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Russell Field goes on trial

By 21 September 2010

Back in March last year the double murder in Chisholm caused a considerable kerfuffle.
The ABC now reports that the trial of Russell Field for the double murder of Gregory Peter Carrigan and Richard John Roberts has begun.
The defendant is claiming to have been in fear of his life when the biker and associate interrupted his [...]

Police Wrap – 21 September 2010

By 21 September 2010

1. Plates Safed:
ACT Policing officers fitted over 600 vehicles with tamper-proof screws during a special crime prevention program conducted in conjunction with Westfield Woden on Sunday (September 19).
During an intensive four-hour fitting operation in Westfield Woden carpark, police re-secured the registration plates of 640 vehicles with the special one-way screws designed to reduce the prevalence [...]

Police Wrap – 20 September 2010

By 20 September 2010

1. Bad girls of Woden:
ACT Policing has charged two young females, one aged 16 and the other 17, following an aggravated robbery in Woden overnight.
Police will allege about 5.40pm yesterday (Sunday, September 19), two teenage females were at the Woden Bus Interchange when they were approached by the two female youths. They forcibly grabbed the [...]

Ron Cahill was trying to defend “public figure”?

By 20 September 2010

The Ron Cahill affair takes another strange turn today with his successor as Chief Magistrate, John Burns, explaining his reasons for blowing the whistle on the trial of the “public figure” who can’t be named but has been in the words of the Canberra Times: “charged with assaulting his child”.
The Chief Magistrate says in his [...]

On vigilantism

By 20 September 2010

There’s been a fair bit of chat about the white van driving Tuggeranong man who caught, assaulted, and robbed a 14 year old boy who’d been throwing eggs at cars on Erindale Drive.
So now we’re adding a poll on it to see where community attitudes lie.

Will you use UberX when it launches in Canberra in [...]

Police Wrap – 19 September 2010

By 19 September 2010

1. At that age shouldn’t they be throwing eggs at cars instead of stealing them?
Three male youths were arrested late yesterday afternoon (Saturday, September 18) after a police pursuit in which stop sticks were successfully deployed to deflate the tyres of the stolen car.
Around 4pm yesterday members of Belconnen Patrol, Traffic Operations, SRS-TR and the [...]

Police Wrap – 18 September 2010

By 18 September 2010

1. A hero emerges:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Monash last night in which a 14-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed by a passing motorist.
The youth has admitted to police that he, in the company of another male youth, had been throwing eggs at passing vehicles on Erindale Drive in Monash, adjacent [...]

Owen Patrick Creighton pleads guilty

By 17 September 2010

The crash in march last year on Clift Crescent was a horrific thing.
Megan Minney and Steven Rial died and the grieving process of their friends was a rocky road for the wider community.
The ABC reports that yesterday the speeding driver Owen Patrick Creighton plead guilty yesterday to culpable driving charges.
The sentence will be handed down [...]

Police Wrap – 17 September 2010

By 17 September 2010

1. Plate Security:
Following the success of last year’s Project Safe Plate, ACT Policing and Westfield Woden have once again joined forces to reduce registration plate theft through a free program to be conducted this Sunday (September 19).
Between 11am and 3pm, ACT motorists are invited to drive their cars into the ground floor of the [...]

Simon starts thinking about court security

By 16 September 2010

Simon Corbell has announced that he is making “moves” to “address” court security.
Which, for new players, means he hasn’t even begun to do anything yet.
But here’s some of the things he’s thinking about:
Mr Corbell said the Government would look at a range of options, including the introduction of clear powers to detain and remove [...]

More slack work in court

By 16 September 2010

The ABC has the alarming news that Predrag Markovic has beaten a charge of driving while disqualified because the paperwork never said when his disqualification would end.
Acting Justice Nield wasn’t going to award him costs with it though:
When his lawyer asked for the prosecution to pay his client’s costs, acting Justice Nield said Markovic’s Christmas [...]

Police Wrap – 16 September 2010

By 16 September 2010

1. Community Outreach:
Australian Federal Police and ACT Policing members will be celebrating the end of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan this Sunday (19 September) at the Eid al-Fitr festival.
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg said that the festival, which is celebrated by Muslim communities around the world, is also an opportunity [...]

Marist and Daramalan buy off more victims

By 16 September 2010

The ABC brings word of progress in the child sex abuse claims being made against the Marist and Daramalan colleges here in Canberra:
Most of the Daramalan cases are linked to the late Paul Lyons, while the majority of those at Marist relate to Brother John Chute – also known as Brother Kostka – who has [...]

Snorkel rides again!

By 15 September 2010

The ABC brings more word of Canberra’s most notorious criminal, Matthew “Snorkel”* Massey who has been found guilty of assaulting a guard at the Belconnen Remand Centre.
A 34-year-old Canberra man has been found guilty of assaulting corrective service officers uring a brawl at the Belconnen Remand Centre (BRC) last year.
Matthew Massey from Ngunnawal was [...]

Police Wrap – 14 September 2010

By 14 September 2010

1. This is living!
ACT Policing has released images of a burglary which occurred at the BCF store in Fyshwick on Thursday (September 2).
About 11.25pm, offenders entered the store and escaped with a number of stolen items including Boat Fish Finder GPSs, Waeco fridges, sleeping bags and various reels and rods.
Police believe five males were [...]

