ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at the Kaleen Scout Hall early this morning (November 24).
About 2.14am ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the Scout Hall on Maribyrnong Avenue. The fire was extinguished and appears to have been deliberately lit.
No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire and police are conducting an investigation into the cause.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnesses suspicious behaviour or people around the area of the Scout Hall during the early hours of November 24 to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
A 29-year-old female unaccompanied learner driver from Scarborough, Queensland was arrested in the early hours this morning (November 24) with a blood alcohol reading 13 times over the limit.
About 3.30am police were notified of a vehicle being driven dangerously in the vicinity of Hardwick Crescent, Holt. General Duties members from Belconnen conducted a search of the area and located the vehicle travelling along Southern Cross Drive. The vehicle was weaving from side to side.
Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where she returned a breathalyser reading of 0.266 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As the driver holds a learner licence, she is subject to Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02.
Superintendent of Traffic Operations Mark Colbran said that the recent driving results continue to demonstrate that some people in the community continue to ignore the law and do not care about the possible tragic consequences of their actions.
“This apprehension of another dangerous high range drink driver was greatly assisted by a member of the public phoning police to report the vehicle, including the registration and a detailed description,” Supt Colbran said.
“ACT Policing relies on information from members of the public, and I would encourage everyone to call Police Operations on 131 444 if they observe or believe that someone is drink driving. Police rely on this public support to help keep our roads safe”
The woman driver was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. She will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.
ACT Policing will continue to target drink drivers across the ACT during November and December.
ACT Policing apprehended a 38-year-old Ngunnawal woman on charges of obtaining financial advantage by deception, theft, burglary and trespass after she was found in possession of stolen credit cards and identity documents in Mitchell yesterday.
Police will allege that the woman unlawfully entered Campbell Primary School earlier around 11am yesterday (Tuesday, November 23) and stole a wallet and documents belonging to a teacher.
She was challenged by a teacher’s assistant at the school, and was seen running from the building to a black Nissan dual-cab utility.
A short time later, the woman allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase goods from a supermarket in Mitchell. About 11 minutes later, acting on information received, police then performed a traffic stop on the woman’s vehicle in Essington Street, Mitchell.
More stolen credit cards and documentation were found in and around the woman’s vehicle.
She was taken to the ACT Watch House, whereupon she was later bailed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on November 30.