The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is asking why there’s been no planning to sell spare beds at the new prison to over-crowded NSW.
Which is funny considering Mr Hanson has spent the last month telling us the prison was unfit to house anyone.
Leaving that aside, do we want to fill the prison to full capacity right away? [...]
Just got a knock on the door (I live in Curtin btw) advising me that a light was burning in the boot of my car (which I keep on the driveway). The cause was found to be a not completely shut driver’s door. Silly old me, I thought.
Fearing that the battery might have burned out as a [...]
For the past few weeks, my journey to work requres me to turn right from Athllon Dve into Mawson Dve. While waiting for the lights, I’m often at the front of the queue and I’m amazed by the number of people that must jump the red to get onto Athllon Dve. There are often still [...]
1. Tuggy Thuggies getting braver:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery on a 27-year-old man which occurred in Monash today (May 23).
Around 2.30am police attended Kayser Place in response to a reported assault. Police spoke with the victim who said he had been walking home from PJ O’Reilly’s pub about 1.15am [...]
1. Garran Crash:
ACT Policing is investigating a collision at the intersection of Yamba Drive and Wisdom Street in Garran around 9.45pm on Wednesday (May 20).
A silver Ford Territory was turning right from Yamba Drive into Wisdom street when a white Ford Falcon utility travelling south on Yamba Drive collided with turning vehicle.
One of the [...]
To start off with I should mention that I am a Canberra Cabbie. As such it is not uncommon (actually quite often) that we get messages on our MTData system that start off with “POLICE MESSAGE……” followed by some stolen car, person of interest, item of interest etc that they want us to look out [...]
1. Late night club blaggers strike again:
Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Weston
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Weston Club on Liardet Street today (May 21).
Around 2.15am police were called to the Club following reports of an armed robbery in progress. Police responded quickly but the offender [...]
1. It was easier when they could just buy the Sudafed:
ACT Policing has released a facefit of the offender involved in the armed robbery at the Brindabella Pharmacy in Garran on Sunday (May 17).
The male offender entered the pharmacy around 10.40am and threatened staff with a knife before fleeing with a quantity of cash [...]
The ABC has the happy news that Jon Stanhope is thinking about ways to turn the rising drink driving arrest rate into another Government advertising opportunity:
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says he is considering publishing the names of drink drivers on a government website or in a Canberra Times advertisement.
But why stop with drink drivers? [...]
Word is that dear Matthew Massey’s family is getting bigger in the new prison with his fiancee Janna Sladic now joining the elite who reside in there.
Matt, Gavin, Rebecca and now Janna – what a family.
On one of my all too frequent jaunts around that place of beauty which is the Pinnacle Nature Reserve the other day, I noticed that the kind people of Environment ACT (I presume it to be them in any case) have signposted the tracks there. I wonder if the names were made up to enable [...]
1. Teens with guns:
A search conducted by ACT Policing on a Wanniassa home this afternoon (May 15) has recovered four of seven licensed firearms stolen in a burglary yesterday.
As a result of the search, three juvenile males – two aged 17 years and one 16 years – are in police custody with charges pending.
Local ABC reports that the ACT Supreme Court has heard a student who allegedly had sex with a female teacher thought the 43-year-old was good looking.
Former St Francis Xavier College science teacher Tania Tominac is accused of having sex with the 14-year-old at least five times in 2005.
The alleged victim – who is now 18 [...]
1. Evatt raid:
ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Evatt woman following a search of her home yesterday (May 14).
Around 11.20am police executed the search warrant of the Gollan Street address following information to police of the possession of suspected stolen items. During the search warrant police seized 159 items believed to have been stolen from [...]
I would very much like to know what various people think about the $1.6m announced to go toward CCTV not only in Manuka, Kingston & Civic but also Manuka Oval, EPIC, Canberra Stadium and all ACTION buses as part of this year’s budget.
I am doing research (very belated so fire away) for an assignment and [...]
1. Liquor store glassing:
ACT Policing is seeking three males in a red or brown Mazda 323 sedan with ACT number plates after an assault at the Belconnen Woolworths liquor department May 16, 2009 in which a 29-year-old staff member received cuts to his neck and upper arm.
Police were called to the location around [...]
