ACT Policing will focus on 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 Controls among those concerns.
Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson said ACT Policing’s [...]
In a month where ACT Policing focussed its attention on the issue of driver distraction, 140 motorists were issued with Traffic Infringement Notices and another 49 were cautioned for these and related traffic offences.
Of the 140 drivers issued with TINs, 130 were fined for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving and nine others were [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a stabbing at a Belconnen take away which occurred this morning (Wednesday, September 4).
At 7.07am, police were contacted by ACT Ambulance Service in relation to a report that there was a male at the premises who was bleeding from the abdomen.
Upon arrival police located a man inside who had sustained [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an altercation involving three males at the corner of Alinga Street and Northbourne Avenue, Civic, on Saturday (August, 31).
About 11.00pm, three males were involved in a physical altercation during which one of the males was repeatedly stomped on and rendered unconscious for about 20 minutes.
ACT Policing’s City Beats and [...]
ACT Policing is responding to a report that a suspected pipe bomb discharged on a nature-strip between Lanyon High School and St Clare of Assisi Primary School on Heidelberg Street, Condor, around 2pm today (August, 30).
The incident is currently being investigated by ACT Policing Tuggeranong Patrol officers and the AFP Bomb Response team.
AFP Forensics members [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives are investigating an alleged assault that occurred at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) this morning.
Around 11.40am this morning (August 30), ACT Policing received a report from ACT Corrective Services about an alleged assault within the AMC.
The alleged incident involved two detainee’s assaulting another detainee. Police have been advised that [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Hawker last night (Thursday, August 29).
About 10.30pm a man entered the Liquor Legends store on Belconnen Way, Hawker armed with a knife.
He threatened staff, demanding cash. The staff member complied, giving the offender a sum of cash. The offender then fled on foot.
A 37-year-old Braddon man has been arrested following a short pursuit yesterday (Thursday, August 29) with police.
Around 1pm members from City Police Station were patrolling on Hayley Street in Ainslie when they observed a blue coloured Ford Festiva travelling above the sign posted speed limit.
Police pulled the driver over however the man has suddenly accelerated [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several motor vehicle fires that happened in the Tuggeranong area overnight (Thursday, August 29).
Between the hours of 11pm and 1:30am this morning (Friday, August 30) police responded to five incidents within the suburbs of Kambah, Gilmore and Chisholm.
Police are treating the fires as suspicious and the cause of each [...]
Police are again reminding the Canberra community about conmen using scams to gain entry to homes after receiving a number of recent reports.
ACT Policing has received several reports of suspicious behaviour of late, throughout Canberra, of men of different descriptions offering a range of services to gain entry to their homes and obtain money. [...]
ACT Policing has extradited a 31-year-old man from Cooma in relation to the aggravated robbery of the IGA Supermarket at Chapman last week.
About 6.20am last Monday (August, 19), a man entered the store on Perry Drive armed with a firearm, demanding cash.
Staff complied with the demand. The offender fled the premises with a sum of [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the burglary of a Braddon restaurant on Lonsdale Street between 12.00am and 4.00am on Monday (August, 26).
About 4.30am a staff member arrived at The Elk and Pea and noticed that the front door was ajar and a number of items and a sum of cash were missing from the [...]
A 55-year-old Chifley man, who is alleged to have stolen a mobile phone last weekend (Saturday, August 24), was identified with the assistance of a mobile phone application.
About 7pm on Saturday, the owner parked his car in the car park located off London Circuit near the Magistrates Court. When he returned a short time [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Melba overnight (Tuesday, August 27) where the driver has died at the scene.
Around 11:30pm police attended Grainger Street, Melba where a white Mazda 323 has veered off the road and collided with a parked car at low level speed.
Police and Emergency Services responded to the incident [...]
A 23-year-old Conder man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning after an alleged burglary yesterday afternoon (Monday, 26 August).
About 2.30pm, police were called to an Ebenezer Street, Bonython residence after receiving a report that a man had smashed a window and entered the premises.
Police attended, and located the man inside. He was arrested, and [...]
An 18-year-old Palmerston man will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday, August 27) in relation to the alleged sexual assault of two children under the age of 16.
Police will allege the offences occurred in April and August this year.
About 4.30pm yesterday the man was arrested by detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Sexual Assault [...]
ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 12-year-old autistic boy who went missing from Deakin today (Monday, August 26).
