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Drunk driver damages multiple vehicles

By 25 August 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 74-year-old man on Sunday evening (24 August), after his vehicle collided with several vehicles in Weston.
About 6pm, the man drove his white Mitsubishi Verada sedan toward the exit of the car park to the Weston Canberra Irish Club on Parkinson Street. He collided with a parked Subaru Impreza sedan, which forced [...]

Man assaulted by three teens in Weston

By 27 June 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where a man was assaulted by three teenage males in Weston yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 26).
About 2.20pm, the man was riding on the bike path near Kirkpatrick Street, Weston, when he stopped to remove an obstruction on the path. At this time, he noticed three males exit [...]

Dominos Weston and the Man with the Machete

By 24 January 2014

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a food store in Weston last night (Thursday, January 23).
Around 10:15pm, a man entered Domino’s Pizza on Trennery Street, armed with a machete and demanded cash from the staff. The staff complied and the man fled the store. He was last seen running towards Brierly [...]

Brown water in Woden and Weston

By 2 November 2013

Customers in the Weston Creek and Woden areas are advised to expect potential discolouration to their drinking water supplies following a burst to the inlet main serving a number of reservoirs in the area.
A number of suburbs including Fisher, Waramanga, Chapman, Stirling, Lyons, Torrens, Mawson, Farrer, Phillips, Garran and Hughes are likely to be affected. [...]

Fetherston Gardens complete

By 14 October 2013

Mayor Rattenbury has let it be known that Weston’s Fetherstone Gardens are as good as they’re getting:
“Just in time for summer, the Canberra community has a new and very unique recreational venue to enjoy, with Fetherston Gardens now open to the public after its $500,000 revamp,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“Fetherston Gardens now features a new [...]

Weston fatal

By 17 September 2013

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision which occurred in Weston this afternoon (Tuesday, September 17).
Around 1.45pm police were called to the intersection of Streeton Drive and Namatjira Drive in relation to a collision.
A man driving a black Subaru Impreza was travelling in a southerly direction along Streeton Drive and an elderly woman driving a [...]

Stolen cars found in Weston

By 12 July 2013

Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team recovered two stolen cars following the execution of a search warrant earlier today (Friday, July 12).
About 9.30am this morning police executed the search warrant at a home in Weston.
Two cars were located which had been stolen recently from car yards in the ACT. A number of [...]

Weston man arrested for indecent acts

By 29 June 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 40-year-old Weston man for acts of indecency yesterday afternoon (Friday, June 28).
Officers from the Child Abuse Team will allege he performed acts of indecency on two girls.
The man was charged with two counts of act of indecency with a young person under 16 years and two counts of act of indecency [...]

Stromlo Forest to get a swimming pool

By 21 May 2013

Andrew Barr has announced that the Stromlo Forest Park is also going to host a swimming pool:
The Gallagher Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a new 50-metre indoor swimming pool in the Weston Creek/Molonglo area.
The Government is today announcing that land adjacent to Stromlo Forest Park has been chosen as the preferred [...]

Gas fire at Weston surgery

By 28 February 2013

ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at RFG Dentistry, Brierly Street, Weston, following a fire from a small gas cylinder.
Fire has been extinguished with minimal damage.
Occupants utilised a fire blanket to cover the gas cylinder and safely self evacuated before ACT Fire & Rescue crews extinguished the fire.
Crews were alerted following an Automatic Fire [...]

The loneliest bus stop in the world?

By 22 February 2013

Benaresq sent this in, can anyone confirm the veracity?
I recently noticed a bus stop next to a shared path in Weston.
Not sure if it’s some surprisingly clever vandalism, subtle street art or the result of a horrible government miscommunication, but it’s amusing anyway.
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Weston vandals

By 5 February 2013

ACT Policing has expressed its disappointment following a spate of property damage involving local businesses in the Weston Creek area.
Over the past month police have attended several incidents of property damage, the latest involving the Weston Creek Children’s Centre and McDonald’s Weston.
Around 10.20am on Saturday (February 2) police were called to the Weston Creek Children’s [...]

Subway robbers hit swift justice

By 5 December 2012

ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old Wanniassa man following an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Tuesday, December 4).
Around 9.20pm two men entered the Subway. The men covered their faces with their shirts and threatened staff with a pair of scissors demanding cash.
The men then fled the store and were immediately confronted by police.
One man [...]

Parking Weston Style

By 3 December 2012

Tootza has sent this on in:
Couldn’t walk past this one without snapping a pick for you. To top it off a car had just left the ‘space’ to the left of this car!
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Weston pedestrian fatality takes road toll to 11

By 23 November 2012

A 95-year-old man has died in hospital following a collision in Weston last night (Thursday, November 22).
Around 6.45pm, the man was hit by a car while walking across Macnally Street near the intersection of Namatjira Drive in Weston. He was taken by the ACT Ambulance Service to The Canberra Hospital and died early this morning.
The [...]

Alleged Kingsley’s bandit nabbed

By 19 November 2012

ACT Policing arrested a 17-year-old teenager yesterday (Sunday, November 18) in relation to a robbery which occurred in Weston in late October.
ACT Policing will allege that the teenager stole a green Subaru Liberty sedan on Wednesday, October 31, from Greenway before committing the robbery later that day.
The robbery occurred at the Kingsley’s Chicken store in [...]

