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Police Wrap – 14 April 2010

By johnboy 14 April 2010 17

1. Belco gets into school vandalism:

ACT Policing is seeking the support of the Canberra community in keeping our schools and colleges safe and secure over the current term break.

During these holiday periods, school premises are targeted for property offences such as burglary, graffiti and vandalism.

Over the weekend, police took three young people into custody after an incident at the Macgregor Primary School where a window had been broken and a side entry door forced open early on Saturday morning. Inside the school, rubbish bins and a bookshelf had been tipped over.

Police later identified three male suspects, aged 13, 15 and 16 respectively. These youths will be summonsed on burglary and property damage charges.

Police have increased their patrols of schools during this holiday break, and are asking for residents to remain vigilant and alert around their local area.

Superintendent Kate Buggy from ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention team said members of the public play a key role in providing extra “eyes and ears” around their local schools.

“While police will be doing all we can to protect school properties over the holiday, we need the assistance of the community to help prevent property damage and identify offenders,” Superintendent Buggy said.

“Police are urging anyone who lives near a school or uses school grounds for sport or recreational purposes to be alert for any suspicious activity. If you see anyone committing an offence around a school, contact Police Operations on 131 444.

“Alternatively, you can help police catch offenders by reporting any incidents to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. This information can be provided anonymously,” she said.

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Tooks 7:43 pm 15 Apr 10

Hmm, I’m not a cop, but thanks. Oh, and D isn’t a pass…not in any school I’ve been to.

georgesgenitals 6:40 pm 15 Apr 10

Tooks said :

Arthur McKenzie said :

Two wrongs don’t make a right so speeding is not an excuse. But on the other hand why help the police when they are the biggest hoons on the road, speeding, tailgating, rarely if ever policing bad driving, disrupting traffic with their silly bike patrols and generally just being another group of nuisance drivers. Pass a collision site and they can’t even direct the traffic – they don’t know how – they create more danger.

As far as schools are concerned, report a possible incident and see what sort of a mouthful you get from the station ‘officer’ picking up the call. ‘We’re too busy’, ‘haven’t got anybody in that area’, ‘not serious enough’, ‘what are we supposed to do’ are the sort of reply to a sensible call.

Let’s face it AFP is a Dad’s Army of incomptents. Just go to the airport or the mall and see their fat unfit lazy blobs walking around in groups of four just window shopping and having a good ‘mates chat’. What a waste.

That’s a particularly lame attempt at trolling. About as subtle as a knee to the nads. Here’s a couple of tips for successful trolling:

1) Don’t make it so obvious you’re trolling (stereotypes, lame insults etc).
2) Just learn step 1 first; I don’t wanna overload you.

Overall, I give you a D. It was going to be an E, but your spelling was mostly COMPETENT, so I bumped you up one. Congrats 🙂

Well done on gaining a passing grade from SuperCop(TM), Arthur.

Tooks 6:34 pm 15 Apr 10

Arthur McKenzie said :

Two wrongs don’t make a right so speeding is not an excuse. But on the other hand why help the police when they are the biggest hoons on the road, speeding, tailgating, rarely if ever policing bad driving, disrupting traffic with their silly bike patrols and generally just being another group of nuisance drivers. Pass a collision site and they can’t even direct the traffic – they don’t know how – they create more danger.

As far as schools are concerned, report a possible incident and see what sort of a mouthful you get from the station ‘officer’ picking up the call. ‘We’re too busy’, ‘haven’t got anybody in that area’, ‘not serious enough’, ‘what are we supposed to do’ are the sort of reply to a sensible call.

Let’s face it AFP is a Dad’s Army of incomptents. Just go to the airport or the mall and see their fat unfit lazy blobs walking around in groups of four just window shopping and having a good ‘mates chat’. What a waste.

That’s a particularly lame attempt at trolling. About as subtle as a knee to the nads. Here’s a couple of tips for successful trolling:

1) Don’t make it so obvious you’re trolling (stereotypes, lame insults etc).
2) Just learn step 1 first; I don’t wanna overload you.

Overall, I give you a D. It was going to be an E, but your spelling was mostly COMPETENT, so I bumped you up one. Congrats 🙂

Spideydog 12:59 pm 15 Apr 10

Gerry-Built said :

bd84 said :

Why the hell would any decent parent be unaware of where their children are in the early hours of the morning.

I think you’ve nailed it on the head there with “decent parent”…

Sometimes parenting is not black and white – children sneaking out when parents are asleep come to mind here. Parents aren’t robots that monitor their children 24/7. My point being, it’s not always the parents fault.

I am not condoning the parents out there that don’t give crap and allow their offspring out on the streets to all hours of the morning either though.

Gerry-Built 8:05 am 15 Apr 10

bd84 said :

Why the hell would any decent parent be unaware of where their children are in the early hours of the morning.

