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Tag Archives: ACT Policing

A real pucker moment for the suspected Hughes shooter

By 18 June 2010

[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 [...]

Holden Gemini Police Car

By 18 June 2010

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 [...]

Police Wrap – 17 June 2010

By 17 June 2010

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 [...]

Police Wrap – 15 June 2010

By 15 June 2010

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, [...]

Police Wrap – 13 June 2010

By 13 June 2010

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 [...]

Police Wrap – 11 June 2010

By 11 June 2010

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. [...]

Police Wrap – 10 June 2010

By 10 June 2010

[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 [...]

Are the police in Canberra accountable?

By 10 June 2010

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?

Police Wrap – 8 June 2010

By 8 June 2010

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 [...]

Police Wrap – 7 June 2010

By 7 June 2010

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 [...]

Police Wrap – 6 June 2010

By 6 June 2010

1. Thuggies out on a spree:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident that occurred on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip about 12.25am this morning (Sunday 6 June).
A member of the public was harassed by the occupants of a 2009 grey Mitsubishi Lancer sedan that had been stolen the previous day from the victim of one [...]

Police incident on Streeton drive, Weston Creek?

By 6 June 2010

Just opposite the netball courts looks like some intense police activity, including CSI and police taped-off area.
So I’m assuming some recent activity?

Police Wrap – 4 June 2010

By 4 June 2010

1. RAPID Results:
Eight unregistered cars, two unlicensed drivers and three suspended drivers were among those detected by ACT Policing’s RAPID automated number plate recognition system during a two-hour operation in Belconnen this morning.
ACTP Traffic Operations conducted the RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified) operation in cooperation with the ACT Roads and Traffic Authority [...]

Car crash in Union Court?

By 3 June 2010

Spotted in Union Court at the ANU around 1pm today – I wonder what happened here…
Apologies for the crappy photo – I was too busy to get my camera out at the time.
UPDATE: Apparently the car was there for a road safety demonstration.

Police Wrap – 3 June 2010

By 3 June 2010

1. Higgins Fatality Named:
ACT Policing has released the name of the driver killed in the single-vehicle accident near the Southern Cross Drive and Kingsford Smith Drive intersection in Higgins on Saturday May 29.
The deceased is Andrew Peter Mitchell, aged 35 years, of Evatt.
A report on the incident is being prepared for the ACT Coroner.

Police Wrap – 1 June 2010

By 1 June 2010

1. Monash house smash:
ACT Policing has arrested a 33-year-old Gordon man after the vehicle he was driving collided with a house early this morning (Sunday 30 May).
About 1.30am, police were called to the residence in Corlette Crescent, Monash following reports of a single vehicle collision. On arrival, police observed a Ford Territory had collided [...]

Police Wrap – 31 May 2010

By 31 May 2010

1. Thuggies run wild:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious assault on a 20-year-old man which occurred in Wanniassa early on Sunday morning (May 30).
It is believed the assault occurred between 1am and 2.30am in the vicinity of the Erindale McDonalds car park where two males were attacked by a group of unknown [...]

Police Wrap – 29 May 2010

By 29 May 2010

1. Bad girls of Mawson:
ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old female in relation to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Mawson earlier this week.
Police will allege the young person was in the company of a group of youths who threatened a man with a knife after he withdrew money from an ATM in [...]

Badges battling in Garema Place

By 28 May 2010

Mr Stanhope is giving a plug to a 24 hour treadmill challenge now underway between the Police and the Fire Brigade:
The event will see 50 fire fighters and 50 police officers running on two treadmills in Garema Place from 2pm today (Friday 28 May), with the team covering the greatest distance to be declared [...]

Police Wrap – 28 May 2010

By 28 May 2010

1. School fire in Florey:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire at St Francis Xavier College in Florey early this morning (Friday 28 May).
About 3.35am, police were called to the premises following reports from the ACT Fire Brigade of numerous fires on the college grounds. ACT Fire Brigade attended and extinguished [...]

