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Tag Archives: guns

Police still looking for guns

By 20 January 2014

ACT Policing has extended the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, which launched on October 9 last year, to 30 April 2014.
Last year ACT Policing with the support of the ACT Government and ACT Crime Stoppers launched the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, offering public reward payments of up to $5000 for information leading to the seizure of [...]

Chalk another one up to CCTV

By 27 December 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Weetangera man following an aggravated robbery in Pearce yesterday (Thursday, 26 December).
Around 1.40pm the man entered the Pearce Foodworks supermarket and threatened a staff member with an object claimed to be handgun, demanding cash and cigarettes.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash and cigarettes.
Police attended shortly after [...]

Third time unlucky for supermarket blagger

By 14 December 2013

A 20-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with two robberies and an attempt robbery from yesterday (Friday, 13 December).
Police will allege that a man entered the Pearce FoodWorks supermarket about midday, demanded cash while threatening staff by telling them he had a firearm. The staff member complied, handing over a [...]

Gun robbery in the Pearce foodworks

By 13 December 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Foodworks Supermarket in Pearce today (Friday, 13 December).
Around 12pm, a man entered the Foodworks Supermarket and threatened a staff member with what’s believed to be a firearm.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash before the man fled the [...]

Gun in Mawson, car stolen in Wanniassa, Phillip man arrested.

By 11 December 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old man following an aggravated robbery in Mawson early this morning (Wednesday 11 December).
About 6.30am, the man entered the Woolworths Caltex in Mawson and threatened a staff member with a firearm.
The man took cigarettes and a small sum of cash before fleeing in a silver Ford 4WD that was previously [...]

Guns, drugs, busted in Braddon

By 28 November 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized a home-made firearm and a quantity of drugs during a search warrant in Braddon yesterday (Wednesday, 27 November).
Detectives executed the search warrant on the home yesterday afternoon locating a home-made firearm similar to a shotgun, two replica handguns and ammunition, along with a quantity of cannabis and small amount of [...]

The firearms haul

By 25 November 2013

At almost the halfway point of its campaign to remove illicit guns from the community, ACT Policing has added 10 illegal firearms to its armoury and executed several associated warrants, with thousands of rounds and ammunition seized.
Since the campaign commenced six weeks ago, ACT Policing has executed 10 search warrants in relation to illicit firearms [...]

Replica guns and drugs in Melba

By 22 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing detectives have seized replica firearms, a quantity of drugs and a sum of cash during a search warrant in Melba yesterday (Thursday, 21 November).
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 5.30am locating a quantity of cannabis and small amount of crystal substance suspected to be methylamphetamine.
During this [...]

Drugs and guns in Hughes

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations officers seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant at a house in Hughes yesterday evening (Friday, 15 November).
Around 7pm, police gained access to the house with the assistance of the AFP’s Specialist Response Group.
Due to safety concerns, police blocked a number of streets [...]

Gun and drugs in Curtin

By 14 November 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, quantity of drugs and a sum of cash during a search warrant in Curtin yesterday (Wednesday, 13 November).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Kaleen last month in which a firearm was seized and a man charged, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant [...]

Drugs and ammo outside the Dickson Tradies

By 13 November 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old male of no fixed abode after seizing drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearm ammunition and property suspected to be stolen during a search of his vehicle early this morning.
About 1.15am, police approached a parked vehicle in the Dickson Tradies car park. Police observed the male in the driver’s seat and [...]

Big gun bust

By 7 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing detectives have seized seven firearms, three replica firearms, a large amount of ammunition and a quantity of drugs during two simultaneous search warrants in Narrabundah and Fyshwick in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, November 7).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence and at a Fyshwick premises [...]

Gun control hasn’t stopped crims getting guns. It’s stopped them getting good guns

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger [...]

Guns of Narrabundah

By 19 October 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, ammunition, two replica firearms and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant in Narrabundah this morning (Friday, October 18).
Acting on information received from members of the public, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence around 9am today. Police located the 49-year-old male [...]

Gun and drugs in Kaleen

By 15 October 2013

ACT Policing detectives investigating an attempted home invasion in Curtin on Sunday night (October 13) have seized a firearm and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant executed at a residence in Kaleen today (Tuesday, October 15).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Richardson yesterday, Criminal Investigations detectives [...]

Gunfire in Curtin

By 15 October 2013

ACT Policing responded to a report of a firearm discharged during an attempted home invasion in Curtin Sunday night (October 13).
About 10pm residents of an apartment on Walsh Place became aware that three people were attempting to gain entry through the front door of their home.
During this incident a firearm was discharged into the door. [...]

Dob in those dodgy guns

By 9 October 2013

Simon Corbell is letting us know about a new police campaign aimed at getting guns out of the hands of Canberra’s lackwitted criminal fraternity before they hurt themselves (a far greater risk than hurting anyone else):
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today launched a new campaign aimed at removing illegal firearms from Canberra’s [...]

