1. Electrical street fire in Gordon:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire that occurred in Gordon early this morning (Tuesday July 27).
About 1.45am residents in Lewis Luxton Avenue, Gordon were awoken by a loud bang. Upon investigating the noise residents saw the electricity box located at the end of the laneway on fire. [...]
1. Ainslie armed robbery:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket in Ainslie early today (Friday July 23).
Around 12.20am three males approached an employee after closing and threatened him with a knife, forcing him to re-open the store. The offenders stole an amount of cash and cigarettes and left [...]
1. Sixth time’s a charm:
A five-time drink-drive offender caught for the sixth time was among the 59 people apprehended by ACT Policing in an intensive Random Breath Testing effort last week (Monday, July 12- Monday, July 19).
The 43-year-old Richardson man was driving south on the Monaro Highway, near Hume, when he was stopped [...]
1. Perhaps a little old for this work:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in the car park of the DFO shopping centre in Fyshwick which occurred around 11:50am this morning (Monday 19 July).
Two males approached the 69-year-old victim, a security officer, shortly after he entered the car park and forced him to [...]
1. Weekend fatalities:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating two fatal collisions that occurred in Canberra’s south this morning (Saturday July 17).
Around 8.55am, police were called to the intersection of Canberra Avenue and Ipswich Street in Fyshwick, where a motorcycle travelling eastbound on Canberra Avenue had collided with a vehicle travelling [...]
1. Blast bandits in Erindale:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Erindale yesterday in which an improvised explosive device was used to force entry to a liquor shop.
Police were patrolling in the Erindale area around 4am on Sunday (July 11) when two loud noises were heard from the direction of Denigan [...]
1. Man dead in Giralang:
ACT Policing is currently investigating the death of a young male, aged in his early 20’s, who was found early this morning (Saturday 10 July) in a creek bed in Giralang.
The cause of death is unknown at this stage however police are not treating it as suspicious.
A report in being [...]
[First filed: Jul 8, 2010 @ 13:22]
It looks to be a car chase in Manuka, street sectioned off… 8 police cars ? anyone know more?
ED – Rikstr also posted the following:
I missed it but does anyone know what happend in Mankua at Lunch today?
Looked like an unmarked VW GOLF R32 chased down a Falcon [...]
1. Conning the elderly:
ACT Policing is encouraging elderly community members to be vigilant about their personal and home safety after reports of conmen using various scams to gain entry to homes.
ACT Policing have received numerous reports recently of suspicious behaviour in Canberra’s inner city suburbs. The reports are of males offering to fix the [...]
1. Busby man brought back:
A 19-year-old man from Busby, NSW will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Wednesday 7 July) charged with aggravated robbery after a successful extradition by ACT Policing detectives today.
Police will allege the man committed the aggravated robbery at the United Service Station, Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick on Friday [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that since Christmas even 148 Canberrans have been fined for having a wee where the police could see them.
And one police sergeant believes the fines have helped reduce the instance of the unhygienic offence. The fines or criminal infringement notices were established to help police deal with minor matters [...]
1. Fresh meat on the beat:
Twenty-one new ACT Policing officers were officially sworn in as Constables of Police at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) College in Barton today.
Chief Police Officer for ACT Roman Quaedvlieg joined AFP Commissioner Tony Negus in welcoming the new officers into ACT Policing.
“Recruits face many challenges, mentally and physically, during [...]
1. Ram Raiders!
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a vehicle was used to ram an ATM located at the Fyshwick Food Markets early this morning (Thursday July 1).
About 4:31am, police were called to the incident in Dalby Street, where a vehicle appears to have been driven into two metal bollards, some [...]
1. Alleged rapist to face court:
ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Phillip man for a sexual assault that occurred in Kambah earlier this year (January 23).
Police will allege a 35-year-old female was walking along a footpath when she was approached by the alleged offender asking for a light for his cigarette. He [...]
Anyone know anything about the police activity around the Realm Hotel around 1530hrs today?
1. Pushing the limits:
ACT Policing has arrested a 15-year-old female over multiple triple zero calls made in the early hours of Wednesday, June 23.
Emergency services received up to 13 hoax phone calls from the young person between 12.40am and 5.30am, requesting attendance at a location in Lyons. Each time emergency services arrived they could [...]
