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Police Wrap – 13 July

By johnboy - 13 July 2009 20

1. Nothing good every happens at 2am in Civic:

    ACT Policing is seeking public assistance to identify a male offender involved in an assault which occurred on East Row, Civic on Friday morning, July 10.

    About 1.30am, the 25-year-old male victim attempted to intervene in a fight between two groups of males before an unknown offender struck him, causing him to then strike his head against a concrete wall.

    The victim sustained immediate bruising and swelling to his left eye and a dislodged tooth. Subsequent medical attention also discovered a broken jaw.

    The male offender is described as Caucasian in appearance and was last seen in the company of a group of males described as Asian in appearance.

    Anyone who have witnessed the incident or who may be able to identify any of the males is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

2. Taxis towed as police swoop:

    ACT Policing combined with Road Traffic Authority vehicle inspectors to conduct a high-visibility traffic campaign over the weekend (July 11 & 12) in Civic, in which the safety and compliance of public vehicles was a focus, together with speeding and other traffic offences.

    Seven taxis were found to have major defects and were required to be towed away. These defects included bald tyres, significant collision damage and frayed/worn seat belts. Two other private vehicles – both with extensive modifications beyond permitted levels and driving around the city without number plates – were also declared unroadworthy and had to be removed from the street.

    Separately, RTA vehicle inspectors also issued major defect notices on eight more vehicles.

    Police and vehicle inspectors issued notices for 101 minor vehicle defects, with about 60 per cent of these defects found on public vehicles.

    From the weekend campaign in which Traffic Operations mobile patrols fanned out from the city from 6pm through to midnight, then concentrated on Civic-area patrolling through to 4am, a total of 109 Traffic Infringement Notices were issued.

    Among the speeding offences recorded were two drivers, on separate occasions, recorded at more than 140km/h in an 80km/h zone on Adelaide Avenue. One of these was a P-plate driver. Another driver was also caught at 121 km/h in an 80km/h zone on Parkes Way.

    Sergeant Andrew Warry, from ACT Policing Traffic Operations, said police had been gathering information about the non-compliance of public vehicles for some weeks.

    “Members of the community have a right to travel in safety in a public conveyance and on at least one occasion when a member of the public had the defect pointed out, they didn’t want to take that particular taxi,” Sgt Warry said.

    “Police found that in regard to those taxis operating after hours, too many were not safe. The onus is not only on the owners of these vehicles to make sure they are safe, but for the drivers to also make a safety check of their taxi before the start of each shift.”

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

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Police Wrap – 13 July
Timberwolf65 11:17 am 14 Jul 09

Civic is a really bad place to be that time in the morning.

johnboy said :

Sometimes it impresses girls.

I doubt he was doing it to impress the girls ( rolling eyes ) he obviously is old code and has a conscious and tried to help out, instead of just walking away, years ago you could bust up a fight but people and the different cultures these days are mad as cut snakes and don’t give a shit if they kill someone.

I stay right away from Civic, right away.

mutley 10:37 am 14 Jul 09

Oh please, let the next group be Yummy Mummy’s who buy oversized 4WD planet rapers as a must have baby accessory and then can’t park them (I believe this may be the origin of those oversize parent parking spots- it is to protect our cars from these spacially challenged megaconsumers). C’mon police, do a blitz on these upper crust wannabees. They pull out too far at T intersections when turning right in their tanks so you can’t even turn left because your traffic view is completely obscured. Or blitz them, Mr Police man, on their mobile phone use as they veer wildley between lanes (yes you nearly wiped me out, bitch in the silver Pajero on the parkway last Tuesday 8:35 heading to city- not that you noticed as your phone call must have been SO important.

I hope that chip on your shoulder is made of organic tofu.

Hugh Lews 9:07 am 14 Jul 09

Skidd Marx said: “I’d rather cop a broken jaw than read in the paper the next day that someone was kicked to death whilst I did nothing to help.”

Missed the point completely. This didn’t say that he stopped the fight. He just got bashed as well.

But hold your head high, hero.

Special G 8:58 am 14 Jul 09

Justsayit – Do you need a hug?

