ACT Policing’s Media Unit needs to embrace the 21st Century and either update their website more often (such as when relevant information should go public, or would make them look good in the public eye), or cut back their staff numbers and only police on the busy days (Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays of every second week, apparently).
From last Friday’s update:
1) There is a missing man, Mr Stephen Holmes of Isabella Plains, (35yo, Caucasian, approximately 180cm tall, stocky build with short black hair and blue eyes) who apparently forgets where lives but goes on long drives.
2) Someone tried to burn down part of Lanyon Marketplace and several other charity bins around town.
3) Damage to schools before the new School Term begins.
Stromlo High School was flooded,
Alfred Deakin High had a greenhouse catch fire,
and MacKillop Catholic College had someone scale an eight foot fence to kill three chickens and a duck.
4) A 28 Year old Macquarie man was arrested on January 25, in relation to producing counterfeit $50 notes, possibly the same as were reported on here. Apparently he was trying to pass them off as real at the Canberra Centre and Holt on both January 15 and 16 respectively, and his computer was seized. He is to be charged today with two counts of uttering counterfeit money, one count of making counterfeit money and one count of being in possession of materials to make counterfeit money.
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These were the only two times he was caught out though, so check your notes.
5) Apparently the Australia Day Long Weekend’s double demerit period lasts until February 01 (when the media release announcing it went out).
a) A woman doing 160kph in a 100 down the Monaro Highway, and losing 12 points.
b) Apparently we’re still drink driving like crazy people. (19 positive results from 800 tests = 2.4% of drivers tested, or 1 in 42. Last time we covered DUI stats we had a 1 in 55 positive result)