1. Evatt raid:
- ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Evatt woman following a search of her home yesterday (May 14).
Around 11.20am police executed the search warrant of the Gollan Street address following information to police of the possession of suspected stolen items. During the search warrant police seized 159 items believed to have been stolen from burglaries in the Belconnen area. The items included jewellery, wallets, computers, computer parts, car parts, games consoles and a number of computer games and DVDs.
The woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (May 15) charged with receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of stolen property.
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- ACT Policing arrested two drivers after separate pursuits – one in Canberra’s north and another in the Tuggeranong Valley — in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, May 16).
In the incident in the south, ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations officers were patrolling on Ashley Drive in Isabella Plains, around 12.45am today when they detected a BMW coupe travelling at 135km/h in a 80km/h zone.
The driver failed to stop when directed by police and when followed, was seen to drive off the roadway, onto nature strips and into the guttering several times. Police pursued the car for around one minute. It halted on Groveland Circuit with suspected suspension and steering damage, where police breath-tested the 27-year-old driver and subsequently found him to have a blood alcohol reading of 0.129. He faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.
In the second incident in Canberra’s north, around 1.37am today on Ellenborough St, Lyneham, a General Duties patrol team positively identified the driver of a green Hyundai Excel as a 22-year-old Downer man wanted by police in relation to a breach of his bail conditions.
Police activated warning lights and siren but the driver refused to stop. Police followed the vehicle to the Barton Highway and into Mitchell, then along the Gungahlin Drive Expressway to Ngunnawal.
After a pursuit of around five minutes in which other patrol vehicles were called in an effort to contain the offending vehicle, the Excel struck a kerb in Amagula St, Ngunnawal and stopped. The alleged offender attempted to restart the car and refused to exit the damaged vehicle so police were required to force entry and extract him. He was later treated in hospital for minor lacerations to his left knee.
The offender will be held in custody until Monday morning (May 18) when he will face the ACT Magistrates Court for breach of bail and traffic-related offences.