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Lyneham death now a homicide investigation

By 1 January 2014

ACT Policing has released an image of homicide victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.
About 3.30pm on Saturday (December 28), police were called to a check-welfare at Mr Sofer-Schreiber’s residence in Hall Street, Lyneham.
Friends of Mr Sofer-Schreiber gained entry after seeing him on the floor, ACT Ambulance Service attended and police arrived a short time later.
The 27-year-old was found [...]

Double the number of young drunks this new year’s

By 1 January 2014

As revellers welcomed in the New Year ACT Policing was highly visible in Canberra with a strong focus on road safety and anti-social behaviour.
New Year’s Eve Operation Commander Superintendent Brett Kidner said it was a challenging night but that police were generally pleased with the behaviour of the crowds.
“Overall people were well-behaved with no major [...]

Oxley fire

By 31 December 2013

The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service is currently responding to a grass fire burning at Oxley Hill.
The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.
The ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service has multiple units responding to the scene.
Update to follow.
9:28 PM

ACT Fire & [...]

Braddon bandit

By 29 December 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after the Braddon Supermarket was robbed by a man armed with a knife last night (Saturday, 28 December).
Around 8.15pm, a man entered the supermarket on Lowanna Street, Braddon and approached the employees making demands for cash. While making the demands the man was brandishing a large kitchen knife.
An employee [...]

Death in Lyneham

By 29 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the death of a man in Lyneham.
Around 3.30pm yesterday (December 28), police attended a Lyneham apartment and located a deceased man.
Police are treating the death as suspicious.
7:02 AM

About 3.30pm yesterday (Saturday, 28 December) police were called to a check welfare at a unit in Hall Street Lyneham where a deceased man [...]

Greenway man eighth time unlucky for DUI

By 28 December 2013

A 59-year-old Greenway man has been caught drink-driving for the eighth time.
Around 9.30pm yesterday (Friday, 27 December), police were conducting random breath testing in Kambah. Police conducted 404 tests in total with one positive result.
The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where he undertook a breath [...]

Gordon woman allegedly punches the cops outside The Moose

By 28 December 2013

A 30-year-old Gordon woman was arrested this morning after she allegedly assaulted a police officer in Civic.
The officer sustained minor facial injuries as a result of the assault.
Around 3.50am this morning, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team intervened in a verbal argument outside Mooseheads in Civic, between the woman and security from the licenced [...]

Chalk another one up to CCTV

By 27 December 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 26-year-old Weetangera man following an aggravated robbery in Pearce yesterday (Thursday, 26 December).
Around 1.40pm the man entered the Pearce Foodworks supermarket and threatened a staff member with an object claimed to be handgun, demanding cash and cigarettes.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash and cigarettes.
Police attended shortly after [...]

Lyneham Chrimbo Fatal. Rider Down.

By 26 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Lyneham last night (Wednesday, 25 December).
Around 11pm police were called to the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and Mouat Street in relation to a single motorcycle collision.
A 22-year-old Turner man riding a green Kawasaki 300cc motorcycle was travelling north along Northbourne Avenue, as he approached the [...]

Lake Tuggeranong returns that which it took

By 25 December 2013

ACT Policing has located the body of a 56-year-old Wanniassa man after he was seen falling from his windsurfer on Sunday afternoon (22 December).
The man was located at around 3.40pm today, after an extensive search operation was coordinated by the AFP Search and Rescue team, utilising resources from the Water Police, police divers and the [...]

Trouble in toyland

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating the assault of a young child which occurred at the Hellenic Club in Woden last Wednesday night (December 18).
On Friday (December 20) afternoon police received a report of an alleged assault on a child in the children’s play area inside the club.
Police are seeking witnesses to the assault which took place [...]

51kg of drugs seized over three months

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing has seized over 51kg of suspected illicit drugs worth an potential estimated combined street value of about $2 998 000 during the three month campaign (between September and December) targeting illicit drugs in the Canberra community.
Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said the results ACT Policing has had so far have been better than he [...]

Lightfingered roundup

By 23 December 2013

ACT Policing has arrested another 15 people as part of a blitz on shoplifting in the Canberra’s south in the past few weeks.
Officers from ACT Policing’s Crime Reduction Team, along with officers from Woden Police Station, identified and apprehended seven adults and eight juveniles.
Most of the items taken were food and Christmas merchandise from supermarkets.
Superintendent [...]

Windsurfer devoured by Lake Tuggeranong

By 22 December 2013

ACT Policing is investigating an incident that occurred at Lake Tuggeranong this afternoon (Sunday, December 22).
Around 3.55pm, police were called to a report of a windsurfer that had come off his board and entered the water.
The incident occurred approximately 60metres from the dog park on the east side of the lake.
AFP Water Police commenced a [...]

Do you recognise Melba’s clockwork bandit?

By 21 December 2013

ACT Policing is seeking to identify a man in relation to two aggravated robberies which occurred at the 7-Eleven service station in Melba in early December (1 December, 8 December).
In both instances, a large knife was produced and the offender threatened employees making demands for cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot.
The man is [...]

Please look after schools plead police

By 19 December 2013

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 [...]

Light fingered Forde youths run down

By 19 December 2013

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 [...]

Sending drugs in the post was always going to be a little too easy

By 19 December 2013

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 [...]

Maybe heading to Cash Converters the day of the burg wasn’t so bright

By 18 December 2013

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.
The [...]

Macgregor grow house goes down

By 16 December 2013

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 [...]

Chisholm loser stung doing 158kmph

By 16 December 2013

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, [...]

Red Hill CarBQ

By 16 December 2013

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 [...]

Third time unlucky for supermarket blagger

By 14 December 2013

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 [...]

Gun robbery in the Pearce foodworks

By 13 December 2013

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 [...]

White Commodore drivers get punchy and fire bomby when their free Subway is taken

By 13 December 2013

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 [...]

The baseball bats of Bonython

By 13 December 2013

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 [...]

Blotto and unlicensed in Red Hill

By 13 December 2013

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 [...]

Gun in Mawson, car stolen in Wanniassa, Phillip man arrested.

By 11 December 2013

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 [...]

Take it easy on the way to the coast

By 10 December 2013

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 [...]

Blitzing drunken violence

By 10 December 2013

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 [...]

Canadian facing indecency charges

By 10 December 2013

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, [...]

Well these persons of interest look reasonably distinctive…

By 9 December 2013

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 [...]

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