1. Congratulations all on not dying (except for those who died from non-road related matters):
ACT Policing is pleased the roads remained fatality-free over the Anzac Day long weekend, despite issuing 55 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for a range of traffic offences.
Of the 55 TINs issued over the long weekend, 26 were for speeding, including [...]
1. Unlicensed, drunk, and behind the wheel:
ACT Policing has arrested two men after they were allegedly caught driving on cancelled licences and each with an extremely high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) today (April 26).
ACT Policing’s Superintendent Mark Colbran said this behaviour is extremely reckless.
“Both these men were driving on cancelled licences. This simply reinforces [...]
1. Baseball bat muggers lurking around ANU:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred on Barry Drive, Acton early yesterday (April 23).
Around 12.45am a 22-year-old man was walking along Barry Drive near Sullivan’s Creek towards the Australian National University when he notices two male youths run into bushes near the [...]
Ok, so traveling to work this morning across Commonwealth Ave bridge, I found myself behind a white van traveling very slow (30 km/hr) with its hazard lights on. The back of the van seemed to be filled with a black tent material with sneeky looking holes in the canvas.
I overtook on the left and smiled [...]
1. Trouble at the Lanyon Youth Centre:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a burglary and arson which occurred at the Lanyon Youth Centre, Wednesday 21 April.
Police were called to the Lanyon Youth Centre, Sidney Nolan Street, Conder around 10:50pm following reports of a fire having been lit inside a vehicle parked inside an [...]
1. Thuggies move up to petrol stations:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Caltex Service Station, Marconi Crescent, Kambah this morning (Tuesday 20 April).
Two male offenders, between 17 to 23 years of age, entered the premises around 12:21am and verbally threatened the male attendant.
A sum of cash and cigarettes [...]
1. Have you seen my 42 tonne truck?
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 42-tonne truck and trailer stolen from a building site in Belconnen.
Police were called to the site in Catchpole Street near Bunnings around 9.50am this morning (Monday 19 April). A witness recalls hearing the truck around 1.30am on [...]
1. Thuggies in Holder:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault that occurred last week in Holder.
About midnight on Thursday 8 April, a 32-year-old man was walking along an underpass in Holder when he was approached by four unknown males. One of the male offenders demanded the victim’s mobile phone and wallet. The victim [...]
1. Belco gets into school vandalism:
ACT Policing is seeking the support of the Canberra community in keeping our schools and colleges safe and secure over the current term break.
During these holiday periods, school premises are targeted for property offences such as burglary, graffiti and vandalism.
Over the weekend, police took three young people into custody after [...]
Got this on email this morning, it looks like a great way for parents to bond with a baby or child with additional healthcare needs. I’m no scientist, but I can see only good things coming from babies getting lots of gentle, caring physical contact with their parents or carers.
CIT’s Skills for Carers are offering [...]
[Ed] – We’ve had 3 stories submitted about the Canberra Guardian Angels. Damien Heffernan first wrote to RiotACT back in March 2009 asking for volunteers.
When I first read that the Guardian Angels had set up a chapter in Canberra, I dismissed the story as a beat-up: one sole whiner who likes the [...]
A recent post about the ACT Gov considering 40km/h zones in pedestrian areas, stirred up a bit of debate about nannying.
Australian research shows that a person who is hit by a car at 60km/h, has a 75% chance of being killed. At 50km/h, 38%. At 40km/h <20%. At 30km/h, <10%. Yet [...]
1. Knocking over the Pizza Hut:
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Territory Investigations Group are seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Pizza Hut store in Phillip on Saturday night.
Police were called to the Botany Street business about 10.30pm after two males entered the store, one armed with a knife, and removed cash from [...]
1. Rolling the schools in thuggeranong:
ACT Policing is seeking assistance from members of the public who may have seen or heard suspicious activity at two schools in Tuggeranong which had been targeted by thieves in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, November 4).
In what police believe are related incidents, around 2.17am today an alarm [...]
1. There’s a stranger in my house…
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary in Flynn this morning (October 31).
Around 6am the 37-year-old victim woke to find a man going through the draw of a bedside table next to him in his Bennett Place home. When the victim challenged the intruder the offender walked [...]
1. doing a runner:
ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old Lyons man after a pursuit on Saturday (October 24) which resulted in the alleged offender’s vehicle colliding with an occupied stationary vehicle.
Around 8.17 pm, police attempted to stop a Ford Falcon on Kingsford Smith Drive for a routine traffic stop, when it accelerated away initiating [...]
Not a good Getaway Driver
The AFP have put out this media release on a disqualified driver trying to drive away from an RBT and run into a nearby parked car.
ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred on Monday October 5, when a woman was grabbed on the breast by an unknown man.
The assault [...]
1. Bandanna Bandits!
ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of an aggravated robbery which occurred at a video store in Wanganeen Street, Ngunnawal, on Saturday (October 17).
Police were called to the Video Ezy store in Ngunnawal around 4pm (October 17) after it was reported a man with a red bandanna or handkerchief covering the lower part [...]
1. Would you like to make it any easier for the police?
ACT Policing will summons a 35-year-old Chisholm man to court following a lengthy and reckless drink-driving incident yesterday (Sunday, October 18) in which the offender allegedly drove erratically from Queanbeyan and more than 15 kilometres through Canberra before being arrested in Torrens.
Around 12.10pm yesterday, [...]
(Now that these things have moved to a weekly affair it appears that there’s also a lot less policing being done if the numbers of media releases is any indication)
1. Mugging on Childers Street?
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Canberra City yesterday (Tuesday, 13 October).
About 8.20am, the female victim [...]
1. Lancer Racing!
ACT Policing is seeking to identify the driver of a red Mitsubishi Lancer involved in a dangerous street racing incident on Parkes Way, in Acton, yesterday afternoon (October 11).
Police were patrolling in an unmarked vehicle westbound on Parkes Way around 4.50pm yesterday when they were overtaken by two Lancers, one red and the [...]
1. Vehicles and people of interest:
ACT Policing has recovered a substantial amount of stolen property after searching a vehicle and subsequently executing a search warrant on a Waramanga residence over the weekend.
The property, including two motorcycles, jewelry, electrical items, alcohol and an Order of Australia medal, was allegedly stolen during burglaries at a number of [...]
1. Ainslie has thuggies too:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Ainslie Wednesday, 30 September 2009.
About 6.45pm, the female victim parked her vehicle in her home driveway. When she exited the vehicle, she was pushed to the ground by two male offenders. One offender demanded her handbag and snatched [...]
1. Wanniassa nightclubbers assaulted:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious assault on a 24-year-old man in the vicinity of the Maram nightclub in Gartside St, Wanniassa early on Saturday morning (September 26).
Around 2am (on September 26) police were called to the location where two males reported that they had been assaulted by three offenders [...]
1. Alleged rapist arrested in Harrison:
ACT Policing arrested a 41-year-old man last night (23 September) after the sexual assault of a 24-year-old female in Dickson in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 September).
Officers from the Territory Investigations Group and Specialist Response and Security executed a search warrant at a residential address in Harrison about [...]
1. Alleged stabbiness in Oaks Estate:
ACT Policing Detectives have arrested a 43-year-old Queanbeyan man today (16 September) after an alleged stabbing in Oaks Estate last night.
Police were called to the Oaks Estate residence around 8pm after reports were received of a disturbance occurring at the location. Police located the victim with lacerations to his [...]
Whats this I see?
Two leather clad motorcycle cops, both of a more mature age, riding two brand new looking white Harley Davidson motorcycles sedately down Northbourne Avenue this week.
The bikes had blue and red lights and police signs on the panniers so they must be real police bikes and the riders were in [...]
1. Clift Crescent, home to stupidity?
An ACT Policing officer was allegedly assaulted by a motorist whilst conducting Random Breath Test duties in Richardson on Saturday afternoon, leaving him with cuts and abrasions to his face and neck.
The officer, from the Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team, was conducting RBT on Clift Crescent about 6.00pm when a [...]
1. Cannabis in Symonston:
ACT Policing will summons a 41-year-old Symonston man to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court after locating a quantity of cannabis during a search of his home earlier today (September 8).
General Duties officers from Woden Police Station executed a search warrant at the Symonston premises about 11.35am, locating six cannabis plants and [...]
1. If you’re interested in this stuff the new AFP Commissioner’s first speech is online.
2. Drink driving menace ongoing:
ACT Policing yesterday (Sunday, September 6) arrested a 20-year-old male provisional driver for drink-driving after the Hyundai sedan he was driving veered off the road in Reid, through a front yard and struck a house.
The incident occurred [...]
1. Cash and GHB in Braddon:
A 26-year-old man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (August 31) charged with traffic in a controlled drug other than cannabis; dealing with proceeds of crime and providing a false name/address.
This follows a search of a man’s vehicle in Braddon at 10.20pm on Friday (August 28) where [...]
1. Canberra’s answer to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald?
[Update - September 01 2009]
The AFP have released further information including the name of the missing surf skiier – 30 year old Peter Morrison, of Jerrabomberra, NSW.
The ABC has more about his disapearance into Lake Burley Griffin.
At approximately 12.40 pm this afternoon (August 30) a 30-year-old [...]