaning people can regularly attend periodic detention with short travel times. In contrast, other states and territories have found periodic detention impractical [...]

Nice motor to take to a blagging!

By 5 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at a supermarket in Griffith overnight.
Around 7.25pm last night (Tuesday, January 4), an unknown male offender armed with a knife entered the Shop Rite supermarket on Barker Street, demanding money. He left the store with a sum of cash.
The male offender [...]

Gungahlin IGAs rolled

By 4 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two attempted burglaries at the Ngunnawal and Nicholls IGA supermarkets overnight.
Around 11.50pm yesterday (Monday, January 3), police received a report of several loud bangs and an alarm being heard at the Ngunnawal IGA. Upon arrival, police located damage to the rear loading bay where unknown [...]

Any thoughts on restorative justice in the ACT?

By 4 January 2011

We had a break-in in our inner north house last year, though the police caught the three 15-16yo boys who did it within a couple of days when they were attempting the same thing in an adjacent suburb.  Our stolen property was returned shortly thereafter (great job AFP!).  Months later, we’ve now received a letter [...]

Police Wrap – 3 January 2011

By 3 January 2011

1. Calwell home invasion:
ACT Policing has arrested a 39-year-old Kambah man following an alleged burglary which occurred on Saturday evening (January 1) in Calwell.
Around 11.00pm the alleged offender attended a Calwell home where he forced entry to the residence. Once inside, the offender has stolen a men’s wrist watch and medic alert necklace. The occupants [...]

Speed limits all over the place around the airport

By 2 January 2011

An open letter to the ACT Government (also emailed directly to government and opposition transport ministers. Their responses will be posted here.)
Speed limits around the airport vary between 60km/h, 70km/h, 80km/h. Currently, speed limits can vary on the same stretch of for vehicles heading in different directions. Speed limits can be different for [...]

Police happy with New Years’ crowds

By 1 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
A large number of people gathered in Civic welcoming 2011 in a responsible and considered manner. Police noted the vast majority of revellers were well behaved and considerate of others, reflected in the low number of arrests.
New Year’s Eve Police Commander Superintendent Mark Antill said the 4 arrests related to [...]

‘Tis the Season……………to be $#%@ing Careful!

By 1 January 2011

Yesterday (December 30, 2010) a neighbour had her house broken into between 11.00am and 6.00pm.  The house is located near Jabanunga Street, Ngunnawal.  The backdoor was smashed and the offender made off with a Toshiba laptop and other personal jewellery totalling around $4000.
Now, what is interesting in this is that a male was seen in [...]

Police Wrap for the end of 2010

By 31 December 2010

1. Light fingered women in Westfield Belconnen:
ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman and an 18-year-old Evatt woman following the theft of more than 50 items from a number of stores at Westfield Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Wednesday December 22).
About 5.30pm Westfield security staff alerted Police to a suspicious vehicle parked in the Myer carpark. [...]

Stolen car in Franklin (BLACK MAZDA 3)

By 30 December 2010

Today between 12 – 6pm our house in Franklin was robbed, our door was kicked in and they stole electronic goods, cash and our car!
It is a black mazda 3 with a white indent on the back right hand side of the car. If anyone has seen this car in your area, please alert the [...]

Hunting down the cold cases

By 26 December 2010

The Canberra Times reports that Canberra now has a cold case unit headed by Brett McCann.
The team of six will be looking for the as yet unknown killers of Frank Campbell, Susan Winburn, Kathryn Grosvenor, Irma Palasics, Keren Rowland and Allen Redston.
If nothing else hopefully some loathsome bastards will lose a bit of sleep over [...]

Capsicum foam victims take their claims to court

By 24 December 2010

The Age is running hard with the case Ken Cush & Associates have brought in the Supreme Court seeking compensation for the criminal use of capsicum foam by ACT police in the city watch-house.
The lawyer leading the class action said some people who watched footage of the incidents dubbed the city watchhouse ”Canberra’s Abu [...]

Particularly stupid muggers

By 23 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred on Von Guerard Crescent, North Lyneham around 6.20pm last night (Wednesday, December 22).
The victim, a 19-year-old male was walking along Von Guerard Crescent with his German Shepherd when approached by two men. The men demanded the victim hand over personal property. [...]

West Belconnen Leagues Club rolled

By 23 December 2010

This in from Crime Stoppers:
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Kippax early this morning (Thursday, December 23).
Around 3.20am a man entered the West Belconnen Leagues Club and threatened three staff members at gunpoint. The offender tied the victims up and took a sum of cash.
The victims were not injured and after [...]

