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Police Wrap – 26 November 2010

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1. Pulp Rolled!

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Pulp Kitchen in Ainslie.

Police were called to the restaurant in Edgar St, Ainslie at 11:40pm last night (25 November) after reports that two men, one armed with a firearm and another with a knife, had entered the restaurant and demanded money.

The offenders had entered the restaurant via the front door after the restaurant was closed and forced the five employees into the kitchen area demanding money. Two of the employees managed to escape via a rear door and alerted a neighbouring business. The two offenders have then fled on foot via the rear door with property belonging to the employees.

One offender is believed to be of Asian descent, around 173cm (5’8”) in height with a stocky build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing baggy pants, a grey hooded top and a tan coloured bandana.

The second offender was believed to be Caucasian, around 190cm (6’3”) in height, slim build wearing baggy pants, a grey hooded top and a red bandana.

Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen any suspicious persons around the Ainslie Shops before midnight (25 November) to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.

2. Perhaps somewhat lacking in situational awareness:

Three men have been arrested overnight after police executed a search warrant on a home in Palmerston.

ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team executed the warrant just after 7.00pm last night (Thursday 25 November), allegedly finding two male occupants inside the home with an amount of pills, suspected to be MDMA, and numerous cannabis plants.

Inside the house police also allegedly found a hydroponic set up used for the cultivation of the cannabis plants.

While the search warrant was taking place, two men arrived at the house with additional bags of which police suspect to be illicit drugs. The men were arrested by police and charged with trafficking in a controlled drug. They will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

A 43 year old man and 22 year old man are also being summonsed for offences related to cannabis cultivation/possession and possession of anabolic steroids.

3. The acronym team has been hard at work:

Operation RAID: Remove All Impaired Drivers

For the first time in history today all Federal, State and Territory police agencies joined New Zealand Police in Canberra to embark on a co-ordinated Australia and New Zealand operation to target road users in the lead up to Christmas.

Codenamed Operation RAID, its aim is to make Australia and New Zealand’s roads safer this Christmas by removing and deterring alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

Operation RAID is a joint initiative of Commissioners across Australia and New Zealand to draw attention to the broader implications associated with drink/drug driving.

Motorists are being reminded that alcohol and drugs are major contributors to increases in road trauma and that improved driver behaviour will save lives.

Operation RAID 2010 will focus on increasing driver awareness and will see police deployed in highly visible operations targeting drug and alcohol impaired drivers. Police strategies will include an increase in random breath and drug testing to positively influence driver behaviour.

Today’s launch of Operation RAID is timed to coincide with the festive season which traditionally sees an increase in the consumption of alcohol and drugs.

Australian and New Zealand spokesperson, Mr Karl O’Callaghan, Commissioner of Police for Western Australia, launched Operation RAID with Police Commissioners.

“Road safety is everybody’s responsibility. We would like all motorists to plan ahead before getting behind the wheel in order to not become a statistic this Christmas,” Commissioner O’Callaghan said.

“Alcohol is consistently in the top three causes of road trauma, along with speeding and failing to wear seatbelts. This operation will be targeted and specifically aimed at removing as many drink and drug drivers as possible from our roads.”

Operation RAID will involve saturating targeted locations and no motorist will be exempt from the operation. All road users are encouraged to make alternative transport arrangements such as nominating a designated driver or using public transport or taxis when alcohol has been consumed.

Australian and New Zealand statistics confirm that substance impairment is a major factor in road trauma. Alcohol continues to be the single biggest contributor in serious crashes.

About a quarter of fatal crashes on Australian roads involve drivers or riders with blood alcohol levels above the legal limit (Australian Transport Council, 2008).

Operation RAID will run from 26 to 28 November 2010 with a number of jurisdictions continuing the operation until midnight on Sunday 12 December 2010.

For alcohol misuse statistics please go to www.anzpaa.org.au


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Tooks Tooks 7:12 pm 27 Nov 10

fgzk said :

“There are drug dealers enjoying the facilities at the AMC at the moment; bludgers who contribute nothing to society whatsoever and are a waste of oxygen. “

I’m not sure I would agree with the bludger line. The one I know of is highly motivated, organised and I suspect totally unstoppable. What they contribute to society is the supply of drugs. While there is money, power and control of others for the taking, I cant see he/she not exploiting the situation. Strangely it was not he/shes obvious drug dealing but the application of violence that has lead to an extended stay. When he/she leaves (again)we can only hope that he/she has learnt her lesson and deals without the need to stand over people. Its the best you could hope for.

No doubt there are many highly motivated drug dealers. I meant bludger more in the sense of sponging from the Govt while making enough money to live on, not paying taxes etc.

The person I think you’re talking about, will go back to its old ways when it gets out.

Tooks Tooks 7:05 pm 27 Nov 10

NapalmEnema said :

Can somebody explain to “ACT Policing” the difference between a noun and a verb. No wonder a villian with more than half a brain can give these guys the run around.

Believe it or not, the ACT policing media team aren’t out there catching villians.

