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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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2600 2:23 pm 25 Oct 10

Macarthur Avenue is a big tease. It says 60km/h but it looks at least 100km/h with its long smooth straight and its voluptuous width.

Jailbait for motorists.

Tooks 11:24 am 23 Oct 10

Mr Gillespie said :

Ergo, what about the contradictory speed signs that are so close together you can’t be really sure which one applies? I mean if there are 3 signs that say, 60, 80 and 40, which one are you supposed to abide to?

I’ll break it down for you. If you go past an 80 sign, you drive at 80kmh. If you then pass a 60 sign, you drive at 60kmh. If you drive past a 40 sign, it means (shock, horror) you drive at 40kmh.

It’s a pretty difficult concept isn’t it? I’d hate to see you at roundabouts.

MJay 5:40 pm 22 Oct 10

wishuwell said :

What happens when a car is on hire purchase or some other kind of loan, can it be crushed if it is legally owned by a financial institution or do the police wait till you have paid it off and then come around and seize it.

I would say so probably depends on the police officer though, and under the hire car contract you would be liable for ‘damages’ (see destruction) to said car.

Just as you are liable for traffic infringements, speeding tickets etc incurred whilst using a hire car.

wishuwell 4:42 pm 22 Oct 10

What happens when a car is on hire purchase or some other kind of loan, can it be crushed if it is legally owned by a financial institution or do the police wait till you have paid it off and then come around and seize it.

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