Peter Clarke behind bars after 10 years on the run

By 23 December 2010

The ABC reports that accused Burns Philp fraudster (from way back in the day), Peter Daniels Clarke, has finally been returned to face the ACT courts having skipped bail in June 2000.
Peter Daniels Clarke disappeared while on bail in June 2000 after pleading guilty of defrauding Canberra’s Burns Philp Trustee Company of about $4 [...]

Pursuit Wednesday

By 22 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing has arrested the drivers of two vehicles involved in separate pursuits today (Wednesday, December 22).
In the first pursuit, police were searching for a black Audi Q7 which was stolen overnight from a house in O’Connor. Officers located the Audi in Blackett Street, Downer around 11:14am in which time a [...]

When copper grows legs…

By 22 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is investigating the theft of 120 metres of copper cable from a building site in Lyneham on Monday night (20 December).
Police believe the offenders scaled a crane on the site sometime between 9pm Monday and 6am Tuesday (21 December). The offenders cut 4 x 30 metre lengths of cable [...]

Double demerits kick off

By 22 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Christmas holidays and warn that double demerit points will be in effect for speeding and not wearing a seatbelt.
From 12.01am on Friday (24 December) to 11.59pm on Monday (3 January) across the ACT and NSW double demerit points will apply.
Traffic Operations [...]

Seeking free legal advice for car accident?

By 22 December 2010

My wife was involved in a car accident she was stopped at a red light coming out of Mitchell turning onto the Barton highway she procedded when the light changed green and was t-boned her car was a write off and we have no insurance the other car has been deemed a write of by [...]

Vision Zero hits Vision 19

By 22 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a single vehicle collision on Soward Way in Greenway where the single occupant has died.
Police on mobile patrol came across a silver Holden utility in a culvert about 10.10pm last night (Tuesday 21 December) in a secluded area of the street.
The deceased [...]

AFP Bingle on Morshead Drive

By 21 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a collision involving an AFP member.
The collision occurred around 12.50pm today (Tuesday, December 21) on Morshead Drive, Pialligo where an AFP vehicle has been involved in a collision with another vehicle.
The male officer has been taken to The Canberra Hospital. The [...]

Illegal Thai sex workers busted in Canberra brothels

By 20 December 2010

The Sydney Morning Herald has the news that a group of illegal Thai sex workers have been caught by Immigrations raids on two Canberra brothels in Fyshwick.
A departmental spokesman said three of the women had been taken to Villawood detention centre in NSW, pending their removal from Australia.
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Another two Thai women [...]

Hawker stabbing

By 20 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a stabbing at Hawker shops on Saturday night (18 December).
About 11pm the victim was drinking with his brother and friends at the Hawker Soccer Club. They were approached by five men who introduced themselves and had drinks with the victim and his friends.
At 1am the [...]

Seeking Justice in Canberra

By 20 December 2010

How do you find justice in Canberra when you are not normal? I accept that the police are not in a position to protect all parts of our community from violence and sexual assault. So what can be done.
“Zoron from Belconen” is a violent thug that stands over drug users. He bashes [...]

Unite wraps up

By 19 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
Police across Australia and New Zealand have wrapped up Operation Unite which commenced on Friday (December 17). This Operation Unite is the third conducted across Australia and New Zealand targeting trouble makers and antisocial behaviour resulting from alcohol misuse.
ACT Policing took into custody 26 people in the weekend’s crackdown of [...]

Operation Unite

By 17 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
Operation Unite is due to commence again tonight (Friday 17 December) with ACT Policing out in force as part of the Australia-wide operation.
Operation Unite is a combined policing operation conducted across Australia and New Zealand targeting alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Deputy Chief Police Officer Bruce Hill said that [...]

Shooting in Cook

By 17 December 2010

This in from ACT Policing:
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detectives are investigating a shooting incident which occurred last night (Thursday December 16).
About 11.15pm residents in a Cook home had a number of shots fired into their lounge room. No one was injured in the shooting.
Police are seeking witnesses to the incident who may have seen a [...]

Call for witnesses re Macgregor collision

By 17 December 2010

I’m Senior Constable James Stokan of ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team. I am currently investigating a serious collision that occurred early on Sunday, December 12, on Osburn Drive near Cannan Circuit in Macgregor, in which a green Holden Commodore sedan had collided with a tree.
(re AFP media release link here)
According to [...]

Trouble on the Chain Gang?

By 17 December 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

When I dropped in last night the Chain Gang art exhibition in the cavernous spaces above King O’Malleys was already going off the hook with a huge crowd in attendance (as pictured).
We’re hearing reports there was a near riot with security and police trying to shut proceedings down.
Anyone in attendance want to fill us [...]

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