ACT Policing took seven men into custody in the early hours of Sunday morning (August 22) after a disturbance outside a nightclub in Civic involving around 40 people.
Around 4.20am, City Beats Teams conducting routine patrols observed a large number of males punching each other and wielding bottles as weapons in East Row. Police observed bottles used as missiles and impact weapons, resulting in injuries. The men appeared to be heavily affected by alcohol.
Police intervened to restore order and were required to use Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray on three of the offenders. One police officer received minor injuries in the melee.
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All seven men taken into protective custody at the ACT Watch House for being intoxicated and disorderly were released without charge later in the day.
ACT Policing detected 22 unregistered vehicles after deploying its RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) team to seven locations on the weekend.
The RAPID team, together with RTA vehicle inspectors and ACT Rangers, was deployed at Gungahlin Drive at Bruce, Flemington Road at Mitchell, Mugga Lane near the refuse station on Saturday (August 21). On Sunday (August 15) the team was deployed at William Slim Drive at Giralang, Commonwealth Avenue at Acton, Monaro Highway at Symonston, and Parkes Way at Parkes.
Over the weekend, the RAPID team scanned 7639 vehicles, including trailers. Of those scanned, the team detected 22 unregistered vehicles and issued 52 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for a range of offences including one to a motorist for drink driving and seven to motorists for unlicensed driving. RTA inspectors identified 18 defective vehicles and three infringements were issued by the ACT Rangers for uncovered loads.
ACT Policing has renewed its call for witnesses to an alleged incident at the Dumpling House restaurant on Monday August 16, in which a man received multiple stab wounds.
A 34-year-old Kambah man has been arrested and is currently remanded in custody. Police have alleged an altercation occurred between two employees in the kitchen area of the restaurant around 9.30pm while they were in the process of closing up for the night.
ACT Policing believe there are a number of witnesses who have yet to speak to police. Police also believe that there were as many as ten people in nearby restaurants and bars, including patrons from an adjacent bar, Sub-Urban, as well as patrons within the Dumpling House restaurant, who may have witnessed the incident.
Police would again urge anyone who may have been in the vicinity around 9.30pm on Monday August 16 who may have seen the incident or can provide any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.