Parents with prams spaces are just marked normal car spaces for the most part. If any are bigger it makes sense as when getting kid out of or into car it makes it easier to not dent the car next to you. Obviously not a parent.

justsayit 2:37 am 14 Jul 09

bigred said :

“public vehicles”? Does that mean they looked at more than taxis? Hire cars? Action Buses? Wonder if they got those beat up tarago taxis for those flaming ridiculous “foglights”. OK, taxi blitz now over, what group is next?

Oh please, let the next group be Yummy Mummy’s who buy oversized 4WD planet rapers as a must have baby accessory and then can’t park them (I believe this may be the origin of those oversize parent parking spots- it is to protect our cars from these spacially challenged megaconsumers). C’mon police, do a blitz on these upper crust wannabees. They pull out too far at T intersections when turning right in their tanks so you can’t even turn left because your traffic view is completely obscured. Or blitz them, Mr Police man, on their mobile phone use as they veer wildley between lanes (yes you nearly wiped me out, bitch in the silver Pajero on the parkway last Tuesday 8:35 heading to city- not that you noticed as your phone call must have been SO important.

Or if not, when you audit the taxis, can you audit the driver’s conversation or affinity with talk back radio? Or the passenger’s ability to shut up,pay up and not throw up?

All food for thought for ACT Policing Traffic Operations.

bigred 10:48 pm 13 Jul 09

“public vehicles”? Does that mean they looked at more than taxis? Hire cars? Action Buses? Wonder if they got those beat up tarago taxis for those flaming ridiculous “foglights”. OK, taxi blitz now over, what group is next?

DJ 10:30 pm 13 Jul 09

Hugh Lews said :

“the 25-year-old male victim attempted to intervene in a fight between two groups of males”

I’m sorry but unless you are Steven Segal or some other crime fighting Hero – leave people who are fighting alone.

It’s sad and all that that someone trying to be a decent person and the better man and all that gets his jaw broken but it happens all the time.

And for what?

Or Police?

bd84 9:38 pm 13 Jul 09

pug206gti said :

By the by, I noticed one of the new security cameras has been erected on Ainslie Ave median strip near the CBA last night.

Also up at the intersection of University Ave and London Circuit (Police Station side), West Row and London Circuit (carpark side), West Row and Allinga St (Canberra Club side) and in Garema Place (Next to merry-go-round). I don’t think they will be much use given that they’re so far apart.

Makes sense that I saw the most police on the road late at night than I have ever seen, they got a taxi on Adelaide Ave it didn’t look like the passengers were impressed. Also got a fella in his BMW about 3 kms up the road, might have been Mr 140kph.

farnarkler 8:47 pm 13 Jul 09

I wonder how stupid the cars with ‘extensive modifications beyond permitted levels’ looked.

Devil_n_Disquiz 8:43 pm 13 Jul 09

Re: Taxis

Yes it is also up to the driver to ensure the taxi he is driving is safe/roadworthy. I have refused to drive taxis for exactly this. The owners response ? Give me the night off and put another driver in substandard Taxi.

FC 4:35 pm 13 Jul 09

Skidd Marx said :

Nice tude News; not your problem – just keep on walking. I’d rather cop a broken jaw than read in the paper the next day that someone was kicked to death whilst I did nothing to help.

+ 1

pug206gti 4:00 pm 13 Jul 09

By the by, I noticed one of the new security cameras has been erected on Ainslie Ave median strip near the CBA last night.

Skidd Marx 3:44 pm 13 Jul 09

Nice tude News; not your problem – just keep on walking. I’d rather cop a broken jaw than read in the paper the next day that someone was kicked to death whilst I did nothing to help.

johnboy 3:10 pm 13 Jul 09

Sometimes it impresses girls.

Hugh Lews 3:08 pm 13 Jul 09

“the 25-year-old male victim attempted to intervene in a fight between two groups of males”

I’m sorry but unless you are Steven Segal or some other crime fighting Hero – leave people who are fighting alone.

It’s sad and all that that someone trying to be a decent person and the better man and all that gets his jaw broken but it happens all the time.

And for what?

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