13 November 2010

Police Wrap - 12 November 2010

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1. Kingston drug bust:

As part of Operation Unification, members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team have arrested two people following the execution of a search warrant at a unit in Kingston on Thursday (11 November).

Police executed the warrant at the Giles Street unit just after 2.00pm, allegedly finding the male occupant inside the unit with a number of packages containing a substance thought to be methylamphetamine (ICE).

Police also located material which is believed to be involved in the cutting and packaging of methylamphetamine inside the unit.

Just prior to entry of the unit, a female was observed to exit the unit and enter a vehicle which contained two other females. The vehicle was seen leaving the complex when police performed a traffic stop on the vehicle and an emergency search of the vehicle was undertaken. During the search police located a number if small packages containing a substance believed to the methylamphetamine.

The 32 year old male occupant of the unit was arrested and has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and unlawful possession of stolen property.

A 29 year old female, who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested and has been charged with possess drug of dependence. Both will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

2. Red Hill Rapist:

ACT Policing has arrested a 38-year-old Red Hill man following the alleged sexual assault of a 57-year-old woman yesterday (November 11).

Police will allege that around 9am yesterday the victim was making a delivery to a residence on Cygnet Crescent when she was pulled into the premises and sexually assaulted. Following the incident the victim was able to leave the scene and run to a friend’s house.

About 9.50pm yesterday (November 11) a search warrant was conducted on the Cygnet Crescent residence and clothing was seized. The alleged offender was arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House.

The man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today (November 12) charged with sexual intercourse without consent.

3. Running a man down in the Vikings car park:

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Braidwood man following a disturbance outside the Viking Club in Wanniassa yesterday (November 11).

Police were called to the club around 11.40pm following a fight between two groups. The fight was over when police arrived however police were able to observe the alleged offender, who had been ejected from the club, get into a car and drive the vehicle into another of the men involved in the original altercation. The victim refused medical treatment.

The man was then arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House. He will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 25 charged with dangerous driving and special driver PCA, alcohol in blood.

4. New property office:

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, has today officially opened the new ACT Policing Exhibit Management Centre and Firearms Registry in Canberra’s north.

“This new centre in Mitchell, will improve the ability of ACT Policing to store and manage items that are seized, lost in the community or recovered by police that cannot be identified,” Mr Corbell said.

“This is the first time the ACT has an industry standard facility that has been planned to meet the specific needs of ACT Policing.”

The new centre is a 3500m2 building with a 3000m2 storage area which has the capacity to hold over 90 vehicles on hoists, 342 medium storage containers and approximately 570 pallets.

Currently the EMC is holding over 638000 items. These items come into police custody for a number of reasons, including being seized as part of a police investigation, lost property handed to police by members of the public or items recovered by police and an owner is unable to be identified.

Some of the exhibits currently in possession of police date back to 1966 and include items relating to the Colin Winchester case, the unsolved murder of Allen Redston and a number of other high-profile police investigations.

“The facility includes a sophisticated security system that protects the centre, where up to thirty-seven sworn and unsworn ACT Policing members will be stationed performing various roles and responsibilities,” Mr Corbell said.

“These roles include: exhibits processing and management, firearms licensing and regulatory services, as well as drug registrar duties.

“The ACT Labor Government is investing in a range of new infrastructure projects for ACT Policing including the Exhibit Management Centre and Firearms Registry and a new police station in Belconnen.

“This investment is evidence that the ACT Government is willing to provide ACT Policing with improved capabilities to keep the ACT community safe.”

5. Pass out in your driveway, not the shops:

A 18-year-old provisional licence holder will be summonsed to court to face a high level drink-driving charge after she was apprehended by police.

Around 8:50am this morning (12 November) police attended the Gowrie Shops due to reports of an intoxicated female slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle at the location. The female driver was spoken to by police and underwent a roadside screening test which provided a positive result.

The driver was conveyed to Tuggeranong Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and recorded a reading of 0.174 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood (level 4).

Provisional drivers in the ACT are permitted a prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) limit of 0.02 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations Superintendent Mark Colbran said that recent drink driving results clearly indicate that drink drivers are not getting the message and are continuing to ignore the law.

“ACT Policing has been very open and consistent with its message about drink driving in recent months. It is concerning that a provisional driver with such a high blood alcohol reading should be in the vicinity of a school at a time when there could be expected to be a lot of children about. We are putting all drivers on notice. Our aim is to keep the community safe from drink drivers and we will continue to actively target this offence” Superintendent Colbran said.

The female will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

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Sonja said :

Gods, I wish people would STOP referring to women who’ve allegedly been raped as “victims”.


She is a victim until proven otherwise, just as the alleged offender is innocent until proven guilty. Your attitude is a good reason why rape victims find it hard to come forward.

So, if your house is burgled – you’re not a victim of a burglary until the crime has been proven? Or if your car is stolen, your not a victim until it has been proven so?

Please, I think you should be worrying about bigger things and give the old caps lock a breather.

Gods, I wish people would STOP referring to women who’ve allegedly been raped as “victims”.


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