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Police Wrap – 22 November

johnboy 22 November 2010 41

1. School rampage:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to several instances of property damage to schools in Stirling, Duffy and Waramanga over the weekend (20-22 November).

Early Sunday morning (21 November) police responded to a report of an alarm activation at the Arawang Primary School, Waramanga. Police gained entry to the school and found a fire hose turned on and left running, flooding the corridors of the school.

The cost to repair the flood damage is not known at this stage.

During the early hours of Monday (22 November) police attended the Duffy Primary School and Canberra College after a report of an alarm being activated within the school building. In both instances, police located fire extinguishers which had been tampered with, along with property damage to the canteen areas.

Anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the vicinity of the Arawang and Duffy Primary Schools and the Canberra College at the weekend are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

2. Rapid Results:

ACT Policing’s RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified) team were kept busy over the weekend (October 20 and 21) with a number of motorists detected for various offences.

Of the 19500 vehicles scanned over the weekend, 41 were detected as unregistered and a number of these were also uninsured. Two motorists were apprehended for outstanding warrants. Eight motorists were also caught driving while unlicensed.

In addition, a 19-year-old man was caught driving an unregistered vehicle, dangerous driving, and driving an unsafely maintained vehicle. He will be summoned to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Of concern to police is that despite the high visibility enforcement activities, too many motorists are continuing to drive while unlicensed or disqualified, or simply ignore the requirement to register their car.

Unregistered cars and unlicensed/suspended/disqualified drivers are substantially over represented in the ACT serious and fatal crash statistics. ACT Policing will continue with the active targeting of these offences to get these cars and drivers off the road to make our roads safer.

With almost 20,000 vehicles scanned over the weekend it’s a timely reminder to all ACT motorists that if you break the law you can expect to get caught no matter what time of the day or week you drive.

3. Success for the Village People:

Members from ACT Policing, ACT Fire Brigade, Canberra Raiders and the Brumbies joined forces in support of White Ribbon Day at the weekend raising more than $8,000 at the Men in Uniform stalls.

Between 9.00am and 1.00pm, Men in Uniform stalls were set up across Canberra in each major shopping centre to support the elimination of violence against women in the community through White Ribbon Day merchandise.

The stalls were inundated with support and people prepared to undertake the oath to never commit violence against women, never to excuse violence against women and never remain silent about violence against women.

ACT Policing’s White Ribbon Ambassador, Deputy Chief Police Officer Bruce Hill attended the Gungahlin stall while Acting Chief Police Officer, David McLean assisted at Westfield Woden.

“The Men in Uniform was a wonderful event which raised the awareness that violence against women needs to be eliminated in our community. It was great to see so many people willing to support White Ribbon Day, offer a donation and wear a white ribbon,” Commander Hill said.

“After a preliminary count of the donations, I’m ecstatic to be able to say that the Canberra community contributed more than $8,000 towards the White Ribbon Foundation, with a very generous anonymous donation of $1,000. This is an outstanding result and shows that the community is supportive of the elimination of violence against women”.

White Ribbon Day is 25 November. ACT Policing and Commander Hill will be supporting the White Ribbon Day breakfast 7.30am Thursday 25 November at the ACT Legislative Assembly.

4. As if the Harley had a hope in hell:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses in relation to two motorcycles racing along Flemington Road, Franklin around 5.10pm on Saturday (20 November).

General Duties members from Gungahlin Station were conducting a patrol along Flemington Road when they saw a Suzuki GSXR600 and a Harley Davidson turn left from Nullarbor Avenue, Franklin onto Flemington Road and heavily accelerate over the posted speed limit while racing each other.

A traffic stop was conducted by police on Mapleton Street, Harrison where both motorcycles were seized under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999. Both male riders will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

ACT Policing would like to remind the community that general duties police officers patrol the ACT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and as part of this role carry out traffic enforcement duties to make roads in the ACT safer.

Anyone who was in the area of the time and observed the two motorcycles travelling along Flemington Road are urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

5. Rat out the competition day goes well:

Members of the Canberra Community got behind the national phone in day as part the nationwide offensive against amphetamine production and distribution, by calling Crime Stoppers with important information.

Crime Stoppers ACT received a total of 17 calls from people within the Canberra Community with information on drug-related activity. This information received by Crime Stoppers could help police make a number of significant arrests and could also lead to the seizure of property and drugs.

