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Police Wrap – 24 November 2010

By johnboy - 24 November 2010 29

1. Kaleen Scout Hall torched:

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire which occurred at the Kaleen Scout Hall early this morning (November 24).

About 2.14am ACT Fire Brigade and police were called to a report of a fire at the Scout Hall on Maribyrnong Avenue. The fire was extinguished and appears to have been deliberately lit.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire and police are conducting an investigation into the cause.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnesses suspicious behaviour or people around the area of the Scout Hall during the early hours of November 24 to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

2. She must have been really desperate to get home:

A 29-year-old female unaccompanied learner driver from Scarborough, Queensland was arrested in the early hours this morning (November 24) with a blood alcohol reading 13 times over the limit.

About 3.30am police were notified of a vehicle being driven dangerously in the vicinity of Hardwick Crescent, Holt. General Duties members from Belconnen conducted a search of the area and located the vehicle travelling along Southern Cross Drive. The vehicle was weaving from side to side.

Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where she returned a breathalyser reading of 0.266 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As the driver holds a learner licence, she is subject to Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02.

Superintendent of Traffic Operations Mark Colbran said that the recent driving results continue to demonstrate that some people in the community continue to ignore the law and do not care about the possible tragic consequences of their actions.

“This apprehension of another dangerous high range drink driver was greatly assisted by a member of the public phoning police to report the vehicle, including the registration and a detailed description,” Supt Colbran said.

“ACT Policing relies on information from members of the public, and I would encourage everyone to call Police Operations on 131 444 if they observe or believe that someone is drink driving. Police rely on this public support to help keep our roads safe”

The woman driver was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. She will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

ACT Policing will continue to target drink drivers across the ACT during November and December.

3. Quick work on a card thief:

ACT Policing apprehended a 38-year-old Ngunnawal woman on charges of obtaining financial advantage by deception, theft, burglary and trespass after she was found in possession of stolen credit cards and identity documents in Mitchell yesterday.

Police will allege that the woman unlawfully entered Campbell Primary School earlier around 11am yesterday (Tuesday, November 23) and stole a wallet and documents belonging to a teacher.

She was challenged by a teacher’s assistant at the school, and was seen running from the building to a black Nissan dual-cab utility.

A short time later, the woman allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase goods from a supermarket in Mitchell. About 11 minutes later, acting on information received, police then performed a traffic stop on the woman’s vehicle in Essington Street, Mitchell.

More stolen credit cards and documentation were found in and around the woman’s vehicle.

She was taken to the ACT Watch House, whereupon she was later bailed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on November 30.

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LSWCHP 5:49 pm 25 Nov 10

fgzk wrote:
“LSWchp why arnt you bleeding in a ditch with blood in your mouth.”

Thanks for your concern about my wellbeing fgzk.

I did the “blood in mouth/nose/eyes/everywhere” thing in 1985. I didn’t like it, decided not to do it again, and so far I’ve been lucky. This partially explains my dislike of sharing the roads with drunks, fools and the inept.

You, on the other hand, seem quite enamoured of the D, F and I. I find this baffling, but to each his own.

Clown Killer 9:12 am 25 Nov 10

A 29-year-old female unaccompanied learner driver from Scarborough, Queensland was arrested in the early hours this morning (November 24) with a blood alcohol reading 13 times over the limit.

I bet the PR hacks are going to hate it when the 0.00 limit comes in for provisional and learner drivers.

georgesgenitals 8:51 am 25 Nov 10

Spideydog said :

CraigT said :

I’m curious about the woman in #2: Can anybody tell me what actual damage, injury or loss she has caused to any person or property, public or private?

If in fact she has caused no injury or damage of any sort, why is she clogging up the court system when there are so many remandees waiting for their matters to be dealt with?

You cannot be serious ……

Cannot possibly be serious.

georgesgenitals 8:44 am 25 Nov 10

Let’s cut to the chase: most Canberrans are serial speeders. How else do you explain that Adelaide Avenue travels at 90-95km/h when the cops and speed vans aren’t there, and 75-80km/h when they are? The Monaro Hwy travels a consistent 10-15km/h over the limit when the cops or speed vans aren’t there, especially down the airport end. People drive at a speed they feel comfortable at, unless there’s a reason not to.

I’m not excusing it, rather trying to explain it.

Spideydog 8:43 am 25 Nov 10

CraigT said :

I’m curious about the woman in #2: Can anybody tell me what actual damage, injury or loss she has caused to any person or property, public or private?

If in fact she has caused no injury or damage of any sort, why is she clogging up the court system when there are so many remandees waiting for their matters to be dealt with?

You cannot be serious ……

CraigT said :

I’m curious about the woman in #2: Can anybody tell me what actual damage, injury or loss she has caused to any person or property, public or private?

If in fact she has caused no injury or damage of any sort, why is she clogging up the court system when there are so many remandees waiting for their matters to be dealt with?

Are you really that thick?

BerraBoy68 8:22 am 25 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

Everyone,

I am a serial speeder, always have been ….! It’s all about … cunning,
…you are a dickhead…

Pot to kettle: how black?

fgzk 8:08 am 25 Nov 10

LSWchp why arnt you bleeding in a ditch with blood in your mouth.

Captain RAAF 7:40 am 25 Nov 10

Everyone,

I am a serial speeder, always have been and I travel massive amounts of kms and I have not had a speeding ticket in about 10 years, maybe longer!

It’s all about being as cunning, or moreso, than the speed camera operators and Gummint.

If you wised up, you would’nt get a ticket and the cash flow would cease and change would occur but as you are a dickhead, you’ll keep getting tickets and the camera’s will stay.

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