1. It’s not a knife, it’s a till-opener:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket at Lyons which occurred around 7.10pm Wednesday 26 May, 2010.
An unknown male has entered the supermarket and threatened a female staff member with a knife, demanding cash. The employee opened the till and [...]
1. Drunk in Nicholls on a Tuesday night:
ACT Policing has arrested a man after he was allegedly caught driving with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) today (May 26).
About 2.35am police stopped a 28-year-old Nicholls man on Lexcen Avenue, in Nicholls. The man was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that the new Chief Police Officer, Roman Quaedvlieg, wants to get the police more involved in the crime surrounding the legal sex industry.
Mr Quaedvlieg said police forces regularly received information concerning criminal activity regarding prostitution.
Those issues often related to drugs, overstaying of visas and occasionally sexual servitude or exploitation [...]
Simon Corbell’s proposal for a new ‘virtual court’ seems to have ruffled more than a few feathers of our resident legal eagles. Both the ACT Bar Association and some individual barristers have really worked themselves up into quite a lather.
Why this should be so is a little beyond me. I suspect that behind the Bar’s [...]
[First filed: May 25, 2010 @ 14:39]
The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is pointing out that it’s a crying shame lawyers offering to volunteer their time for community work at the Community Legal Centres are being turned away because the ACT Government will not (and has no plans to) provide enough cheap office space to make use [...]
1. Belconnen Burglaries:
ACT Policing arrested three adult males in the early hours of this morning May 25, 2010 after they allegedly committed two burglaries at commercial premises in two Canberra suburbs.
Between the hours of 2:13am and 2:50am this morning, police attended burglaries at a service station in Holt and a supermarket in Fraser, following [...]
[First filed: May 24, 2010 @ 10:09]
The Supreme Court has published a judgment from late last week on a child pornography owner. The material found on his seven DVDs was described thusly:
9. In addressing the nature of the material, the approach has been taken to follow the scale of seriousness set out by the [...]
1. Photograph of victim André Le Dinh not ripped from facebook:
ACT Policing has released a photograph of victim André Le Dinh, found deceased in his fourth floor apartment in College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday (May 20).
Mr Le Dinh is described as of Asian appearance, 5’5” (164cms) tall, with a thin build, pale complexion, brown [...]
ACT Policing have an update on last week’s death in Belconnen:
ACT Policing continue to investigate the suspicious death of the male person found in his fourth floor apartment in College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday (May 20).
A post-mortem conducted yesterday (Friday, May 21) has confirmed the male died as a result of serious head injuries. The [...]
1. Big blue at the Serbian Club:
ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old man following the alleged assault of a police officer in Mawson last night (May 21).
About 11:45pm police were in the car park of the Serbian Club when they were approached by security and requested to assist with a fight that had broken [...]
[First filed: May 20, 2010 @ 15:17]
We’re hearing there’s been a death in central Belconnen and a major police operation.
More as it comes to hand, post it if you’ve got it!
UPDATE: The ABC has a report:
The man’s body was found in an apartment on College Street in Belconnen around 12:40pm.
Police say it appears the [...]
So let’s recap:
– 10 May: Execution style shooting in Hughes at what appears to have been the site of a drug deal.
– 18 May: Franklin St in Manuka plays host to a man with a gun threatening a restaurant patron for reasons unknown.
– 20 May: Suspicious death in the swanky Oracle Apartments.
Now of course it’s [...]
1. It takes a very average man to rob a hairdresser:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a hair salon in Braddon last night Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
About 7:15pm, a male entered the hair salon and threatened staff and customers with a firearm whilst demanding money. He left with a sum [...]
The ABC has a horrific story of a Canberra systems administrator in a government department pleading guilty to using his own baby son (amongst other children) to make child pornography.
The man, who cannot be named, was charged with possessing and producing child pornography, as well as committing acts of indecency with children under the [...]
Firstly, I don’t like em’, they are horrible creatures that don’t belong here and I point the finger of blame firmly at my mum for being a breeder of Persians when I was but a lad (back then I loved them) for creating this complete lack of empathy towards our feline masters through over-exposure and [...]
