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Police Wrap – 18 November

By RiotPost - 18 November 2009 12

A bunch of stuff from the last couple of days.

Pacific Civic Thugees
Mugging in Civic on Sunday night, police seeking witnesses.

Gutless Bag Snatchers in Woden Friday arvo

Kids lighting fires in Tuggeranong early Monday morning.

Curtin Coles Ciggies stolen early Monday morning

Braddon Caltex knocked over in what seems very similar to last week when the Curtin Blockbuster and Braddon Coles Express (Shell) Servo

Last week 12 Nov
The second incident, which appears to be unrelated to the first, occurred around 9.55pm yesterday when a man entered the Coles Express service station in Braddon and produced a firearm from a grey backpack and demanded money from the till. The man left the location with a sum of cash and cigarettes and was last seen heading in the direction of Haig Park.

This week
About 3.55am today (Tuesday, November 17) a man armed with a knife has entered the Caltex service station, Braddon demanding money from a staff member. During the incident the male offender has jumped the service counter and left the location with a sum of cash and cigarettes. The man was last seen heading towards Haig Park, Braddon.

      Do you know this beanie?
      Manuka Weekend Free Shopping .

      He had another party to go to.

      RAPID Results

      Unlawful Mum steals kids back.

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      Police Wrap – 18 November
      bd84 3:19 pm 21 Nov 09

      The law caught up with the Cole Express bandit too. The brightspark got nabbed after they worked out he was the same person who had visited the servo twice that night and his ATM card was declined on both occasions before returning with the gun. They traced the card and tracked him down.. page 13 of the crimes makes comedic reading.

      swamiOFswank 11:08 pm 20 Nov 09

      I believe that the law got the better of the unlawful mum. Bravo, AFP.

      Spideydog 8:12 pm 19 Nov 09

      cranky said :

      These rego checks are quite simply to ensure that the fewest number of motorists avoid paying the government a tax, and the NRMA their usury.

      Ahhh, the old conspiracy theories rears it head again. Yeeeess, the government is in cohorts with NRMA to relieve us all of our cash and has nothing to do with looking after it’s citizens.

      cranky said :

      They have absolutely nothing to do with furthering road safety. There is no evidence that the lack of a brake light, or even bald tyres, cause any increase in accident occurence. And only those pulled over were checked. Registered but ‘unsafe’ – go for it. Totally unlikely to cause an accident.

      How many traffic accidents have you attended or studies have you personally conducted to come to that conclusion. I personally know of quite a few with the examples you have provided. Stuff that is easily prevented by having a vehicle that is roadworthy.

      cranky said :

      Spideydog @ #7.
      ‘People driving around unregistered and uninsured are a major problem because if they get in a prang, they are not covered by insurance and that could financially hurt the other person they prang into, possibly costing them personally thousands of dollars.’

      But the Gov/NRMA have established a nice little escape clause whereby injuries caused in an accident by a motorist who cannot be ‘charged’ will NOT be paid out.

      Sorry, not aware of any such clause. So I won’t comment on it 🙂

      cranky 6:11 pm 19 Nov 09

      These rego checks are quite simply to ensure that the fewest number of motorists avoid paying the government a tax, and the NRMA their usury.

      They have absolutely nothing to do with furthering road safety. There is no evidence that the lack of a brake light, or even bald tyres, cause any increase in accident occurence. And only those pulled over were checked. Registered but ‘unsafe’ – go for it. Totally unlikely to cause an accident.

      Spideydog @ #7.
      ‘People driving around unregistered and uninsured are a major problem because if they get in a prang, they are not covered by insurance and that could financially hurt the other person they prang into, possibly costing them personally thousands of dollars.’

      But the Gov/NRMA have established a nice little escape clause whereby injuries caused in an accident by a motorist who cannot be ‘charged’ will NOT be paid out.

      Sauce for the goose, etc.

