ACT Policing will again conduct Project School Safe, in which ACT schools and colleges will be the subject of greater police patrols to protect these properties from vandals and thieves during the Christmas holidays.
The number of property damage offences increased from 12 in the 2011-12 summer holiday period to 29 in the same period for [...]
ACT Policing has arrested four juveniles in relation to a burglary that occurred at a Café in Forde yesterday evening (Wednesday, December 18).
Around 11.10pm four young males entered the rear of the café and located the cash float.
The youths proceeded to steal the takings and fled the cafe. Upon fleeing the youths dropped the tin [...]
ACT Policing arrested a 24-year-old Franklin man on Tuesday morning, (December 17) for the importation of drugs into Australia, destined for the ACT.
On Wednesday November 27, a package arrived in Sydney that was intercepted by Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and addressed to a P.O Box in Canberra.
Examination of the package revealed it contained [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man following a burglary in Griffith on Monday (December 9).
Around 3.15pm a man returned to his home to find that his residence had been burgled. A number of items were identified as missing including electronic goods and pieces of jewellery. The items were valued at approximately $10 000.
ACT Policing executed a warrant in Macgregor on Sunday (December 15) seizing approximately $230 000 in cash and more than 80 Cannabis plants.
These arrests are part of an eight month investigation in which detectives from Criminal Investigation’s Drug and Organised Crime Team had been observing illicit drug dealing activities of a known drug person of [...]
An 18-year-old Chisholm man was caught doing nearly double the speed limit during Operation Unite, a blitz by police, on the weekend.
About 11.45pm on Friday (December 13) police were conducting laser speed checks on Adelaide Avenue, near Curtin, when they recorded a car going 158km/h within the posted 80km/h speed limit. The 18-year-old male driver, [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious carport fire that occurred early this morning (Monday, 16 December).
ACT Fire Brigade attended the scene around 3.30am after reports that two carports were on fire in Discovery Street, Red Hill.
Two carports and one car suffered significant damage as a result of the fire. A rear fence and furniture being [...]
A 20-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning charged with two robberies and an attempt robbery from yesterday (Friday, 13 December).
Police will allege that a man entered the Pearce FoodWorks supermarket about midday, demanded cash while threatening staff by telling them he had a firearm. The staff member complied, handing over a [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Foodworks Supermarket in Pearce today (Friday, 13 December).
Around 12pm, a man entered the Foodworks Supermarket and threatened a staff member with what’s believed to be a firearm.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash before the man fled the [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old Narrabundah woman and 41-year-old Narrabundah man following an alleged assault and disturbance in Manuka last night (Thursday, 12 December).
Around 7.45pm, three people entered the Subway store where they ordered food. The debit card used to pay for the food was declined and the trio then left the store without [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 29-year-old man with no fixed abode after he seriously assaulted two people yesterday (Thursday, December 12).
Around 9am yesterday, police attend a house in Bonython after the occupants reported that they had been assaulted earlier in the morning by two men armed with baseball bats.
The two victims, a 42-year-old woman and [...]
A 45-year-old Red Hill man, holding a disqualified licence, has been caught drink-driving for the sixth time.
Around 11.30am yesterday (Thursday, 12 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Red Hill when they were flagged down by a motorist who notified them of a white utility swerving and driving recklessly near the Red Hill shops.
Police located [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old man following an aggravated robbery in Mawson early this morning (Wednesday 11 December).
About 6.30am, the man entered the Woolworths Caltex in Mawson and threatened a staff member with a firearm.
The man took cigarettes and a small sum of cash before fleeing in a silver Ford 4WD that was previously [...]
Members of the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership are urging motorists not to rush these holidays when travelling on the Kings Highway. Eurobodalla Shire Council, a member of the partnership formed six years ago, fully supports the need for motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions.
“For the past three summers, drivers are [...]
ACT Policing, along with officers from across Australia and New Zealand, will be out in force this weekend (13-15 December) for Operation Unite – a Blitz on Drunken Violence.
Operation Unite is a joint initiative of Police Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand, united in their determination to stamp out alcohol-related violence.
Chief Police Officer for the [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 27-year-old Canadian man after he indecently filmed another man showering yesterday (December 9) morning.
Around 8am yesterday, police attended a Civic hostel after receiving a report that a man had been seen filming another man while he was showering.
Police attended the hostel and spoke to the victim. As a result, [...]