The national Crime Stoppers campaign which began on Monday, November 8 in the lead up to “Say Something Day”, encouraged members of the public to speak up if they had any information relating to the production and distribution of amphetamines.

During the campaign ACT Policing executed two search warrants which resulted in the arrest of two people with another person being summonsed to court. The warrants also resulted in the seizure of $10,000 worth of illicit drugs and a number of packages containing a substance thought to be methylamphetamine (ICE).

Although this campaign has come to an end ACT Policing would continue to encourage members of the public to take an active role in making our community safe.

Anyone who has information about any criminal activity is urged to call the Crime Stoppers toll-free hotline on 1800 333 000 and talk to police in confidence.


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Jim Jones Jim Jones 7:01 pm 23 Nov 10

Pommy bastard said :

Respect trendy lefties!!

Ideological name-calling … how very droll.

What other rhetorical tricks do you have up your sleeve: Hippy stereotypes for Green voters, perhaps? PC, man-hating feminazi stereotypes for school teachers?

Or perhaps some more frothing at the mouth about how society has gone to the dogs because the police aren’t allowed to beat up all those nasty non-comformists anymore?

Spideydog Spideydog 5:56 pm 23 Nov 10

dvaey said :

How exactly will a computer ensure that a driver is suitable to drive a car? Other than making sure the taxes are up-to-date. At least this has advantages over most other traffic enforcement, that there is a real human involved in the process.

Ive only had 3 experiences with RAPID

Seeing how you are so fixated on this being a conspiracy and simply being a tax issue, then I make the following point. If you and I can keep our “Taxes” current, why shouldn’t everyone else that uses the privilege of driving on these roads? If you don’t pay your “taxes” then you should expect to be penalised when caught.

You seem once again to have MORE experiences with Police. Is there a single day that you don’t have some form of negative experience with Police? Is there a reason why you come to a very unusual amount of Police attention?

Spideydog Spideydog 5:41 pm 23 Nov 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

CraigT said :

Thanks Spideydog for a point well-made: the ACT Gov. is gouging us on car rego, encouraging some to not pay it and thus creating a danger to us on our roads.

Maybe if the ACT Gov. spent less time posing with rubbish like their “Human Rights Office” and their dangerous “Human-rights-compliant prison”, and cut back on their army of 22,000 mostly unproductive employees, we wouldn’t have to pay exhorbitant rego, rates and stamp duty.

No, it was not a point well made because he had his facts were wrong. Don’t let that get in the way of your jihad though.

What facts of mine were wrong?

Special G Special G 1:47 pm 23 Nov 10

I got around for years on my bicycle. I still use the car as little as possible and ride my bike with the kids in the trailer.

Registration is a necessity required to drive your car. Any reason for not paying it is just an excuse.

Most of your registration fee is CTP.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:41 pm 23 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

So many fallacies in such a short post. It’s like a black-hole that sucks logic into an infinitely dense ball of ignorant rage.

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Steady on Jim, everyone knows that trendy issues like ‘human rights’, ‘equality’ and ’emancipation’ are ruining the world.

Gosh, I wish I was a left wing intellectual like you two. I’m amazed at the sheer volume of factual information, incisive wit, and “on topic” critique you can pack into so few words, (whilst also being sosmug and self congratulatory in your mutual admiration society.)

Who could deny the truth of your assertions when the veracity of your contributions is vouchsafed by the intellectual rigor you utilise. My world you sure do raise the level of debate and relevance of the topics you contribute to.

Respect trendy lefties!!

🙂

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:17 pm 23 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

dvaey said :

Spideydog said :

So yeah, the same RAPID as before. Dvaey so cynical as usual. I am sure you wont complain if this technology stops a unregistered/unlicenced driver hitting your vehicle…..

The other experience was when a friend was driving his wifes car. Her licence was only a couple of days from running out, and he got pulled over while driving his car at the shops. While neither his licence nor the car rego were out-of-date, they issued him a warning to make sure his wife renewed her licence, otherwise he is likely to get picked up again if he continues driving her car.

I call bollocks!

Stop making statements that I agree with, it is embarrasing to both of us.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 12:43 pm 23 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

I call bollocks!

Bollocks on the brain?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 12:38 pm 23 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

dvaey said :

Spideydog said :

So yeah, the same RAPID as before. Dvaey so cynical as usual. I am sure you wont complain if this technology stops a unregistered/unlicenced driver hitting your vehicle…..

