Police Wrap – 18 February

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1. Police report on the Deakin fatality finally online:

    ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in Deakin today (Monday, 16 February) which has resulted in the death of a 37-year-old man.

    About 11am a blue RAV 4 travelling southbound on Adelaide Avenue swerved across the median strip and crossed lanes of on-coming traffic before hitting a wall near the Thai embassy.

    The driver of the vehicle was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital by ACT Ambulance in a critical condition however he died a short time later.

    Two northbound lanes of Adelaide Avenue remain closed to traffic as ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team investigate the incident.

2. The great Ainslie car BBQ:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after two suspicious vehicle fires in Ainslie today (February 16).

    Police responded to the first vehicle fire in Ebden Street about 4.00am (February 16). The fire was quickly extinguished by the ACT Fire Brigade however a white Nissan 4 wheel drive, valued at approximately $3,000, was extensively damaged during the incident.

    A short time later police and fire-fighters responded to a second vehicle fire further down Ebden Street, in which a green Ford Falcon valued at approximately $250 was damaged. Both fires have been deemed to be suspicious.

3. The Monash Chainsaw Massacre?

    A 50-year-old Monash man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday February 24 charged with two counts of threaten to cause harm to Commonwealth Public Official.

    This follows an incident on Saturday evening (February 14) where a man allegedly confronted police with a chainsaw and axe. During the incident police were required to use a number of use-of-force options to detain the man and take him in to custody.

4. Babyfaced alleged O’Connor burglars busted:

    ACT Policing has arrested three males after a burglary of a residence in O’Connor yesterday (February 17).

    Police will allege around midday the three males aged 16, 17 and 20 committed a burglary at an address in Robinson Street where they stole a laptop computer and a small amount of foreign currency.

    Police arrested the three alleged offenders in a store in Civic. They were conveyed to the Regional Watch House where they were charged with aggravated burglary and theft.

    The two male youths, aged 16 and 17, both from Ainslie, will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning (February 18) while the 20-year-old from Kaleen will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (February 18).

5. Charnwood drug busts:

    ACT Policing has charged two men with drug trafficking offences after a search warrant was executed on two Charnwood premises yesterday (February 17).

    Around 11.30am police conducted a traffic stop on a white Toyota Corolla on Lhotsky Street, Charnwood. During a search of the vehicle police located a number of small plastic packages containing a light coloured powder suspected to be heroin. Police also seized two mobile telephones, a small amount of cash and a device suspected to be an ice pipe.

    The 27-year-old driver from Charnwood was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug other than Cannabis and unlawful possession of stolen property.

    Police also searched two Charnwood residences where they seized a small number of pills suspected of being MDMA (ecstasy) and a quantity of a white powder substance suspected to be heroin. A second man aged 27, also from Charnwood, was also arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug other than Cannabis and unlawful possession of stolen property.

    Both men will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (February 18).

6. Alleged Duffy cutter:

    A 17-year-old male youth from Duffy will face the ACT Children’s Court today (February 18).

    About 7.00 pm yesterday (February 17) at the Woden Plaza car park, Bradley Street, Phillip, the 17-year-old male youth is believed to have attacked another male, causing a cut to his neck.

    The youth then fled the scene.

    The victim was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance and then transported to Canberra Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

    ACT Policing shortly after located and arrested the 17-year-old, charging him with wounding and acts endangering life.

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


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tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:47 pm 18 Feb 09

Holy crap…whats happened to Canberra I say!?

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 12:52 pm 18 Feb 09

During the incident police were required to use a number of use-of-force options to detain the man and take him in to custody.

I’m also wondering what these “number of use-of-force” options included? I’ve seen Scareface many times, so the mind boggles 😉

Pseudo Nym Pseudo Nym 1:28 pm 18 Feb 09

A car valued at $250 was ‘damaged’? How on earth could they tell?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 1:33 pm 18 Feb 09

Even in reasonable condition, a 15 year old falcon would have a trade value of perhaps $250.

peterh peterh 1:46 pm 18 Feb 09

tylersmayhem said :

During the incident police were required to use a number of use-of-force options to detain the man and take him in to custody.

I’m also wondering what these “number of use-of-force” options included? I’ve seen Scareface many times, so the mind boggles 😉

capsicum spray, taser, big stick. probably in that order.

SheepGroper SheepGroper 5:45 pm 18 Feb 09

peterh said :

capsicum spray, taser, big stick. probably in that order.

No kick to the balls?

caf caf 6:01 pm 18 Feb 09

You forgot “colourful language”.

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