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Tag Archives: ACT Policing

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

By 27 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Arson attempt

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang-related.

Detectives are investigating the attempted arson of a business on the site last Thursday.
About 1am, the two male offenders, driving a light coloured [...]

Have you seen missing man Kiet Ho?

By 27 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing man Kiet Ho

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 26-year-old man, Kiet Ho.
Mr Ho was last seen by one of his friends at 10.30pm yesterday, after he dropped them home in Isabella Plains.
He was driving a 2003 black BMW 325Ci Series, with ACT registration YGE-27X (note the car shown in the photograph is not [...]

Police appeal over Kaleen attempted armed robbery

By 22 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking public help following an attempted armed robbery at the Caltex Star Mart service station in Kaleen last Thursday.
Police responded to a report of a male holding a knife trying to gain access to the service station on Maribyrnong Avenue at about 10pm on 14 July.
The male offender ran towards the front sliding door of the service [...]

Tip-offs lead to arrest of alleged car wash burglar

By 19 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Community-supplied information has enabled police to arrest a 20-year-old Theodore man in relation to multiple burglary and property damage offences that occurred at three self-serve carwashes located in Calwell, Tuggeranong and Belconnen earlier this month.
ACT Policing sought the public’s help to identify the alleged offender after releasing CCTV of a man trying to break into [...]

Police seek information on Kings Highway fatality

By 13 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking assistance as they investigate the fatal two-car collision on Kings Highway in Kowen where a 53-year-old Canberra man died on Wednesdsay.
The Canberra Times is reporting designer and artist Robert Foster, whose signature water jug became a design icon, died in the crash. He was the founder of prominent design company F!nk & Co.
The collision happened about 100 [...]

Dob in a dealer campaign targets ice

By 6 July 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Detective Superintendent Rod Smith, Bryan Roach and Tim Overall.

The drug ice is the chief target in the Dob in a Dealer campaign launched by Crime Stoppers in Queanbeyan on Wednesday.
The government-funded national campaign aims to halt the rise of methamphetamine activity across Australia.
It is based on the highly successful Crime Stoppers Victoria 2015 initiative, piloted in a several regional and remote centres, which resulted in [...]

Coward punch puts victim in hospital

By 24 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking to identify three men over a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of Sunday 12 June.
At about 3.55am, a male was assaulted while outside the Supa24 convenience store  on East Row.
The victim was assaulted by a male who was part of a group of three (see images [...]

Police seek help to identify supermarket burglar

By 17 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify an alleged offender in a supermarket burglary last Saturday.
At about 2.45am, a man forcibly entered the Spar Supermarket on Francis Forde Boulevard in Forde, stealing an amount of alcohol.
The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, with a medium build and 180-190cm tall. He was wearing dark-coloured [...]

Double driver demerit points for long weekend

By 9 June 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police have urged motorists to drive safely over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and warned that the traffic operations team will be targeting those that choose to do the wrong thing.
Double demerit points are effective from the first instance on Friday until midnight on Monday and will apply to all speed and seatbelt offences, use of a [...]

Public help identify drink driver

By 30 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police will summons a 32-year-old Palmerston woman after she was caught drink-driving on Sunday.
A number of reports were received about a silver Mazda sedan being driven erratically in both Higgins and Palmerston.
Police located the vehicle at about 1.15pm on Redcliffe Street in Palmerston, where the driver returned a positive breath test.
The woman was taken into [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Giralang

By 25 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven store located on the corner of Canopus Crescent and Atalumba Close in Giralang last Wednesday (18 May).
A man entered the store at about 12.45am, produced a screwdriver and made demands for cash and cigarettes. He also stated that he had a gun.
The staff member handed over a sum [...]

Crime Stoppers targets local shops

By 20 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
crimestoppers

If you head to your local shopping centre this week, you may notice some new posters about the place, asking you to keep an eye out for anything unusual, and to let Crime Stoppers know if you do see anything.
It’s Crime Stoppers Week, and the crime prevention organization has launched a campaign to educate retail [...]

Witnesses to Gungahlin Lakes assault sought

By 6 May 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking to identify an offender following an assault at the Gungahlin Lakes Club on Monday 25 March 2016.
About 1.25am, two males were denied entry at the Club by a security guard. The security guard was then assaulted by the two males.
One of the males was restrained however the other fled on foot.
The [...]

Police report big drop in crime

By 22 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Crime reports across Canberra have dropped 10.5 per cent in the first months of 2016, according to police.
Weston Creek has experienced the most dramatic reduction, down 21.8 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to ACT Policing statistics.
Other areas to experience a significant drop for the January to March quarter included Tuggeranong [...]

Police seek witnesses to aggravated car robbery

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated car robbery at Stromlo High School in Waramanga on Thursday.
ACT Policing received a report about 11.45am that a male offender armed with a knife had approached another male and demanded his vehicle.
The alleged offender assaulted the male and then fled in the vehicle. An extensive police search [...]

Double demerits in place for ANZAC Day long weekend

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the ANZAC Day long weekend and warns that some offences will incur double demerit points from Friday until Monday.
All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carrying passengers or [...]

Dob in a Dealer campaign targets ice suppliers, manufacturers

By 21 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Rudi Lammers

Crime Stoppers ACT is asking Canberrans to “Dob in a Dealer” as part of a national campaign to fight the take-up of methamphetamine by encouraging residents to report drug crime where and when they suspect it is occurring.
Residents who think someone in their community is manufacturing or supplying illicit substances are asked to contact Crime [...]

