Tag Archives: lyons

‘Grave concerns’ for missing Lyons man

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Missing man

Police hold grave concerns for the welfare of 56-year-old Lyons man Robert Jacob and are calling for public assistance to help locate him. He has been missing for ten days.
Mr Jacob (pictured), was last seen walking from the Westfield Woden Shopping Centre on Melrose Drive in Phillip on Monday, 30 November. He had been seen [...]

Five to try: Cafes in Woden

Photo credit: @inexplicablewanderlust

One of my favourite things to do is spend a quiet morning in a cafe, sipping on soy caps and maybe nibbling on a pastry or two. With so many good cafes in Canberra, I’ve decided to narrow down this “five to try” cafe list by keeping it to an area – and we’re starting off [...]

Attempted robbery at Lyons grocer

By 18 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at the Friendly Grocer store in Lyons last night (Thursday, 17 September).
About 10.00pm, a man brandishing a knife entered the store on Devonport Street demanding cash from the attendant. As he made the demands, he was disturbed by a customer.
The offender then fled the scene without taking [...]

A look around Canberra – Lyons

Lyons sign

The suburb of Lyons in the Woden Valley is nestled in between Curtin and Chifley; the Tuggeranong Parkway to one side and Westfield Woden to the other.
Gazetted on 12 May 1966, this neat and hilly suburb was named after former Prime Minister Joseph Lyons who ran the nation between 1931 and 1939.
There’s not much in [...]

Have you seen Michael?


Police are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Michael, who left his Lyons home on Monday morning and has not been heard of or seen since, and has not been in contact with his family who are concerned for his welfare.
Michael is 69 years old, weighs 60kg, has a shaved head and is [...]

Witnesses sought to roadside assault and robbery in Lyons

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Police wrap

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a roadside assault and robbery that occurred in Lyons this morning (Friday February 13).
About 9.10am, while stationary at the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Melrose Drive eastbound, the passenger of a red Ford Ranger approached a driver of a maroon Toyota Corolla, opening the driver’s door and verbally abusing [...]

What was going on in Lyons early this morning?

By 29 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

We have had several rioters contact us asking about some commotion in Lyons early this morning.
Apparently at about 5am there were 50ish males being followed / escorted by roughly 15 police vehicles down Melrose drive, Lyons.
Does anyone know what was going on?
Thanks to Davo, Kiley and Big Johno for contacting us about this.

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Lyons


ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an armed robbery at the Lyons Friendly Grocer in Lyons last night (Tuesday, July 1).
Around 7.40pm, a man entered the supermarket and threatened a staff member with a knife, demanding cash.
The employee complied and the man then opened the cigarettes cupboard and took several packets of cigarettes before fleeing [...]

House fire in Lyons

By 7 June 2014

ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to reports of a house fire in Lyons.
Multiple emergency triple zero (000) calls have been recieved about the property in Beedham Place.
Update 10.10am – Fire located in the chimney of the house was quickly extinguished by firefighters. Fire crews now ventilating the roof space. Minimal damage was caused.
(ESA Media [...]

Electrical smell at the GIO Building

By 15 October 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at the GIO building on Melrose Drive, Lyons investigating an electrical burning smell.
There is no sign of smoke or fire.
Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van, The Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform, Hazardous Materials Unit and a Command Officer are responding.
Update to follow.
3:35 PM

Fire crews have detected the [...]

Illegal brothels in Holder and Lyons

By 12 July 2013

ACT Policing has exposed two illegal brothels operating within Holder and Lyons.
Acting on information received via the Crime Stoppers web site police executed search warrants on two premises in Holder and Lyons.
Around 4.15pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday, July 11) ACT Policing executed simultaneous search warrants at both residences with the assistance of the Department of Immigration [...]

Alleged Lyons scrotes collared

By 23 June 2013

ACT Policing has arrested two people in relation to an aggravated robbery that occurred in Lyons yesterday morning (Saturday, June 22).
At around 11am, police attended the Lyons shops after reports that a man had entered the IGA Supermarket and threatened staff with a knife.
The man then fled the store with the cash register which [...]

Lyons IGA rolled

By 22 June 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred in Lyons today (Saturday, June 22).
At approximately 11am, a man entered the IGA Supermarket and threatened staff with a knife.
The offender left the shop with the store till which contained a sum of cash.
The male is described as Caucasian. He is about 165cm tall with [...]

Stovetop fire in Lyons

By 10 May 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue have extinguished a fire in a third floor unit in Strathgordon Court, Lyons.
The owners were not home at the time.
Neighbours were alerted to the fire by a smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke.
Neighbours contacted ACT Fire & Rescue by Triple Zero (000) who responded with two pumpers, a Breathing [...]

Family carjacked in Braddon

By 5 April 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Narrabundah man after he stole a vehicle last night (Thursday, April 4).
Around 8pm a woman and her two children were in the car at Braddon Seven Eleven petrol station when the alleged offender approached them, demanding they exit the vehicle.
The family complied with the alleged offender, who drove away. [...]

Mugging a 15 year old girl in Lyons, and doing it badly

By 15 March 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man attempted to rob a 15-year-old girl in Lyons last night (Thursday, 14 March).
About 8pm the girl was walking in the grassed area between Melrose Drive and Marrawah Street, when she was approached by the man who demanded her bag.
When she refused, the man punched her in the [...]