I think you’ve nailed it on the head there with “decent parent”…

buzz819 7:29 am 15 Apr 10

Arthur McKenzie said :

Two wrongs don’t make a right so speeding is not an excuse. But on the other hand why help the police when they are the biggest hoons on the road, speeding, tailgating, rarely if ever policing bad driving, disrupting traffic with their silly bike patrols and generally just being another group of nuisance drivers. Pass a collision site and they can’t even direct the traffic – they don’t know how – they create more danger.

As far as schools are concerned, report a possible incident and see what sort of a mouthful you get from the station ‘officer’ picking up the call. ‘We’re too busy’, ‘haven’t got anybody in that area’, ‘not serious enough’, ‘what are we supposed to do’ are the sort of reply to a sensible call.

Let’s face it AFP is a Dad’s Army of incomptents. Just go to the airport or the mall and see their fat unfit lazy blobs walking around in groups of four just window shopping and having a good ‘mates chat’. What a waste.

They should just go join the public service where this would be normal behavior and not give as many people a chance to whinge about hey Arthur, it’s what they should do, isn’t it Arthur.

goose 6:07 am 15 Apr 10

botto said :

Why should we help police? They fine me for going 85km/h in 80km/h zone in the middle of nowhere, in the place where the road design is such that one goes faster anyway. And I never see them in school zones. Now they ask us for a help? Just do your jobs mates!

But yet you call them mates? – GROW UP!

bd84 11:15 pm 14 Apr 10

Why the hell would any decent parent be unaware of where their children are in the early hours of the morning.

Must be those Belco deros again.

el 9:01 pm 14 Apr 10

botto said :

Why should we help police? They fine me for going 85km/h in 80km/h zone in the middle of nowhere, in the place where the road design is such that one goes faster anyway. And I never see them in school zones. Now they ask us for a help? Just do your jobs mates!

Little wonder you failed the attitude test, and got a well deserved ticket.

Arthur McKenzie 8:21 pm 14 Apr 10

Two wrongs don’t make a right so speeding is not an excuse. But on the other hand why help the police when they are the biggest hoons on the road, speeding, tailgating, rarely if ever policing bad driving, disrupting traffic with their silly bike patrols and generally just being another group of nuisance drivers. Pass a collision site and they can’t even direct the traffic – they don’t know how – they create more danger.

As far as schools are concerned, report a possible incident and see what sort of a mouthful you get from the station ‘officer’ picking up the call. ‘We’re too busy’, ‘haven’t got anybody in that area’, ‘not serious enough’, ‘what are we supposed to do’ are the sort of reply to a sensible call.

Let’s face it AFP is a Dad’s Army of incomptents. Just go to the airport or the mall and see their fat unfit lazy blobs walking around in groups of four just window shopping and having a good ‘mates chat’. What a waste.

Tooks 7:05 pm 14 Apr 10

botto said :

Why should we help police? They fine me for going 85km/h in 80km/h zone in the middle of nowhere, in the place where the road design is such that one goes faster anyway. And I never see them in school zones. Now they ask us for a help? Just do your jobs mates!

FFS, are you 13 years old? Grow up.

jessieduck 5:41 pm 14 Apr 10

botto said :

Why should we help police? They fine me for going 85km/h in 80km/h zone in the middle of nowhere, in the place where the road design is such that one goes faster anyway. And I never see them in school zones. Now they ask us for a help? Just do your jobs mates!

Boo Hoo. Dry your eyes and stop speeding.

gemcat 5:24 pm 14 Apr 10

Botto, I’m confused by your comment. You want them to do their jobs, but when they do (i.,e they book you for speeding), you complain. I agree, 5kms over is something they usually let go without a fine, but the speed limit is the speed limit – if you don’t want to be booked, don’t speed.

Gerry-Built 5:21 pm 14 Apr 10

botto said :

…Just do your jobs mates!

umm… let me be amongst the throng that are about to state the bleeding obvious; that they *were* doing their jobs when they fined you… That 80 sign was a “speed *limit*”… having said that, vandalism of schools and 5km/h over the speed limit are hardly in the same ball park.

Most Public High Schools in Canberra are getting fences built around them (and I assume Primary Schools will too). Those Public High Schools I’ve worked in had annual vandalism bills in the tens of thousands (most, being “small” damage bills, are paid for by the school – which means $$$ gets diverted from providing students’ education). I think that is the point of suggesting those living near schools report suspicious activities – it just might mean that some youngsters get a slightly better education, and costs rate payers less…

Wow – our schools look more and more like gaols, whilst our gaol looks more and more like a holiday camp, resplendent with the $100,000 foyer artwork…

botto 4:31 pm 14 Apr 10

Why should we help police? They fine me for going 85km/h in 80km/h zone in the middle of nowhere, in the place where the road design is such that one goes faster anyway. And I never see them in school zones. Now they ask us for a help? Just do your jobs mates!

motleychick 4:27 pm 14 Apr 10

YAY police wraps are back!!

Tetranitrate 4:13 pm 14 Apr 10

Ultimately the only real solution is to build high fences around the school buildings.
This was done at Belconnen High and seems to have worked, although unfortunately the school now looks like a concentration camp.

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