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Police Wrap – 16 October

By johnboy - 16 October 2008 10

1. More busts on the unregistered:

    A cross-border operation involving ACT Policing Traffic Operations officers, members of the NSW Police Traffic Branch and the ACT Roads and Traffic Authority detected 23 unregistered vehicles during a seven-and-a-half hour period today.

    NSW and ACT police both deployed number plate recognition systems on Lanyon Drive, at the border of the two jurisdictions, and on Norse Rd, Harman.

    The results of the operation were:

    23 unregistered vehicles detected;
    8 uninsured vehicles (no compulsory third party insurance) detected;
    7 unlicensed drivers detected;
    3 suspended drivers detected;
    57 defective vehicles detected;
    2 persons summonsed for petrol theft (drive-offs);
    1 person apprehended under an arrest warrant.
    Acting Superintendent Peter Davis, the head of ACTP’s Traffic Operations, said that the majority of unregistered vehicles were detected during the earlier hours of the operation when the offenders believed they would avoid discovery.

    “Within two hours of the operation beginning at 5am today (October 15), we had detected 15 unregistered vehicles,” A/Supt Davis said.

    “We want to send the clear message to all road users that police intend to maintain efforts to detect those who drive while unlicensed, uninsured or unregistered no matter what the time of day or night.

    “We intend to continue these efforts right through into the Christmas and New Year holiday period.”

2. Public tackle an armed robber:

    ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man after a reported robbery at the Hughes Post Office about 8.40am today (October 15).

    It is alleged the man entered the store armed with a knife and removed a sum of money from the cash register.

    Members of the public restrained the man and contacted police as he attempted to flee the scene.

    The Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, the second charge relating to a previous incident.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the web site www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Police Wrap – 16 October
ant 8:31 pm 16 Oct 08

Yes, and emotional anguish from being detained by fellow citizens. He’ll clean up.

The Qbn cops were out and about early on Tuesday, too, with all their toys on Bung Road just after the old Pizza Hut, heading into town. Cars, things on tripods, funny hats, the lot. Looking for people attempting to smuggle the chicken schnitzels out, most likely.

Vic Bitterman 7:01 pm 16 Oct 08

Swaggie said :

Good on the guys at Hughes PO, so what does the Moron get for aggravated robbery – a slap on the wrist by a magistrate?

Knowing the performance of the courts here, he will get compensation for the trauma he’s been through.

Swaggie 3:09 pm 16 Oct 08

Good on the guys at Hughes PO, so what does the Moron get for aggravated robbery – a slap on the wrist by a magistrate?

Skidbladnir 12:16 pm 16 Oct 08

Its the difference between a $494 fine and a $978 fine, but driving an uninsured\uninsurable vehicle puts the driver, community, and other road users at a risk, the consequence is considerably worse for all involved. Hence the greater penalties.

But driving an unregistered car is less of a risk & consequence, the fine is more preventative, but also an opportunity to pick up some extra cash.

fnaah 12:10 pm 16 Oct 08

it appears a high proportion of those found unregistered were tradies trailers

When I drove past the roundabout at lanyon drive, there were at least fifteen cars parked off the roundabout, all makes and models. Didn’t see any trailers lotiering about though.

cranky 12:05 pm 16 Oct 08

Sounds like the trades were targetted, and it appears a high proportion of those found unregistered were tradies trailers.

Still dosn’t have much to do with road safety – you dont get fined for paying your rates a bit late.

Tooks 12:04 pm 16 Oct 08

Skidbladnir said :

23 unregistered vehicles detected;
8 uninsured vehicles (no compulsory third party insurance) detected;

Seperate crimes I know, but with the 15 days grace period on CTP after rego expiry, this would be 15 drivers whose registration had expired but could possibly claim “I am going to fix it, Officer”

They still get the ticket for unregistered though. Once the 3rd party insurance runs out, that’s a separate fine.

Skidbladnir 11:35 am 16 Oct 08

23 unregistered vehicles detected;
8 uninsured vehicles (no compulsory third party insurance) detected;

Seperate crimes I know, but with the 15 days grace period on CTP after rego expiry, this would be 15 drivers whose registration had expired but could possibly claim “I am going to fix it, Officer”

amarooresident 11:28 am 16 Oct 08

I’m slightly disturbed that that many vehicles were found to be unregistered. Sign of the economic times?

Jazz 11:02 am 16 Oct 08

that seems like a lot of vehicle offenders. i wonder how many cars were actually assessed

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