The other experience was when a friend was driving his wifes car. Her licence was only a couple of days from running out, and he got pulled over while driving his car at the shops. While neither his licence nor the car rego were out-of-date, they issued him a warning to make sure his wife renewed her licence, otherwise he is likely to get picked up again if he continues driving her car.

I call bollocks!

Yes, but you’ve got an extremely poor record of calling bollocks.

p1 p1 12:34 pm 23 Nov 10

Solidarity said :

As for Arizona rego catering towards older cars, that makes perfect sense, even on an environmental level – If everyone drove old cars, there would be no need to make new ones. Manufacturing a new cars takes far more resources than what running an older one does, not to mention older cars generally having less intricate parts, less lastic and less weight, all good things when it comes to the environment.

It is a bit more complex then that I think. You have to balance the environmental cost of building new cars against the cost of running older less efficient ones. Reducing the average vehicle age on Australian roads will have an effect on both efficiency and safety overall.

Ideally I would like to see some complex formula involving car size, engine capacity, yearly distance travelled, and average number of people in vehicle used to charge rego. In reality though, that would never be possible, and even if it was, the government would screw up the implementation so badly that it would cost more then now.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 12:01 pm 23 Nov 10

dvaey said :

Spideydog said :

So yeah, the same RAPID as before. Dvaey so cynical as usual. I am sure you wont complain if this technology stops a unregistered/unlicenced driver hitting your vehicle…..

The other experience was when a friend was driving his wifes car. Her licence was only a couple of days from running out, and he got pulled over while driving his car at the shops. While neither his licence nor the car rego were out-of-date, they issued him a warning to make sure his wife renewed her licence, otherwise he is likely to get picked up again if he continues driving her car.

I call bollocks!

Solidarity Solidarity 11:57 am 23 Nov 10

Special G said :

Solidarity said :

Don’t understand the mentality here, the fact is that many people drive unregistered cars, because it’s a neccesity. I’m not talking about people who spend $500 on booze and then proceed to go “fuck it” and continue to drive, i’m talking about people who simply can’t afford it, people who use the car, unregistered to do things like take kids to school, get to the shops to buy food, things like that. These people pose no threat, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, and sometimes welfare of your offspring or personal health is greater than the risk of being caught.

Are these the same people who will steal petrol, groceries, anything else nailed down whilst putting up Woodstock shrines to their mates.

Simple can’t pay rego – don’t drive your car.

Some of them yes, some of them no.

However, many cars are used unregistered as a necessity.

Can’t pay rego don’t drive your car is easy enough to say, but have you actually tried to live without a car?

And before jumping to conclusions, mine are all registered and always have been.

dvaey dvaey 11:15 am 23 Nov 10

Spideydog said :

So yeah, the same RAPID as before. Dvaey so cynical as usual. I am sure you wont complain if this technology stops a unregistered/unlicenced driver hitting your vehicle…..

How exactly will a computer ensure that a driver is suitable to drive a car? Other than making sure the taxes are up-to-date. At least this has advantages over most other traffic enforcement, that there is a real human involved in the process.

Ive only had 3 experiences with RAPID, the first 2, I got pulled over in my newly registered car (~7/10 days earlier). I was advised that my vehicle was detected as being unregistered for nearly 10 years. Once the police officer checked my rego papers (luckily I still had everything in the vehicle), he went back to his car, returning shortly to inform me that my vehicle was indeed okay, just the database his RAPID system was using, was out-of-date. He couldnt suggest how long it would take to be fixed, but in the mean-time I should carry all my registration papers and receipts. Good thing I did, as I got pulled over again for the same problem (unrego’d) a week later, and was given the same spiel.

The other experience was when a friend was driving his wifes car. Her licence was only a couple of days from running out, and he got pulled over while driving his car at the shops. While neither his licence nor the car rego were out-of-date, they issued him a warning to make sure his wife renewed her licence, otherwise he is likely to get picked up again if he continues driving her car.

Special G Special G 11:02 am 23 Nov 10

Solidarity said :

Don’t understand the mentality here, the fact is that many people drive unregistered cars, because it’s a neccesity. I’m not talking about people who spend $500 on booze and then proceed to go “fuck it” and continue to drive, i’m talking about people who simply can’t afford it, people who use the car, unregistered to do things like take kids to school, get to the shops to buy food, things like that. These people pose no threat, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, and sometimes welfare of your offspring or personal health is greater than the risk of being caught.