Kasun Napagoda is described as Indian in appearance, with short dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark blue fleecy school uniform top with the school emblem located on left hand side (as pictured). [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of bullet holes in a window of a house in Ngnunnawal yesterday (August 23).
Around 11.30pm last night a witness contacted police and said they had heard what sounded like gun shots at about 1.10am Friday morning.
The witness said they had also seen a vehicle drive away from the area [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old man after executing a search warrant at a Kambah residence yesterday (Thursday, August 22).
Criminal Investigations detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Team executed the warrant after receiving information that the resident was cultivating cannabis.
During the search police located two rooms on the ground floor being utilised for the [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue have attended multiple car fires this morning in Civic, Turner, Reid and Braddon.
70 people were evacuated when at least 14 cars and a boat were found alight in the car park underneath Condamine Court, Turner.
In another incident, fire fighters responded to an apartment block in Allambee Street, Reid, where [...]
ACT Policing is seeking information from the public after multiple incidents of gas bottles being stolen for ‘Swap’N’Go’ outlets.
Most recently, seven 8.5 kilogram gas bottles were stolen from IGA Palmerston last night (Wednesday 21 August).
About 9.45pm, two men used bolt cutters to access the gas bottle storage cage. CCTV footage of the theft will be [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a single bicycle collision that occurred on Gowrie Drive, Red Hill on (Wednesday, August 21).
Around 6.10pm a 41-year-old man was located lying approximately 200 metres from the front entrance of the Federal Golf Club in an unconscious state by a passing motorist.
The man had suffered head injuries and was [...]
ACT Policing has charged two teenagers with theft and attempted aggravated robbery after executing two simultaneous search warrants in Kambah last night (Wednesday, August 21).
Around 7.30pm, Criminal Investigations officers executed the warrants after investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at the Tuggeranong Skate Park in which it is believed the two teenagers were involved.
During the [...]
ACT Policing is reminding construction businesses to secure their work sites after building materials were stolen from an ANU site.
A large quantity of aluminium window frame material, measuring 7.8 metres long, was stolen from the ‘China in the World’ building construction site on Fellows Road, Acton. The aluminium box section framework was coated in a [...]
More than 2,000 people were caught on their mobile phones while driving during the past financial year, despite ACT police warnings.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations, Sergeant Mark Steel said that drivers more than double the risk of being involved in a road collision while using a mobile phone.
“The use of mobile phones while [...]
A 36-year-old Harrison man has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court in relation to a hit and run incident in Braddon earlier this year.
Around 5.30am on February 10, two men were struck by a white Mitsubishi Triton utility while walking on Henty Street. One of the victims suffered critical head injuries.
The man [...]
A 34-year-old Florey man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20) after being caught drink driving for the second time this year.
Around 9.50pm last night (Sunday, August 18), members of Belconnen Patrol were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on William Slim Drive, Giralang.
The 34-year-old man driving a Holden Commodore was stopped for [...]
ACT Policing is requesting the public’s assistance in relation to an incident involving a taxi in the early hours of Thursday (August 15) morning.
Around 12.30am, whilst driving on Ashley Drive, Wanniassa, the taxi was involved in an incident with three other vehicles, one described as being a yellow utility.
An occupant of the yellow utility is [...]
An 18-year-old Holt man was arrested this morning after a disturbance at a Civic nightclub.
About 3.15am, police were called to Shooters nightclub on East Row after receiving reports of a fight inside the club.
Police attended and were speaking to one of the parties involved outside the club, when the Holt man approached them in an [...]
A 25-year-old Kambah man will face ACT Magistrates Court after being arrested for a vehicle fire in Kambah earlier today (Saturday, August 17).
A white Nissan Pulsar had been parked on the side of Drakeford Drive after being involved in a collision.
About 9.50am this morning, witnesses observed a male pacing around the vehicle, and throwing bottles [...]
ACT Policing is investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred in Spence this morning (Saturday, August 17).
About 4.30am a man entered the 7-11 store on Clarey Crescent Spence armed with a large kitchen knife.
He threatened staff, demanding cash and cigarettes. The staff member complied, giving the offender a sum of cash and a quantity of [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a collision between a car and a pedestrian this afternoon in Mawson (Friday, August 16).
About 4.55pm police were called to Mawson Drive where an elderly woman had been struck by a car.
The woman died at the scene.
ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of the collision and [...]