Beware of the Indian Call Centre

By 13 September 2010

I just recieved a call from a woman with an Indian accent. The delay was so long she sounded like she was on the other side of the word and I could hear myself repeating what I’d just said before she answered, as if I was on speaker on another phone nearby.
She asked if Mr [...]

Police Wrap – 13 September 2010

By 13 September 2010

1. Not paying attention:
Despite the high profile presence and policing activity in relation to Operation Unite over the weekend, a 20-year-old provisional licence driver from Dickson was apprehended seven times over the limit on a major city thoroughfare.
Around 5.15am yesterday (Sunday September 12) police were conducting mobile patrol on Northbourne Avenue in the City when [...]

Who killed Crime Stoppers?

By 13 September 2010

It’s been a over a week now since the oft promoted Crime Stoppers website underwent an upgrade.
And still, no content.
Which is a shame because it’s a valuable community resource when it’s running.

Police Wrap – 12 September 2010

By 12 September 2010

1. Problem solved?
Twenty-nine people have been arrested this weekend in the ACT as part of Operation Unite, the stand against alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Of the arrests made, 24 people were taken into police custody for being intoxicated and disorderly.
These results represent a 36 per cent decrease from last year’s Operation Unite in the [...]

Latham Hold-Up 2003

By 12 September 2010

Just wondering if anyone remembers the hold up that went really bad at the Latham post office in 2003??
There were 2 injured and one died….
So anyway, the guy gets out of jail this week…
7 years for stabbing 2 people numerous times and causing death to an elderly man…
7 years….

Police Wrap – 11 September 2010

By 11 September 2010

1. Hoodies again:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary and assault which occurred in Dunlop yesterday (September 10) around 6.05pm.
Police attended the Shoobridge Circuit residence where the 26-year-old male victim described how he had returned home and disturbed a single male offender inside the premises. The offender fled through the rear of the [...]

Virtual Court Dead On Arrival

By 10 September 2010

The Canberra Times has a story on the demise of the little understood “virtual court” proposed by Simon Corbell, after the Greens said no.
The ACT Government’s proposal to add a third tier to the Canberra court system is dead in the water despite having allocated $900,000 for the idea in this financial year.
Attorney-General Simon [...]

What is going on at Bimberi?

By 10 September 2010

The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is stamping her feet that Labor’s Joy Burch has nothing to say about the troubled Bimberi youth detention centre:
“Bimberi opened about 18 months ago, but already there is a litany of serious incidents, the latest being one involving serious self harm,” Mrs Dunne said.
Mrs Dunne noted there have been:
· [...]

Police Wrap – 9 September 2010

By 9 September 2010

1. Not a good weekend for going on the lash:
ACT Policing will join Australian and New Zealand police forces to present a united stand against alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour this weekend.
Following the success of last year’s Operation Unite, a strong and focussed police presence will flood the streets of every Australian State [...]

Taking a knife to court

By 9 September 2010

The ABC has the good news that a woman bringing a hunting knife into the magistrate’s court has been detected , questioned by police, and cautioned.
Good work everyone!

Police Wrap – 8 September 2010

By 8 September 2010

1. School bus beats Lancer:
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation team is attending a two vehicle collision which occurred in Gowrie today (September 7).
Police first attended the incident around 3.47pm on Ashley Drive at the intersection of Statton Street where a rural school bus and a Silver Lancer had collided.
Three males from the Silver Lancer, all [...]

Police Wrap – 7 September 2010

By 7 September 2010

1. Police investigate fire at Gold Creek:
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire at Gold Creek High School in Nicholls.
Police were called to the location around 11.30am today (Tuesday 7 September) in response to a report of a fire starting in the boy’s toilet block.
The fire has been extinguished by the ACT Fire Brigade.
At [...]

Canberra Chronicle – stopping unwanted deliveries

By 7 September 2010

[First filed: Sep 6, 2010 @ 9:35]
[Proof drivers can achieve tight groupings over time]
I do not want the Canberra Chronicle delivered.  The only reason it is delivered free is because it makes enough revenue from advertisers to be economically feasible to publish and deliver.
My reasons are: – the cost to cut the trees down, [...]

Stolen over the weekend

By 6 September 2010

Above is a picture of a very unique bike, only one in Canberra that I know of. It was stolen over the weekend (possibly during the 23 hours of service that I put in helping people during the weather event with the SES!)
If you see this Triumph TT600 Sports Bike (Rego: 75112) please call Crimestoppers [...]

Police Wrap – 6 September 2010

By 6 September 2010

1. Bingle on Macarthur and Miller, again:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred in O’Connor last night (Sunday September 5).
About 6.10pm Police were called to a collision at the intersection of Macarthur Avenue and Miller Street, O’Connor. The collision involved 2 vehicles with one driver being taken to Calvary Hospital with chest [...]

Dead on the road in Griffith

By 6 September 2010

The SMH has a snippet on a 56 year old man being found dead on Captain Cook Crescent in Griffith last night.
Not thought to be suspicious apparently.
UPDATE: The AFP media release is now online and begs the question: Shorts in this weather?
ACT Policing is currently investigating the death of a fifty-six year old male [...]

Did I hear right? Stanhope defending the pokies …

By 4 September 2010

I couldn’t believe my ears this morning – on 666, Stanhope – I’ve never heard him so animated! – on the topic of pokies.
He committed to defending the clubs and their pokies to the hilt.
Now, I have an issue with the argument that “community groups and clubs will suffer if we regulate the [...]

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