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Police Wrap – 18 August 2010

By 18 August 2010

1. One Thuggie Nabbed:
ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old south Canberra youth with multiple offences after he was arrested near a residence in Kambah yesterday morning (Tuesday, August 17).
Police will allege that over a number of months the youth has been involved in a range of criminal incidents in the Tuggeranong Valley in which [...]

Some sentences can’t be suspended

By 18 August 2010

If I am reading R. v. MALIZANI correctly, a young man guilty of an extremely nasty assault has been “sentenced” to six months imprisonment (suspended, of course). Not too surprising an outcome in Canberra, from what I can see.
In a case of violent assault, where the victim requires ongoing medical treatment and/or counselling to deal [...]

Police Wrap – 17 August 2010

By 17 August 2010

1. Stabbing at the Dumpling House:
ACT Policing arrested a 34-year-old Kambah man after a man was stabbed in Dickson last night (Monday August 16).
Police will allege an altercation occurred between two employees in the kitchen area of the Dumpling House Restaurant around 9.30pm while they were in the process of closing up for [...]

Video Ezy Ngunnawal to CLOSE DOWN!

By 17 August 2010

Witnesses sought to armed robbery at Video Ezy Ngunnawal 
Thanks to the d***head that did the above the store is now closing down within the next 2 weeks, Once the CCTV is released it shows one of the brave and HARD working girls from the video store take his hood off and show us who he [...]

Police Wrap – 16 August 2010

By 16 August 2010

(The AFP website has had a few days off, but returns with more policing goodness)
1. Perhaps not the best car for the job:
ACT Policing arrested a 16-year-old male youth late on Saturday night (August 14) following the short pursuit of a stolen Mazda 121 through Belconnen.
Police sighted the stolen vehicle on Condell St, Belconnen [...]

Facebook pics and stolen property?

By 13 August 2010

Thanks to Will for the tip.
Subway Belconnen (somewhat famous for their notice board messages) have been literally all a-twitter over their stolen board.
But now it’s turned up on Facebook.
And the man standing next to it has the clap it seems.

Operation Taransay nabs another two over the Hughes shooting

By 12 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:01]
The AFP have announced two more arrests over the Hughes drug execution:
ACT Policing has arrested two males over the shooting murder of Brendan Scott Welsh in Hughes on May 10.
At approximately 3.00pm today (August 11), police arrested and later charged a 24-year-old and 25-year-old male, both from Gowrie, [...]

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

By 11 August 2010

The Canberra Times has the intriguing case of Kieran Temple, an IT asset officer at the Attorney-General’s Department who has plead guilty of taking home the assetts and flogging them on eBay.
Temple’s solicitor, Peter Bevan, said his client believed the workplace was disorganised and badly managed.
”He says there was a culture of things being [...]

The ACT Supreme Court Invigilation Panel Complete

By 10 August 2010

Simon Corbell has announced that fresh from chairing the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission The Hon. Bernard Teague AO is going to be the third acting judge clearing out the backlogs in the ACT Supreme Court:
The Hon. Bernard Teague AO is a former partner from Corr & Corr and is a retired judge of the [...]

Police Wrap – 9 August 2010

By 9 August 2010

1. Trouble in the Serbian Club car park:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Mawson in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 8 ) in which two youths were assaulted and had their property stolen.
Police attended the carpark of the Serbian Club in Mawson around 12.40am after it was reported that two male [...]

Full time thieving a viable career option

By 9 August 2010

This hot on the back of indigenous representation in our judicial system and an appeal following a burglary.
Sunday times brings us an article which everyone pretty much knew was the case anyway.
They bring to light that a small percentage of crooks are responsible for an estimated 90% of Canberras Crime. They also report $11 [...]

My house was burgled

By 8 August 2010

My house in Harrison was burgled last night between 6:15pm and 8:00pm.
The thieves took away a lot of jewellery, computers and cash that belonged to myself and other people living with me.  
The worst part is that most of the jewellery is for my wedding today so I will have almost nothing to wear. [...]

John David Large appeals his trip to the pokey

By 7 August 2010

The Albury Border Mail is intrigued by Canberra’s John David Large, 31, of Chisholm who has been sentenced down there to a four year licence disqualification and four months in prison.
The cause was John Large, already the recipient of 12 traffic infringement notices in the ACT between 2006 and last year, blasting past Holbrook at [...]

Police Wrap – 7 August 2010

By 7 August 2010

1. Hospital vandalism:
ACT Policing is investigating property damage at The Canberra Hospital in Garran today (August 6).
Around 7am police were called to the new Surgical Assessment and Processing Unit at the hospital after damage to a number of items including an ice machine and zip boil unit.
At this stage the exact cost of the [...]

Police Wrap – 6 August 2010

By 6 August 2010

1. Calwell Fail:
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Calwell man after he was allegedly caught driving with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) last night (August 5) on two separate occasions.
About 11.20pm on Thursday 5 August Police stopped the man on Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. The man was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned [...]

RAPID Rising

By 5 August 2010

Simon Corbell is letting us know that two more vehicles fitted with the RAPID system (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) are hitting the road.
A successful trial of RAPID during the first half of 2009 saw:
– 2,348 individual vehicles and people of interest being identified;
– 1,820 infringements being issued; and,
– 200 suspensions or disqualifications [...]

