Police Wrap – 22 May

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1. Garran Crash:

    ACT Policing is investigating a collision at the intersection of Yamba Drive and Wisdom Street in Garran around 9.45pm on Wednesday (May 20).

    A silver Ford Territory was turning right from Yamba Drive into Wisdom street when a white Ford Falcon utility travelling south on Yamba Drive collided with turning vehicle.

    One of the passengers in the Territory was transported to The Canberra Hospital with minor injuries.

    Other vehicles were waiting in the intersection at the time of the collision and police believe these witnesses may be able to assist in identifying who had a green signal at the time.

    Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers

2. Farrer Stabbing:

    ACT Policing has arrested a 32-year-old Farrer man after a stabbing which occurred in a home on Spafford Crescent, Farrer yesterday (May 21).

    Around 4.50pm police received reports of an altercation between two men during which a 31-year-old Farrer man was allegedly stabbed. ACT Ambulance attended and the victim was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital.

    AFP Forensic Services attend the scene and investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.

    The alleged male offender was arrested at the scene and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (May 22) charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.


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Steady Eddie Steady Eddie 5:35 am 23 May 09

Um, isn’t the Yamba Drive/Wisdom St intersection in Hughes, not Garran?

bd84 bd84 10:50 pm 22 May 09

It’s always good to see people making it easy for the ambos by crashing outside the hospital. One day idiots turning right from yamba drive into Garran will learn not to run red lights.

imarty imarty 9:41 pm 22 May 09

Yeah ant agree but the magnet can damage the edge too if you’re really pedantic like me. My Furi knives are in a block , the every day ones (Victorinox) are kept in their original plastic sleeve they came in in the drawer.
Bottom line is, take care of your knives and you’re allegedly less likely to come to harm.

Oh and those drawing conclusions between the sheep stabbing and meat consumption, pull your head in.

ant ant 9:19 pm 22 May 09

Putting the knives in the drawer isn’t exactly good for their edges, either! Knife block, or magnet. I have 2 magnets and love them. You just stick your knives on.

imarty imarty 9:15 pm 22 May 09

Continuing this off topic route, do not place your good knives in the dishwasher up, down, sideways or anyways.
Handwash and dry them and place them safely back into a safe place in your drawer.

Using the dishwasher damages the edges on your knives and you’ll just have to sharpen them again and remember you’re more likely to cut yourself with a blunt knife than a sharp one.

BOT, I used to live near the crash.

Gobbo Gobbo 6:08 pm 22 May 09

One final piece of advice from me to ensure that none of you get accidentally ‘stabbed’ in the kitchen. Whenever you load sharp knives in a dishwasher, ALWAYS ensure that you have put them in with the handle in the upright position and not the blade. Always.

It doesn’t take much of a slippery floor to require a sh!tload of stitches.

….

Oh, and also, never think that it would never happen again in a million years, cause it can, it will, it did. (Luckily, not as brutally as the first time.)

Gobbo Gobbo 4:18 pm 22 May 09

As Tooks already said … easily worked up. 🙂

Have a great weekend Jim.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 4:00 pm 22 May 09

Gobbo said :

No. I was laugh at you giving a +5 for sheep falling on knives.

I’ll leave any childish petulance to you. You seem to do a better job at it than most. 🙂

I know you are you said you are but what am I?

Gobbo Gobbo 3:47 pm 22 May 09

No. I was laugh at you giving a +5 for sheep falling on knives.

I’ll leave any childish petulance to you. You seem to do a better job at it than most. 🙂

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:45 pm 22 May 09

Gobbo said :

Jim Jones said :

Gobbo said :

Titter titter titter.

Let it go, Gobbo.

Take a deep breath or something.

Oh I was just laughing at you Jim.

I’m fine now.

Oh, well that’s a relief.

For a minute I thought you’d given up attempting to argue your case sensibly and had resorted to a display of childish petulance.

FC FC 3:36 pm 22 May 09

Totally agree Gobbo!

I do have a problem with eating meat though. I am not mean or rude to people who eat it though, as I think that is just what most people know. But if anyone wants to raise it with me, I will (without picking on them) try to explain my issues with it.