Alleged Kingsleys robber brought to justice

By 18 November 2012

ACT Policing arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (Saturday, November 17) for a robbery which occurred in Weston in late October.
Police will allege the man was in company with another man when he entered the Kingsley’s Chicken store in Weston around 9.20pm on Wednesday, October 31.
One was armed with a machete and both had their faces [...]

New cafe/restaurant in Weston – Kusina

By 1 November 2012

Hi RA-ers.  
There’s a new cafe/restaurant in Weston which opened less than two weeks and is worth a visit.  
It’s called Kusina and is Filipino-based in its cuisine – I’m not aware of any other Filipino places in Canberra.  
I’ve had good coffee there and a breakfast.  As well as good eggs benny etc, they [...]

Stealing a Liberty to roll Kingsley’s Weston with a machete

By 1 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Wednesday, October 31).
Around 9.20pm two men, with their faces covered, entered the Kingsley’s Chicken restaurant on Liardet Street Weston and threatened staff with a machete, demanding cash.
Staff members complied with their demands and the two men left the store with a small [...]

Dirty water in parts south

By 3 October 2012

ACTEW Water customers in the Weston, Waramanga and Stirling may experience some discolouration of the water supply from Thursday 4 October until Friday 5 October 2012 due to essential network operations.
It is difficult to predict which properties the discoloured water may reach, however the discolouration will clear with normal water use.
If the discolouration is still [...]

Wild weekend in Weston

By 23 July 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to multiple reports of property damage in Weston over the weekend.
The incidents occurred between 11.30pm Saturday 21 July and 4.00am Sunday 22 July.
Damage included a burnt out wheelie bin and broken window on Buvelot Street; a smashed bird bath on Withers Street; damage and theft of letterboxes on Souter [...]

18 year old holder man busted for drugs at the Weston skate park

By 17 July 2012

An 18-year-old Holder man has been arrested after ACT Policing executed a search warrant and seized drugs from his car and house yesterday afternoon (July 16).
Around 12.30am last Saturday (July 14), officers from Woden General Duties searched a blue Ford XR6 at the Weston skate park, after reports of people acting suspiciously. During the search [...]

Jim’s mowing takes a red hot shot at taking down a cyclist

By 26 June 2012

tcol1979 has posted this to YouTube with the following note:
Call Jim’s Mowing any time for a hit-n-run…
The driver of this Holden Commodore didn’t even stop after side-swiping the cyclist.
The cyclist was wearing high-visibility clothing compliant with both “AS/NZS 4602(1999) High Visibility Safety Garments” and “AS/NZS 1906.4(1997) High Visibility Materials for Safety Garments”
Extended footage is also [...]

Stabby mugger in Weston

By 14 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred last night (Sunday, May 13) in Weston.
Around 6.45pm a 29-year-old man was walking along the bicycle path on the Weston Creek side of Hindmarsh Drive, near the Tuggeranong Parkway underpass, when he was confronted by a man. The male offender demanded the victim hand [...]

Plans out for Fetherston Gardens

By 21 March 2012

Territory And Municipal Services have a page up with plans for yet another of Canberra’s forgotten arboreta, Weston’s Featherstone Gardens:
Fetherston Gardens, which opened in 1974, was part of the former Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) School of Horticulture in Weston. The gardens are named after the first and longest serving head of the school, [...]

Weston cafe torched

By 12 January 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire at a café in Weston early this morning (Thursday, January 12).
Around 4am police were called to a fire at AD’s Café in Brierly Street. ACT Fire and Rescue were also in attendance, had extinguished the blaze and deemed the fire suspicious.
It is estimated the fire caused $100,000 [...]

Four armed teens arrested after Weston robbery

By 30 November 2011

Two 13-year-old boys and two male youths, aged 16 and 17, were arrested by ACT Policing this morning (Wednesday 30 November) for an armed robbery at a service station in Weston overnight.
Police will allege the four youths, two armed with firearms, entered the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street in Weston and approached the counter, [...]

Measles at Orana

By 23 November 2011

The Health Directorate is warning of a measles outbreak at the Orana Steiner School:
The ACT Health Directorate has been notified of measles in students from the Orana Steiner School in Weston. Two confirmed cases were notified yesterday and investigations have led to the identification of further cases today.  
The Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly has written [...]

Planning starts for Cooleman Court and surrounds

By 11 November 2011

Simon Corbell has announced the start of a Master Plan for the Weston Group Centre (Cooleman Court to the likes of you and me).
“The community’s knowledge about the centre and ideas for its future are important to us as we develop a master plan that will guide the centre’s development over the next 20 to [...]

An overly truthful burglar

By 28 September 2011

A 30-year-old Weston man has been arrested for burglary yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, September 27) in Waramanga.
About 4.40pm a Waramanga male resident saw a man acting suspiciously leaving a neighbours house on a bike with a backpack.
The neighbour approached the man and asked if he lived at the residence. The alleged offender replied no at which [...]

Top 3 bikes ever in Canberra?

By 23 September 2011

Many thanks to Pepper for sending in a cracking example of humour on classified site Gumtree.
Now I couldn’t lie to you, there are a couple of bikes out there that are better than this one. There is a pretty snazzy white bike that has been lying down in the painted green cycle path on Adelaide [...]

Spectral taxi robber pictures released

By 20 September 2011

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of two alleged offenders following the aggravated robberies of two taxi drivers in Red Hill and Weston earlier this month (Friday, September 9).
The first incident occurred around 4.40am when the taxi driver was approached by two men in Cygnet Crescent, Red Hill. One of the men punched the driver [...]

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