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Witnesses sought; Rivett aggravated robbery

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Rivett this morning (Wednesday July 30).
About 7.45am, a man entered the Rivett Newsagency holding a large kitchen knife and demanded cash from the shop attendant. The staff member complied and handed the offender a sum of cash.
The offender is described as being a male, 5’11” [...]

Non suspicious house fire reveals cannabis cultivation

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing seized 32 cannabis plants yesterday (Tuesday, July 29) from a house in Ainslie after emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the location.
About 7am yesterday, police attended and entered the unoccupied house. Officers located a room within the house which contained 32 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment.
The plants were seized [...]

Witnesses sought to assault in Civic

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred in Civic on Saturday morning (July 26).
About 6am police were called to East Row after receiving a report of an assault. A person of interest has been identified in relation to this matter.
A number of witnesses were in the vicinity and may be able to [...]

Operation Azine leads to arrests and cleared warrants

By 30 July 2014

ACT Policing and the New South Wales Police Force are currently executing Operation Azine, aimed at reducing the number of outstanding arrest warrants across the ACT and surrounding New South Wales region.
Operation Azine began on 19 May 2014, targeting those people with outstanding arrests warrants for a range of offences including theft, driving while disqualified, [...]

Police seek witnesses to collision in Griffith

By 27 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred yesterday (Saturday, July 26) on Flinders Way, Griffith.
About 1.15pm, a motorcyclist was travelling southbound along Flinders Way, towards Mugga Way, when it was struck by a car exiting the soccer field car park at Canberra Boys Grammar School. The car did not stop and was [...]

Police seize 23 cannabis plants in Ainslie

By 26 July 2014

ACT Policing has seized 23 cannabis plants following the execution of a warrant on a home in Ainslie yesterday (Friday July 25).
About 5.10pm yesterday, police attended the location after receiving a report of a possible grow house inside the home.
The owner of the home had gone to inspect his rental property when he observed a [...]

Man arrested following car hijacking

By 24 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged a man following an instance of assault and motor vehicle theft in Watson yesterday evening (Wednesday July 23).
About 6.10pm, a blue Kia Rio was stopped at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, behind a silver Toyota RAV4. A male exited the Toyota, approached the Kia and opened the [...]

Man charged; aggravated robbery on bus

By 24 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged an 18-year-old Curtin man following the aggravated robbery of a bus driver in Civic last night (Wednesday, July 23).
About 11.35pm, a male caught an ACTION bus from Watson to the City Bus Interchange. He was the sole passenger on the bus. Once the bus arrived at the City Bus Interchange the [...]

Police investigating real estate fraud

By 23 July 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a real estate fraud in which a Canberra property has been sold without the consent of the home owner, who resides overseas.
After consultation with the Royal South African Police (RSA), ACT Policing has taken carriage of the investigation which will determine how the home owner, who resides in South Africa, was [...]

Disqualified driver caught drink driving

By 23 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 41-year-old Giralang woman with driving offences following a minor collision in Kambah yesterday (July 22).
About 6.10pm, a black BMW 318i sedan collided with a white Hyundai i40 station wagon, which had been stationary at a red light at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Summerland, Kambah. No persons involved in [...]

Stolen items recovered in Gowrie warrant

By 17 July 2014

ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a house in Gowrie on Wednesday morning (16 July) recovering items stolen in multiple burglaries.
About 9.45am members from Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed a Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 search warrant at a residence on Dalziel Street.
Items recovered included a firearm, two replica firearms, ammunition, substances believed [...]

Teenager held at knifepoint

By 14 July 2014

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery at a Griffith Newsagency on Sunday morning (13 July).
The store was being staffed by the owner and a teenage girl when a man entered about 11.45am. The man grabbed the young staff member, threatening her with a knife while demanding the owner empty the till; to which the [...]

Shotgun seized from stolen van

By 12 July 2014

ACT Policing seized a shotgun, ammunition and other items from a van parked in Gowrie late on Thursday night (July 10).
Around 11.20pm, suspicions were aroused when Tuggeranong Patrol officers ran routine checks on a white Mitsubishi Express van parked in Dalziel St, Gowrie. The van had no front registration plate and the rear plate was [...]

Three attempted robberies overnight; police seeking witnesses

By 11 July 2014

ACT Policing believes the same offender was responsible for three separate attempted aggravated robberies on Canberra’s northside last night (Thursday, July 10).
Witnesses are being sought to all three incidents and police enquiries are ongoing.
Around 6.40pm, an offender entered a supermarket at Cook and threatened staff with a bladed weapon. As he made the demands, a [...]