1. Large knives in Curtin:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Curtin in the early hours of this morning (Friday 25 June).
About 3.30am the victims, a 29-year-old male and a 26-year-old female, were walking up Leake Place when they saw a vehicle pass by without its headlights on.
A short [...]
The ABC informs us that Canberra’s magnificent boys in blue are the recipients of new powers from the Legislative Assembly:
The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed new laws boosting surveillance powers for police and making it easier to prosecute people who participate in a group planning to commit a serious crime.
The surveillance changes will let [...]
1. First school fire of the season:
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations have arrested two juvenile males, one aged 13 and the other 15, for the Lanyon High School fire which occurred on 22 April this year.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations team commenced an investigation into the Lanyon High School fire after it was deemed suspicious [...]
1. Fatal in Isaacs:
ACT Policing Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating a collision between a car and a motorbike that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist in Isaacs on Saturday night June 19, 2010.
Police were called to the intersection of Yamba Drive and Julia Flynn Avenue, Isaacs around 8.30pm on Saturday [...]
1. They seemed to know what they were looking for:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary in Richardson overnight in which four trail bikes and a bright yellow Holden Commodore utility were stolen.
Between 10:30pm last night (Thursday 17 June) and 7am today (Friday 18 June), unidentified offenders have gained entry to a residence [...]
1. Kids being stupid with phones:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident in which the naked image of a female Canberra teenager sent to a friend via a mobile phone was posted on the internet.
The image constitutes child exploitation material and was allegedly viewed by a number of people online. Police are now investigating how [...]
[First filed: Jun 17, 2010 @ 16:42]
ACT Policing are calling for anyone who knows people associated with the above car to get in touch with them as part of the investigation into the Hughes shooting:
Police are appealing for the public’s assistance in their ongoing investigation into the shooting death of a 28-year-old man in [...]
Has anybody else seen the Holden Gemini (maybe a TE model?) around Belconnen that is painted up as a cop car? My brother said that it used to be Constable Kenny Koala’s transport, but I have no idea if that’s true.
I’ve only got close enough once to read the badge painted on the side once [...]
1. Dude! Where’s my backhoe?
ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a backhoe from the Transport Industries Skill Centre (TISC), Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) site on Sutton Road, Piallago, ACT.
The site was broken into between 3:30pm on Tuesday 15 June and 7am on Wednesday 16 June. Keys to the backhoe were stolen [...]
1. Red Rooster Rolled:
ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to assist its investigation of an armed robbery outside the Red Rooster store in Rylah Crescent, Wanniassa, last night (Monday, June 14).
Two male offenders, both armed with knives and with their faces covered with bandannas or scarves, approached the assistant manager outside the store around 10.40pm, [...]
1. Belco Bandits:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two armed robberies which occurred last night (Saturday, 12 June) in Spence and Charnwood.
Around 7.31pm police were called to the Mobil Handy Mart in Spence following reports of an attempted armed robbery. Police were told three males entered the store carrying a machete-style knife and a [...]
1. Mad Bomber in Fyshwick:
Officers from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and Bomb Response teams are investigating an attempted robbery from an ATM which occurred at the front of the NAB on Wollongong Street in Fyshwick this morning (June 11).
Around 2:57am, police were called to the bank following the activation of the premises’ alarm. [...]
[First filed: Jun 10, 2010 @ 11:27]
1. Caltex Braddon rolled again:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Caltex service station in Braddon which occurred around 3:10am this morning (Thursday 10 June).
Two males entered the service station, jumped over the counter and assaulted the male store attendant. The offenders also [...]
It is my understanding that ACT Policing does not record a complaint unless they intend to actually do something about it.
Is there anyone out there who can either confirm or refute that please?
1. The Great Holt Car BBQ:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where three vehicles were set alight which were parked outside a residence in Holt early this morning (Tuesday June 8).
About 1:28am, police were called to the incident in Spofforth Street. ACT Fire Brigade attended a short time later and extinguished [...]
1. I wonder what part of Reid he lives?
A 21-year-old Reid man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, June 7) on six traffic charges and a breach of bail after he was apprehended by police driving in the inner Canberra area around noon yesterday.
Police activated warning lights and siren and attempted a traffic [...]