Tag Archives: police wrap

Thief in the night strikes Downer

By 6 October, 2013

ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans to stay security conscious following two aggravated burglaries in Downer last Friday (October 4).
The incidents occurred between 1.30am and 2.30am and in both instances the offender gained entry to the premises through an unlocked back door while residents were sleeping. While no one was harmed during either incident, a few [...]

Police move in on Spence house fire

By 5 October, 2013

ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Healy Street, Spence was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning (Friday, October 4).
Around 2.30am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were at home at the time of the fire.
The house was destroyed as a result of the fire [...]

Kambah firebug

By 5 October, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to fires in grassland off Kambah Pool Road, Kambah yesterday (Friday, October 4).
About 2.30pm, ACT Policing attended the scene where ACT Fire and Rescue had distinguished several small grass fires that appeared deliberately lit.
Anyone who may have witnessed the fires or any suspicious activity in the area at that time [...]

And in October we’re back to speeding!

By 4 October, 2013

ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with speeding among those concerns.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Mark Steel said [...]

192 crap drivers chastised in September

By 4 October, 2013

ACT Policing issued a total of 97 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 95 cautions for Traffic Control offences during the month of September as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with Traffic [...]

139 drivers nabbed in long weekend take 1

By 2 October, 2013

ACT Policing issued 97 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 42 cautions over the ACT Family and Community day long weekend (28 to 30 September) despite drivers being put on notice about increased highway patrols.
Traffic Operations identified 75 speeding offences during this period; including one driver caught driving 60km/h over the speed limit.
On Saturday, a 19-year-old [...]

Charnwood losers head to Dickson Maccas for phones and watches

By 30 September, 2013

ACT Policing has charged one man and a second man will be summonsed in relation to an aggravated robbery at the McDonalds restaurant in Dickson on Saturday 21 September 2013.
About 10.30pm, two males were seated in the outdoor area of the McDonalds restaurant in Dickson. They observed a 20-year-old male from Charnwood proceed through the [...]

Wils on Belconnen graff spree

By 27 September, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a spate of graffiti incidents in Belconnen overnight (Friday, September 27).
Numerous local businesses and government departments’ contacted police to report walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Businesses on the following streets in the Belconnen Town Centre were targeted; Cohen Street, Chan Street, Rae Street, Bayles Street, Josephson Street, Weedon [...]

Police out for the long weekends

By 27 September, 2013

ACT Policing in co-operation with NSW Police will conduct high-visibility patrols on major arterial roads in and out of Canberra over the Labour Day and ACT Family and Community Day long weekend holiday periods.
Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said with large numbers of motorists travelling in and out of Canberra over the holiday periods, drivers are [...]

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 [...]

Recognise the shorts of the Spence bandit?

By 23 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the offender involved in an attempted aggravated robbery early yesterday morning (Sunday, September 22).
About 1.30am a man entered the Spence 7-Eleven armed with knife and threatened the staff member.
The staff member retreated to a storage room while the man reached through the security wiring attempting to [...]

In praise of the Regional Targeting Team

By 23 September, 2013

ACT Policing has charged a 24-year-old Chisholm man after the assault of a man on Bunda Street in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 21).
The assault of the man was captured on the ACT Government CCTV network which assisted police apprehending three men at a nearby nightclub.
The three men were conveyed to the ACT [...]

Belco crime spree

By 23 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two aggravated robberies that occurred last night (Sunday, 23 September).
Around 7pm, a man entered the 5 Star Handymart in Scullin carrying a blade and threatened staff to hand over money from the till. The staff member complied with the demand and handed over a sum of cash.
The offender [...]

Big Brother collars suspected late night sluggers

By 21 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault occurred along Bunda Street early this morning (Saturday, September 21)
Around 1.30am, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team responded to a report that a man had collapsed along Bunda Street.
A review of the ACT Government CCTV network recording indicated that the man was assaulted and knocked [...]

Four phones, 12 sim cards, white powder, scales and a stolen blue Ford Fiesta

By 21 September, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested two men after conducting a traffic stop on a stolen motor vehicle in Kaleen last night (Friday, September 20).
Around 10.40pm, Belconnen General Duties members conducted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Fiesta along Ginninderra Drive, Kaleen.
The traffic stop was conducted after enquiries revealed that the car had been stolen [...]

Northbourne mugging facefit

By 20 September, 2013

ACT Policing have released a facefit of a man believed to be involved in an aggravated robbery in Braddon on Tuesday (September 17).
Around 5.30pm, a 25-year-old female was walking along Northbourne Avenue in Braddon when she was approached by a male, demanding cash.
The victim did not comply with the demand and continued on walking. [...]

A gong for Sergeant Daryl Neit

By 19 September, 2013

One of ACT Policing’s important community partners recognised Tuggeranong Station’s Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Daryl Neit at its annual awards function last night.
Sergeant Neit was presented with the ACT Neighbourhood Watch Chief Police Officer’s Award, recognising his outstanding service to this community group.
NHW ACT described Sergeant Neit as “a consistent supporter . . . [of the group] [...]