Murray Colin Stubbs guilty only of using the internet offensively

By 5 August 2010

The NZ Herald is taking an interest in the welfare of fake 14 year old Kiwi “Roxanne” and her smutty interlocutor Canberra’s Murray Colin Stubbs (45, former teacher).
In the end the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of using the internet to procure sex. But he has been found guilty of [...]

Police Wrap – 5 August 2010

By 5 August 2010

1. Starting young:
ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old male over the robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie last month.
Around 12.20am on Friday July 23 three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders stole an amount of cash and cigarettes and [...]

Break out the metal detectors, there might buried treasure!

By 4 August 2010

The Canberra Times has a story on Rishi Khandewal of Harrison who is suspected of stashing $1.4 million of tax fraud money somewhere…
$180,000 of hidden loot has allegedly already been found:
The ACT Magistrates Court heard police found $60,000 in cash in the man’s workstation, more than $9,000 in a shoebox in his bedroom and $110,000 [...]

Police Wrap – 4 August 2010

By 4 August 2010

1. Kambah represent!
ACT Policing arrested a 25-year-old Kambah man overnight for multiple offences after the vehicle he was driving allegedly had collided with a garbage skip outside an apartment complex in Aspinall Street, Watson.
Police were called to the location around 8.40pm last night (Tuesday, August 3) after receiving a report of the collision involving [...]

Reducing Indigenous over-representation in the justice system

By 3 August 2010

Yesterday Simon Corbell announced he had signed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement with the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body.
(It might surprise you to learn we have an ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, which might have something to do with them managing to put out one media [...]

Murray Colin Stubbs caught in a sting

By 3 August 2010

The ABC has the unfortunate tale of local public servant Murray Colin Stubbs who started talking sexy to a 14 year old on the internet without realising she was actually a creation of the New Zealand police.
Stubbs was arrested in January 2008 at the Jolimont Interstate bus terminal, when he went to meet the teenager [...]

Police Wrap – 3 August 2010

By 3 August 2010

1. The mystery box of Yarralumla:
ACT Policing is appealing to members of the community to help solve a long-running mystery surrounding the location of a large wooden box found partially buried in bushland in Yarralumla.
Police were called to the secluded location on February 25, after a Royal Canberra Golf Course greens keeper initially alerted [...]

Police Wrap – 2 August 2010

By 2 August 2010

1. Death in Lyneham:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Lyneham this afternoon (Sunday, August 1), in which a vehicle veered off Mouat Street and through a nature strip before coming to rest in the front yard of a residence on Brigalow Street.
The 59-year-old male driver and single occupant of the vehicle [...]

Stolen bag and the Lyneham IGA / St George blackspot

By 1 August 2010

Last week in the evening someone stole my handbag from my kitchen. To cut a long story short I was cooking dinner and had the back door open. I walked out of the kitchen for about 3 minutes and when I returned my bag was gone.  Naturally I felt terrified that someone had been in my [...]

Police Wrap – 31 July 2010

By 31 July 2010

1. Gotcha!
An off-duty member of ACT Policing Operations yesterday (Friday, July 30) identified two suspects sought by police in connection with an armed robbery in Queensland, with the pair subsequently arrested and held pending extradition proceedings.
ACT Policing received information from Queensland Police on Wednesday, July 28, that a 26-year-old male and a 28-year-old female [...]

Police Wrap – 29 July 2010

By 29 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 29, 2010 @ 9:30]
1. Tree rustlers nabbed:
ACT Policing have arrested two males over the theft of 12 Dragon trees from the National Canberra Arboretum.
The trees were stolen between 6pm (Monday July 26) and 6.30am (Tuesday July 27). Five of the trees have been recovered and returned to the National Canberra Arboretum.
A [...]

Police Wrap – 28 July 2010

By 28 July 2010

1. Bad publicity:
A 17-year-old male will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning charged with aggravated robbery.
Police will allege the young person was involved with another male on the aggravated robbery committed at the Caltex Service Station in Kaleen on Monday July 26.
ACT Policing received multiple calls from the Canberra community identifying the male [...]

Bushfire litigation pushes ever further out

By 27 July 2010

The ABC brings word that resolution of the dim and distant 2003 bushfires litigation has receded even further.
Today the hearing was adjourned until October to allow the parties to resolve procedural issues and categorise more than 700 plaintiff documents into historical and operational evidence, including who was present during the fires and what their [...]

Police Wrap – 27 July 2010

By 27 July 2010

1. Electrical street fire in Gordon:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire that occurred in Gordon early this morning (Tuesday July 27).
About 1.45am residents in Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon were awoken by a loud bang. Upon investigating the noise residents saw the electricity box located at the end of the laneway on fire. [...]

Police Wrap – 26 July 2010

By 26 July 2010

1. Watch the schools blaze up:
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Orana School in Weston.
Police were called to the location around 3.10am yesterday morning (Sunday 25 July) in response to a report of multiple fires in various locations at the school. A hopper, wheelie bin, a shade cloth fence and one of the [...]

Police Wrap – 24 July 2010

By 24 July 2010

1. Ainslie armed robbery:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie early today (Friday July 23).
Around 12.20am three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders stole an amount of cash and cigarettes and left [...]

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