1. Alleged Tuggy Thuggy facefit:
ACT Policing has released a forensic facefit of a male sought in relation to a vicious group assault on a 27-year-old man in Kambah, early on Sunday March 8.
The suspect in the facefit was one of a group of males and females who were in a green Toyota Corolla driving [...]
There’s a lot of talk about the bikie threat at the moment.
Media, Government, and the Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs all have their own interests in talking up the menace.
Which seems to miss the point that in Tuesday’s excitement it was the bikies who wound up dead.
(Bear in mind in the Downer murders it was [...]
[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 17:38]
Word is coming in that there’s been a major incident in Chisholm, possibly a shooting.
(One source reckon’s it’s a square up for the death of James Peisley over the weekend. CORRECTION: Now hearing that the link is limited to Peisley buying speed from one of the deceased)
More on [...]
There was an item posted back in July 08 on riot act http://the-riotact.com/?p=8046. Just thought I would update that today the accused faced the ACT Magistrates court and was found innocent and cleared of all charges.
I hope this girl who has told all these lies is punished by the legal system.
Surely slander and wasting police [...]
This evening at my home in west Belconnen I had a wonderful visit from two Israeli “art students” showing me their artwork which they stated was painstakingly painted by themselves to fund their trip around Australia.
This is a scam. The paintings are cheap chinese mass produced knock offs marked up to be sold [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the retirement of Magistrate Shane Madden.
“”Magistrate Madden will be admired for his many years of ongoing service to the ACT Court system, but he will be particularly remembered for his services to the youth and the indigenous community,” Mr Corbell said.
Some of the highlights of his career as a Magistrate include:
1. Conder toilet rampage:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and property damage at the St Clare of Assisi Primary School in Conder on Friday night March 20.
Police believe that sometime between 9pm and midnight on Friday, access was gained to a toilet block at the school where offenders have caused around $10,000 [...]
1. Skyfire brawling:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Civic on Saturday night (March 21) that left one male unconscious and two other males with minor injuries.
About 9.30pm, a group of four 18-year-old men were returning from Skyfire to their vehicle, which was parked in the car park off London Circuit, between [...]
Last night I became aware of the fact that a very sentimental ring I had possessed for nearly 40 years had gone unaccounted for. I had recently removed it in the hopes of having its initial engravings restored.
As I tossed and turned in bed,an intuitive feeling came over me. I got the distinct impression that [...]
1. Yarralumla ram raid?
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a business premises in Yarralumla on Wednesday evening (March 18). A sum of cash was taken from the Lady Denman Drive location.
Police are asking members of the public to be on the lookout for a white van which may have sustained front [...]
1. Keep an eye on your scrotes:
ACT Policing is urging parents and guardians to check on the safety and whereabouts of their children during the Skyfire fireworks tomorrow night (Saturday, March 21) to avoid the necessity for police intervention.
Last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Griffin was attended by an estimated 130,000 people. Police detained [...]
1. Belconnen’s crime monopoly broken by Griffith sledgehammer assault:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred at Throsby Street, adjacent to the Griffith shops March 19.
About 12.15am March 19, police attended the location after receiving reports of an assault. Police found a 23-year-old female victim seated in the rear of a vehicle with lacerations [...]
The ACT’s Minister for Corrections, John Hargreaves, is hitting back at recent criticism of his officially open prisoner-free prison (aka the Alexander Maconochie Centre).
“As Mr Hanson is well aware, the Alexander Maconochie Centre’s security system has been subject to independent and continual assessment since the inception of the project,” Mr Hargreaves said.
“This has been performed [...]
1. Belco pursuit:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred around 11.30pm March 17 after a vehicle swerved at police while they were conducting a routine traffic stop on Kingsford Smith Drive in Latham.
Police searched the area locating a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious vehicle on Ginninderra Drive and attempted to [...]
[First filed: March 17, 2009 @ 09:36]
The Canberra Times has an intriguing story about John Hargreaves calling in the police to protect the “integrity” of the non-functional security system at the prisoner free prison (aka the Alexander Maconochie Centre).
”I know the information [the reporter] has received contains a specificity that compromises the safety of the [...]
In my opinion, nothing thrills ACT court watchers like seeing the name Massey come up.
The ABC reports that Matthew James Massey from Ngunnawal has now been released from custody after waiting 424 days for the completion of his trial for receiving a stolen trailer:
Today in sentencing, the ACT Supreme Court heard Massey had spent [...]
1. Wrinkly rolled at Jammo:
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an incident at the Jamison Shopping Centre in Macquarie yesterday afternoon that left an elderly lady in hospital with minor injuries.