Update: Missing man found safe and well

By 18 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
John Matic

UPDATE: Missing 44-year old man John Matic has been located safe and well, according to an ACT Policing statement on Tuesday afternoon.
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing 44-year-old man, John Matic.
Mr Matic’s family last saw him on Saturday and police hold concerns for his welfare as he requires medication.
He is described [...]

Man, 63, to face court over weapons haul in South Canberra

By 12 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Seized fire-arms

ACT Policing has seized a fully loaded revolver, eight long-arm rifles, two double-barrel shotguns, 16 bayonets and in excess of 8,000 rounds of ammunition following a search of a residence in South Canberra.
As a result of the discovery on Sunday, a 63-year-old man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a [...]

Two more arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 11 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 23-year-old Holder man and a 31-year-old Chisholm man have been charged in relation to a shooting incident in Gowrie in February last year.
The 23-year-old has been charged with discharge firearm endanger life and two counts of obstruct/hinder an investigation and will appear before court this morning.
The 31-year-old has been charged with aid/abet arson of [...]

Police v Burch and CFMEU

By 10 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police barrier

Over coffee last week, I wandered through the Canberra Times and stopped to look at the insert “The Public Sector Informant”. Now, as a 30 year veteran of both the Commonwealth and ACT Public Services, I don’t usually skim through this stuff. When I said goodbye to the Circus, I didn’t mourn the parting of [...]

Two women arrested over Gowrie shooting in 2015

By 8 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

A 32-year-old Richardson woman and a 20-year-old Jerrabomberra woman have been arrested in relation to a shooting incident that occurred in Gowrie last year.
On February 2, 2015, police were called to the Gowrie residence after reports that shots had been fired into the home.
On the same day, police located a burnt out gold Subaru WRX [...]

Remains those of missing man Tahadesse Kahsai: police

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Tahadesse Kahsai

ACT Policing has confirmed that human remains found in Bruce on Saturday  are those of missing 61-year-old man Tahadesse Kahsai.
The circumstances of the death are being investigated and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Kahsai had been missing since December 30 last year.
 

Lyneham man in court over 15 offences after car rolls on Commonwealth Ave

By 4 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Stolen items

A 26-year-old Lyneham man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with 15 offences relating to burglary, theft, traffic and property.
Police caught the alleged offender after responding at 8.30am Saturday to reports that a vehicle had rolled on Commonwealth Avenue that morning, and that the driver had fled on foot.
Police found [...]

Monash house fire suspicious: police

By 1 April 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is treating a house fire at a residence in Monash yesterday as suspicious.
About 2.10pm police attended a residence in Kneeshaw Street, Monash after reports of a fire.
ACT Fire and Rescue attended and extinguished the fire. There was substantial damage to the house.
AFP Forensic Services will work with ACT Criminal Investigations to determine [...]

ACT Easter drivers get police thumbs up

By 29 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Susan Ball

ACT Policing’s top traffic officer says the message about road safety is getting through to Canberra drivers, with no fatalities or serious injuries on our roads over Easter, and a reduction in the number of people speeding.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Susan Ball said the majority of ACT drivers did the right thing over [...]

Driver dies after vehicle hits wall in Campbell

By 15 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

An unidentified driver has died after a vehicle collided with a wall and caught fire at the intersection of Fairbairn Avenue and Mount Ainslie Drive in Campbell at around midnight last night.
ACT Policing is investigating the single vehicle collision after responding to a report of the incident at about 12am.
ACT Fire and Rescue were [...]

Man arrested over 7-Eleven Fyshwick hold-up

By 4 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE
7-Eleven Fyshwick

A 25-year-old Narrabundah man will face court today after an attempted aggravated robbery in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, police were called to the 7-Eleven in Fyshwick following reports of a man with a firearm making threatening demands.
On arrival, police identified a man matching the description provided to police, and drew their firearms as a precaution. [...]

Groovin The Moo 2016

By 3 March 2016

[ 24 April 2016; ] Groovin the Moo, Australia’s one and only touring regional festival, is set to return to the University of Canberra in 2016 as part of its six date national tour.

The festival has cemented itself for over more than a decade as a crowd favourite, bringing patrons a diverse range of both national and international acts.

This year’s [...]

Motorcyclist dies after collision at Stromlo

By 3 March 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Cotter Road, Stromlo

A man died in hospital late yesterday afternoon after suffering serious head and chest injuries when his motorcycle collided with a tree on Cotter Road, Stromlo a short time earlier.
His death is the first fatality on Canberra’s roads this year.
ACT Policing is investigating the single-vehicle collision, having responded initially to a report of the [...]

Update: Kingston death deemed not suspicious

By 26 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Detective investigating on the balcony of apartment.

UPDATE: The death of a 29-year-old woman at a Kingston apartment on Friday, 26 February 2016, has been deemed non suspicious following a post mortem examination.
ACT Policing will now prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.
ACT Policing have notified the deceased woman’s immediate family, who have requested privacy during this difficult time.
EARLIER REPORT:
A 31-year Kingston [...]

Jacka father charged with murder of 8yo son

By 16 February 2016 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
The crime scene

Jacka man Graham Dillon, 37, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning in relation to the alleged murder of his 8-year-old son last night.
The accused, a wiry man with fair hair and extensive tattooing on his neck, appeared before Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker shortly after 10.30am in relation to three charges of assault between [...]

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