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Police Wrap – 15 May

By johnboy - 16 May 2009 54

1. The police view of the Rush Hour bust:

    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.

2. Rydges Security Failure:

    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.

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Police Wrap – 15 May
Tooks 4:37 pm 19 May 09

There’s quite a few cars going round with rush hour stickers on them. Funnily enough, they tend to drive around like a bunch of tools.

colourful sydney rac 4:09 pm 19 May 09

Queanbro1 said :

Just like Apoc said we go out of our way never in the streets, there are no street racing, speeding or fights, but if some one does anything like that they are told to leave and not to come back.

They say that there was around 110 cars most of them have 3-4 people in them but alot are full which makes over 400 people there!! i no of a few people that drive over an hour each way just to go out to the bush.

but yes cops do there jobs good excluding a few of them would lose their jobs if we had cameras there, thats 4 sure!!

Huh?

peterh 3:55 pm 19 May 09

does a rush hour member have a sticker in the back window of their car to be identified?

saw one today, just curious.

Queanbro1 2:40 pm 19 May 09

Just like Apoc said we go out of our way never in the streets, there are no street racing, speeding or fights, but if some one does anything like that they are told to leave and not to come back.

They say that there was around 110 cars most of them have 3-4 people in them but alot are full which makes over 400 people there!! i no of a few people that drive over an hour each way just to go out to the bush.

but yes cops do there jobs good excluding a few of them would lose their jobs if we had cameras there, thats 4 sure!!

kos 10:00 pm 17 May 09

Apoc said :

Passed on behalf of Rushhour; The drop kick with the stolen 300zx, bag of weed and scissors which he apparently threatened an officer with.. has been told never to return to the group and can spend another year in jail – Stolen cars are banned from Rushhour, if it was known, that person would have been told to leave earlier.

I can also say for certain that no organised street racing ever occurs at Rushhour. Kowen is a good place where we don’t bother the community and hardly ever attract police attention because nobody puts through complaints!

Dangerous activity is disciplined and a ‘danger zone’ has been designated to avoid damage or injury. we arent perfect but this is part of our culture and impound/forfeiting cars hasnt stopped it either. least it isnt in the suburbs!!

We aren’t challenging the AFP either, we accept their authority and we abide by police direction. The police do their job very well. with a very small number of officers being unfair and threatening (physically) in some instances, which we can’t prove at this stage due to a video camera ban at Rushhour.

We are doing our best to give these young guys and girls somewhere to go instead of the suburbs, there are alot of families in Rushhour with kids, and we to do not wish our kids lives to be in danger because of some dick head p plater drifting up a public street putting our families lives at risk.

And I’m sure that as such an upstanding citizen, the rush hour organizer advised the AFP what they had organized and their intentions. Especially considering the issues they have previously had……..

Apoc 5:30 pm 17 May 09

Passed on behalf of Rushhour; The drop kick with the stolen 300zx, bag of weed and scissors which he apparently threatened an officer with.. has been told never to return to the group and can spend another year in jail – Stolen cars are banned from Rushhour, if it was known, that person would have been told to leave earlier.

I can also say for certain that no organised street racing ever occurs at Rushhour. Kowen is a good place where we don’t bother the community and hardly ever attract police attention because nobody puts through complaints!

Dangerous activity is disciplined and a ‘danger zone’ has been designated to avoid damage or injury. we arent perfect but this is part of our culture and impound/forfeiting cars hasnt stopped it either. least it isnt in the suburbs!!

We aren’t challenging the AFP either, we accept their authority and we abide by police direction. The police do their job very well. with a very small number of officers being unfair and threatening (physically) in some instances, which we can’t prove at this stage due to a video camera ban at Rushhour.

We are doing our best to give these young guys and girls somewhere to go instead of the suburbs, there are alot of families in Rushhour with kids, and we to do not wish our kids lives to be in danger because of some dick head p plater drifting up a public street putting our families lives at risk.

wakeup 2:32 pm 17 May 09

i’d like to see some one try and “street race” in kohen forrest car park..
unless its got a whole lot bigger since i was last there.. isn’t it just a
dirt track an when it does turn to tar theres speed bumps everywhere?

farnarkler 2:17 pm 17 May 09

It was a bit more than two who assaulted the security at Rydges, more like ten.

DJ 11:45 pm 16 May 09

Nosey said :

nor “offensive behaviour” (code for “anything a cop doesn’t like”).

Unfortunately you have no idea what you are talking about Steady Eddie.

Steady Eddie… if you are the comedian from a few years back… not funny or even accurate but you were neither back then either.

Nosey 4:28 pm 16 May 09

nor “offensive behaviour” (code for “anything a cop doesn’t like”).

Unfortunately you have no idea what you are talking about Steady Eddie.

Steady Eddie 3:16 pm 16 May 09

caf said :

I note that a charge of resisting arrest wasn’t made out.

nor “offensive behaviour” (code for “anything a cop doesn’t like”).

caf 1:48 pm 16 May 09

I note that a charge of resisting arrest wasn’t made out.

Deadmandrinking 1:31 pm 16 May 09

Clown Killer said :

Well I guess this sorts out the business raised by redvl concerning the totally unwarranted bashing of innocent motoring enthusiasts by those savage and corrupt police! Sounds like a good nights work by our constabulary if you ask me.

They’re not going to put down ‘An ACT Policing member assualted the 21 year old man while arresting him’ are they? Police Media releases are still biased.

I want to wait to see if a complaint will be made before I take either side.

Clown Killer 1:13 pm 16 May 09

Well I guess this sorts out the business raised by redvl concerning the totally unwarranted bashing of innocent motoring enthusiasts by those savage and corrupt police! Sounds like a good nights work by our constabulary if you ask me.

farnarkler 12:41 pm 16 May 09

Curiouser and curiouser. What does one have to have in their possession to be chardged with ‘going equipped for a theft’?

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