News from various mates is that Monday evening saw a number of bikes stolen from Dickson in what seems to be a fairly organised hit. These aren’t cheap bikes, nor were they left without being secured. The locks (many of which were good quality locks) were cut and the helmets were often left behind.
If you [...]
The ABC has a lengthy story on a reported transmission of hepatitis C at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (aka The Prison).
With infection rates out there running at 65% the real surprise is that it’s taken this long.
It has, however, prompted calls for a needle exchange at the prison the reduce the spread of disease amongst [...]
1. Guns in Manuka:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Manuka last night (Tuesday, May 18).
About 8:10pm, a male offender armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street and pointed the firearm at a restaurant patron seated inside whilst threatening him. [...]
Here at the headquarters for the Aurelius international empire, we just had someone drop in – a salesman type – asking questions on behalf of something called “Commonwealth Building Key Register” (who don’t seem to appear in Google). He claimed it was some business which compiles registers of who has keys to what buildings, and [...]
Back in 2004 ASIO documents relating to the Bali bombings ended up in the hands of The Australian. Eventually it became clear that James Paul Seivers had taken them home and his housemate Francis Matthew O’Ryan had sent them to the papers.
Last year a jury found James Seivers guilty of contravening s 18(2) of the [...]
1. Rider down near Tharwa:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.
At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.
The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the release of a discussion paper: Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers.
The Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers Discussion Paper considers a broad range of police powers and advocates the modernisation and consolidation of those powers into a single piece of legislation.
“The aim of these proposals is to provide the courts, [...]
[First filed: May 13, 2010 @ 9:29
Second filing: May 13, 2010 @ 13:20]
The following isn’t online yet, but has been sent over to me in relation to the Hughes shooting:
Fatal shooting Hughes, 20-year-old charged
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team have this evening (May 12) arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to the fatal shooting in Hughes [...]
From the Magistrate’s Court comes the intriguing tale of how Matthew Jon Windle hired a good lawyer to get off a drink driving charge.
It started with a red light run from Cooyong Street onto Northbourne in front of police. It followed a predictable path of slurred speech, reeking of alcohol, and some difficulty standing.
Then it [...]
1. The things they have to deal with:
Deputy Chief Police Officer for the ACT David McLean today launched the third edition of the Practical Reference to Religious and Spiritual Diversity for Operational Police.
The Reference was developed by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) in consultation with all police jurisdictions and [...]
[First filed: May 10, 2010 @ 10:22]
Following on from the news in today’s police wrap “fgzk” has sent in the above pic and the following report:
Police are searching drains along Denison st, Deakin West. This drain has been taped off and a forensic technician with a bag is waiting. When asked by a television reporter [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that the centre of this morning’s police wrap over animal cruelty to rottweilers in Nicholls is one Dusko Culibrk.
Dusko is 25 and lives with his parents. Apparently Dusko didn’t think choke chains go far enough and ACT Health psychologist Jacinta Marsh has told Magistrate Beth Campbell that his discipline [...]
Last August the death of Andreas Bulig in custody caused a bit of a stir.
The ABC now reports that coroner Beth Campbell has cleared the Alexander Maconochie Centre of any lack of care.
Heart problems, not epilepsy, have been found to be the cause of death.
1. Animal cruelty in Nicholls:
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25 year old man with aggravated cruelty to an animal and two further counts of cruelty to animals after making a gruesome discovery early this morning (Tuesday 11 May) at a premises in Nicholls.
About 2:05am police located a deceased female Rottweiler dog [...]
1. Man shot dead in Hughes:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Whittle Street, Hughes in the early hours of this morning (May 10) when a man was shot and later died.
Police were called to the scene around 12.30am. The male victim received emergency treatment at the scene by ACT Ambulance but later died.
We Canberrans are often accused of having a chip on our shoulder, that we just dont stack up against the States. Well here’s a young bloke who’s taking the bit between his teeth, who’s not holding anything back in the struggle to prove we too can stand proud at the Pantheon of Tools …
The ABC [...]
1) Three young men wanted for a chat:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire outside a residence in Oxley last Friday (30 April).
About 12.54am, police were called to Collocott Crescent following reports of a palm tree outside a residence having been deliberately lit.
The residents of the property were alerted to the fire by [...]