1. The police view of the Rush Hour bust:
ACT Policing arrested one man, seized a vehicle and issued around 45 Traffic Infringement Notices and 20 defect notices after a targeted operation on a large group of drivers suspected to be performing burnouts and street racing.
The operation was performed late on Thursday evening (May 14) [...]
Why is it that there is always something negative to say when the car club named “Rush Hour” meets, but there has been nothing reported about the Canberra Police who attended last nights meeting of the before mentioned car club bashing the absolute crap out of one of the people who attended this gathering?
1. West Belco Car BBQ:
ACT Policing is investigating two suspected arson attacks and property damage at residences in Giralang and Macgregor in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 10, 2009.
Police attended the Giralang residence around 2.55am where the 27-year-old male complainant said that he had been woken by the sound of breaking glass [...]
So we now learn that the standover man at the centre of the alleged kidnap incident in Kambah the other day had been released on bail only hours earlier.
He had originally been arrested on what the Crimes describes as a “two day rampage of kidnapping and extortion”, in company with the well known RA [...]
The ABC brings the interesting news of Mosiah Luteru, 18, from Florey, who hospitalised a police officer on New Year’s Eve after they caught him with rum in the dry zone.
Today he’s been sentenced to an 18 month good behaviour order by Magistrate Karen Fryar.
The ABC reports that the ACT Administrative Appeals Tribunal has waded into ‘roo culling, ordering the half-completed cull on the Majura Range be halted while the Tribunal gathers to deliberate.
Tribunal president Linda Crebbin has ordered a stay to the cull of kangaroos at the Majura site until the issue can be considered by the tribunal’s [...]
1. Kambah Kidnap:
A 47-year-old Kambah woman and a 29-year-old Queanbeyan man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow each charged with kidnap, forcible confinement and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The woman will additionally face a charge of allegedly allowing a domestic dog to attack a person.
This follows an incident early this morning where [...]
Anyone know what happened in Kambah and Higgins today [yesterday]?
I heard there was a hostage situation in Kambah and late this arvo Findlay St in Higgins was blocked off by police?
Rumour has it a man with a gun was on the loose in the street??
The Liberals Jeremy Hanson has finally got his prison complaint list online. So here goes:
– The iris scanner only works after multiple attempts;
– The searching of visitors is intrusive and demeaning;
– The prison is freezing cold and prisoners have inadequate clothing:
– The food portions are inadequate;
– A mother and child were locked in the chamber [...]
The ABC reports that the persons of interest in the murder of Susan Winburn (Leanne Madden, Neil Kelly and Ian Kelly) can’t be charged with her murder, after a lengthy coronial inquest, for lack of evidence.
This is particularly chilling because whomever did kill Susan Winburn dumped her body in the bathtub to destroy the sort [...]
1. A little security never hurts when banking the takings:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at Westfield Shoppingtown, Belconnen yesterday (May 11).
About 3.30pm police attended a jewellery store at the shopping centre in response to reports of a burglary. The female victim, an employee of the store, stated that while carrying [...]
1. Calwell Club rolled:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery which occurred at the Calwell Club today (May 11).
Around 2:15am police were called to attend the Were Street address following reports of an armed robbery. About four staff and eight patrons were in the Club when two men entered and produced a [...]
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The Canberra Times brings word that the southern suburb of Gilmore has descended into a post-apocalyptic landscape reminiscent of Mad Max with one resident “reduced to tears” and another amazed by the absence of fatalities:
Gilmore residents say they were terrorised for two nights at the weekend by a pack of youths brandishing [...]
Unfortunately I can’t find a link, but was flicking through the Canberra Times today and came across an article regarding prisoner complaints (from AMC) regarding such things as small meal portions, poor quality food, lack of clothing provided, and the place being too cold.
I believe families of a couple of prisoners contacted the media, [...]
The ABC reports a case of common assault against an “antagonistic” boy in Kambah. Obviously, the report contains minimal information on which to form an opinion but I thought I’d form one anyway and see what others think.
If anyone came hurtling up my driveway (emphasis on “my”) after a good day’s worth of teasing me, [...]
1. Thursday night party drinkers find out about breath testing:
ACT Policing this morning (Friday, May 8) arrested four motorists for drink-driving offences in the city area, with two of the offenders being P-plate drivers with passengers in their cars.
Patrolling the city between the hours of 1.30am and 5am, police apprehended three drink-drivers on London Circuit [...]