Tag Archives: police wrap

Another mugging on the mean streets of Belconnen

By 18 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following an aggravated robbery in Belconnen last night (Sunday, November 17).
Around 11pm a man was walking along Hennessy Street when he was approached by three men.
One of the men stood in the victim’s path and asked him for a cigarette before taking his mobile phone. The men then surrounded the [...]

Ratbag nicks a bike at the skate park

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a teenager was robbed of his bicycle yesterday (November 15) afternoon.
Around 4.15pm the 15-year-old male teenager lent his bicycle to a man while at the Yerrabi Ponds Skate Park in Gungahlin.
When the teenager requested the return of his bicycle, the man showed the teenager a knife which was [...]

Drugs and guns in Hughes

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations officers seized two firearms, ammunition and a quantity of drugs after executing a search warrant at a house in Hughes yesterday evening (Friday, 15 November).
Around 7pm, police gained access to the house with the assistance of the AFP’s Specialist Response Group.
Due to safety concerns, police blocked a number of streets [...]

Belconnen mugging

By 17 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after a man was robbed by two men last night in Belconnen.
Around 10pm the victim was walking along the cycle path which runs behind Ranken Place when he was approached by two men of African appearance.
As the men approached the victim, one of them produced a knife and made threats. [...]

Canberra man nabbed in global child exploitation sting

By 15 November 2013

The AFP have the disturbing news that there’s a Canberran amongst the 65 Australians arrested for child abuse images in a global sting out of Canada:
Sixty-five Australians have been arrested and 399 charges laid as part of a global investigation into a child exploitation website operating out of Canada.
A total of 339 suspects have [...]

Gun and drugs in Curtin

By 14 November 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized a firearm, quantity of drugs and a sum of cash during a search warrant in Curtin yesterday (Wednesday, 13 November).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Kaleen last month in which a firearm was seized and a man charged, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant [...]

Drugs and ammo outside the Dickson Tradies

By 13 November 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old male of no fixed abode after seizing drugs, drug paraphernalia, firearm ammunition and property suspected to be stolen during a search of his vehicle early this morning.
About 1.15am, police approached a parked vehicle in the Dickson Tradies car park. Police observed the male in the driver’s seat and [...]

The only kids listening to the police aren’t the ones they’re talking to

By 12 November 2013

ACT Policing has warned students celebrating end of year school formals to behave or face the full brunt of the law.
Thousands of students across the ACT will be attending celebrations over the next few weeks to mark the end of their high school or college life.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson says while [...]

Some very cheap iMacs hitting the streets

By 11 November 2013

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Manuka where a number of Apple iMac desktop computers were stolen.
Sometime between 6.30pm last night (Sunday, November 10) and 7.30am this morning (Monday, November 11), a business located on Bougainville Street, Manuka, was broken into and seven white Apple iMac computers were stolen.
Police are appealing [...]

Hackett hydro bust

By 9 November 2013

ACT Policing detectives executed a search warrant on a Hackett residence this morning (Friday November 8) during which a small hydroponic growing chamber was found, together with other drugs and prohibited weapons.
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 10.40am and found the hydroponic chamber inside a locked room under [...]

The end of the bobcat bandits

By 9 November 2013

ACT Policing conducted two search warrants this month (November 2013), recovering $180,000 worth of construction equipment.
In October this year, ACT Policing Criminal Investigations commenced investigations into the theft of construction equipment, in particular, numerous thefts of bobcats.
Since November 2012, similar thefts have amounted to an estimated $500,000.
On 1 November, members from Criminal Investigations attended an [...]

Phone app nabs muggers

By 9 November 2013

ACT Policing apprehended three juveniles last night (Friday, 8 November) after an aggravated robbery on Nott Street, Fraser.
About 9.30pm, three juveniles followed a man from a bus stop in Daley Crescent onto Nott Street and demanded the man’s mobile phone and bag containing personal items. After refusing the demands, the man was struck in the [...]

Hobo belts cop at the hospital

By 9 November 2013

A 37-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested last night (Friday, 8 November) after a disturbance at The Canberra Hospital.
About 6.15pm, an alleged offender was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital for emergency treatment.
Following treatment, the man lashed out at a police officer causing injury to his face.
During the disturbance police were required to use [...]

Barcode burgled

By 8 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the burglary of a Dickson bar on Challis Street between 11.45pm on Wednesday (November, 6) and 8.50am on Thursday (November, 7).
About 8.50am on Thursday a staff member arrived at Barcode and after unlocking the secured premises noticed that a number of large items of audio equipment were missing. Given [...]

Big gun bust

By 7 November 2013

ACT Policing detectives have seized seven firearms, three replica firearms, a large amount of ammunition and a quantity of drugs during two simultaneous search warrants in Narrabundah and Fyshwick in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, November 7).
Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Narrabundah residence and at a Fyshwick premises [...]