ACT Policing is seeking to identify two women who were involved in the theft of a piece of a statue in Petri Plaza on Sunday (December 8) morning.
Around 12.30am the Three Fat Men statue in Petri Plaza, Civic was vandalised and the smallest ‘fat man’ taken.
Police would like to speak to the women pictured in [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Melba last night (Sunday, December 8).
Around 10pm, a man entered the service station on Chinner Street, armed with a large kitchen knife and threatened an employee making demands for cash and cigarettes.
The employee handing over a sum of cash and [...]
ACT Policing has arrested 23 people following a blitz on shoplifting in the Canberra’s south in the past few weeks.
Officers from ACT Policing’s Crime Reduction Team worked with loss prevention officers from various stores to identify and apprehend shoplifters.
During the operation so far 23 people have been arrested for minor theft and one person was [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted a police officer early this morning (Saturday, December 7).
Around 1.30am officers attended a disturbance at Verity Lane in the city and saw a large group of men behaving aggressively.
The officers identified themselves and instructed the men to move back.
At this point a man quickly advanced [...]
A 22-year-old Belconnen man was arrested yesterday (Friday, 6 December) in relation to a spate of graffiti incidents that occurred in Belconnen in September.
On the 27 September, police received several reports from local Belconnen businesses and government departments’ of walls and windows sprayed with graffiti ‘tags’.
Police executed a warrant yesterday on a Belconnen residence where [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Belconnen last night (Thursday, 5 December).
Around 8.15pm a 62-year-old woman was walking along Totterdell Street when approached by a man.
As the man walked past, he grabbed the woman’s handbag and a brief struggle took place before the man pushed her to the ground and [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 42-year-old Ainslie man after a burglary occurred at a jewellery store in Civic last Saturday night (November 30).
The burglary occurred around 10pm at a jewellery store on Mort Street, Civic where a substantial amount of jewellery was stolen. During the burglary a man wearing distinctive clothing was captured on [...]
After a lengthy and detailed investigation by ACT Policing, five people will face court over multiple incidents of property damage which occurred in north Canberra earlier this year.
Between February and April (2013), police received more than 30 reports of property damage to cars in the Belconnen and Gungahlin area.
Police will allege that four men, aged [...]
ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Isabella Plains man to face court after police located cannabis plants while executing a search warrant yesterday (December 4) afternoon.
Around 4.30pm, detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant at the Isabella Plains house.
During the search of a shed in the rear yard, [...]
ACT Policing has released CCTV imagery and fresh details renewing its call for witnesses to multiple incidents of property damage in Ashkanasy Crescent, Evatt on Saturday morning (November, 30).
Police attended Ashkanasy Crescent following several reports of property damage to residences and vehicles that occurred between about 4am and 5am on Saturday (November 30).
Damage included two [...]
A 38-year-old Gordon woman has attempted to drive home from a Christmas party more than four times over the legal limit.
Around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday, 3 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Phillip when they observed a vehicle stopped in the bus stop and obstructing a lane on Melrose Drive Phillip between Theodore and [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an ACTION bus driver was assaulted last month (November) in Griffith.
Around 10pm on Wednesday, 13 November an ACTION bus driver was assaulted by a man as he boarded the bus on Captain Cook Crescent.
As a result of the assault, the bus driver sustained a broken nose.
The man can be [...]
A 19-year-old Queanbeyan man is today facing drug charges after he was arrested after an incident in a Canberra night club yesterday morning (December 1).
Around 3.30am yesterday police attended a City night club in response to a call from security.
The man allegedly had been speaking to a woman he knew and forced a capsule believed [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Melba last night (Sunday, December 1).
Around 9.30pm, a man entered the service station on Chinner Street, armed with a knife and threatened an employee making demands for cash and cigarettes.
The employee complied with the demands, handing over a sum of [...]
ACT Policing were required to respond to numerous incidents of disorderly behaviour and traffic hazards by graduating students from Marist College in Civic early this morning (Sunday, 1 December).
Around 2am police received reports of over 120 students congregated in the Pitts car park, Civic prior to commencing a walk southbound along the Commonwealth Avenue finishing [...]
From ACT Polciing:
ACT Policing is partnering with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) to remind business owners that it is an offence to sell or import synthetic drugs, despite myths that they are a legal way to get high.
ACT Policing works with ACBPS and other Australian law enforcement agencies to combat the importation [...]