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Tag Archives: Spence

It’s not quite mooning the google car, but close

By 22 December 2013

This just in from Greg:
Found this amusing image on Google maps.
Lane Place, Spence.
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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 [...]

Police move in on Spence house fire

By 5 October 2013

ACT Policing has commenced an investigation after a house in Healy Street, Spence was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning (Friday, October 4).
Around 2.30am, ACT Fire and Rescue attended the location and extinguished the fire. No persons were at home at the time of the fire.
The house was destroyed as a result of the fire [...]

Spence House Fire

By 4 October 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a house fire in Healy Street, Spence.
Update to follow.
2:54 AM

Fire fighters are continuing to extinguish the fire which has now fully involved the three bedroom house.
Three fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and a Command Officer are currently on scene.
The house was unoccupied at the time [...]

Recognise the shorts of the Spence bandit?

By 23 September 2013

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the offender involved in an attempted aggravated robbery early yesterday morning (Sunday, September 22).
About 1.30am a man entered the Spence 7-Eleven armed with knife and threatened the staff member.
The staff member retreated to a storage room while the man reached through the security wiring attempting to [...]

Rolling the Spence 7-11 at 4am

By 17 August 2013

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 [...]

Charnwood grow busted

By 9 July 2013

A 23-year-old McKellar man and a 23-year-old Spence man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drug offences following a vehicle stop on Mulligans Flat Road, Throsby yesterday (Monday, July 8).
Around 1.30pm members of the Drug and Organised Crime team conducted a vehicle stop on a light rigid truck. A search of the [...]

Spence house fire

By 18 May 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at a house fire in Somerville Street, Spence.
The fire is well alight and has gone through the roof space.
Three fire pumpers on scene, with the Breathing Apparatus Van and a Command vehicle.
All occupants evacuated with no injuries reported.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 7:39am.
Update to [...]

Spence servo rolled

By 10 May 2013

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following the armed robbery of the 7-Eleven service station in Spence early this morning (Friday May, 10).
Around 2.10am, a man armed with a knife approached the console operator of the 7-Eleven service station who was outside at the time.
The offender walked the operator into the service station where he ordered [...]

Pizza in Spence or nearby?

By 12 March 2013

Hey Guys,
I am moving to Spence in a couple of weeks, and I am wondering of the brains trust could recommend a non-chain pizza shop in the area.
Am also interested to know if the Indian place in Charny is still there and any good.
Thanks in advance!

Spence sneakthief done for by the dogs of Dunlop

By 29 February 2012

A 27-year-old Spence man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after police arrested him minutes after allegedly committing a burglary.
About 2.40 am this morning (Wednesday, February 29), the residents of a Dunlop home were awoken by their dogs barking.
Upon investigating, the male resident saw the internal garage door was open and a person crawling [...]

Stolen in Spence 21/2 Red 2005 Holden Barina

By 21 February 2012

If you see this car could you please let me know, or report it to police on 131444
Number plate YHA09T
I am hoping that someone has seen it on their way to work this morning. After breaking into my crappy Camry on Sunday night and not being able to steal it (ruining the ignition and both [...]

Church torched in Spence

By 29 December 2011

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire in Spence which occurred early this morning (Thursday, December 29).
Around 12.45am, police attended the Mount Rogers Community Centre on Crofts Crescent and found a large skip bin on fire.
The fire caused structural damage to a church at the centre, with the total estimated damage exceeding $100,000.
ACT [...]

House fire in Spence

By 24 December 2011

ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a house fire in Spence this morning.
Several crews responded to the Horan Place property just after 9:30am to find a bedroom/study well alight.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the home to search for anyone inside but found no one was home.
The property has sustained major fire and smoke damage.
The cause [...]

Spence mugging

By 29 July 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the aggravated robbery of a 20-year-old man in Spence early this morning (Thursday, July 28).
About 2.00am the victim caught a taxi to the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Clarey Crescent in Spence after a night out with friends. Shortly after getting out of the taxi the victim was [...]

Scum attack blind man in Spence

By 30 May 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Spence on Friday night (May 27) in which a 61-year-old man was injured.
The victim, who is vision impaired, had been waiting at a bus stop on Alpen Street, Spence at about 10.30pm when he was attacked without warning by two males.
The victim was knocked to the [...]

Home invaders foiled on Florey Day

By 18 May 2011

ACT Policing has arrested five people overnight moments before they were about to commit an alleged home invasion.
Police received information that a number of people were organising a home invasion in Florey. Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and Specialist Response and Security (SRS) responded.
SRS intercepted a white Holden Commodore as it entered the street [...]

Police Wrap – 18 November 2010

By 18 November 2010

1. Rush Hour busted?
A 43 year-old Fraser man was among a number of drink drivers caught between 8 and 15 November, recording the highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading for a 0.02 limit of 0.204 – ten times over the limit.
ACT Policing conducted more than 600 breath tests over the period in which 49 returned [...]

Police Wrap – 13 June 2010

By 13 June 2010

1. Belco Bandits:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two armed robberies which occurred last night (Saturday, 12 June) in Spence and Charnwood.
Around 7.31pm police were called to the Mobil Handy Mart in Spence following reports of an attempted armed robbery. Police were told three males entered the store carrying a machete-style knife and a [...]

Spence shops ?!

By 20 October 2009

Does anyone know what is going on here ?
What was a handy little shopping centre is going to the dogs.  The convenience store (I use this term loosely) is so run down it’s not funny.  You have to check the use by date on the milk every time. Lots of empty shelf space and practically tumbleweeds [...]

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