Bogans in fascinators get a tick

By 6 November 2013

ACT Policing has praised the general behaviour of Melbourne Cup revellers yesterday (Tuesday, November 5), with only a small number of people taken into custody.
Officers supported Thoroughbred Park security with regular patrols of the precinct yesterday, with a crowd estimated around 6,000 attending the Cup Day events.
One male was taken into custody for a breach [...]

901 speeders nabbed

By 6 November 2013

ACT Policing caught more than 901 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 589 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 312 cautions.
Nine drivers were caught travelling more than 45km/h over the speed limit incurring fines of $1,811 plus [...]

Police hunting the party drivers

By 6 November 2013

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving over the next three months 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 alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.
Officer in Charge [...]

Macquarie mugging

By 5 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the robbery of a 40-year-old man in Macquarie last night (Monday, November 4).
About 11.00pm the man was walking home from the Jamison Centre after shopping for groceries. While he was walking along Halloran Close, near the Belconnen West Tennis Club, the offender approached him and struck him on his [...]

Alleged Toolbag Bandit nabbed

By 4 November 2013

A 22-year-old Young man has been extradited to the ACT in relation to dozens of thefts in the ACT region spanning a two month period late last year.
Between September and October 2012 ACT Policing received numerous reports of thefts of construction tools from tradesmen’s vehicles, in particular within the Gungahlin area.
Gungahlin Patrol members, in conjunction [...]

Don’t get behind the wheel after barfing crap sparkling

By 4 November 2013

Revellers from last year’s Melbourne Cup celebrations at Thoroughbred Park were praised for their good behaviour with ACT Policing hoping for another well behaved turnout this year.
ACT Policing will have a high-visibility presence at Thoroughbred Park and around the venue and a strong presence in and around Civic and other licensed venues as patrons continue [...]

Gungahlin video store lasts long enough to be robbed

By 3 November 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 33-year-old Palmerston man following an aggravated robbery in Gungahlin yesterday (Saturday, November 2).
Around 11.05am the man entered the Civic Video Gungahlin store and threatened a staff member with an object wrapped in a plastic bag, claimed to be handgun, demanding cash.
The staff member complied, handing over a sum of cash.
Police attended [...]

Pedestrian punch up

By 2 November 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old Yarralumla man after he allegedly assaulted a man at an intersection in the city last night (Friday, November 1).
Around 11.50pm police were conducting mobile patrols along London Circuit (Civic) when they noticed a large group crossing the intersection against the red pedestrian signal. Vehicles were attempting to drive through [...]

Did you see the Higgins collision?

By 1 November 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred in Higgins yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 31 October).
At 3.30pm a silver Hyundai Accent was driving north bound down Kingsford Smith Drive, Higgins when it collided into a light pole near the intersection of Wirraway Crescent.
The occupant of the vehicle was required to be cut free by [...]

Suspected burglar nabbed at the Gungahlin Marketplace

By 1 November 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a twenty-seven year old woman following a burglary that occurred in Chisholm on Tuesday 24 September.
It is alleged the offender smashed a window to gain entry to the premises.
The resident of the property returned home later that day to find a number of items had been removed including electronic goods and [...]

Ngunnawal graff

By 28 October 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a number of instances of graffiti that occurred in Ngunnawal in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday October, 27).
At 9.50am, police were called to a residence in Ngunnawal in response to offensive graffiti sprayed on the garage of a house.
Police received information that two suspicious males [...]

Holt desperado

By 27 October 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred at Hardwick Crescent, Holt near the Magpies Sports Club yesterday afternoon (Saturday, October 26).
Around 5.00pm a man approached a woman from behind, threatened her with a knife before obtaining her keys. The offender unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to the victim’s car.
The offender then [...]

Getting stabby outside O’Malleys

By 26 October 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Garema Place, Civic, early this morning in which an 18-year-old man was stabbed.
About 1.15am, Police were called to Garema Place (opposite King O’Malley’s) in response to an altercation involving up to 20 people.
During the altercation an 18-year-old man received lacerations to his arms, chest and head. [...]

Isaacs house gets busted by the clan labs team

By 25 October 2013

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Clandestine Laboratory Team executed a drugs of dependence search warrant, with the support of ACT Fire and Rescue, on a residence in Isaacs earlier today (Friday, 25 October).
Police executed the warrant on the residence around 11.00am and seized a number of items not related to the production of drugs.
Those items will [...]

On the run in Conder

By 25 October 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to identify the driver of a vehicle who fled from police last night (Thursday, October 24).
Around 11.05pm, police attempted a traffic stop on a dark coloured Holden Clubsport on Eggleston Crescent in Chifley. The driver failed to stop for police, and a pursuit commenced.
Police pursued the [...]

Safe plate comes to Tuggers

By 25 October 2013

ACT Policing and Tuggeranong Hyperdome are joining forces to prevent number plate theft with a free program this weekend, Project Safe Plate.
This Saturday (October 26) between 10am-2pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome open air car park, off Reed Street North, where officers will fit vehicle plates with tamper-proof screws.
Number [...]

Gun control hasn’t stopped crims getting guns. It’s stopped them getting good guns

By 23 October 2013

ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger [...]

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