Law & Justice (4787 Stories)

Don’t you know who I am son? Better make it a caution when it’s a superintendent?

By 2 September 2010

Exfeds has drawn our attention to a story in the Herald Sun on the operation of the AFP when it comes to ticketing senior members for serious speeding offences:
A decision handed down this week by Fair Work Australia raises allegations that junior officer Richard Curie was pressured to withdraw a speeding ticket he issued to [...]

Police Wrap – 2 September 2010

By 2 September 2010

1. Mugging the security guard:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Wanniassa last night (Wednesday September 1).
About 8.30pm last night a SNP security guard was conducting security foot patrol at the Erindale Shopping Centre when he was assaulted and had his money stolen.
The victim had recently withdrawn money from the ATM [...]

A very Canberra coup as the Cahill investigation is dropped.

By 2 September 2010

The ABC has a piece on the end of the Cahill affair as prosecutors give up investigating whether the former Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill interfered in an assault case involving a high profile Canberran so cosseted by the system than the public cannot be told their name.
Prosecutors have now informed Mr Cahill’s lawyers that there [...]

Police Wrap – 1 September 2010

By 1 September 2010

1. About what you’d expect from a BMW driver:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident which occurred in Weston Creek last night (Tuesday August 31).
About 9pm a 14-year-old male was walking home from a bus stop in Brierly Street, Weston when he noticed a late-model silver BMW sedan bearing black and white ACT [...]

Never to drive again

By 1 September 2010

The ABC brings word of one Mark Gremmert, 38, who likes running into things on Starke Street in Holt.
In January, Mark Gremmert collided with a motorcyclist on Starke Street in Holt.
He recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.074.
Three months later he crashed on the same street, hitting a guard rail and mounting his car [...]

Police Wrap – 31 August 2010

By 31 August 2010

1. Wasted in Weston:
A 33-year-old unlicenced driver from Weston caught with one of the highest recent readings recorded in the ACT will be summonsed to court.
About 4pm on Sunday, August 29 Woden Patrol members stopped the male on Heysen Street, Weston and performed a roadside screening test on the male driver which returned a [...]

Two employees, one tax file number? hmmm…

By 31 August 2010

The ABC has the tale of one David Tucker who used his address and TFN to create a second staff member at his employer the Fyshwick business relocation company Atlantis.
The $58,000 in wages and super covered an extravagant amphetamine habit until a new manager wondered why he never met the second employee.
David’s gone down for [...]

Kids running wild at Bimberi?

By 30 August 2010

The Canberra Times brings word of three assaults on staff in the last week at the Bimberi youth detention centre.
The incidents come as the Government struggles to adequately staff the facility, with private security guards commissioned to fill the gaps for at least the past four months.
The three violent assaults happened last Tuesday, Wednesday [...]

How to blow $140,000 on internet chat sites?

By 28 August 2010

The ABC has an astonishing story on Anglicare’s Canberra and Goulburn accounts department employee Ian Gordon Stubbings, 39, who’s going been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding his employer.
Alarming enough is that a charity can pay out $140,000 in expense claims to an employee over two years without noticing anything is amiss, or [...]

Police Wrap – 28 August 2010

By 28 August 2010

1. Gotcha!
A 25-year-old man has been charged with two aggravated robberies following a successful extradition from NSW by ACT Policing detectives yesterday (Friday August 27).
Police will allege the man committed the aggravated robbery at the Video Ezy store in Ngunnawal on May 7 and the aggravated robbery at the BP service station in Watson on [...]

Police Wrap – 27 August 2010

By 27 August 2010

1. Has any straight man ever owned a Mazda 121?
A 22-year-old man from Weston will face court tomorrow (Friday, August 27) after a drink-driving charge was added to his list of traffic offences.
The man was the driver in a single vehicle collision on Majura Road on Saturday, August 14, which almost destroyed his Mazda [...]

Total destruction in Stirling

By 26 August 2010

The following in from the ESA:
2:10 Thursday 26 August 2010 – Fire engulfs Stirling home ACT Fire Brigade responding to a house fire in Barlee Place Stirling.
First crew report property is well alight.
Update to follow.
2:35am Thursday 26 August 2010 – Update Home completely destroyed.
Damage bill estimate at least $300,000.
No one believed [...]

Police Wrap – 23 August 2010

By 23 August 2010

1. Brawling in Civic:
ACT Policing took seven men into custody in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 22) after a disturbance outside a nightclub in Civic involving around 40 people.
Around 4.20am, City Beats Teams conducting routine patrols observed a large number of males punching each other and wielding bottles as weapons in East [...]

Punching Gandhi: The Richard Mulcahy story

By 21 August 2010

[Note: This does not relate to the historic troublemaker and bongthief MLA Richard Mulcahy]
The Canberra Times has coverage of this tale before the ACT Courts, wherein Richard Mulcahy is being charged with assault causing aggravated bodily harm for allegedly punching Nicholas Gerhard and rendering him unconscious.
The defense is putting forward a position that Gerhard’s [...]

Police Wrap – 20 August 2010

By 20 August 2010

1. Getting home the hard way:
ACT Policing is investigating the robbery of a taxi driver in Stevenson Street Torrens, early today Friday, August 20 which resulted in the driver receiving minor injuries.
About 4.45am the taxi driver picked up a man from the Alinga Street taxi rank in the city. The man paid a deposit [...]

Aussie Junk in Federal Magistrates Court

By 20 August 2010

Aussie Junk Pty Ltd managing director Dennis Richter appeared in the Federal Magistrates Court this week and admitted to all claims put forward by The Fair Work Ombudsman including underpayments to Mitchell site staff of over $259,000.
In the witness chair Mr Richter stated that not only were officials from ACT Nowaste and Thiess Services aware [...]

Police Wrap – 19 August 2010

By 19 August 2010

1. 207 drivers busted doing what everyone does:
A targeted campaign by ACT Policing which began two weeks ago has resulted in 207 motorists being issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for using their handheld mobile phones while driving.
The campaign, which began on August 1, has been conducted in cooperation with the ACT government’s road [...]

William Paul Bellew gets his conviction downgraded to a slap on the wrist

By 19 August 2010

The ABC informs us that William Paul Bellew, 54, a convicted enthusiast of Simpsons themed child pornography, has had his sentence of a year’s weekend detention downgraded to a six month suspended sentence and a 12 month good behaviour bond.
Sound fair to you?

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 [...]

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