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Police Wrap – 24 November 2010

By johnboy - 24 November 2010 29

1. Kaleen Scout Hall torched:

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.

2. She must have been really desperate to get home:

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.

3. Quick work on a card thief:

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.

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29 Responses to
Police Wrap – 24 November 2010
1
Solidarity 10:47 am
24 Nov 10
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Another reason why we need more marked patrols and less speed cameras.

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Jim Jones 11:03 am
24 Nov 10
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More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

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georgesgenitals 11:16 am
24 Nov 10
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Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

I’m a big fan of more marked patrols, simply because my eyes tell me people behave far better when they see marked police cars. The speed cameras I don’t think achieve a lot, but they don’t really bother me either way.

A while ago I suggested we use revenue from speed cameras to support more marked police cars on the road, and got slammed for it.

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thatsnotme 11:46 am
24 Nov 10
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I’m curious about what’s gonna happen when L and P-plate drivers have a zero alcohol limit – how are they going to report that? Will a driver like this be infinity times over the limit?

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Solidarity 12:17 pm
24 Nov 10
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Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

Because they are used as justification to not have marked patrols in a certain area

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switch 12:22 pm
24 Nov 10
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Fewer speed cameras…

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Jim Jones 1:07 pm
24 Nov 10
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Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

Because they are used as justification to not have marked patrols in a certain area

By whom?

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georgesgenitals 1:34 pm
24 Nov 10
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Jim Jones said :

Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

Because they are used as justification to not have marked patrols in a certain area

By whom?

I used to be very anti speed cameras, but I’ve started to come around to the way of thinking that they’re just a tax on those who aren’t watching carefully enough. It’s not like they’re hidden or anything. I’d support them more if they were located in high accident areas.

I’ve never been ticketed by a fixed speed camera.

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colourful sydney rac 2:14 pm
24 Nov 10
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Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

Because they are used as justification to not have marked patrols in a certain area

Can you please source this claim?

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Riot Police 2:49 pm
24 Nov 10
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Speed cameras are dangerous and should be banned. Drivers are not driving to the conditions of the road, overtaking safely, or watching the road while they are looking at the speedo. If speeding is a real concern, legislation should be introduced which states that every new car has a GPS based speed limiter (tech available in 1995) making it impossible to speed. Car racing has demonstrated that technology is there to prevent in car injuries by fitting roll cages and wearing head protection. The fact is, the reason for speed cameras is to generate revenue. Discuss.

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colourful sydney rac 3:32 pm
24 Nov 10
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Riot Police said :

Speed cameras are dangerous and should be banned. Drivers are not driving to the conditions of the road, overtaking safely, or watching the road while they are looking at the speedo. If speeding is a real concern, legislation should be introduced which states that every new car has a GPS based speed limiter (tech available in 1995) making it impossible to speed. Car racing has demonstrated that technology is there to prevent in car injuries by fitting roll cages and wearing head protection. The fact is, the reason for speed cameras is to generate revenue. Discuss.

Speed cameras serve one purpose; to catch people who are speeding in the proximity of the camera. Yes this raises revenue – so what? If you are unable to drive at or under the speed limit without staring at your speedo, you should not be driving.

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p1 3:48 pm
24 Nov 10
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I just heard someone torched Diamantina Scout Hall (see, facebook is useful for something).

In addition to the AFP release, I am hearing pretty extensive fire and smoke damage (and probably water from the fireies), and it looks like they will loose most of their stuff.

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DJ 4:23 pm
24 Nov 10
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Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

More marked patrols sure, but why less speed cameras?

Because they are used as justification to not have marked patrols in a certain area

Rubbish. Where did you get this from or did you make it up?

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Gerry-Built 7:17 pm
24 Nov 10
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p1 said :

I just heard someone torched Diamantina Scout Hall (see, facebook is useful for something).

In addition to the AFP release, I am hearing pretty extensive fire and smoke damage (and probably water from the fireies), and it looks like they will loose most of their stuff.

lynch mob time… those scout knots will come in useful again…

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bubzie 8:28 pm
24 Nov 10
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p1 said :

I just heard someone torched Diamantina Scout Hall (see, facebook is useful for something).

In addition to the AFP release, I am hearing pretty extensive fire and smoke damage (and probably water from the fireies), and it looks like they will loose most of their stuff.

According to facebook (Geez, isnt it great?) they did loose pretty much everything. :(

Such a sad pathetic world we live in, isnt it?

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