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Police wrap – 2 November 2010

By 2 November 2010

1. Once again we disappoint:
In one month over 870 people were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN’s) for speeding. This is a disappointing result as the focus on speeding was clearly stated at the beginning, and during, the month of October. It is clear from this result that the message about road safety [...]

Sunday night incident?

By 2 November 2010

I was coming back to Canberra from Murrumbatman at about 10.15 on Sunday night.
Around half way back I passed 5 police cars with their lights flashing, travelling at high speed in convoy heading away from Canberra.
I figured it’d have to be something significant but I haven’t seen anything in the news. Does anyone [...]

Clift Crescent sentencing

By 29 October 2010

The ABC reports that Owen Patrick Creighton has been sentenced to “two years and nine months imprisonment, to be served by six months full-time custody and 12 months weekend detention.” (yes, the mathematics of justice at work) for being the idiot behind the wheel in the Clift Crescent tragedy where his friends Megan Minney, 17, [...]

Police wrap – 29 October 2010

By 29 October 2010

1. Chifley rapist:
A 25-year-old Chifley man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with multiple sex-related offences.
Police will allege that on Friday October 22, the man had visited the Phillip unit of a 44-year-old woman, where he allegedly committed four acts of indecency against the woman and a further act of sexual intercourse [...]

Police Wrap – 28 October 2010

By 28 October 2010

1. It’s going to be an interesting trial:
A 47-year-old man from Pearce will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court later today (Thursday, October 28) charged with the sexual assault of a sex worker.
Police will allege that on October 15 the man called the woman and a price was negotiated for sexual services.
On October 21 the [...]

Assembly says no to talking about Tasers

By 28 October 2010

The ABC informs us that Labor and Liberal have combined in the Legislative Assembly to stave off Green plans to debate the expansion of Taser use in ACT Policing.
Behind closed doors the AFP continues to deliberate on the matter.

Inspecting the Inspectors

By 27 October 2010

Whilst I do not have a problem with our Transport Authority conducting vehcile inspections to keep our roads safe, I do have a problem when it is done illegally.
I work in the Russell Offices area and today noticed and photographed a transport inspection vehicle parked illegally (in a “No Parking” zone) while two officers wondered [...]

Police Wrap – 27 October 2010

By 27 October 2010

1. Trouble in Togo Place:
ACT Policing has arrested two South Australia men for an aggravated burglary in Gordon last night (Tuesday 26th October).
Around midnight last night police received a call about two men acting suspiciously in Togo Place. When they arrived police found two men carrying a large sports bag containing jewellery and electrical [...]

Liberals push for Acid and Ice at the Hume Hilton

By 27 October 2010

The ABC informsus that the Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is introducing a bill into the Assembly today mandating monthly random drug testing of 5% of the prison population.
Apparently he’s only after catching the downers though:
The ACT Opposition will put forward a bill in the Legislative Assembly today which would introduce random drug testing at Canberra’s jail.
The [...]

Police Wrap – 26 October 2010

By 26 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 9:55]
1. Neighbourhood Watch:
ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Braddon man and a 34-year-old Downer woman following an alleged burglary in Downer yesterday (October 25).
Around 11.20am neighbours observed the alleged offenders leaving the Atherton Street residence in a stolen motor vehicle from the property and a white Mitsubishi Lancer.
The home [...]

Kingston murder accused pleads not guilty

By 26 October 2010

As the wheels of justice in the ACT grind ever slower the ABC informs that the Kingston murder trial has been heard long enough for the young female accused to plead not guilty.
This comes two years after Cameron Anderson was knifed through the heart and left hanging on the play equipment of the Telopea [...]

Remembering Joe Cinque

By 26 October 2010

Let’s not forget that 13 years ago tomorrow, in a duplex in Antill St Downer/Dickson, student Joe Cinque died at the hands of criminal narcissist law student Anu Singh – who got away scot free and failed to take responsibility to any degree.
Joe Cinque’s parents in Newcastle would probably like to know that Canberra [...]

Police shoot savage dogs in Macgregor

By 26 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:47]
[Photo of Ameristralian's injuries]
A friend of mine had two savage stray dogs one a pit bull and the other a mastiff cornered in her backyard yesterday by the dog controllers.
The two controllers were unable to get a hold of the dogs and the police were called in [...]

Police Wrap – 25 October 2010

By 25 October 2010

1. It’s important to practice drink driving while young:
A 14-year-old female drink-driver apprehended by police in Kambah early on Saturday morning had been out to practise her driving “while the roads were quiet”.
About 1.15am police were conducting a mobile patrol on Bacchus Circuit Kambah when they observed a green-coloured Mazda utility with four young persons [...]

Police Wrap – 24 October 2010

By 24 October 2010

1. Erindale ACTTAB rolled:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Erindale last night (Saturday October 23).
About 9:50pm two male offenders, one armed with a firearm, entered the ACTAB at Erindale shops demanding money from the safe.
The offender with the shotgun approached the staff member demanding access to behind the counter. [...]

Police Wrap – 23 October 2010

By 23 October 2010

1. This is what the bottom of the barrel looks like:
ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Gowrie male for theft after executing a search warrant yesterday afternoon (Friday October 22) on his home.
On Wednesday October 20, the offender is alleged to have entered the McDonald’s restaurant in Dickson and stolen two Ronald McDonald money [...]