Lyons house fire

By 4 February 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are responding to reports of a house fire in Davenport Street Lyons.
Update to follow.
7:33 PM

Firefighters have contained the fire to the room of origin and are now working to extinguish it.
ACT Fire & Rescue has confirmed there was no home at the time.
There are three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support crew [...]

Lyons house fire. Dodgy downlight to blame.

By 4 December 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a house fire on Wrest Street, Lyons.
Fire was in the roof space and has been extinguished.
No one home at time of the fire.
Crews were alerted by Emergency Triple Zero (000) calls at 8.20pm by neighbours.
Three fire pumpers on scene with the Breathing Apparatus Van, the Hazardous [...]

Humpies of Lyons

By 10 July 2012

Spotted these from the pushy yesterday morning, stopped to take a photo today.
In the park behind Lyons shops, two well constructed shelters, although no sign of actual habitation.
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Marist rejects sex abuse victim’s call for a memorial plaque : petition launched.

By 23 June 2012

A call to install a plaque at Marist College Canberra, in remembrance of the victims of sexual abuse at the college over a period spanning three decades, has been rejected by the school.
Nicholas Quaine, himself a former student and victim, proposed the plaque as a permanent warning to future generations of students, reminding them that child sexual [...]

Lyons and Calwell burns

By 18 May 2012

This weekend, the ACT Rural Fire Service will conduct two hazard reduction burns in the ACT, weather permitting.
Tomorrow, Saturday 19th May, 2012, a hazard reduction burn will be conducted at Lyons, in the Oakey Hill reserve between Heysen street and Hindmarsh drive. The burn will commence from 11am till 6pm.
Two heavy tankers, two medium tankers, [...]

Lyons burn Saturday

By 11 May 2012

The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) will conduct a hazard reduction burn tomorrow, Saturday 12 May, 2012, weather permitting, from 10am till 6pm in the Oakey Hill Nature Reserve, Lyons, between Heysen Street and Hindmarsh Drive.
Two heavy tankers, two medium tankers, one light unit, a command vehicle and 20 personnel will conduct the burn covering [...]

Lyons woman sitting on a big stash

By 13 April 2012

A 49-year-old Lyons woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court later this month after police executed a search warrant on her home yesterday (Thursday, April 12).
Members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team executed a search warrant on the Lyons home about 1.40 pm, locating over 400 items police suspect to be stolen.
These items, which include [...]

On the road again at Lyons Shops

By 5 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

DarkLadyWolf has sent in some pictures of the cracking new piece of public art at Lyons shops.
It’s called “On the Road Again” and it’s a bronze by Anne Ross.

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Lyons mugging

By 13 November 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred on the corner of Launceston Street and Melrose Drive, Lyons last night (Saturday, November 12).
About 9.25pm a 51-year-old man was walking in Lyons when he was hit from behind and fell to the ground.
The two male offenders demanded his wallet before one of the [...]

Fire in Lyons

By 21 September 2011

ACT Fire Brigade have extinguished a small stove top fire in a unit at Strathgordon Court, Melrose Drive, Lyons.
No evacuations required.
Crews were notified by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 12.13pm by a neighbour who heard a ringing smoke alarm.
No damage to the unit.
ACT Fire Brigade forced entry into the unit, removed and treated [...]

Three burns tomorrow

By 15 August 2011

Three controlled burns in the ACT tomorrow The ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) will conduct three controlled burns tomorrow Tuesday 16 August, 2011, weather permitting, at Mt Rodgers in North Belconnen, Umbagong Regional Park in Latham and Oakey Hill near Lyons.
[Courtesy ESA]

No licence, stolen car, doing a burnout, nailed.

By 25 July 2011

A 24-year-old Campbell man was arrested by police yesterday afternoon (Sunday, July 24) after engaging in a pursuit through Lyons and Phillip.
About 4.20pm police were on mobile patrol in Weston when they saw a Holden Commodore travelling at speed along Hilder Street. Police observed the vehicle do a burnout at which stage they activated their [...]

Early breakfast goes wrong in Lyons

By 9 July 2011

The ACT Fire Brigade was called to the Endeavour Gardens complex in Deloraine Street Lyons at 3:25am.
Crews arrived to find a fire burning in the kitchen of the unit and a man stranded on a first floor balcony.
He was rescued by firefighters and the fire quickly extinguished.
He was assessed on scene by [...]

So what does a klepto pack rat steal? Buddhist lit of course.


When I popped into Smiths Alternative Bookshop this afternoon to take a snap of Prue and her latest review subject they were very excited by their visit from Police yesterday.
Having got part way through the hoard of the Lyons pack rat the constabulary returned $5,000 worth of books to Smiths which now occupies a great [...]

Lyons pack rat charged

By 5 July 2011

ACT Policing has charged a 49-year-old Lyons woman with theft after a search warrant was executed on her residence yesterday.
After Criminal Investigations detectives executed the warrant on her home, they found an estimated $800,000 worth of suspected stolen property stacked throughout the house. Amongst the property located were numerous DVDs and books which have [...]

Robbery with a pole in Lyons

By 3 June 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery at the IGA supermarket in Lyons last night (Thursday, June 2).
Around 7.30pm, two men entered the supermarket on Davenport Street in Lyons. One of the men armed with a pole, approached the front counter and threatened a female staff member before demanding cash.
Another staff member [...]

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