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By johnboy - 21 February 2011 24

Twelve (12) juveniles were apprehended for underage drinking over the weekend (Friday 18 February and Saturday 19 February) in a series of targeted operations in south Canberra.

ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention newly established Alcohol Crime Targeting Team joined forces with the Youth Crime Targeting Team and members from Tuggeranong Police Station for a two (2) day targeted operation on underage drinking in locations identified by police as problem areas.

The juveniles apprehended ranged in age from 14 to 17 years old. They were taken to Tuggeranong Police Station on each occasion where their parents and guardians were contacted. The juveniles were later released into the custody of these adults.

Crime Prevention Superintendent Kylie Flower considers the weekend operation to be a success.

“Police identified those locations in which these young people were suspected to be consuming alcohol. Of concern to police is that juveniles who consume alcohol run a high risk of becoming victims of crime or being involved in anti-social behaviour. I would like to encourage parents and guardians to take an active interest in their children’s welfare and know where their children are and what they are up to of an evening, especially on weekends,” Superintendent Flower said.

One juvenile male along with three adult men, aged 23, 25 and 36 respectively, were also apprehended for drug possession during the operation.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Kiddie Krackdown
Tooks 6:09 pm 22 Feb 11

gospeedygo said :

JustThinking said :

hhehehehhe, about a year ago just on the border of Oakes (where my 17yo could buy grog with no ID) and NSW some Dectectives pulled my kid and his mates up,,,,chatted abit and the D’s left…..leaving their D’s book on the seat at the bus stop.
My son bought the D’s book home,,,,had lots of interesting info in it…..
Next day I get an abusive call about the book (from D’s)…..I was like,,,,do not be abusive,,,,,you left it the kids just picked it up,,,I can tell the newspapers….D’s are like..”no No no not an isue,,we will just come get it”

What yas hear from police and newspapers are rarely true facts

Is your keyboard broken?

No, not the keyboard…

Stevian 1:34 pm 22 Feb 11

Athryn said :

[No that’s just the average language skills from the Queanbeyan housing estates.

Cheap shot.

Accurate, but cheap.

Athryn 1:01 pm 22 Feb 11

gospeedygo said :

JustThinking said :

hhehehehhe, about a year ago just on the border of Oakes (where my 17yo could buy grog with no ID) and NSW some Dectectives pulled my kid and his mates up,,,,chatted abit and the D’s left…..leaving their D’s book on the seat at the bus stop.
My son bought the D’s book home,,,,had lots of interesting info in it…..
Next day I get an abusive call about the book (from D’s)…..I was like,,,,do not be abusive,,,,,you left it the kids just picked it up,,,I can tell the newspapers….D’s are like..”no No no not an isue,,we will just come get it”

What yas hear from police and newspapers are rarely true facts

Is your keyboard broken?

No that’s just the average language skills from the Queanbeyan housing estates.

gospeedygo 5:57 am 22 Feb 11

JustThinking said :

hhehehehhe, about a year ago just on the border of Oakes (where my 17yo could buy grog with no ID) and NSW some Dectectives pulled my kid and his mates up,,,,chatted abit and the D’s left…..leaving their D’s book on the seat at the bus stop.
My son bought the D’s book home,,,,had lots of interesting info in it…..
Next day I get an abusive call about the book (from D’s)…..I was like,,,,do not be abusive,,,,,you left it the kids just picked it up,,,I can tell the newspapers….D’s are like..”no No no not an isue,,we will just come get it”

What yas hear from police and newspapers are rarely true facts

Is your keyboard broken?

JustThinking 11:20 pm 21 Feb 11

hhehehehhe, about a year ago just on the border of Oakes (where my 17yo could buy grog with no ID) and NSW some Dectectives pulled my kid and his mates up,,,,chatted abit and the D’s left…..leaving their D’s book on the seat at the bus stop.
My son bought the D’s book home,,,,had lots of interesting info in it…..
Next day I get an abusive call about the book (from D’s)…..I was like,,,,do not be abusive,,,,,you left it the kids just picked it up,,,I can tell the newspapers….D’s are like..”no No no not an isue,,we will just come get it”

What yas hear from police and newspapers are rarely true facts

LSWCHP 9:56 pm 21 Feb 11

drewbytes said :

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

Errr.. they do. They have specific teams that only do the city nightclub district and they make lots of arrests for drunken behaviour, assaults etc.

The poor buggers. Wouldn’t that just be the job of a lifetime, dealing only with Canberra’s best and brightest during their finest hours. They have my sympathy.

drewbytes 8:13 pm 21 Feb 11

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

Errr.. they do. They have specific teams that only do the city nightclub district and they make lots of arrests for drunken behaviour, assaults etc.

Waiting For Godot 5:35 pm 21 Feb 11

EvanJames said :

The government needs to bring in a new parenting allowance so that parents can make this extra effort to monitor and control their teenagers.

Parents are so busy these days and kids are so expensive, they need more help from the government.

This is a gee-up, right? These problems were caused by the Howard government bringing in the Baby Bonus and other middle class welfare like Family Tax Benefit A&B. Any more selfish, discriminatory handouts like this will only cause society to fracture even more and entrench boganism, hooliganism and juvenile criminality even further.

EvanJames 5:09 pm 21 Feb 11

“I would like to encourage parents and guardians to take an active interest in their children’s welfare and know where their children are and what they are up to of an evening, especially on weekends,” Superintendent Flower said.”

That’s a bit rich. You can’t expect parents to be doing all that when their kids are in their teens.

The government needs to bring in a new parenting allowance so that parents can make this extra effort to monitor and control their teenagers.

Parents are so busy these days and kids are so expensive, they need more help from the government.

el_presidente 4:12 pm 21 Feb 11

These kids should be ashamed of themselves. There’s no way a cop would have been fast enough to run me down when I was a binge drinking 14-17 year old. Childhood obesity must indeed be a problem.

Mysteryman 4:03 pm 21 Feb 11

Jungle Jim said :

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

Given that, left to their own devices regarding binge drinking, these kiddies will likely end up being the ‘wankers’ who spoil your Friday and Saturday night’s in civic, I think the police are nipping (at least part of) the cultural drinking problem this country has in the bud.

I was going to say the same thing. Glad the kids got done.

Jungle Jim 3:59 pm 21 Feb 11

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

Given that, left to their own devices regarding binge drinking, these kiddies will likely end up being the ‘wankers’ who spoil your Friday and Saturday night’s in civic, I think the police are nipping (at least part of) the cultural drinking problem this country has in the bud.

buzz819 3:49 pm 21 Feb 11

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

You’re right, the Police should only target people that are doing stuff that directly affects you….

Erg0 3:18 pm 21 Feb 11

john87_no1 said :

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

I was going to say that being a wanker isn’t a criminal offence, but then I realised that you may have been speaking literally.

john87_no1 2:55 pm 21 Feb 11

How about the police do everyone a real service and arrest some of the wankers out in Civic on a fri-sat night. Not a bunch of kids.

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