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Police Wrap – 1 June

By johnboy - 1 June 2009 33

1. Low speed pursuit:

    ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old woman on Friday morning after a low-speed pursuit through the southern suburb of Gordon.

    The woman fled a random breath testing station on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains about 10.40am after handing police a suspended driver’s licence following a breath test.

    She proceeded to drive at low speed through a number of Gordon streets, allegedly failing to stop despite police following with emergency lights and sirens activated.

    She was arrested a short time later after coming to a stop in front of her residence and was transported to the Regional Watch House, where she was charged with drive whilst licence suspended, drive vehicle with suspended registration, not stop vehicle when requested by police and resist Commonwealth Public Official. She was bailed to appear in court on June 19.

    The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h.

2. Police take an interest in exploding mailboxes:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after two Australia Post mailboxes were damaged over the weekend in Canberra’s south.

    About 12.40am Saturday (May 30) police attended Chifley shops, Chifley Place in response to reports of an explosion. On arrival, police observed an Australia Post mailbox which was alight and extensively damaged.

    Police extinguished the fire and managed to recover all mail and return it to Australia Post for delivery.

    In a separate incident, police were called to Monash Shops, Barraclough Crescent about 11.35pm Saturday (May 30) after reports of an explosion. On arrival, police observed an Australia Post mailbox which was extensively damaged.

    Unfortunately, the mail within was completely destroyed as a result of fire damage.

    In both incidents, police conducted a search of the surrounding areas however did not locate any suspicious persons.

    Police suspect that fireworks may have been used to cause the explosions and would like to remind Canberra residents that the long weekend in June is the only time of the year when members of the public are legally able to use fireworks in the ACT and they may only be discharged between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday (June 5) and Sunday (June 6).

    Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or persons in the area of Chifley or Monash shops around the time of the offences or who knows the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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Police Wrap – 1 June
Ceej1973 3:04 pm 01 Jun 09

I have this image that the Police were driving a Command Vehicle (see moving office advertisement on right hand side of this page), and that the pursuit was slow because of the Police. I can just imagine this smart*#@^ old woman in a Barina singing “hee hee hee catch me if you can Police Tardis!”

Jivrashia 2:51 pm 01 Jun 09

Just curious, but…

The woman fled a random breath testing station on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains about 10.40am

Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??

I would’ve thought pub closing time, on weekend nights, would have been better to net a bigger school of drunken fish (especially those who’ve been drinking like fish)?

S4anta 2:32 pm 01 Jun 09

Thumper said :

The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h

That is one of the best lines I have ever read.

Those square wheels really do slow you down nowadays.

Ceej1973 2:31 pm 01 Jun 09

The firework she was riding had a faulty wick !?!?!?!

peterh 2:20 pm 01 Jun 09

PBO said :

Hmmm, a NOS equipped Barina?

it really is an oxymoron, isn’t it?

PBO 2:17 pm 01 Jun 09

Hmmm, a NOS equipped Barina?

TP 3000 1:47 pm 01 Jun 09

Unless they changed where they were, how did the chase end up in Gordon? As I was heading south down Drakeford Drive at 07:00 on Friday & the RBT was in the northbound lanes (just before Athllon Drive roundabout)?

But she should of also been charged with speeding in a school zone & not keeping to the 80k limit on Drakeford Drive

Thumper 1:43 pm 01 Jun 09

The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h

That is one of the best lines I have ever read.

Clown Killer 1:42 pm 01 Jun 09

The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h.

I’m seeing Sideshow Bob in the wright brothers plane with the police giving chase on foot …

Jim Jones 1:36 pm 01 Jun 09

Police suspect that fireworks may have been used to cause the explosions and would like to remind Canberra residents that the long weekend in June is the only time of the year when members of the public are legally able to use fireworks in the ACT and they may only be discharged between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday (June 5) and Sunday (June 6).

So, I’m allowed to blow up mailboxes as long as I do it over the long-weekend?

S4anta 1:35 pm 01 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

Hyundai?

A Granny Scooter masquerading as a Tamiya remote control car.

peterh 1:32 pm 01 Jun 09

probably stoned.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 1:30 pm 01 Jun 09

The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h.

The cops should have called off the chase. A tortoise could have been killed!

Clown Killer 1:23 pm 01 Jun 09

Hyundai?

martyo 1:19 pm 01 Jun 09

low-speed pursuit – she got stuck in 2nd gear?

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