ACT Policing and Crime Stoppers ACT are participating in a national phone-in day today (Friday November 19). This is part of a nationwide offensive – codenamed Operation Unification – against amphetamine production and distribution.
The national Crime Stoppers campaign kicked off on Monday, November 8 ) as the lead-up to “Say Something Day” on November 19 when everyone in the community is encouraged to speak up if they have information relating to the production and distribution of amphetamines.
While the focus of this campaign will be on amphetamines and amphetamine production, ACT Policing (ACTP) would urge the community to contact Crime Stoppers with information on any illicit drug-related activity.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and property damage at Canberra College yesterday Thursday, 18 November, 2010.
About 1.50am yesterday morning police were called to Canberra College, Phillip Campus, in response to a burglary.
The offenders had sprayed lewd and offensive graffiti on around 90 per cent of the external walls of the school. The offenders also broke into the library through a window and knocked over the shelving units causing them significant damage.
Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the vicinity of Canberra College in Phillip at the time of the offence are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
A 22-year-old provisional licence holder from Queanbeyan was caught speeding 80km/h over the speed limit last night (November 19) along Long Gully Road, Isaacs.
Around 7pm officers from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting mobile patrol of the Hume industrial zone when they observed a yellow Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic on the Monaro Highway.
The motorcyclist turned right onto Long Gully Road and as the light turned green the male accelerated heavily away from police who were following a short distance behind. The male rider was checked travelling at 160km/h in a sign-posted 80km/h zone.
The rider was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice of $1811 and the loss of six demerit points.
Officer in Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Rod Anderson said that targeting traffic offences is an ACT Policing-wide priority.
“Our general duties police officers patrol the streets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and also perform traffic enforcement duties including speed checks and undertaking breath testing,” he said.
“We are all out in force to make our roads safer.”
Uniformed men will be out in force this Saturday (November 20) in support for White Ribbon Day, an international campaign which aims to eliminate violence against women.
ACT Policing officers, ACT Fire Brigade, and Brumbies and Canberra Raiders players will be attending shopping centres across the ACT to talk to the public about the need for community-wide condemnation of violence against women.
The public will be able to purchase white ribbons from the ‘Men in Uniform’ stalls on White Ribbon Day as a visible sign that the wearer does not support or ignore violence against women.
White Ribbon Ambassador, Deputy Chief Police Officer Bruce Hill is urging all men to be part of the cause, drive the culture change, and strive to be change community attitudes on this most important matter.
“White Ribbon Day symbolises the need to speak out against violence against women. It is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and spread the word – that violence against women will never be tolerated and must end. Fathers need to take the lead and start speaking to their children about the importance of not inflicting or accepting violence in relationships,” he said.
“ACT Policing has a zero tolerance for perpetrators who believe that violence against women is acceptable, and will hold them accountable for their actions.”
Men in Uniform stalls will be located at all the major shopping centres across Canberra from 9am to 1pm.
“I would encourage all men to attend a stall and purchase a white ribbon to show their support for White Ribbon Day and the elimination of violence against women,” Commander Hill said.
Commander Bruce Hill will also be cooking up a storm and speaking at the White Ribbon Day breakfast hosted by the ACT Government outside the ACT Legislative Assembly, 7.30am Thursday 25 November.
White Ribbon Day, November 25, is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is a day where men can make an individual and personal commitment, by wearing a white ribbon, that they will not commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two assaults which took place overnight in the Civic area.
The first assault occurred between 9.30pm and 11pm last night (Thursday, November 18) in Haig Park, Braddon. A 22-year-old man had been walking alone through the park when he was confronted by four men, described by the victim as Caucasian and under the age of 30.
The man was punched and kicked by the offenders, but was not robbed during the assault.
The victim was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital with fractures to his jaw and eye.
Around 2.30am, a group of three males confronted a 20-year-old man near the IGA supermarket on Marcus Clarke St and demanded money from him. The victim refused to give up his property and was followed to Childers Street, where he was punched several times by the offenders. A member of the public then intervened, and the offenders ran off.
The victim was conveyed to Calvary Hospital for treatment and later discharged.
Police are urging any witnesses who may have seen these incidents or suspicious persons at these locations to contact Crime Stoppers.