      Deckard 5:03 pm 19 Nov 09

      And dvaey is the head chearleader for bicycle registration here – I saw you hiding :). How many police resources would you waste cracking down on kids who haven’t registered their tricycle?

      Spideydog 4:28 pm 19 Nov 09

      dvaey said :

      From RAPID article: … detected eight unregistered cars, five of which also had no compulsory third party insurance.

      How do 3 of these 8 people have insurance without registration?

      Also, “Two suspended drivers were detected”, but ‘Sixteen defect notices were issued’.

      So, how many vehicles were pulled over? Out of 1500+ vehicles, in 3+ hours, they caught 8 unregistered, 2 suspended (and another 16 worthy of a defect sticker but obviously legal in every other way).

      How much time and effort was expended here, and expensive technology expended, to get these results, when a couple of cars with radar guns along the parkway probably couldve nabbed people who were actually driving unsafely, rather than just those who (like cyclists *hides*) have only paid their dues for the roadway, not their dues to actually use it. Surely the cops can find better things to do with their time, than sit on their butt in their car with a cuppa, waiting for a ‘ping’ from their computer.

      Sooo people driving defective vehicle’s aren’t a safety issue …. How many times does it need to be explained in these forums about the “unregistered/uninsured” For your benefit, I can explain for you. 3rd party insurance expires 15 days after the vehicles registration expires. If Police catch a vehicle between that period, they will only get them for unregistered. If they are caught 15 days after the rego runs out, then they get done for both unreg and uninsured. The numbers above reflect that 3 drivers were driving unregistered, but was still within the 15 days and still had their insurance.

      People driving around unregistered and uninsured are a major problem because if they get in a prang, they are not covered by insurance and that could financially hurt the other person they prang into, possibly costing them personally thousands of dollars.

      “16 worthy of a defect sticker, but obviously legal in every other way”

      m8, thats 16 potentially lethal vehicles off the road …… OBVIOUSLY.

      “Surely the cops can find better things to do with their time, than sit on their butt in their car with a cuppa, waiting for a ‘ping’ from their computer.”

      Surely, you have better things to do than scour these forums, looking for anything to have a go at Police.

      Chop71 3:37 pm 19 Nov 09

      Quiet week this week 🙁 hope next week there are improved performances (Especially from the Tuggies Thuggies that were mentioned on the radio today) 🙂 Lift your game people !!!

      dvaey 2:45 pm 19 Nov 09

      From RAPID article: … detected eight unregistered cars, five of which also had no compulsory third party insurance.

      How do 3 of these 8 people have insurance without registration?

      Also, “Two suspended drivers were detected”, but ‘Sixteen defect notices were issued’.

      So, how many vehicles were pulled over? Out of 1500+ vehicles, in 3+ hours, they caught 8 unregistered, 2 suspended (and another 16 worthy of a defect sticker but obviously legal in every other way).

      How much time and effort was expended here, and expensive technology expended, to get these results, when a couple of cars with radar guns along the parkway probably couldve nabbed people who were actually driving unsafely, rather than just those who (like cyclists *hides*) have only paid their dues for the roadway, not their dues to actually use it. Surely the cops can find better things to do with their time, than sit on their butt in their car with a cuppa, waiting for a ‘ping’ from their computer.

      OzChick 1:22 pm 19 Nov 09

      Thanks for making this section short and sweet. I only ever have time to read the headlines.

      OverreACT 9:31 am 19 Nov 09

      6 Drink Driving offences and they still let him drive!!

      cleo 1:19 am 19 Nov 09

      And Canberra is safe! cough

      Swan 12:22 am 19 Nov 09

      The amount of people that I personally know who drive long and short distances under the influence of substances far surpasses the amount of people the police keep pulling over.
      Many have been pulled over DUI and dont care, they will do it again and again and again.

      Why? Because there are a large amount of people who CAN operate machinery when under the influence of mind altering substances. We are getting better at driving.

      “Tough love” doesnt teach anything. Practice does.

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