Tattoo war guns seized

By 23 September 2013

ACT Policing has seized three firearms and a quantity of illicit drugs following a warrant executed at a residence in Isabella Plains last Friday afternoon (September 20).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in relation to the shots fired incident in August at the Tatts On Tatts Off tattoo parlour.
During the warrant police seized [...]

Gun holstered under the drivers’ seat

By 9 September 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Queanbeyan man following the seizure of a gun during a routine traffic stop last night.
About 10.15pm officers from Woden Patrol conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in Launceston Street, Phillip.
After making several enquiries officers located a loaded firearm and a holster underneath the driver’s seat. Police then seized [...]

Drugs and gun in Chisholm

By 7 September 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old Gowrie man and a 37-year-old Chisolm woman, after executing a search warrant yesterday afternoon (Friday, September 6).
Around 3pm yesterday afternoon, members of Tuggeranong Police Station, Specialist Response Group and National Canine executed a search warrant and seized over 700 property items suspected to be stolen, .22 calibre rounds, a [...]

Cooma man returned

By 29 August 2013

ACT Policing has extradited a 31-year-old man from Cooma in relation to the aggravated robbery of the IGA Supermarket at Chapman last week.
About 6.20am last Monday (August, 19), a man entered the store on Perry Drive armed with a firearm, demanding cash.
Staff complied with the demand. The offender fled the premises with a sum of [...]

Gungahlin shooting raids hit Tuggers – UPDATED

By 16 August 2013

ACT Policing executed three simultaneous search warrants in Kambah and Wanniassa this morning (Friday, August 16).
Around 6am Criminal Investigations detectives and the Specialist Response Group attended two premises in Sternberg Crescent, Wanniassa and a residence in Hardwick Place Kambah and executed search warrants.
The warrants are directly related to an incident which occurred last week [...]

Silver gun in a silver Mitsubishi Mirage

By 10 July 2013

ACT Policing are calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Chisholm earlier this morning (Wednesday, July 10).
Around 4.45am two men entered the residence of a man and woman in Chisholm. One of the men was allegedly armed with a silver handgun and assaulted the man before stealing property and a silver Mitsubishi Mirage. Vehicle [...]

Wild ride ends in ANU gun bust

By 28 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A 21-year-old Braddon man will face court this morning after leading police on a chase through Canberra yesterday afternoon (Monday, May 27).
About 1pm ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on the driver of a silver Subaru Impreza.
The driver fled from police, travelling from Weston to Daley Road in Acton, [...]

Going after illicit firearms

By 23 May 2013

ACT Policing has today (Thursday, May 23) launched its support of the Australia New Zealand Police Advisory Agency’s (ANZPAA) two-week national campaign targeting illicit firearms.
Acting Chief Police Officer David Pryce said that while the use of illicit firearms in the ACT is rare, Operation UNIFICATION provides an opportunity for the ACT community to help remove [...]

The Guns of Casey

By 9 May 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has seized a double barrel shotgun and a handgun following the execution of a search warrant yesterday morning (Wednesday, May 8).
Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations executed two search warrants on homes in Casey and Chisholm.
Police seized the firearms along with ammunition, a laser pointer and drugs suspected to be steroids from a [...]

Arrested for burglary and theft

By 2 May 2013

A 32-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and theft.
The 32-year-old was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) by police in Dickson following an investigation into his criminal activities.
Following his arrest members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed four search warrants on a number of homes.
Police seized [...]

Drug busts across the region

By 30 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Police have dismantled a number of drug supply chains in the state’s south, following the arrests of 14 people earlier today (Tuesday 30 April 2013).
The arrests were made by officers attached to Strike Force Delicate, which was formed by Monaro Local Area Command in August 2012 to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Queanbeyan [...]

Cannabis and guns seized in Wanniassa raid

By 13 March 2013

Police seized 16 plants and 600 grams of packaged cannabis after raiding a house in Wanniassa yesterday. Also found were a shot gun, a replica gun, and ‘drug paraphernalia’ which I will assume was a gun shaped bong.
Cannabis, weapons seized in Wanniassa search warrant

Robbing the Hackett IGA a day after asking the checkout to help is not a winning move

By 12 March 2013

Justice Burns has shared this thoughts on the sentencing of one AC which contains this surprising passage:
Some time on 8 March 3012, a silver Subaru Impreza was taken without its owner’s authority from an address in Ainslie. At about 6 pm that day you were a passenger in that vehicle when it was [...]

Swinger Hill supermarket rolled with a rifle

By 25 February 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Mawson earlier today (Sunday, February 24).
Around 11.45am a man armed with what appeared to be a bolt-action rifle entered the Swinger Hill supermarket and made threats to a staff member, demanding cash.
The staff member complied with the man’s demands, and he fled the [...]

Shotgun found in Deakin

By 21 February 2013

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations (CI) team has today (Wednesday, February 20) seized a shotgun which had been secreted within the roof cavity of a residence in Deakin.
CI detectives investigating the unlawful discharge of a firearm in Griffith earlier today executed a search warrant on the Deakin house around 2.30pm. During the search they located the [...]

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