Tag Archives: kambah

Recognise this nasty piece of work?

By 22 February, 2013

ACT Policing has released a facefit image of one of the two men involved in a home invasion in Kambah on Wednesday (February 20).
Between 1.25am and 1.55am, two men entered the 73-year-old man’s residence, assaulted him and made demands for money.
The elderly man was taken to The Canberra Hospital where he was treated for minor [...]

Kambah home invasion

By 20 February, 2013

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a home invasion in Kambah earlier this morning (Wednesday, February 20).
Between 1.25 am and 1.55 am, two men have entered the residence of a 73-year-old man. The men have assaulted the elderly man in his bedroom before making a number of demands for money.
The men left shortly after [...]

Kambah firelighter

By 30 January, 2013

An 11-year-old boy will undergo a restorative justice process after being caught lighting a fire in Kambah yesterday (Monday, January 28).
Around 12.35pm, police attended the Wanniassa Primary School after a member of the public reported seeing two young people lighting fires against a tree on the school’s oval.
Police spoke to the two boys, one aged [...]

The baby names of 2012

By 21 January, 2013

Simon Corbell is sharing with Canbrerra last year’s most popular baby names.
In 1913, Kathleen and Henry were the most popular names for newborns in the ACT but almost 100 years on Charlotte and Jack have taken the top spot in 2012, Attorney-General Simon Corbell, has announced today.
“In celebrating our Centenary in 2013, we see that [...]

Street art Tuggeranong style

By 3 January, 2013

Trent sent this one in:
I have always enjoy Canberra’s street art and recently stumbled on this beauty at the back of Kambah Shops! The scale is impressive
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Commodore driver trapped in burning car

By 3 January, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old man after he fled a serious collision in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Wednesday January 2).
The man was driving a stolen blue Ford Territory which collided with a black Holden Commodore about 5.45pm. The Commodore caught fire, with the driver becoming trapped for a short time until members of the public [...]

Kambah burn Thursday

By 5 December, 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service will tomorrow morning, Thursday 6 December, 2012, weather permitting, assist a private land owner with a hazard reduction burn at the property “Westwood Farm”, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, from 8.30am till 12pm.
Two heavy tankers, one Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) tanker, one light unit, two command vehicles and nine personnel [...]

Banks burnout enthusiast loses his car

By 5 December, 2012

ACT Policing arrested and charged a 21-year-old Banks man following a pursuit early this morning (Wednesday, December 5).
Around 1.47am police were on a routine patrol in Sulwood Drive, Kambah when they witnessed a Holden utility perform two burnouts.
Police attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle but it failed to stop and a pursuit [...]

Kambah monkeybike enthusiasts punch on with the cops

By 3 December, 2012

Police arrested two Kambah men, a 20-year-old and a 29-year-old following the assault of a police officer last night (Sunday, December 2).
Police attended Chirnside Circuit in Kambah following reports of men riding ‘pocket’ bikes in the street.
Upon arrival they witnessed a man riding a ‘pocket’ bike without a helmet at speed up the street [...]

Ice Queen smashes into police roadblock on Northbourne

By 22 November, 2012

A 30-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit, which ended when his vehicle collided with a police vehicle on Northbourne Avenue this morning (Thursday, November 22).
Around 4am, a Belconnen patrol attended Thynne Street, Bruce in response to reports of men breaking into vehicles. On arrival, police saw two vehicles, a white Toyota Vienta [...]

Kambah house on fire

By 4 November, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a house fire in Springbett Street Kambah.
The house is well alight with multiple crews working to extingish the fire.
Update to follow.
12:20 PM

Firefighters have extinguished the house which has sustained significant damage.
The cause is unknown but ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed the fire started in a [...]

Save Kambah Halfpipe!

By 5 October, 2012

On Tuesday we were intrigued by FOI’d deliberations on the future of the Kambah halfpipe.
Yesterday Skateboarding Australia weighed in with a campaign to save the apparently unique facility:
There was no consultation with the Canberra Skateboarding Association about this idea. To our knowledge there was no consultation with any skateboarders. We want to save the [...]

Did you see the Athllon Drive collision?

By 14 September, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single vehicle collision, which occurred on Athllon Drive, Kambah yesterday (Thursday, September 13).
Around 12.20pm, a silver Nissan Skyline GT coupe was travelling north on Athllon Drive (approximately 200m north of Sulwood Drive) when it left the roadway and rolled down an embankment. The 22-year-old Theodore man was the [...]

Fire at the [Former] Fun Factory

By 17 August, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue currently on scene at a fire at the Fun Factory, Jenke Circuit, Kambah.
Fire in a plant room with ACT Fire & rescue crews gaining access.
All personnel have been evacuated.
Update to follow.
8:57am Friday 17 August 2012

Fire has been extinguished.
Three fire pumpers, a Command Officer, the Hazardous Materials Unit and the Breathing Apparatus [...]

Tuggers car BBQ!

By 11 August, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two vehicle fires which occurred Southside early this morning (Saturday, August 11)
About 4.20am police were called to the basketball courts at St Mary McKillop College in Wanniassa, where a silver Subaru Heritage had been set on fire and extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue.
About 6.11am police attended a second [...]

Fire on Faithfull Circuit

By 9 August, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at a house fire on Faithfull Circuit, Kambah.
Fire in a roof space.
Update to follow.
9:37am Thursday 9 August 2012

Fire is under control in the sealed metal roof space of the three bedroom house.
Three fire pumpers on scene, with the Breathing Apparatus vehicle and a command officer.
Update to follow.
9:48am Thursday 9 [...]