Police wrap – 22 October 2010

By 22 October 2010

1. A solution in search of a problem:
ACT Policing has put its newly acquired jet skis to skilled use in the rescue of a canoeist stranded and in distress on the banks of the Molonglo River on Sunday afternoon (October 17).
About 5.10pm, the 23-year-old male contacted ACT Policing stating he was in difficulty at the [...]

Police Wrap – 21 October 2010

By 21 October 2010

1. The young will want to go fast:
ACT Policing has caught three motorists driving at excessive speeds since the beginning of October despite a highly publicised road safety and enforcement campaign.
A NSW provisional licence driver was caught travelling in his black Ford utility at 112 km/h in a 60 km/h signposted zone yesterday afternoon [...]

Police Wrap – 20 October

By 20 October 2010

1. Ways to draw attention to oneself:
A 22-year-old man arrested after driving on the wrong side of the road in Dickson with his vehicle headlights off is one of 119 drivers who have returned positive breath-tests in the ACT over the past four weeks.
Police stopped the vehicle around 11pm on Monday night (October 18) [...]

Gavin Massey: “there was simply nothing to suggest that the appellant was unlikely to re-offend”

By 20 October 2010

Gavin Massey has made a life out of bringing misery to others, as have so much of his family.
With 67 offences already dealt with, in 2009 he came before the Magistrates Court on charges literally as long as your arm. (print out the charges, lay them down, measure against arm). Many of the charges were [...]

Police Wrap – 19 October 2010

By 19 October 2010

1. Trail bike bandits:
ACT Policing is seeking assistance from the public after thieves stole road-trail and motocross bikes from residences in the Tuggeranong area over the weekend.
Stolen between 10.40pm Friday (October 15) and 8.50am on Saturday (October 16) from the side yard of a residence in Bellchambers Crescent in Banks was a 1997 yellow-and-black Suzuki [...]

$20k of SFA for Ron Cahill

By 19 October 2010

In the ever disturbing Ron Cahill affair the Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is now pointing out that the scrapped investigation into the matter didn’t come cheap for the little it did:
“In answer to my question on notice on the subject, the Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, told me that the ACT Government Solicitor spent almost $11,700, including $3,000 [...]

Career change – Joining ACT Policing

By 18 October 2010

I’ve been considering joining the police force for a little while now but really wanted to get some opinions from current or ex ACT police officers.
I’m currently working in the I.T. industry and have been doing so for over ten years now.
The job’s not too bad as far as jobs go but it’s [...]

Police Wrap – 18 October 2010

By 18 October 2010

1. Knife in Curtin:
ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old male youth after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife in Curtin yesterday (October 17).
Around 8.30pm police attended and established a Police Forward Command post at the intersection of Throssell and Carruthers Streets. The Specialist Response and Security Dog Team then attended and cleared the [...]

Speeding fines in the ACT?

By 17 October 2010

My sister in law received a speeding fine in the mail recently, after a visit to Canberra.
She was clocked at 91 in an 80 zone  and received a fine of $745.00.
Is this normal for the ACT?
It was not during a double demerit period and she was on the main road near Cockington Green.

Police Wrap – 17 October 2010

By 17 October 2010

1. May as well tattoo “Born to lose” on his forehead:
ACT Policing has arrested a 29 year-old male after a short pursuit in Lyneham early this morning (Saturday 16 October).
Around 3.54am, police were conducting a patrol around Lyneham when they sighted a vehicle that had failed to stop earlier that morning. Police indicated for [...]

Should Graham Woolfe leave it on the ice?

By 16 October 2010

The Canberra Times has a story on the Woolfe family’s crusade against injustice in ice hockey which has dragged in the police:
Graham Woolfe claims the player from the Sydney club Canterbury received just a two-week ban for hitting both Mr Woolfe and his son, Jeremy, during what was supposed to be a friendly game against [...]

Possibility of getting a red light camera fine?

By 16 October 2010

Hi everyone, I am wondering if anyone could give me advice on my worries that I might be getting a red light camera fine.
I was driving across the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive. When the traffic light turned amber, I was too close to the intersection and was unable to pull up safely [...]

Police Wrap – 16 October 2010

By 16 October 2010

1. And he thought he was sooo clever:
About 8.00pm last night (Thursday October 14), police observed a dark blue coloured Holden Commodore sedan on Bunda Street in the City.
The driver was pulled over by police and spoken to in relation to numerous traffic offences. A vehicle matching the description of this vehicle has been caught [...]

Legalise It?

By 16 October 2010

As a US citizen, I maintain voting rights even while living here in Australia. Midterm elections are in November and one of the big items on the California ballot is the legalisation of marijuana for anyone over 21, no medical script needed. I am sure you can imagine the intense campaigns happening on both sides [...]

Policing purchased for the financial year

By 15 October 2010

Well into the second quarter of financial year 2010/11 it’s pleasing to see Simon Corbell announce that the purchase agreement for ACT Policing in 2010/11 has been signed off.
There are a few tweaks to what the police do:
Mr Corbell said the Ministerial Direction for the 2010 – 2011 Agreement requires ACT Policing to take [...]

Police Wrap – 15 October 2010

By 15 October 2010

1. The Great Car Barbecue:
ACT Policing were called to three separate incidents overnight where vehicles were set alight. (Thursday October 14)
About 2am police were called to Baillieu Court in Mitchell in response to a vehicle fire. A 1989 model Toyota Lexcen was seen to be well alight on police arrival. ACT Fire Brigade [...]

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