About 12.20pm, the 74-year-old victim was withdrawing money from the Commonwealth Bank automatic teller machine at the Shopping Centre when a woman behind her [...]
The SMH has a snippet on how some of the dispersed High Court justices are settling into palatial digs in Sydney’s Queens Square Law Courts.
Of more interest was the mention of the scale of works required to fix the relatively new building:
Weakness in the foundations of the Canberra building is causing the forecourt to sink [...]
The Canberra Times is concerned that the number of reported assaults at bus interchanges in Canberra has gone up from 23 in 2006 to 62 in 2008.
Thats a 270% increase.
Simon Corbell claims the rise can be attributed to better policing making it easier for people to report complaints.
Given that the police presence is much [...]
1. Loser on the loose:
ACT Policing is investigating two related aggravated robberies that occurred in Griffith and Narrabundah yesterday afternoon (March 13).
About 2.20pm a man walked into the Manuka Veterinary Hospital on Flinders Way, Griffith, removed two employee’s handbags from a nearby hook, and ran from the premises.
One female gave chase and followed the [...]
I see lots of Gubby agencies advertise jobs,,and state they employ a diversity of people….(including race, age and disabled) BUT when did you last come upfront with a disabled person????????
The Gubby offers extra money ect apparently for businesses to hire disabled people,,but where is that??
If you ring the Tax office you get some person (asian) [...]
1. Easy in, Easy out:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at a currency exchange booth in Civic Thursday, March 12.
Around 4.30pm today, a man with a black backpack approached the male cashier at the Travelex counter inside Harvey World Travel Centre on Petrie Plaza near Bunda Street.
The man handed the cashier [...]
I was recently involved in a minor accident (less than $100 damage) but when I gestured for the other driver to pull off the road he jumped out of his car, moved towards me and became aggressive.
I have been a victim of crime and felt threatened so I drove off but reported the incident to [...]
The ABC has a story on failed efforts in the early morning to send a Wanniassa ATM into orbit sans its cash.
A garbage collector alerted police around 5:30am when he noticed abandoned tools near the ATM and wires coming out of the machine.
Police bomb experts attended the scene to ensure there were no unexploded devices.
It might not have any prisoners, but the Canberra Times reports that the Alexander Maconochie Centre (the prison to you and me) is still wrestling with the issue of smoking bans.
”Smoking is not permitted inside any AMC building, including cells and cottages [and] the Government is currently developing a policy regarding smoking,” the spokesman said.
Many sentencing decisions of late have drawn cries to the effect of “how many times does someone have to ignore court orders before they’re actually punished for it?”. Well, we now have our answer courtesy of Robert Andrew McNamara (ABC Online): It seems that having eleven good behaviour orders, breaching “most” of them, and [...]
ACT Police and Emergency Services Minister, Simon Corbell, is launching a dobbing competition!
Fortunately Simon isn’t going to publicly reward the biggest snitches, rather just the best poster designers:
The program is encouraging young people to share information they have about criminal activity with Crime Stoppers, which will in turn bring down youth related crime.
“Crime Stoppers [...]
The ABC has a story on worries that new laws in the ACT, ostensibly protecting children’s privacy, could be used by the Government to cover its arse when it’s failing those children.
The laws stop media outlets identifying children subject to a protection order or legal proceedings even after they have died.
The media industry’s [...]
This morning while driving down Gungahlin Dr (on my way to work, during peakhour) I was forced to merge into the right hand lane, because a police officer decided it was a HUGELY WONDERFUL idea to park his cruiser in the left hand lane (just after a set of lights and just before the GDE [...]
The ABC is reporting that Todd Carney has been exiled from his home town on account of being a tool.
I’m not sure I recall such a ruling as that for anyone else.
Carney appeared in the Goulburn Local Court yesterday and received a 12-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to damaging property…
The NSW [...]
1. Lyneham sex offender sought:
ACT Policing is investigating the sexual assault of a 47-year-old woman in Lyneham in the early hours of Saturday (March 7).
The offender tackled the woman to the ground, breaking her arm in the process, before sexually assaulting her.
The offender is described as approximately 5’6” to 5’10” (168 – 178cm) tall, 25- [...]
The Canberra Times has the sad story of Oliver James Kolouch, 22 of Canada, who spent his birthday drinking in Manuka. He was hassled by racists who’d mistaken him for a US citizen and naturally enough got in a fight.
Showing some wisdom he then smashed up a Proton sedan.
Flint hearted Magistrate Grant Lalor was making [...]