Alleged Kambah loser charged for primary school burg

By 7 August, 2012

ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old Kambah man following an aggravated burglary last week.
Between 5.30pm Thursday, August 2 and 5.30pm Friday, August 3 offender(s) gained entry to a classroom at St Thomas Apostle primary school, Kambah.
A teacher at the school noticed several items had been taken from the room.
At 9am this morning (Tuesday, August 7) [...]

Parking Kambah style

By 21 July, 2012

Greg has sent in these images of Kambah’s efforts to not be left behind in the extreme parking stakes. Taken just off Sulwood drive.
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Police take an interest in Mackay Crescent fire

By 17 July, 2012

ACT Policing are investigating a house fire at Mackay Crescent, Kambah this afternoon, (Monday 16 July).
ACT Fire and Rescue were called to the scene just after lunchtime today. Mackay Crescent was blocked in both directions while the blaze was extinguished. After further investigation, the case was handed over to ACT Policing about 4.50pm today.
AFP [...]

Kambah house torches up

By 16 July, 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue on scene at a house fire on Mackay Crescent, Kambah.
House well alight.
Update to follow.
12:54pm Monday 16 July 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue has conducted a search of the three bedroom house to find no persons inside.
Crews are continuing to extinguish the fire with mopping up operations.
Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, [...]

Knife robbery at the Shabby Attic Cafe

By 13 June, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred at the Carleton shops in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, June 12).
About 1.30pm a woman entered Shabby Attic café and homewares store on Carleton Street in Kambah armed with a knife. She approached the shop owner and demanded money. After the shop owner refused [...]

Kambah housefire

By 25 May, 2012

Two residents of Kambah have had a lucky escape from a fire that started in the bedroom of their home tonight.
ACT Fire & Rescue were alerted to the fire shortly before 10:00pm after the occupants were alerted to the fire by the activation of smoke alarms. The occupants were able to evacuate safely and call [...]

Lost (possibly stolen) doggie from Kambah area

By 22 May, 2012

A friend of mine has had her dog stolen from her backyard.
The 6m high fences are too big for Nanou to jump (small terrier) and the gates were padlocked.
He lives in the Kambah area – could anyone with information please contact MJ on 0402 529 375

Tuggeranong car rampage

By 18 May, 2012

ACT Policing is appealing to car owners to remove all valuables from their cars of an evening after a recent spate of thefts in Canberra’s south.
Between Thursday, May 10 and Sunday, May 13, eleven cars were broken into from a number of suburbs in the Tuggeranong area, including Isabella Plains, Kambah, Monash, Chisholm, Fadden, Gordon [...]

Five more playgrounds to get the works

By 27 April, 2012

Katy Gallagher is letting us know who’s getting the next round of playground renewal:
“The ACT Government has allocated $1 million to the 2011-12 Playground Safety Program which will include upgrades to the play spaces on Muller Street in Yarralumla, Rosman Circuit in Gilmore, Gibbs and Crafer Places in Kambah, and the giant slide at Point [...]

Do you know this person of interest to the police?

By 24 April, 2012

ACT Policing believe the man pictured below may have information regarding an aggravated robbery at the Woolworths Caltex Service Station in Kambah early this month (Wednesday, April 4).
About 1.10am, a man entered the Woolworths Caltex Service Station and threatened the staff member and a customer with an edged weapon before taking a small amount of [...]

Kambah baby skips the hospital step

By 24 April, 2012

The ACT Ambulance Service has today been called to a home in Kambah to assist in delivering a baby boy.
At 11.23am an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call was made by a grandmother.
ACT Ambulance Service Call Takers provided pre-arrival advice whilst intensive care paramedics were dispatched.
On arrival, the birth was imminent and paramedics assisted immediately in [...]

Kambah scrote nabbed in Mawson

By 13 April, 2012

A 23-year-old Kambah man wanted for an assault and other offences was arrested by police this afternoon (Friday, April 13).
Around 3.10pm members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team arrested the 23-year-old man after he was seen by detectives walking along Heard Street in Mawson.
During a search of the man after his arrest, police located two [...]

Kambah cretins briefly off the streets after pursuit

By 6 April, 2012

ACT Policing have arrested two men after a brief police pursuit in Kambah yesterday, (Thursday, 5 April).
About 4.22pm police attempted to stop a vehicle which was travelling at 126 km on O’Halloran Circuit Kambah. The vehicle failed to stop, driving around police and a pursuit was initiated.
The vehicle travelled east across Drakeford Drive onto [...]

Kambah Caltex rolled at 1am

By 4 April, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Caltex Service Station, O’Halloran Circuit, Kambah in the early hours of this morning (April 4).
About 1.15am, two men armed with a knives entered the service station and threatened the cashier.
The employee complied with the demands and provided the men with a sum [...]

An orgy of gold fish

By 30 March, 2012

There is an interesting new addition to the Canberran public art scene erected at the Drakeford Drive / Marconi Crescent intersection in Kambah. I think it went up this morning.
Anyone got the foggiest what it is meant to be? My money is on gamboling gold fish.
[ED - if someone can send a picture in [...]

NBN rollout. To 2014 we wait (unless we live in Gungahlin)

By 29 March, 2012

Labor MLA Chris Bourke has tweeted the planned NBN rollout.
Coming up in Canberra is Belconnen, Crace, Civic, Deakin, Kambah, Manuka, Monash and Scullin.
Julia Gillard has announced she intends 135,000 homes, businesses, schools and hospitals to be connected in Canberra by mid 2014.
NBNco has an interactive map.
It appears outside of Gungahlin and Mitchell we’re all going [...]

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