- ACT Policing arrested one man, seized a vehicle and issued around 45 Traffic Infringement Notices and 20 defect notices after a targeted operation on a large group of drivers suspected to be performing burnouts and street racing.
The operation was performed late on Thursday evening (May 14) in the Kowen Forest carpark off Sutton Road. Around 110 vehicles were known to be at the location.
Members of ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations team sealed off the access road around 10pm and began a patrol of the area, noting the strong smell of burnt rubber.
Police believe the group was engaged in burnouts and street racing at the location. A 21-year-old Ainslie man was taken into custody charged with possession of cannabis, possessing an offensive weapon, and going equipped for a theft. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on May 25,2009.
A stolen motor vehicle, a Nissan 300X sports coupe registered in Victoria, was recovered from the location.
Police are urging members of the community who are aware of illegal street racing or similar activity in their area to report it. They can request police attendance by calling 131-444, or report it – anonymously if they wish – by ringing Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing arrested two 16-year-old male youths after an incident at a private function at Rydges Hotel in Civic Friday 15 May 2009.
Police attended the location around 11.10pm after reports that the two youths had attempted to enter the party without invitation. They then allegedly assaulted the two security staff that had been present at the event.
One of the security staff received a laceration to the head and another received a hand injury.
One of the alleged offenders was later located and arrested at the rear of the hotel by members of ACT Regional Beats team while the second was arrested a short distance away by a City Patrol officer.
Both were conveyed to the Regional Watch House at City Station and later released into the custody of their parents.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident and can provide further information to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.