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Police Wrap – 17 July

By johnboy 17 July 2008 42

1. The police inform us that two teenagers from Curtin and Narrabundah were caught yesterday allegedly trying to steal a Hyundai Excel from Constitution Avenue.

Someone called it in and the police got there so quickly they nabbed the lads still in the car park. So nice work by all concerned.

    The two youths will face the ACT Children’s Court tomorrow (July 17); the 14-year-old charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent, the 15-year-old with riding in a motor vehicle without consent.

2. They’re also letting us know that the new RAPID system (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified, glad I wasn’t in that meeting) has found 45 unregistered vehicles and 26 defectives.

    In two days (Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16), 4070 vehicles were checked by the RAPID system. RAPID is now in regular use by Traffic Operations throughout the ACT.

    The following results were noted:
    · 45 unregistered vehicles detected;
    · 16 uninsured vehicles detected;
    · 31 persons found with licence issues (either suspended, inactive or unlicensed);
    · 28 Traffic Infringement Notices issued;
    · 26 defect notices issued (major and minor).

On a brighter note 1956 RBT’s found no positive readings.

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123qwe 8:45 am 18 Jul 08

Does anyone know if those little shits were held in custody, or did the court let them go (resulting in another car being stolen from the court car park)?

ant 9:49 pm 17 Jul 08

Stealing a Excel?! Oh dear. Well, there’s a nice new kiddie detention centre and kids indulging in such anti=social (and stupid) acts need to be in it.

I avoid the servo in Qbn that insists on pre-pay after 6pm because, as Danman says, it’s a lot of buggerising about. I notice that some servos close the pumps that are at the edge of the servo at night though.

The yanks have pre-pay on their pumps, in SLC I think every servo I visited had that (and I used it). You swipe your card, get the petrol, and it gives you a little receipt and off you go.

Which means you never set foot inside the servo and get inundated with Deals on mars bars and CDs and god knows what else!

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