The estimated 280,000-strong Multicultural Festival crowd was mostly well-behaved over the weekend, with seven people were taken into custody for being intoxicated and one arrested for offensive behaviour, according to ACT Policing.
A 22-year-old Reid man will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date in relation to charges of offensive behaviour in a public [...]
ACT Policing, along with officers from across Australia and New Zealand, will be out in force this weekend (13-15 December) for Operation Unite – a Blitz on Drunken Violence.
Operation Unite is a joint initiative of Police Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand, united in their determination to stamp out alcohol-related violence.
Chief Police Officer for the [...]
ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans attending Thoroughbred Park to celebrate ‘the race that stops the nation’ to drink responsibly.
Officer in Charge Sergeant Daryl Neit said that patrons of the event have acted responsibly in the past and police were looking forward to similar crowd behaviour this year.
“If you drink alcohol excessively your potential of becoming [...]
mUmBRELLA brings news that the Canberra spawned Ali Baba chain is bringing in new ponytails to change their image:
A spokesperson for the family-run Lebanese chain said the brand wanted to push the chain’s fresh food credentials, reach a broader section of Australians and help the company expand from suburban food courts to high street [...]
The late night inebriate needs an occasional bus service like a fish needs a bicycle.
But Simon Corbell has announced that the very expensive and doomed to fail exercise in keeping the Greens happy known as the the Nightrider bus will be returning this festive season.
“Nightrider will run most Friday and Saturday nights in December, with [...]
Revellers from last year’s Melbourne Cup celebrations at Thoroughbred Park were praised for their good behaviour with ACT Policing hoping for another well behaved turnout this year.
ACT Policing will have a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park and around the venue and a strong presence in and around Civic and other licensed venues as patrons continue [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 49-year-old man in relation to an overnight knife incident at a city restaurant.
Around 6:30pm last night (Tuesday, July 12), an intoxicated male entered the restaurant and requested to see the owner of the establishment.
While waiting for the owner, the man started to verbally threaten staff and then entered the [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have released their report into the operation of the NightRider bus service this summer.
Key Learnings from the trial were:
1. The service could not be seen to be cost effective in its current design at an average cost of $157 per passenger
2. The service carried most passengers on New Year’s Eve and [...]
“babingtonfilms” has posted a piece explaining Andrew Babington’s photography project of late night photography in Civic.
There’s a lot of striking imagery there.
The book “Before The Morning” is available on Blurb.
In the Canberra Times Claire Low is getting to the bottom of the missing fat men of the “On The Staircase” sculpture.
Director of artsACT David Whitney told Today the missing man was discovered on Monday morning, so the theft occurred some time over the past weekend.
The theft and damage was reported to ACT Policing and [...]
This in from ACT Policing:
A large number of people gathered in Civic welcoming 2011 in a responsible and considered manner. Police noted the vast majority of revellers were well behaved and considerate of others, reflected in the low number of arrests.
New Year’s Eve Police Commander Superintendent Mark Antill said the 4 arrests related to [...]
Owen has sent this in the the following note:
Looks like we can no longer stop to idly chat and pass the time of day without keeping an eye out for the parking inspectors.
Bring on the revolution
Chief Minister Stanhope has announced tomorrow marks the start of another three month trial of the Nightrider buses.
Deanes Transit Group will run the service every Friday and Saturday night throughout summer, as well as providing additional services on New Year’s Eve.
“The three-month Nightrider trial is part of the reform of the Liquor Act, which [...]
1. Fire in Oxley:
ACT Policing is currently investigating a suspicious unit fire in Oxley which occurred late last night (Tuesday November 2).
About 11pm police were called to the unit on Newman Morris Circuit in response to a report of a fire.
ACT Fire Brigade was in attendance and extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to [...]
I ended up going to Octoberfest at EPIC because an Austrian friend felt the need to get back in touch with her roots.
$20 gets you in, $16 gets you a stein ($8 for future refills) a belt is required for looping the stein glass through when dancing or urinating, and the obligatory silly hat costs [...]
1. Problem solved?
Twenty-nine people have been arrested this weekend in the ACT as part of Operation Unite, the stand against alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Of the arrests made, 24 people were taken into police custody for being intoxicated and disorderly.
These results represent a 36 per cent decrease from last year’s Operation Unite in the [...]
1. Not a good weekend for going on the lash:
ACT Policing will join Australian and New Zealand police forces to present a united stand against alcohol misuse, violence and anti-social behaviour this weekend.
Following the success of last year’s Operation Unite, a strong and focussed police presence will flood the streets of every Australian State [...]
What exactly makes some people think they can – no, think they are positively obliged to – smash their booze bottle to pieces once they’ve emptied it? Can’t they just (please!) toss it down on the ground and leave it in one piece?
Everywhere I walk in Queanbeyan I see broken glass. Footpath and nature strips [...]
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 [...]
Ironically, I was walking my dogs down to Cook shops to buy a couple of beers. (5.30 pm Sunday 19/7)
On the grass by the old Cook Primary School, I came across a geezer face down on the grass. Got into rescue mode and started doing the business. (I trained in mountain rescue, and still keep [...]
The Ombudsman has announced the release of their third report on ACT Policing’s dealings with the drunkards.
It comes out swinging:
“More needs to be done to keep intoxicated people out of police custody”
And keeps it up throughout:
“The report also recommends some changes to police training. Prof. McMillan said that ‘Being drunk in a public place has [...]