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Kiddie Krackdown

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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Davo111 9:47 pm 24 Feb 11

LSWCHP said :

but to suggest that a large number of ADFA students are involved in the regular public intoxication, public vomiting, large scale biff and other nonsense in Civic on the weekend seems to be drawing a very long bow.

Oh please, are you kidding? Seriously, go and visit Shooters on a Saturday night.

Or are you one of these people who blames all the trouble makers on “Duntroon” and claims they’re a separate entity?

This isnt WWII where chivalric soldiers would take a lady to dance. *rolls eyes*

LSWCHP 8:55 pm 24 Feb 11

Anna Key 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.

Yeah,because those kids are behaving so nicely. Wouldn’t arresting the wankers in Civic decimate ADFA?

Where did that come from?

I worked at ADFA shortly after it was set up (a long time ago I admit), and officer cadets in those days were expected to conduct themselves in public in a manner that brought credit on their respective services, even if in civilian clothes. Anything else and they’d be facing severe consequences, including very early termination of the military careers.

It didn’t always work (young dudes + grog = bad news), but to suggest that a large number of ADFA students are involved in the regular public intoxication, public vomiting, large scale biff and other nonsense in Civic on the weekend seems to be drawing a very long bow.

If it were the case, I’m sure the “ADFA Cadets in Civic Intoxication, Vomiting and Biff Horror” would be all over the CT (and RiotAct) in short order.

Anna Key 9:48 pm 23 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.

Yeah,because those kids are behaving so nicely. Wouldn’t arresting the wankers in Civic decimate ADFA?

georgesgenitals 11:17 am 23 Feb 11

el_presidente said :

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.

Agreed. I was also pretty reasonable at climbing things quickly, which the cops would never do.

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