Are these the same people who will steal petrol, groceries, anything else nailed down whilst putting up Woodstock shrines to their mates.

Simple can’t pay rego – don’t drive your car.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:51 am 23 Nov 10

Solidarity said :

Don’t understand the mentality here, the fact is that many people drive unregistered cars, because it’s a neccesity. I’m not talking about people who spend $500 on booze and then proceed to go “fuck it” and continue to drive, i’m talking about people who simply can’t afford it, people who use the car, unregistered to do things like take kids to school, get to the shops to buy food, things like that. These people pose no threat, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, and sometimes welfare of your offspring or personal health is greater than the risk of being caught.

As for Arizona rego catering towards older cars, that makes perfect sense, even on an environmental level – If everyone drove old cars, there would be no need to make new ones. Manufacturing a new cars takes far more resources than what running an older one does, not to mention older cars generally having less intricate parts, less lastic and less weight, all good things when it comes to the environment.

A very small minority of people drive unregistered cars – 0.2% of those checked were found to be unregistered. Given that 33% of accidents involve eith unregistered or unlicenced drivers, I think they do pose a threat.

The fact is, if you can’t afford to register a car, you can’t afford to drive one.

Solidarity Solidarity 10:43 am 23 Nov 10

Don’t understand the mentality here, the fact is that many people drive unregistered cars, because it’s a neccesity. I’m not talking about people who spend $500 on booze and then proceed to go “fuck it” and continue to drive, i’m talking about people who simply can’t afford it, people who use the car, unregistered to do things like take kids to school, get to the shops to buy food, things like that. These people pose no threat, sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do, and sometimes welfare of your offspring or personal health is greater than the risk of being caught.

As for Arizona rego catering towards older cars, that makes perfect sense, even on an environmental level – If everyone drove old cars, there would be no need to make new ones. Manufacturing a new cars takes far more resources than what running an older one does, not to mention older cars generally having less intricate parts, less lastic and less weight, all good things when it comes to the environment.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:47 am 23 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

CraigT said :

Thanks Spideydog for a point well-made: the ACT Gov. is gouging us on car rego, encouraging some to not pay it and thus creating a danger to us on our roads.

Maybe if the ACT Gov. spent less time posing with rubbish like their “Human Rights Office” and their dangerous “Human-rights-compliant prison”, and cut back on their army of 22,000 mostly unproductive employees, we wouldn’t have to pay exhorbitant rego, rates and stamp duty.

So many fallacies in such a short post. It’s like a black-hole that sucks logic into an infinitely dense ball of ignorant rage.

Steady on Jim, everyone knows that trendy issues like ‘human rights’, ‘equality’ and ’emancipation’ are ruining the world.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:46 am 23 Nov 10

RAPID is a top idea. Good to see.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:08 am 23 Nov 10

CraigT said :

Thanks Spideydog for a point well-made: the ACT Gov. is gouging us on car rego, encouraging some to not pay it and thus creating a danger to us on our roads.

Maybe if the ACT Gov. spent less time posing with rubbish like their “Human Rights Office” and their dangerous “Human-rights-compliant prison”, and cut back on their army of 22,000 mostly unproductive employees, we wouldn’t have to pay exhorbitant rego, rates and stamp duty.

So many fallacies in such a short post. It’s like a black-hole that sucks logic into an infinitely dense ball of ignorant rage.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:05 am 23 Nov 10

CraigT said :

Thanks Spideydog for a point well-made: the ACT Gov. is gouging us on car rego, encouraging some to not pay it and thus creating a danger to us on our roads.

Maybe if the ACT Gov. spent less time posing with rubbish like their “Human Rights Office” and their dangerous “Human-rights-compliant prison”, and cut back on their army of 22,000 mostly unproductive employees, we wouldn’t have to pay exhorbitant rego, rates and stamp duty.

No, it was not a point well made because he had his facts were wrong. Don’t let that get in the way of your jihad though.

CraigT CraigT 6:56 am 23 Nov 10

Thanks Spideydog for a point well-made: the ACT Gov. is gouging us on car rego, encouraging some to not pay it and thus creating a danger to us on our roads.

Maybe if the ACT Gov. spent less time posing with rubbish like their “Human Rights Office” and their dangerous “Human-rights-compliant prison”, and cut back on their army of 22,000 mostly unproductive employees, we wouldn’t have to pay exhorbitant rego, rates and stamp duty.

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