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Police Wrap – 29 July 2010

By 29 July 2010 17

[First filed: Jul 29, 2010 @ 9:30]

1. Tree rustlers nabbed:

ACT Policing have arrested two males over the theft of 12 Dragon trees from the National Canberra Arboretum.

The trees were stolen between 6pm (Monday July 26) and 6.30am (Tuesday July 27). Five of the trees have been recovered and returned to the National Canberra Arboretum.

A 19-year-old male from Chifley will face the Magistrates Court this morning charged with receiving stolen property.

A 23-year-old male from Kambah has been bailed and will appear at a later date in the Magistrate’s Court charged with receiving stolen property.

2. Fresh Meat:

Nineteen (19) new ACT Policing officers were officially sworn in as Constables of Police in The Great Hall at University House, Australian National University today (July 29). Another twenty-eight (28) were sworn in as Federal Agents to be deployed to National Operations in Sydney and Melbourne.

Acting Chief Police Officer for ACT Commander Bruce Hill joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus in welcoming the new officers into ACT Policing.

Constable Madeline Kennedy was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Recruit Training for her demonstrated excellence in all elements of the program, including teamwork, leadership, communication, academic achievement, health and safety and commitment to the values of the AFP.

Today’s attestation ceremony is the second and third of six for 2010.

The ACT’s newest officers comprise of 13 men and 6 women who bring with them skills from previous employment including recruitment consultant, soil technician, transport logistics officer and a correctional officer. Four of the new recruits have strong family connections, with family members also working within ACT Policing and the AFP.

The new officers will be deployed to stations within ACT Policing after completing a two week rotation with Traffic Operations.

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17 Responses to
Police Wrap – 29 July 2010
troll-sniffer 9:57 am
29 Jul 10
#1

When I were a lad, and justice were justice, they woulda hung them tree pinchin’ scallywags from the nearest tree. Didn’t get many trees walkin’ out the door in my day. Folks were honest then, not like the mobile-wearing, PSP3 playing, WRX driving, boogan beer drinking riff-raff you get nowadays. I used to leave my doors unlocked even when I took the steamer to the old country I did. You could cross the road without a helmet and lawyers were as honest as the day was long. You young whippersnappers don’t know how good you’ve got it. Dragon trees humph. If we wanted to pinch a tree it’d be a proper tree, like a coolabah or a she-oak, none of these namy pamby gaylord metrosexual ‘dragon’ trees that these louts nicked.

justin heywood 10:32 am
29 Jul 10
#2

If this was the Old West, would they be called ‘tree-rustlers’?

willo 10:48 am
29 Jul 10
#3

justin heywood said :

If this was the Old West, would they be called ‘tree-rustlers’?

ahh…..these blokes are just a pair of duffers…..

p1 11:03 am
29 Jul 10
#4

How many stolen dragon trees do you need to trade to score heroin these days?

Rawhide Kid No 2 12:05 pm
29 Jul 10
#5

Therrrr be money in them there trees.

Rawhide Kid No 2 12:11 pm
29 Jul 10
#6

Do you think they would have learned their lesson and turned over a new leaf?

astrojax 12:59 pm
29 Jul 10
#7

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Do you think they would have learned their lesson and turned over a new leaf?

exactly, it should have twigged by now… or perhaps they considered branching out into new crime sectors? anyway, now they’re nabbed one presumes they’re rooted. i’ll leave it there, shall i?

Pork Hunt 5:15 pm
29 Jul 10
#8

astrojax said :

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Do you think they would have learned their lesson and turned over a new leaf?

exactly, it should have twigged by now… or perhaps they considered branching out into new crime sectors? anyway, now they’re nabbed one presumes they’re rooted. i’ll leave it there, shall i?

Or you might soil your reputation..

Gassed 6:40 pm
29 Jul 10
#9

Ahh thats the south of canberra for you.. suburbs of bogan idiots out that way. Stealing trees now, thats so cool.

kellogg 9:07 pm
29 Jul 10
#10

Warning warning. This means the new coppers will be out with Traffic Ops doing radar, breath testing and general roadside duties to get them used to the traffic and the public interaction — everywhere. Keep a close eye on your speed where you least expect it, and don’t be so stupid as to drink and drive — anytime! The 19 connies will be out and about now — you’ve been warned!

Aeek 9:56 pm
29 Jul 10
#11

I wonder, can I meet them on my bicycle? Generally, they aren’t prepared for a cyclist in a cycle lane.

cleo 2:23 am
30 Jul 10
#12

They got sprayed with weed killar!

Rawhide Kid No 2 9:41 am
30 Jul 10
#13

kellogg said :

What ??? In this weather????

Spideydog 9:48 am
30 Jul 10
#14

kellogg said :

Warning warning. This means the new coppers will be out with Traffic Ops doing radar, breath testing and general roadside duties to get them used to the traffic and the public interaction — everywhere. Keep a close eye on your speed where you least expect it, and don’t be so stupid as to drink and drive — anytime! The 19 connies will be out and about now — you’ve been warned!

No, not really … they are being shown the local eateries. Maccas and Donut King are top of the list !!!!

AG Canberra 12:55 pm
30 Jul 10
#15

So these new recruits will be like the last batch – that were out there doing RBT’s without the correct delegations – and therefore some drunk drivers were able to avoid convictions?

Hopefully the AFP is as good with its paperwork as it is with issuing media releases telling us about new coppers that are not even going to replace retirees (let alone boost numbers)….

Jivrashia 3:57 pm
30 Jul 10
#16

I’ve never understood the logic behind stealing trees. FYI, my parents had one nabbed, and I think my next door neighbours lovely Japanese cherry-blossom tree was also taken (pity, because when it blossomed in spring it was a sight to behold).

I mean, it’s an gruelling job just digging it up from the ground. It’s almost an honest job, except for the fact that the ownership of the tree is questionable.

Can’t these crims think of committing a crime that actually pays better? Actually, are they worthy of being called crims?

Tooks 10:14 am
31 Jul 10
#17

AG Canberra said :

So these new recruits will be like the last batch – that were out there doing RBT’s without the correct delegations – and therefore some drunk drivers were able to avoid convictions?

Actually, no. The ‘last batch’ had nothing to do with what you’re talking about. You’re not even close.

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