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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
[First filed: May 10, 2010 @ 10:22]
Following on from the news in today’s police wrap “fgzk” has sent in the above pic and the following report:
Police are searching drains along Denison st, Deakin West. This drain has been taped off and a forensic technician with a bag is waiting. When asked by a television reporter [...]
1. Animal cruelty in Nicholls:
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 25 year old man with aggravated cruelty to an animal and two further counts of cruelty to animals after making a gruesome discovery early this morning (Tuesday 11 May) at a premises in Nicholls.
About 2:05am police located a deceased female Rottweiler dog [...]
1. Man shot dead in Hughes:
ACT Policing is investigating an incident in Whittle Street, Hughes in the early hours of this morning (May 10) when a man was shot and later died.
Police were called to the scene around 12.30am. The male victim received emergency treatment at the scene by ACT Ambulance but later died.
1) Three young men wanted for a chat:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire outside a residence in Oxley last Friday (30 April).
About 12.54am, police were called to Collocott Crescent following reports of a palm tree outside a residence having been deliberately lit.
The residents of the property were alerted to the fire by [...]
[First filed: Apr 29, 2010 @ 16:07]
The shiny new ACT Policing website is silent on the subject but ABC radio reports there’s a siege underway on Dickson Drive in Holder.
If your kids can’t get home on the buses they will apparently be kept for you at Canberra College.
UPDATED: “fgzk” has sent in the above photo [...]
1. Photos of suspected Calwell bandits:
ACT Policing has released images of individuals suspected of attempting to rob two businesses in Calwell earlier this month.
About 9.25pm on Saturday 18 April, a male employee at the Woolworths supermarket on Were Street was approached by an unknown male, who demanded money from the register. The employee refused [...]
ACT Policing has a new website!
It includes such cutting edge upgrades as the decade old RSS (much appreciated assuming they can keep the feed in the same place).
Possibly of more interest will be the crime statistics. I look forward to the conclusions the RiotNerd community can come up with in the coming hours.
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 [...]