- ACT Policing has issued 427 Traffic Infringement Notices in past three days during traffic targeting operations in specific locations around Canberra.
Police and ACT RTA motor vehicle inspectors today (Thursday, June 18) continued targeting locations which have been the subject of complaint or previous police attention. The total number of TINs issued today was 176, following on from the 123 issued yesterday (June 17) – many at the same locations – and 128 on Tuesday (June 16).
The locations targeted included Archibald St (Lyneham), Canberra Avenue, Richardson Crescent (Conder), Monaro Crescent (Red Hill), and Parliament Drive (Capital Hill). During speed monitoring today at the roadworks on Yamba Drive near Mawson, one motorist was clocked at 90km/h in the 40km/h restricted speed zone.
One of the defected vehicles yesterday included a late model Range Rover which had all the layers of rubber missing from a tyre, and the tyre’s steel belts fully exposed. This vehicle received a major defect notice and had to be towed away.
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Sergeant Andrew Warry, from ACT Policing Traffic Operations, said that targeted operations such as this would continue at intermittent times in the months ahead, and would be combined with compliance targeting using the RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified) system.
“The high number of infringements is a concern to police, as is that around 10 per cent of the vehicles inspected over the three days were found to be defective,” Sgt Warry said.
“We will continue with this traffic targeting until driver attitudes and behaviour improves.”
- ACT Policing is investigating the aggravated robbery of the Belconnen Soccer Club in McKellar around 9.40pm yesterday.
Two men entered the club and threatened staff with a knife and a firearm.
The first male offender is described as approximately 5’11”-6’ (180-183cm) tall with a medium build, wearing a grey hooded jumper, dark sunglasses, blue jeans, black gloves and sneakers.
The second offender is described as Caucasian, approximately 6’3” (190cm) tall, with brown eyes, wearing a grey hooded jumper, blue jeans and white sneakers.
The offenders fled the scene in an older model white sedan, with a sum of cash.
No staff or patrons were injured in the robbery.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the robbery and are yet to speak with police, or who may know the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating a collision outside the Australia Post building in Weston today (June 19).
Police were called to the scene around 10.39am after reports a vehicle had collided with the building, hitting an elderly pedestrian as she stood outside the post office.
The driver, a 69-year-old man from Holder was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital suffering from shock.
The 79-year-old pedestrian from Holder, was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital with severe leg injuries.
Police are yet to determine the cause of the collision or whether any charges will be laid.
Police would urge anyone who witnessed the collision and are yet to speak to police, to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.