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Police still looking for guns

By 20 January 2014

ACT Policing has extended the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, which launched on October 9 last year, to 30 April 2014.
Last year ACT Policing with the support of the ACT Government and ACT Crime Stoppers launched the Illicit Firearms Rewards campaign, offering public reward payments of up to $5000 for information leading to the seizure of [...]

Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected

By 18 January 2014

A man who used a homemade incendiary device in an attempt to elude police last night was arrested in Belconnen and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, January 18).
Around 7.25pm, police were conducting a routine patrol in the Belconnen area when they detected an orange Daewoo sedan being driven erratically.
The driver [...]

Curtin mugging

By 17 January 2014

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Curtin early this morning (Friday, January 17).
About 6.15am a 41-year-old woman was at Curtin shops when she was approached by two males, producing a knife and demanding her purse.
The woman has complied with the demand and the men left the area [...]

Suspected firebug hobo hoist on his own petard

By 16 January 2014

A 48 year-old man of no fixed abode has been airlifted to Concord Hospital after receiving serious burns in a suspicious fire in Molonglo early this morning (Thursday 16 January).
ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service attended a grass fire located in a pine forest near Tuggeranong Parkway and Lady Denman Drive after [...]

Crime on the run

By 15 January 2014

ACT Policing’s latest crime statistics show crime reports across the ACT dropped 10 per cent in the last year, following a five-year downward trend with property crime leading the way.
The ACT has seen a drop of a third in crime reports over the last five years from 43,139 in 2009 to 28,976 in 2013, [...]

Holt mugging

By 14 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Holt on Sunday night (January 12).
About 9.30pm a 30-year-old man was walking along Luke Street in Holt, behind the Kippax Uniting Church, when he was approached by four male youths, one of whom demanded his wallet and phone.
The man has refused at which point one [...]

Alleged bad cop to face the beak

By 14 January 2014

The Australian Federal Police Professional Standards unit has summonsed a 27-year-old Macgregor man over an allegation that he breached the secrecy provisions of the Australian Federal Police Act (1979).
The man will be appearing in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday 14 January 2014).
It will be alleged by police that the breach of the secrecy [...]

The fun police will be out in force

By 13 January 2014

ACT Policing are warning all patrons attending tomorrow’s (14 January) encounter between Prime Minister’s XI and England at Manuka Oval that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Acting Superintendent Matt Corbitt said police and security will be closely monitoring crowd behaviour and would act to ensure the safety of all patrons. Manuka oval is no [...]

Operation Crossroads winds up

By 10 January 2014

The ACT recorded one fatality on its roads during Operation Crossroads, which saw ACT Policing join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command over the Christmas-New Year period.
Operation Crossroads (23 December – 3 January) is an initiative of Police Commissioners in Australia and New Zealand to reduce trauma over the holiday periods by raising [...]

To lose Charles Kogan once is unfortunate. To lose him twice is careless.

By 9 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing elderly man from Ainslie.
The 84-year-old man, Charles Kogan, was last seen leaving his home at 2pm this afternoon (Thursday, 9 January).
He was wearing grey shorts, a grey and red striped top, a black cap, brown shoes and was carrying a clarinet which he [...]

Behold the ram raiding Mazda 121!

By 9 January 2014

Earlier in the week we were fascinated by a police media release on a Mazda 121 being used to break a trapped thief out of a 7-Eleven Petrol Station.
Now, thankfully, we can bring you that video courtesy of ACT Policing.
Of course if you recognise the scrote you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, [...]

Reid death non-suspicious (not Dexter after all)

By 8 January 2014

The post mortem on the man found deceased at Bega Flats in Reid has been completed with the results being referred to the ACT Coroner who will ultimately rule on the cause of death. ACT Policing is treating the death as not suspicious.
Criminal Investigations detectives will continue with investigations into the matter and a [...]

Fireworks in Gowrie

By 8 January 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fireworks explosion which damaged two cars in Gowrie early this morning (January 8).
Around 12.30am, police were called after a white Ford Courier utility in Statton Street, Gowrie had been damaged after fireworks were detonated inside the front wheel arch.
The detonation of the fireworks caused extensive damage to the car, along [...]

Mazda 121 an unusual choice for ram raiding

By 8 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an aggravated robbery at the 7-Eleven Service Station in Fyshwick occurred early this morning (Wednesday, January 8).
Around 3.30am, a man entered the service station on Canberra Avenue, armed with a large screwdriver and threatened an employee making demands for cash.
The employee handed over a sum of cash and then [...]

Summernats gets a tick from ACT Policing

By 6 January 2014

ACT Policing was pleased with crowd behaviour at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival, with minimal police involvement regarding anti-social behaviour.
The event, held at EPIC, catered for more than 100,000 people over four days. ACT Policing worked closely with event organisers, assisting in ensuring a safe environment for all those who attended.
Police issued 67 Traffic [...]

Body found in Bega Flats

By 4 January 2014

About 1.15pm today (Saturday, January 4) police were called to a unit in the Bega Flats, Reid, where a deceased man had been found.
The man was found in his unit by a friend and members of ACT Policing and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.
The 52-year-old-man was found deceased and a crime scene [...]

Miodrog Gajic named as Phillip homicide victim

By 3 January 2014

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives continue to investigate the homicide of a man who was found inside his Phillip apartment on Wednesday afternoon (January 1, 2014).
A post-mortem conducted today (Friday, January 3) has confirmed the man died as a result of serious head injuries.
The deceased has been formally identified as Miodrog Gajic, aged 71.
Police wish [...]

Big Evatt bust

By 3 January 2014

ACT Policing detectives have seized large knives, ammunition, a vehicle, suspected stolen property and suspected drugs during a search warrant in Evatt yesterday (January 2).
Criminal Investigations Detectives executed a search warrant on the home around 7.50pm, supported by members of the Australian Federal Police Specialist Response Group.
During this warrant police seized a number of clip-seal [...]

Police share their thoughts on Summernats

By 2 January 2014

ACT Policing is urging the public not to tarnish the responsible behaviour seen over the New Year’s period during the Summernats car festival.
As the four-day event kicks off at Exhibition Park in Canberra, police are maintaining a high-profile police presence within the event, in the surrounding suburbs and across the ACT.
The Operational Commander for the [...]

Suspicious death in Phillip

By 1 January 2014

About 2pm today (Wednesday, January 1) police were called to a residential address in Phillip where a deceased man had been found.
Friends of the man went to check on him and found him in the residence. Members of ACT Policing Woden Patrol attended and ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later.
The 71-year-old man was [...]

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 [...]

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