I used to work in a butchers also. I can’t believe it now though!

Gobbo Gobbo 3:35 pm 22 May 09

Jim Jones said :

Gobbo said :

Titter titter titter.

Let it go, Gobbo.

Take a deep breath or something.

Oh I was just laughing at you Jim.

I’m fine now.

chewy14 chewy14 3:34 pm 22 May 09

Where does it say that we think killing animals is bad?
Being cruel to animals certainly is. Killing a sheep that is part of an agricultural program by stabbing it for no reason falls under this.
I personally think it is very good to kill animals and will enjoy my steak for dinner tonight.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:31 pm 22 May 09

Gobbo said :

Titter titter titter.

Let it go, Gobbo.

Take a deep breath or something.

Gobbo Gobbo 3:30 pm 22 May 09

FC said :

Personally I think there is a very simple way to have better outcomes for all (the environment, the animals, peoples health, workers)
and that would be to stop breeding and slaughtering animals.
It seems so, so simple to me. Alas, the majority don’t seem to agree..:(

Or, have people be totally aware of what the process involves. That would at least get advances for slaughtering to go ahead quickly.

I have no objections to people eating meat. My Grandpop was a butcher. If people didn’t eat meat, we would have had to have keep my Granny working. She was the Grocer. 🙂

It is from working with him that I became aware of the whole slaughtering process. I knew which part of an animal was being served on my plate. Too many people are too far removed from their meat and two veg to realise what is involved.

Gobbo Gobbo 3:26 pm 22 May 09

Titter titter titter.

FC FC 3:25 pm 22 May 09

Gobbo said :

FC said :

killed ‘more humanely” than this incident perhaps, however thats not saying much.

Done correctly and in ideal circumstances a captive bolt pistol will bring an instantaneous death. However, I do realise that most abattoirs are not ideal. They need to do far more to separate the living animal from the dead meat to be considered humane.

I saw a great show on how simple alterations in the way a slaughterhouse is designed to bring a better end result for the animal that is being slaughtered. With some minor alterations most slaughterhouses could bring a calmer cow up the line to the machine that goes *BANG*. That would be far more humane for the poor little moos before they decorate plates.

I don’t been to be a trouble maker – But I just have to say how funny is it when we talk about “better end results for the animal”
Um.. the end result is that the animal is dead.
We have decided that it should die for no other reason than we feel like eating meat.
hmm.

And I know you weren’t using your words, but describing the programme, so please don’t take my comment to be a go at you 🙂

Personally I think there is a very simple way to have better outcomes for all (the environment, the animals, peoples health, workers)
and that would be to stop breeding and slaughtering animals.
It seems so, so simple to me. Alas, the majority don’t seem to agree..:(

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:24 pm 22 May 09

chewy14 said :

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25521640-29277,00.html

The sheep was allegedly stabbed!!!!!

Maybe it just fell on a knife five times.

+5

Jim Jones Jim Jones 3:23 pm 22 May 09

Peekz said :

Jim Jones said :

How in all hell do you “allegedly stab” someone?

Seriously, cops have got to start using English instead of their own cliched jargon. I’m amazed that the write-up doesn’t include anyone “brandishing” a weapon.

Perhaps you should read the whole sentence and understand the context before saddling up on the grammar high horse and riding off into the sunset.

If you need further clarification as to why the use of the word ‘allegedly’ is perfectly apt in that sentence, feel free to let us know.

The sentence is very clear: “Around 4.50pm police received reports of an altercation between two men during which a 31-year-old Farrer man was allegedly stabbed.”

If there’s any way that ‘allegedly stabbed’ can be taken in this sentence as anything but a verb in the past tense, I’d like to see your explanation.

Gobbo Gobbo 3:22 pm 22 May 09

Jim Jones said :

The first line says that it was “a stabbing which occurred in a home on Spafford Crescent”.

Where’s the ambiguity in that?

Your right. There is no ambiguity. However, there should have been. Until the Police have concluded their investigations they can not say that this wound was not self-inflicted.

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