1. The amazing efficacy of saying “give me the gun”:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred June 12 at the intersection of Lawrence Wackett Circuit and Tharwa Drive, Theodore.
A white Holden Commodore sedan collided with the rear of a white utility about 5.50pm. Two males exited the rear passenger seats of the sedan, [...]
This afternoon at the Hellenic Club in Woden, a car decided that it would be fun to shunt other cars in the carpark and drive off. Unfortunatly he was apprehended by two public servants who managed to get his details before he fled the scene and in the process hit another car.
When this gentlemen was [...]
1. Liquor store standover arrest:
ACT Policing yesterday (June 11) arrested a young male person after a search warrant executed on a North Canberra residence yesterday.
Detectives from the Belconnen team of the Territory Investigations Group had been investigating an incident at the Woolworths Liquor Store on Saturday, May 16, in which a group of three males [...]
I have been randomly breath tested four (yes, four) times in the past three weeks.
While this in itself does not warrant comment, the fact that I had never once been RBT’d in the previous five years of living in Canberra makes this sudden flurry of breath testing quite interesting.
The other intriguing aspect is that three [...]
I have no idea if Indian students in Sydney and Melbourne are being targeted for their ethnicity, or just caught up in general breakdown of law and order.
But it’s not much fun to see Canberra now vying for space in the worldwide reporting of the issue.
The Hindu is one of many reporting on an attack [...]
The Canberra times is reporting that one of our finest young reprobates is on the run after absconding from his fathers house whilst on Humanitarian Leave.
From the Times:
The youth who hit and killed pedestrian Clea Rose in Civic four years ago while driving a stolen car is once again on the run from the law [...]
1. Northbourne death:
ACT Policing is investigating a collision in Braddon today (June 9) which resulted in the death of a male.
About 6pm police attended Northbourne Avenue, Braddon in response to reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.
The male was deceased on police arrival, he is yet to be to be [...]
1. Braddon robberies:
ACT Policing is investigating two inner-city robberies that occurred this afternoon.
About 4.30pm a man entered the Civic Video store on Lonsdale Street in Braddon and demanded money, threatening staff with a knife before making off in a white utility. An amount of cash was handed over.
He is described as 50-60 years [...]
Anyone had any unnecessary and full on encounters with police lately?
Is it just me or are they picking up more people for really insignificant things?
Are they ruder?
What’s going on?
I’m law abiding but they seem to pull me over constantly!
[ED - While I'm thrilled to be seeing more police out and about [...]
1. Fraser fatality:
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred early this morning, resulting in the death of a male.
Police were called to the collision on Kuringa Drive about 3.20am after a nearby resident heard the crash. The vehicle was located approximately 30 metres off the roadway and had come to rest against [...]
Un canberra times dated june 1 2009 – ex caps player janna sladic a drug addict and in custody for break and enters.
Blaming her addiction on a car accident several years ago. Also long term partner of a well known canberra criminal……
Kinda sad really – had the world at her feet and now it’s [...]
1. Try not to collide with houses…
A 19-year-old Lyneham man will face court today after the stolen vehicle he was driving collided with a house early this morning (June 6).
About 1.10am general duties police patrolling in Lyneham attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen van, which subsequently failed to stop. A short pursuit [...]
1. Attempted kidnapping at Oaks Estate:
ACT Policing has released a face-fit of a man who attempted to abduct a woman in Oaks Estate on Tuesday morning June 2.
The 20-year-old woman was walking along the bike path between Norse Road and Underwood Street about 10.00am when a vehicle stopped beside her and the male driver [...]
As seen at the Yarralumla nursery.
And here I was thinking it was only decriminalised to grow in small amounts.
Has anyone recently received a speeding fine for the Northbourne/London Circuit intersection? I recieved four speeding fines in the last month. FOUR!
I do not speed. I have had my driver’s licence for 8 years and in that time I have never received a speeding fine, because I do not speed.
On May 14, 15, 19 and 24 I [...]
Simon Corbell has proudly announced that his gun amnesty has resulted in 220 illegal or unregistered firearms being handed in, along with 6,000 rounds of ammunition.
Highlights of the haul included:
Side by side double barrel shotgun Cashmore Birmingham;
Pump action shotgun Winchester (US repeating Arms Co Inc) 1200;
Pistol Japan Replica S&W Pistol;
Pistol other -NEC Paintball Marker.
