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First the burnouts, then running from the law

By johnboy - 20 January 2011 11

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a reckless driving incident which occurred in the car park of the Chisholm Shopping Centre last night (January 19).

Around 9.19pm police responded to reports of vehicles conducting burnouts in the Chisholm Shopping Centre car park.

Police observed two stationary vehicles in the BP Service Station – a dark coloured HSV utility and a white coloured Ford Falcon sedan.

As police approached to speak to the drivers, the dark coloured HSV utility drove out of the BP Service Station, through a stop sign onto Isabella Drive.

Police pursued the utility southbound for approximately one kilometre before terminating the pursuit due to the speed and volume of traffic.

Police are seeking to identify these two vehicles and their owners. If anyone saw these vehicles last night in Tuggeranong or may be able to identify them, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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First the burnouts, then running from the law
fgzk 3:55 pm 22 Jan 11

Tooks Some people seem to think that Terminating the pursuit means the chase has ended and off for a coffee at Mc D. I doubt that is the case.

buzz819 3:35 pm 22 Jan 11

MERC600 said :

This is the second time recently where the cops have not continued the chase. If this is a new policy the hoons are going to have a hell of a good time,

http://www.police.act.gov.au/roads-and-traffic/urgent-duty-driving-and-pursuits.aspx

Here you go, the guidelines that have to be followed for a pursuit. Straight off the ACT Policing Website.

Tooks 2:34 pm 22 Jan 11

MERC600 said :

This is the second time recently where the cops have not continued the chase. If this is a new policy the hoons are going to have a hell of a good time,

Would you prefer they kept chasing regardless of the potential danger to other road users? Especially over what sounds like a relatively minor traffic offence/s? There are pursuit guidelines for a reason.

MERC600 2:00 pm 22 Jan 11

This is the second time recently where the cops have not continued the chase. If this is a new policy the hoons are going to have a hell of a good time,

Tooks 8:25 am 21 Jan 11

goggles13 said :

buzz819 said :

goggles13 said :

couldn’t the police just look at the surveillance tape at the petrol station? and why didn’t they record the numberplates of the two vehicles?

something doesn’t add up here!

Ohhh wait… Maybe, just maybe the footage was poor quality, or the ute was parked at a spot where there was no CCTV….

or they can’t read numberplates!!

I stick to my comment – if one of the police officers had the opportunity to walk towards the vehicle, then they surely would have had the opportunity to look at the numberplates.

Well detective, sometimes when cars are out doing illegal things, it’s quite common practice to a) not have any numberplates on the car; b) have stolen plates on the car; c) have plates from mates’ cars etc on their car, or; d) alter the appearance of their plates.

Things aren’t always as simple as they appear.

p1 10:29 pm 20 Jan 11

Could be the plates shown on the cameras don’t match the vehicle in question.

goggles13 10:09 pm 20 Jan 11

MrsD1ngo said :

where was the white commodore?

it became a white falcon!!

goggles13 10:08 pm 20 Jan 11

buzz819 said :

goggles13 said :

couldn’t the police just look at the surveillance tape at the petrol station? and why didn’t they record the numberplates of the two vehicles?

something doesn’t add up here!

Ohhh wait… Maybe, just maybe the footage was poor quality, or the ute was parked at a spot where there was no CCTV….

or they can’t read numberplates!!

I stick to my comment – if one of the police officers had the opportunity to walk towards the vehicle, then they surely would have had the opportunity to look at the numberplates.

MrsD1ngo 7:57 pm 20 Jan 11

where was the white commodore?

buzz819 6:16 pm 20 Jan 11

goggles13 said :

couldn’t the police just look at the surveillance tape at the petrol station? and why didn’t they record the numberplates of the two vehicles?

something doesn’t add up here!

WOW… I’m sure they didn’t think of THAT!! You should call up the Chief Police Officer and tell them you should be a Consulting Detective, I mean evidence gathering isn’t something the Police would normally think of when trying to identify an offender.

Ohhh wait… Maybe, just maybe the footage was poor quality, or the ute was parked at a spot where there was no CCTV….

goggles13 5:34 pm 20 Jan 11

couldn’t the police just look at the surveillance tape at the petrol station? and why didn’t they record the numberplates of the two vehicles?

something doesn’t add up here!

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