Blotto Yass P-Plater

By 18 September, 2013

A 29-year-old provisional driver from Yass was arrested last night (Tuesday, September 17) for high range drink driving.
Around 10.50pm, a white Toyota Hilux was stopped by police driving in the vicinity of the Burns Club in Kambah, after police were called there in response to a suspicious vehicle.
Police conducted a breath test on the driver [...]

The Regional Targeting Team explained

By 18 September, 2013

The Australian Federal Police (rather than ACT Policing) has pushed a media release online explaining what they’re doing with the City Beats Team, the Alcohol Crime Targeting Team, and the new Regional Targeting Team:
ACT Policing’s new Regional Targeting Team (RTT) will maintain the high levels of service in and around Canberra’s entertainment districts over [...]

Scullin crim gets lucky

By 18 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the 5 Star Supermarket in Scullin last night (Tuesday, 17 September).
Around 8.30pm, officers from Belconnen General Duties were conducting a patrol of the Scullin Shops when staff of the 5 Star Supermarket approached and informed the officers of the robbery.
Just prior to the [...]

Weston fatal

By 17 September, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Weston this afternoon (Tuesday, September 17).
Around 1.45pm police were called to the intersection of Streeton Drive and Namatjira Drive in relation to a collision.
A man driving a black Subaru Impreza was travelling in a southerly direction along Streeton Drive and an elderly woman driving a [...]

Rolling the asian supermarket in Phillip with a screwdriver

By 15 September, 2013

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Phillip last night (Saturday, September 14).
About 6.55pm, a man entered the Ah Chu Asian Provisions supermarket in Colbee Court, Phillip, wielding a screwdriver and demanding cash from the two staff members. The store had closed for the day when the man entered [...]

Melba bandits

By 14 September, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Melba in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, September 14).
About 1.30am, a white Hyundai Excel approached the front of the 7/11 store and a man exited the vehicle. He then kicked and forced his way into the store.
Upon seeing this, a staff member sought [...]

Beware the thieves of Floriade

By 13 September, 2013

ACT Policing has issued a reminder to those attending Floriade to properly secure unattended cars and hide valuables.
The advice was issued as the city gears up for an influx of thousands of interstate visitors over the next four weeks, with the ACT’s now-famous spring flower festival as one of the key attractions.
As many of the [...]

Home made shotty on Clift Crescent

By 13 September, 2013

A 23-year-old man from Eden, New South Wales will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being found in possession of a home-made shotgun.
About 8.15pm last night (Thursday, 12 September), Criminal Investigations detectives were conducting a mobile patrol of Clift Crescent, Richardson when they observed a yellow Toyota Hi-Ace van parked off the road.
During conversations [...]

Pssss, wanna buy an Olympic Torch? Fresh off the back of the truck! – FOUND

By 12 September, 2013

Olympic-athlete Robyn Lorraway is appealing to the public in the search for her 2000 Sydney Olympic Torch, missing from Bonner since Monday (September 10).
Robyn Lorraway competed in the Track and Field long jump event at in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and carried the torch during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Relay.
Robyn lent the torch to [...]

Fyshwick 7 Eleven gets rolled

By 12 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Fyshwick early this morning (Thursday, September 12).
Around 1.24am a man entered the 7 eleven service station on Canberra Avenue Fyshwick. At the time the staff member was outside the service station, checking fuel levels.
The man was carrying a kitchen knife and walked to [...]

Have you seen Janaya? FOUND

By 12 September, 2013

ACT Policing is seeking assistance in locating a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday, September 9.
Janaya left home at 8.40am on Monday morning and although she has been in contact with her mother has not returned since.
Police have been searching for Janaya and have concerns for her welfare.
Janaya is described as being Caucasian [...]

Gordon losers piling up the offences

By 11 September, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Gordon man following several driving offences Sunday night (September 8).
About 9.30pm, police received a report of a disturbance and a vehicle performing burnouts in Derrington Crescent, Bonython.
Around 10.15pm Tuggeranong Patrol saw a car matching the vehicle’s description and attempted to perform a traffic stop; however the vehicle failed to [...]

Shooting dogs in Dunlop

By 10 September, 2013

A dog has been injured after being shot by ACT Policing following an attack of up to three people earlier this evening (Tuesday, September 10).
Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people in the area between Fassifern Pond and Jarramlee Pond in Dunlop.
A [...]

Garran Primary fire lighter

By 9 September, 2013

ACT Policing is investigating two small fires which occurred at Garran Primary School earlier today (Monday, September 9).
Around 2.30pm police were called to two small fires at the school, one inside a toilet block and the other within the main building.
ACT Fire and Rescue were already on the scene and quickly contained the fires. [...]

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 [...]

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