Police Wrap – 3 September 2010

By 3 September, 2010 14

1. Kaleen knocking shop:

ACT Policing has exposed an illegal brothel operating within the suburb of Kaleen.

In May of this year information was received from members of the public through the Crime Stoppers web site about suspicious activity at the Kaleen address. Last night (Thursday September 2) ACT Policing obtained and executed a search warrant at the premises with the assistance of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

A female sex worker at the premises was taken into custody and has been charged with an offence under the Prostitution Act 1992 (ACT).

A male sex worker at the premises has been detained by DIAC after being identified as an unlawful non-citizen and conveyed to the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre where the processing of his matter will continue.

Police will be opposing bail on the female in court this morning.

2. Another one gets away:

A vehicle stolen from a Yarralumla residence was involved in a pursuit with police yesterday afternoon in Tuggeranong (Thursday September 2).

About 2.20pm Police were conducting random breath testing on southbound traffic on Athllon Drive, Greenway when a car failed to stop.

Police followed the car in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop however the car evaded police by making numerous turns and travelling through the Tuggeranong Homeworld Centre car park.

A pursuit was declared as the car drove onto Athllon Drive, southbound, and accelerated away from Police onto Isabella Drive. The pursuit continued for approximately two minutes before being terminated in Gowrie.

The car was identified as a 2008 maroon Holden Statesman stolen from an address in Yarralumla earlier in the day. It was recovered minutes after the pursuit was terminated in Richardson. The driver of the car has not been identified.

Police would urge anyone who may be able to provide further information to assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

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14 Responses to Police Wrap – 3 September 2010
#1
AG Canberra1:30 pm, 03 Sep 10

“Police followed the car in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop however the car evaded police by making numerous turns and travelling through the Tuggeranong Homeworld Centre car park”

So I just have to make “numerous” turns and drive through a carpark and I’m home free?

Don’t police cars have steering wheels anymore?

This is THE lamest excuse I have ever heard.

#2
fgzk1:47 pm, 03 Sep 10

They might not have had their steering wheel “certified”.

#3
Leinna5:34 pm, 03 Sep 10

They need a taser for cars, that stops the engine so it can’t keep speeding.

#4
Pork Hunt5:35 pm, 03 Sep 10

How is it possible to steal a 2008 Statesman (unless with the keys obtained at time of robbery)?
Do or do not cars have immobilizers in this day and age?

I thought the days of yanking out the ign switch wires and starting a car were long gone…

#5
johnboy5:36 pm, 03 Sep 10

.50 cal round.

#6
jdmal5:43 pm, 03 Sep 10

There is alot of judgement on police chases now after several people died, they have 2 let them go.

#7
Pork Hunt5:52 pm, 03 Sep 10

johnboy said :

.50 cal round.

Or summary excecution for the driver caught behind the wheel of a stolen car.

I’ve said it before on this forum that they used to hang horse thieves therefore, it follows that if the car has replaced the horse then the punishment should follow suit…

#8
junkett10:21 pm, 03 Sep 10

It’s the cops fault. I mean, why can’t the fuzz work within the guidelines set by the ACT Government, the snivels (oh…yeah, that IS the government some idiots voted for, Greendeath coalition included), the Courts…mmmm, seems to be a trend here…stuff it.
Okay, Mr Plod: steal the car so the poor thief doesn’t get RSI, give the keys to that thief who has mummy issues & it’s NOT THEIR FAULT, and send the report number to us lowly working tax payers.

#9
Me no fry11:29 am, 04 Sep 10

Pork Hunt said :

How is it possible to steal a 2008 Statesman (unless with the keys obtained at time of robbery)?
Do or do not cars have immobilizers in this day and age?

I thought the days of yanking out the ign switch wires and starting a car were long gone…

Apparently crime research shows that, modern cars being so hard to steal, some crims will now burgle houses primarily to steal car keys and then, subsequently, the cars those keys belong to. Of course, if they really want your car, they can also car-jack you while you’re in the car (the South Africans have invented a neat solution for that……)

#10
Pork Hunt12:23 pm, 04 Sep 10

Me no fry said :

Pork Hunt said :

How is it possible to steal a 2008 Statesman (unless with the keys obtained at time of robbery)?
Do or do not cars have immobilizers in this day and age?

I thought the days of yanking out the ign switch wires and starting a car were long gone…

Apparently crime research shows that, modern cars being so hard to steal, some crims will now burgle houses primarily to steal car keys and then, subsequently, the cars those keys belong to. Of course, if they really want your car, they can also car-jack you while you’re in the car (the South Africans have invented a neat solution for that……)

Which is….?

#11
Tooks1:44 pm, 04 Sep 10

Pork Hunt said :

Me no fry said :

Pork Hunt said :

How is it possible to steal a 2008 Statesman (unless with the keys obtained at time of robbery)?
Do or do not cars have immobilizers in this day and age?

I thought the days of yanking out the ign switch wires and starting a car were long gone…

Apparently crime research shows that, modern cars being so hard to steal, some crims will now burgle houses primarily to steal car keys and then, subsequently, the cars those keys belong to. Of course, if they really want your car, they can also car-jack you while you’re in the car (the South Africans have invented a neat solution for that……)

Which is….?

Flamethrowers on the side of the car.

#12
Special G1:52 pm, 04 Sep 10

A company in South Africa brought out anti car jacking flame throwers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDrzMGdYWZc

#13
Me no fry1:59 pm, 04 Sep 10

Pork Hunt said :

Which is….?

Sorry! It’s basically a flamethrower which the driver can activate if he/she feels threatened by someone approaching the car. See youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDrzMGdYWZc

It’s not a subtle device, but apparently carjacking is rife in SA and crooks there think nothing at all of shooting you.

#14
Pork Hunt4:00 pm, 04 Sep 10

Just the thing for those pesky windscreen washer fellows.

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