1. The razor boys of Civic (interesting no-one’s told the police the Gubbmint would like us to call it “Canberra Central” or whatever it is):
- ACT Policing has charged a 17-year-old male youth from Dunlop with intentional wounding following an incident in Garema Place yesterday (December 15).
Around 5.30pm the male youth was in Garema Place, Civic, sitting on a bench with a friend when he was approached by two other males. An argument broke out which escalated and became physical. It is alleged the male youth then produced a razor blade and slashed out at the victim. The victim was cut a number of times on the left side of his face and on his arm. He was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital for treatment.
The male youth allegedly decamped from the scene and caught a bus. He went to a friend’s house in Belconnen from where he telephoned police to inform them of his location.
AFP Forensic Services attended the scene at Garema Place.
The alleged male offender was charged with intentional wounding and will appear before the ACT Children’s Court this morning (December 16).
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred at a Charteris Crescent address in Chifley on the 15/12/08.
Around 9.20pm a 21-year-old woman was at home with her three-year-old son when she heard banging on the front door. Through a window she observed two men with their faces covered at the front door, one was holding an axe.
The victim then heard her front door being damaged. She immediately grabbed her son and ran out into her backyard. The males entered the house via the large hole they smashed in the front door and stole a handbag before leaving the scene. Police were notified and attended.
Both offenders were described as around 170cm (5’7”) tall and wearing dark clothing.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed the home invasion and who has not already spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision that occurred on Wattle Street, Lyneham on the 16/12/08.
About 1.20pm, a 94-year-old man was attempting to cross the pedestrian crossing on his motorised scooter when he was struck by a vehicle travelling west along Wattle Street.
The driver of the vehicle, a 79-year-old Lyneham man, was uninjured.
The 94-year-old man was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and conveyed to The Canberra Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police to contact Crime Stoppers.