Police Wrap – 27 May 2010

By 27 May 2010

1. It’s not a knife, it’s a till-opener:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the IGA supermarket at Lyons which occurred around 7.10pm Wednesday 26 May, 2010.
An unknown male has entered the supermarket and threatened a female staff member with a knife, demanding cash. The employee opened the till and [...]

Police Wrap – 26 May 2010

By 26 May 2010

1. Drunk in Nicholls on a Tuesday night:
ACT Policing has arrested a man after he was allegedly caught driving with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) today (May 26).
About 2.35am police stopped a 28-year-old Nicholls man on Lexcen Avenue, in Nicholls. The man was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive [...]

Police to sniff around the brothels

By 26 May 2010

The Canberra Times brings word that the new Chief Police Officer, Roman Quaedvlieg, wants to get the police more involved in the crime surrounding the legal sex industry.
Mr Quaedvlieg said police forces regularly received information concerning criminal activity regarding prostitution.
Those issues often related to drugs, overstaying of visas and occasionally sexual servitude or exploitation [...]

Police Wrap – 25 May 2010

By 25 May 2010

1. Belconnen Burglaries:
ACT Policing arrested three adult males in the early hours of this morning May 25, 2010 after they allegedly committed two burglaries at commercial premises in two Canberra suburbs.
Between the hours of 2:13am and 2:50am this morning, police attended burglaries at a service station in Holt and a supermarket in Fraser, following [...]

Police Wrap – 24 May 2010

By 24 May 2010

1. Photograph of victim André Le Dinh not ripped from facebook:
ACT Policing has released a photograph of victim André Le Dinh, found deceased in his fourth floor apartment in College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday (May 20).
Mr Le Dinh is described as of Asian appearance, 5’5” (164cms) tall, with a thin build, pale complexion, brown [...]

Police Wrap – 22 May 2010

By 22 May 2010

1. Big blue at the Serbian Club:
ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old man following the alleged assault of a police officer in Mawson last night (May 21).
About 11:45pm police were in the car park of the Serbian Club when they were approached by security and requested to assist with a fight that had broken [...]

Police Wrap – 20 May 2010

By 20 May 2010

1. It takes a very average man to rob a hairdresser:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a hair salon in Braddon last night Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
About 7:15pm, a male entered the hair salon and threatened staff and customers with a firearm whilst demanding money. He left with a sum [...]

Police Wrap – 19 May 2010

By 19 May 2010

1. Guns in Manuka:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident involving a firearm in Manuka last night (Tuesday, May 18).
About 8:10pm, a male offender armed with a firearm approached the exterior glass window of a restaurant on Franklin Street and pointed the firearm at a restaurant patron seated inside whilst threatening him. [...]

Police Wrap – 17 May 2010

By 17 May 2010

1. Rider down near Tharwa:
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are currently investigating a collision that occurred in Tharwa today May 16, 2010.
At approximately 11.40am this morning, police were called to Tharwa Drive, Tharwa after a white ute had collided with two cyclists.
The male cyclist, a 61-year-old from Monash, was pronounced [...]

Police Powers – up for discussion

By 15 May 2010

Simon Corbell has announced the release of a discussion paper: Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers.
The Review of Police Criminal Investigative Powers Discussion Paper considers a broad range of police powers and advocates the modernisation and consolidation of those powers into a single piece of legislation.
“The aim of these proposals is to provide the courts, [...]

Alleged Hughes Shooter Arrested

By 14 May 2010

[First filed: May 13, 2010 @ 9:29
Second filing: May 13, 2010 @ 13:20]
The following isn’t online yet, but has been sent over to me in relation to the Hughes shooting:
Fatal shooting Hughes, 20-year-old charged
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team have this evening (May 12) arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to the fatal shooting in Hughes [...]

Police Wrap – 12 May 2010

By 12 May 2010

1. The things they have to deal with:
Deputy Chief Police Officer for the ACT David McLean today launched the third edition of the Practical Reference to Religious and Spiritual Diversity for Operational Police.
The Reference was developed by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) in consultation with all police jurisdictions and [...]

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