Canberra crime reports continue to fall

By 8 July 2014

ACT Policing has continued to experience a decline in reported offences according to the April to June quarterly crime statistics for 2014, which show a 15.9 per cent decrease across the ACT when compared with April to June 2013.
All of the eight patrol regions, as defined by the ACT Policing Crime Statistics website, experienced a [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated robbery in Fyshwick

By 8 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick last night (Monday, July 7).
About 8.25pm a man has entered the Hello Sexy Adult store on Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, carrying a machete. The man threatened the employee with the machete and demanded cash, to which the employee complied.
No other persons were present [...]

Bonner man arrested for dog baiting

By 7 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking further witnesses or information relating to incidents of dog baiting after a 42 year-old Bonner man was arrested for animal baiting/poisoning on Friday (July 4).
Around 6pm the male offender was seen walking past the rear entrance of a Bonner residence and removing a number of meat balls, believed to contain Ratsak, [...]

Firearms and explosive device seized in Conder

By 7 July 2014

ACT Policing has seized two illicit firearms and an improvised explosive device following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Conder on Saturday (July 5).
Members from Tuggeranong and Woden Criminal Investigations executed the search warrant seizing a sawn off double barrel shotgun, a sawn off .22 rifle along with ammunition, a crossbow [...]

Police investigate house fire in Chisholm

By 6 July 2014

ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Gibbons Street, Chisholm was extensively damaged by fire this morning (Sunday, July 6).
Around 6.00am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were inside the home at the time of the fire.
The crime scene has been handed over to ACT [...]

Man to face court for dangerous driving

By 2 July 2014

A 51-year-old Ainslie man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, July 2) following his arrest yesterday afternoon.
About 1.45pm yesterday, police were on patrol in Narrabundah when they conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a burgundy Hyundai Coupe. Police were speaking with the driver when he accelerated away.
A short pursuit ensued with [...]

Witnesses sought to armed robbery in Lyons

By 2 July 2014

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 [...]

Witnesses sought to aggravated burglary in Calwell

By 1 July 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated burglary at a residence in Calwell on Friday, June 27.
Around 11am, two male youths forced their way into a residence in Costello Circuit. Once inside the offenders searched the premises and a number of items were taken, however, the owner of the residence arrived home and the [...]

Police investigate fatal collision on Majura Road

By 30 June 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred on Majura Road this afternoon (Monday, June 30).
Around 1.25pm police were called to Majura Road, Majura, following reports that a yellow Subaru had collided with a semi-trailer.
ACT Ambulance Service attended the collision but the driver of the vehicle had died at the scene.
Majura Road is closed [...]

Child exploitation images found on tablet; man arrested

By 29 June 2014

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Torrens man after a computer tablet was found to contain child exploitation images.
The tablet had been found in a Canberra pet store on Friday, June 27, as misplaced property and when a staff member attempted to identify the tablet’s owner, it was found to contain the exploitation [...]

Woman arrested after service station robbery

By 28 June 2014

A 37-year-old Reid woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, June 28) charged with armed robbery and possession of a knife after she was apprehended following a robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Mort St, Braddon yesterday afternoon.
Police will allege the woman entered the store just before 5pm. She produced a [...]

Man assaulted by three teens in Weston

By 27 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]

Young drivers lose control

By 22 June 2014

Two P-plate drivers have been issued Immediate Suspension Notices after losing control of their vehicles while driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday (21 June).
About 10.30pm, police attended Charterisville Avenue in Conder after an 18-year-old driver doing burnouts and drag racing; lost control of his white Holden Ute on a bend, mounted the gutter, [...]

Police arrest woman at football game

By 22 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old woman after she assaulted two police officers at GIO Stadium during a football game on Friday night (20 June).
During the second half of the game, a fight broke out in the crowd when an off-duty police officer intervened to de-escalate the situation. Uniformed police officers then attended the fight when [...]

Two in custody after home invasion

By 21 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man after a home invasion at Port Jackson Circuit, Phillip on Friday morning, (20 June).
About 11.20am the residents of the house were at home when they heard a loud knock on the front door and someone demanding money. After refusing them entry, the alleged offenders have [...]

Man arrested after crime spree

By 21 June 2014

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Torrens man for an attempted burglary at Kaleen on 18 June and theft at Phillip on 19 June.
Around 1.30am, Wednesday, 18 June, a white van entered the car park of the Kaleen Club, Georgina Crescent, Kaleen and reversed into a fenced off outdoor smoking area. The driver and passenger [...]

Man arrested after failing to stop vehicle

By 20 June 2014

A 20-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by police last night (Thursday June 19).
About 10.50pm, police signalled to the driver of a white Holden Commodore to stop in the Cotter region. The vehicle failed to stop and police followed the vehicle briefly [...]

Witnesses sought; Hawker aggravated robbery

By 19 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Liquor Legends bottle shop on Belconnen Way, Hawker.
On Tuesday (17 June) evening around 8.40pm a male offender armed with a hammer entered the bottle shop and used the tool to smash two holes in the front glass panel of the premises. He then demanded [...]

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