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Four phones, 12 sim cards, white powder, scales and a stolen blue Ford Fiesta

By johnboy - 21 September 2013 14

ACT Policing has arrested two men after conducting a traffic stop on a stolen motor vehicle in Kaleen last night (Friday, September 20).

Around 10.40pm, Belconnen General Duties members conducted a traffic stop on a blue Ford Fiesta along Ginninderra Drive, Kaleen.

The traffic stop was conducted after enquiries revealed that the car had been stolen on August 22 from a house in Bruce.

The two occupants of the car, a 28-year-old and 19-year-old, both from Ngunnawal were taken into custody.

During a search of the car and occupants, police located a package which contained a white powder substance along with four mobile telephones, 12 sim cards and electronic scales. These items were seized by police.

Both men were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and have been charged with ride/drive motor vehicle without consent.

The 28-year-old man has also been charged with possession of a prohibited substance.

Both men will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (September 21).

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Four phones, 12 sim cards, white powder, scales and a stolen blue Ford Fiesta
Robertson 11:57 am 23 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

p.s. define crime – Illegal parking? late tax returns? jaywalking? riding a bicycle without a helmet? These are all crimes.

IP

Wrong, those aren’t crimes. And I thought you knew a thing or two about the law…

tim_c 10:00 am 23 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

screaming banshee said :

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

Good argument for GPS-tagging everyone too.

IP

Not “everyone”, just everybody convicted of any crime.

If you don’t want to be GPS-tracked, don’t commit crimes.

p.s. define crime – Illegal parking? late tax returns? jaywalking? riding a bicycle without a helmet? These are all crimes.

IP

Not quite – those might be offenses, but crimes are criminal offences – there is an important distinction. You won’t get a criminal record for parking illegally (in fact, in Canberra you’d be very unlucky to even get a fine), but you will get a criminal record for other offences such as fraud, murder, etc. Having a criminal record can render you unemployable in many fields of work.

IrishPete 9:41 am 23 Sep 13

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

screaming banshee said :

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

Good argument for GPS-tagging everyone too.

IP

Not “everyone”, just everybody convicted of any crime.

If you don’t want to be GPS-tracked, don’t commit crimes.

p.s. define crime – Illegal parking? late tax returns? jaywalking? riding a bicycle without a helmet? These are all crimes.

IP

IrishPete 9:39 am 23 Sep 13

Robertson said :

IrishPete said :

screaming banshee said :

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

Good argument for GPS-tagging everyone too.

IP

Not “everyone”, just everybody convicted of any crime.

If you don’t want to be GPS-tracked, don’t commit crimes.

I guess you missed the reference to the police storing data on ALL car registration plates (not just the ones of cars that were speeding/stolen etc) for 5 years.

IP

Robertson 8:29 am 23 Sep 13

IrishPete said :

screaming banshee said :

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

Good argument for GPS-tagging everyone too.

IP

Not “everyone”, just everybody convicted of any crime.

If you don’t want to be GPS-tracked, don’t commit crimes.

IrishPete 7:45 pm 22 Sep 13

screaming banshee said :

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

Good argument for GPS-tagging everyone too.

IP

screaming banshee 5:55 pm 22 Sep 13

While I’ll admit its a stretch, in a case like Daniel morcombe it could be beneficial to have these records if new evidence crops up a few years down the track.

Also, suppose someone pulls up and grabs a kid walking down the street. The records may indicate where the vehicle is frequently located.

There is always a potential for abuse of this sort of thing but I think the pros outweigh the cons

IrishPete 9:21 am 22 Sep 13

screaming banshee said :

Having seen the in-car system NSW police use on four corners I’m all for more of this technology. I couldn’t give a crap about my number plate being recorded whenever I pass a cop car, but the value of picking up these vermin is enormous

Yes, great technology, automating something that was already done manually (though I understood it was illegal without good reason, at least it used to be in WA). But why do they need to store the information for 5 years? 5 minutes should be enough.

IP

breda 5:03 am 22 Sep 13

This kind of leaden, ungrammatical prose is almost extinct. It takes me back to the days of Z-Cars. “The officer was proceeding in a westerly direction down the street …” and so on.

I suppose that at some point the old geezer will retire and we will get a bunch of smilies and other symbols in ACT Police press releases. Plain, grammatical English is too much to hope for.

Anna Key 8:34 pm 21 Sep 13

poetix said :

‘…and a partridge in a pear tree.’

I assumed it was the name of the new Guy Ritchie movie

c_c™ 6:48 pm 21 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

It’s hard to believe that a cop would think to himself “Hmmm…there’s a blue Ford…I shall make enquiries about it for no particular reason at all”, so I wonder if the rozzers stopped these blokes because a RAPID camera indicated that the blue Ford had been stolen.

If so, then it would be a great example of technology being a step ahead of these boofhead crims who must think they’re so very damn cool.

Whatever the case, good on the boys in blue!

A brilliant technology, regardless of what the tin foil brigade would argue.

screaming banshee 6:06 pm 21 Sep 13

Having seen the in-car system NSW police use on four corners I’m all for more of this technology. I couldn’t give a crap about my number plate being recorded whenever I pass a cop car, but the value of picking up these vermin is enormous

LSWCHP 4:51 pm 21 Sep 13

It’s hard to believe that a cop would think to himself “Hmmm…there’s a blue Ford…I shall make enquiries about it for no particular reason at all”, so I wonder if the rozzers stopped these blokes because a RAPID camera indicated that the blue Ford had been stolen.

If so, then it would be a great example of technology being a step ahead of these boofhead crims who must think they’re so very damn cool.

Whatever the case, good on the boys in blue!

poetix 1:12 pm 21 Sep 13

‘…and a partridge in a pear tree.’

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