ACT Policing has arrested two men and will be seeking to interview others in relation to incidents of multiple vehicle damage last weekend (April 5-7) in the Gungahlin suburbs of Forde and Bonner.
Police will allege that the men, both aged 18, one from Higgins and the other from Macgregor, were in the company of others [...]
Head on down to your local shops today. Trust me, it’ll be worthwhile. As part of the centenary celebrations, local shops around the ACT are hosting shindigs for the locals. Get amongst it!
Here’s a list of shops involved:
Tuesday 12 March
Hackett 10.00am-12.00pm, 3.00-4.30pm and 7.00-9.00pm
Calwell 11.00am-12.00pm and 3.00 – 4.30pm
Kambah (Carleton [...]
A 49-year-old Charnwood woman was caught nearly six times over the legal limit by ACT Policing yesterday (Thursday, March 7).
Around 3:45pm, police were called to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kingsford Smith and Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.
A green Toyota Camry entering a roundabout collided with a street sign pushing it over and into [...]
It looks as though another suburb’s shops are facing an uncertain future. Last night I noticed that the Higgins Foodworks shop is newly decorated with “For Lease”stickers. A quick google reveals that a small unit for medical / consulting is also available – this I presume is the doctors surgery.
This is of [...]
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating a collision between an elderly pedestrian and motorcyclist which occurred yesterday (Wednesday, January 30) in Higgins.
Around 7.15pm, the 71-year-old Calwell man was crossing Kingsford Smith Drive, Higgins when he stepped from the centre median strip into oncoming traffic and was struck by a motorcycle.
The man was [...]
The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service have extinguished grass fire in a back yard at Betts Place, Higgins.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has units on scene.
Fire was caused by branches of a tree [...]
The ACT Rural Fire Service Molonglo Brigade will tomorrow, Saturday 15 December, 2012, weather permitting, conduct a hazard reduction burn at the Molonglo Rural Fire Brigade station, Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.
The burn will commence from 2pm to 4pm.
One heavy tanker, one medium tanker, and five personnel will conduct the burn of grass and tree material, [...]
A 21-year-old Charnwood man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, November 19) for an aggravated robbery in Higgins last week.
About 10.30am last Monday (November 12), the man entered the Food Works at Higgins and threatened a staff member with a knife. He left the store with a sum of cash.
CCTV images from [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a car fire on Castieau Street, Higgins.
Car has been destroyed with no damage to nearby property or houses.
Investigations into the cause show fire was not suspicious and was a mechanical failure.
ACT Policing has renewed its appeal for witnesses to the aggravated robbery in Higgins earlier this week after receiving new information about the car driven by the offender.
Around 10:30am on Monday (November 12), a man, armed with a knife, entered Food Works at Higgins and threatened a staff member, demanding cash.
The man left the store [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Higgins this morning (Monday, November 12).
Around 10:30am a man armed with a knife entered Food Works at Higgins and threatened a staff member inside the store, demanding cash.
The offender left the store with a small sum of cash. He was seen driving away in [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery at the Capital Chemist in Higgins this morning (Thursday, February 16).
Around 10.40am a man entered the premises and threatened staff, demanding they give him some prescription medication.
Staff complied and he took the medication and ran from the store, leaving the scene on a black motorcycle.
The offender is [...]
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team has arrested a 37-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Ngunnawal in relation to several aggravated robberies last night (Tuesday, November 15).
About 7.06pm police responded to an aggravated robbery at Higgins Foodworks. A man entered the store and threatened staff with a knife, demanding money.
The staff complied with his demands. [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Higgins this evening (Saturday, July 30).
Around 7.30pm, a man entered the Higgins supermarket and threatened the cashier with a knife, demanding money. He then fled on foot with a sum of cash. No-one was injured during the offence.
General Duties patrols, Specialist Response and Security members [...]
ACT Policing Traffic Operations this morning (Wednesday, March 30), arrested a 19-year-old Higgins man after his motorcycle was recorded speeding at up to 150km/h through Canberra’s northern suburbs earlier today.
Around 5.45am today, police detected the motorcyclist travelling around 130km/h in a 90km/h zone eastbound on William Hovell Drive in Belconnen.
Police attempted a traffic stop on [...]
Gerry-Built captured this slightly over-burdened ute at 3pm yesterday in Higgins (cnr Kingsford Smith and Southern Cross Drives.
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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 [...]
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.
ACT Policing have announced another fatal collision under Jon Stanhope’s “Vision Zero”.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) are investigating a single vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a man in Higgins last night (May 29).
Police were called to the location on Southern Cross Drive around 11.40pm. Early investigations indicate the [...]
So we now learn that the standover man at the centre of the alleged kidnap incident in Kambah the other day had been released on bail only hours earlier.
He had originally been arrested on what the Crimes describes as a “two day rampage of kidnapping and extortion”, in company with the well known RA [...]
The Canberra Times has the sorry story of alleged arsonist Rodney Farraway.
Rodney was bailed on condition he attend the Canberra Recovery Centre drug-and-alcohol clinic. Only when he got kicked out of it for allegedly smuggling in his own hooch no-one picked up the ball.
“Farraway, 31, was thrown out of the clinic last Monday night after [...]
The ABC reports that Chief Justice Higgins has determined that Glen Porritt should serve no more prison time.
22 months is to be the custodial portion of a five year prison sentence for unlawful homicide:
“The 24-year-old was found guilty of unlawful homicide earlier this year after admitting killing Nanette Porritt in her Chapman home in December [...]
The ABC reports that the infamous “Ainslie Mother” has tested positive for methamphetamine, and on her second appearance for breaching bail, been remanded in custody.
She certainly had her chances.
The ABC informs us that the infamous “Ainslie mother” has been arrested for breaching her bail conditions, but had her bail restored by Chief Justice Higgins.
the ACT Supreme Court heard the woman was taken into custody on Tuesday night after she failed to attend Corrective Services as directed in her bail conditions. Her lawyer, [...]