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Police Wrap – 21 October 2010

By johnboy - 21 October 2010 24

1. The young will want to go fast:

ACT Policing has caught three motorists driving at excessive speeds since the beginning of October despite a highly publicised road safety and enforcement campaign.

A NSW provisional licence driver was caught travelling in his black Ford utility at 112 km/h in a 60 km/h signposted zone yesterday afternoon (Wednesday October 20) on Macarthur Avenue, O’Connor.

He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) resulting in the loss of 6 demerit points and a fine of $1,811 for exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 45 km/h.

In a separate incident a 21-year-old male from Queanbeyan was caught travelling at 118 km/h on Flynn Drive, Yarralumla in a 60 km/h signposted zone. The male driver received a fine of $1,811 and the loss of 6 demerit points.

On October 7 around 11.10am a 24-year-old female driver from Oxley was caught on the Tuggeranong Parkway in the 40 km/h work zone travelling at 109 km/h, 69 km/h over the sign posted limit. She also received a fine of $1,811 and the loss of 6 demerit points.

ACT Policing will continue to target speeding motorists for the month of October.

2. Another Lanyon attack:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after Lanyon homestead was damaged overnight for the second time in three weeks.

The offenders struck between 5pm last night and 6am this morning where a number of items were damaged and property stolen.

Numerous buildings within the homestead were sprayed with graffiti and a marquee was slashed. The offenders also stole a number of items including a backpack and tools.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the vicinity of the homestead overnight are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

3. The return of the Thuggies:

ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to two aggravated robberies which occurred in Fyshwick and Wanniassa overnight.

About 10.10pm last night (Wednesday, October 20), an 18-year-old male student was waiting at the bus shelter on Comrie Street in Wanniassa when he was approached by an unknown male and two females. They threatened the victim with a pair of scissors, and stole the victim’s mobile phone and wallet before fleeing the scene on foot.

The three offenders are described as Caucasian and believed to be between 19-20 years old. One of the females is described as having a slim build, and the other female is described as having a heavy build.

In a separate incident, around 1am today (Thursday October 21), a 26-year-old woman was walking to her car on Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick when she was accosted by two men. One of the men struck the victim on the side of her head, and grabbed her handbag before both men fled the scene on foot towards the Fyshwick Markets.

One of the offenders is described as between 170-178 cms (5’8”-5’10”) tall and was wearing a black balaclava and dark trousers at the time of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed either incident, or may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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24 Responses to
Police Wrap – 21 October 2010
Erg0 9:57 am 22 Oct 10

Mr Gillespie said :

Depends what the speed limit should really be. Technically, the Tuggeranong Parkway has a 100km/h speed limit, so you can’t crush someone’s car for doing 9km/h over the limit. The 40km/h roadworks (or is it 60? 80? because there are all sorts of different speed limit signs posted around roadworks) are a MAJOR scam, and the worst threat to your licence.

On who’s authority are the roadworks speed limits set anyway? I mean anyone anywhere could move a big sign saying “40” to any road or street, and that could automatically make that the legal “posted” limit!!

Instead of asking rhetorical questions in an outraged tone, why not go and look it up? You’re only exposing your own ignorance with rants like this.

ConanOfCooma 7:50 am 22 Oct 10

None of my demerit points from ACT fines have affected my NSW licence, except in the ACT.

I’m pretty sure that in NSW, if you are 35 over the limit, it’s instant loss of licence.

Waiting For Godot 4:59 am 22 Oct 10

After the latest attack on Lanyon homestead all I can say is thank god Lady Nolan removed the Sidney Nolan artworks. Is there any security there or is it open slather?

Mr Gillespie 12:24 am 22 Oct 10

Keijidosha said :

Anyone caught speeding by that amount should have their car impounded on the spot, then crushed into a small cube, given back to the owner, then taken back and crushed again for good measure.

Depends what the speed limit should really be. Technically, the Tuggeranong Parkway has a 100km/h speed limit, so you can’t crush someone’s car for doing 9km/h over the limit. The 40km/h roadworks (or is it 60? 80? because there are all sorts of different speed limit signs posted around roadworks) are a MAJOR scam, and the worst threat to your licence.

On who’s authority are the roadworks speed limits set anyway? I mean anyone anywhere could move a big sign saying “40” to any road or street, and that could automatically make that the legal “posted” limit!!

cleo 11:45 pm 21 Oct 10

Pork Hunt # 10
Yes we did and still stands.

Pork Hunt 10:44 pm 21 Oct 10

I thought we have had national demerits for the last 10-15 years?

DBCooper 9:44 pm 21 Oct 10

Keijidosha said :

Anyone caught speeding by that amount should have their car impounded on the spot, then crushed into a small cube, given back to the owner, then taken back and crushed again for good measure.

Better yet “Take him to………… Detroit!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09GtnWdBjc

bd84 said

“The ACT RTA will not let the NSW RTA know that the offender has been caught speeding and the demerit will not transfer across, so he will be able to drive in NSW, but not in the ACT.”

Hmmm I did not know that.

If the offender was short on reasons for leaving our great Capitol no doubt this will settle it……..

bd84 8:12 pm 21 Oct 10

Solidarity said :

P Plater from NSW has 1 demerit point, so yes he has lost his license.

The ACT RTA will not let the NSW RTA know that the offender has been caught speeding and the demerit will not transfer across, so he will be able to drive in NSW, but not in the ACT.

Keijidosha 7:02 pm 21 Oct 10

Anyone caught speeding by that amount should have their car impounded on the spot, then crushed into a small cube, given back to the owner, then taken back and crushed again for good measure.

Deref 5:28 pm 21 Oct 10

Good work. I hope you catch the lowlives who damaged Lanyon and committed the robberies.

p1 3:15 pm 21 Oct 10

Same offence in NSW is about the same fine but on-the-spot loss of licence and a Court Attendance Notice so you can explain to the magistrate why you were going that fast.

James-T-Kirk 3:14 pm 21 Oct 10

Woot! — ACT Policing now has enough money to pay its staff now!!!!!

luther_bendross 3:08 pm 21 Oct 10

69km/h over the limit!? $1811 + 6 points seems a bit easy I think. Excellent work from the police though finally patrolling this area. Must say I’ve noticed them over that past week at places where people usually fly past my cruise control and I, and every time they’ve had at least one car there. Hope they can keep it up past October.

Solidarity 2:44 pm 21 Oct 10

P Plater from NSW has 1 demerit point, so yes he has lost his license.

ConanOfCooma 2:37 pm 21 Oct 10

They were going that fast, and no loss of license?

Wow, doing a great job there guys.

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