The ABC brings word that Canberra’s prisoners have been very rapidly thrown back by the interstate penal systems that were housing them. All the prisoners are now back here.
143 men and 17 lucky women are now staying at the Hume Hilton.
1. Suede coat and beanie – never a good look:
ACT Policing is investigating two robberies which occurred this afternoon (June 3) which may be linked.
Just after 2.30pm a man carrying a knife entered a Doctors surgery on Anembo Street in Narrabundah and demanded money, making off with a sum of cash a short time later.
1. Emu Ridge drug bust:
A 29-year-old woman was arrested by ACT Policing yesterday after she was found with an amount of drugs in her possession.
Police from the Territory Investigations Group executed a search warrant on the female’s vehicle in the area of Disney Court in Emu Ridge about 11.00am after she was observed allegedly selling [...]
As seen yesterday in the Canberra Times, the Car group known has “RushHour” has once again made it into the papers. This time on the front page.
Internet videos purportedly from a Canberra street racing group show drivers taking part in illegal street racing, burnouts and go-karting at high speeds on suburban roads.
Police have [...]
1. Gordon pizza boy rolled:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Gordon last night (June 1).
About 9.20pm the male victim drove to an address in Flegg Crescent, Gordon to make a delivery. He stopped his car in the driveway of a residence where he was approached [...]
1. Low speed pursuit:
ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old woman on Friday morning after a low-speed pursuit through the southern suburb of Gordon.
The woman fled a random breath testing station on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains about 10.40am after handing police a suspended driver’s licence following a breath test.
She proceeded to drive at low speed through [...]
Vicki Dunne is going in to bat for five members of the AFP’s Pipes and Drums Band who have been blocked from taking leave to participate in the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Vicki has written to Chief Police Officer Michael Phelan asking him to reconsider:
“It is also quite a feather in the cap of the [...]
The Canberra Times has the curious case of Gordon’s Mark Wood who’s suing the Lanyon Valley Chinese Restaurant seeking $128,877 for a dodgy lemon chicken he claims they delivered the effects of which are still, he claims, being felt.
The company owning the restaurant is adopting a Bart Simpson defence:
In papers filed to the court, [...]
The recent news that David Eastman has been returned to Canberra (by a NSW Corrections system that is very happy to see the back of him) revived interest in the crime for which he was convicted, the murder of Colin Winchester.
Despite the constabulary getting very angry when the subject is brought up there remains a [...]
1. Kambah Collision:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred on Namatjira Drive, Kambah overnight (May 28).
About 10.30pm police received a report of a two vehicle head-on collision.
A 55-year-old female was extricated by ACT Fire Brigade. Once removed, she was conveyed to the Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance with multiple injuries [...]
The ABC informs us that one of Canberra’s loopier, more colourful convicted killers has come home to Canberra at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
With his 1995 sentence of life imprisonment without parole for the murder of the Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester (those were the days in the ACT Judiciary) one can only hope [...]
1. Holt burglars nabbed:
ACT Policing arrested two males and will summons a third to court after a burglary at a residence in Holt yesterday afternoon (May 26).
The three males were apprehended after police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Bunton Place about 3.10pm. An amount of property was located in [...]
The ABC is aghast the level of underage drinking police have uncovered around town.
An ACT Police campaign against underage drinking in licensed premises has found an 13-year-old girl unconscious on a couch in city bar.
They have highlighted the case of the 13-year-old as an ‘appalling’ example but also report finding 27 underage people in [...]
1. Giralang servo rolled:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at a Giralang service station May 25, 2009.
A man entered the Mobile service station on Canopus Street about 8.00pm and demanded money, threatening the console operator with a knife before making off with an amount of cash and cigarettes [...]
RiotACT’s spiritual parent Slashdot has a story about Canberra.
Interestingly it’s an ITnews story on the computers select inmates at the Hume Hilton are being given access to.
The news gets better; they’re running RiotACT’s operating system of choice Ubuntu.
We are, however, very curious as to whether RiotACT has made the select list of [...]
John Hargreaves has proudly announced that he’s been out to the prison to hand out certificates to the female inmates working towards being qualified cafe workers:
“The 12 female prisoners today graduated from the Certificate 1 unit in Hospitality Prepare and Serve Expresso Coffee which involved 15 hours of classroom time, as well as practical experience. [...]