Vix Vix 1:17 pm 27 Nov 10

jayskette said :

I hope the I for Impaired Drivers also extend to people doing 20kmh below the speed limit, right lane hoggers, people turning into a major road VERY SLOWLY (and then couldn’t really decide which lane to stick to), people that forget the existance of their indicators…

Ummm, what about those poor drivers who have forked out big dollars on their flash car which sadly meant they couldn’t afford the optional extras like indicators?

fgzk fgzk 10:30 am 27 Nov 10

“There are drug dealers enjoying the facilities at the AMC at the moment; bludgers who contribute nothing to society whatsoever and are a waste of oxygen. “

I’m not sure I would agree with the bludger line. The one I know of is highly motivated, organised and I suspect totally unstoppable. What they contribute to society is the supply of drugs. While there is money, power and control of others for the taking, I cant see he/she not exploiting the situation. Strangely it was not he/shes obvious drug dealing but the application of violence that has lead to an extended stay. When he/she leaves (again)we can only hope that he/she has learnt her lesson and deals without the need to stand over people. Its the best you could hope for.

Tooks Tooks 8:58 am 27 Nov 10

I misread, but my point remains, will this mean they’ll actually be putting real police men and women out on the roads, rather than some new signs and radio ads that say ‘Drink driving targetted in your suburb’?

Demonstrating once again that you know zilch about policing in this town.

Then they get bailed, breach bail a few times, finally go to trial, get a suspended sentence, and the next week theyve got the goodies to sell again. Who loses out in this whole situation, other than us ACT taxpayers?

Setting a new benchmark in ignorance. So again, we should all just give up because it’s just too hard. What a positive attitude you have.

For the two idiots who walked into the raid, carrying bags of drugs, I feel no sympathy at all, unless the two just figured it was the local constabulary getting a smoko for after work.

Followed up by a childish trolling attempt.

Personally I know absolutely nothing about the story or the individuals invovled, so I cant pass any judgement on the ‘bludger’ comment, but I guess with your in-depth knowledge/stereotyping of everyone who uses drugs youre able to make these judgements without needing to know the full circumstances of the situation.

…and you have zero comprehension skills. My bludger comment was based on many drug dealers who I know receive the dole and Govt housing. Would you agree or disagree that this would make them bludgers?

You come across as a bitter old man. Start enjoying the positives in life and stop being so negative. Life ain’t that bad!

NapalmEnema NapalmEnema 7:34 am 27 Nov 10

Can somebody explain to “ACT Policing” the difference between a noun and a verb. No wonder a villian with more than half a brain can give these guys the run around.

jayskette jayskette 6:37 pm 26 Nov 10

I hope the I for Impaired Drivers also extend to people doing 20kmh below the speed limit, right lane hoggers, people turning into a major road VERY SLOWLY (and then couldn’t really decide which lane to stick to), people that forget the existance of their indicators…

DJ DJ 5:55 pm 26 Nov 10

dvaey said :

For the first time in history today all Federal, State and Territory police agencies joined New Zealand Police in Canberra

So, if we’re even getting international police here in Canberra, does that mean we’ll actually see a real policeman with a real speed-detection device? Or does this just mean theyre throwing more money at the speed cameras?

All road users are encouraged to make alternative transport arrangements such as nominating a designated driver or using public transport

Of course, why didnt I think of using public transport after a night of drinking. Was this a national statement, obviously not cleaned up for the ACT audience, who have no night public transport options? Or maybe its tied into the Night-rider trial again, so for the 2 weeks they run this operation, there’ll be a night bus service.

jasere said :

2. Just before the the Foreshore good catch Team

So there might be a dozen at the Foreshore, who have had to get their stuff somewhere else, at a higher price. Another drop in the ocean in the war on drugs.

What a sad negative outlook you have. Can you see nothing postive in points 2 & 3 of the OP?

Illegal drugs and drivers off their faces are too hard so lets do nothing because it’s easier?

dvaey dvaey 4:17 pm 26 Nov 10

Tooks said :

Since RAID is about removing impaired drivers, what the hell do speed detection devices have to do with it?

I misread, but my point remains, will this mean they’ll actually be putting real police men and women out on the roads, rather than some new signs and radio ads that say ‘Drink driving targetted in your suburb’?

Tooks said :

fgzk said :

Tooks they already do what they want.

True, they do what they want – until they get caught.

Then they get bailed, breach bail a few times, finally go to trial, get a suspended sentence, and the next week theyve got the goodies to sell again. Who loses out in this whole situation, other than us ACT taxpayers?

Tooks said :

Whether your for or against the ‘War on Drugs’, surely you can’t have anything against these bludgers getting busted?

For the two idiots who walked into the raid, carrying bags of drugs, I feel no sympathy at all, unless the two just figured it was the local constabulary getting a smoko for after work.

Personally I know absolutely nothing about the story or the individuals invovled, so I cant pass any judgement on the ‘bludger’ comment, but I guess with your in-depth knowledge/stereotyping of everyone who uses drugs youre able to make these judgements without needing to know the full circumstances of the situation.

Tooks Tooks 3:30 pm 26 Nov 10

fgzk said :

Tooks they already do what they want.

True, they do what they want – until they get caught.

My point is, do we give up trying to catch them? There are drug dealers enjoying the facilities at the AMC at the moment; bludgers who contribute nothing to society whatsoever and are a waste of oxygen. Often selling drugs while enjoying unemployment benefits and Govt Housing. I’m happy for them to be targeted and put where they belong.

Whether your for or against the ‘War on Drugs’, surely you can’t have anything against these bludgers getting busted?

fgzk fgzk 3:16 pm 26 Nov 10

Tooks they already do what they want.

Tooks Tooks 2:43 pm 26 Nov 10

dvaey said:
So, if we’re even getting international police here in Canberra, does that mean we’ll actually see a real policeman with a real speed-detection device? Or does this just mean theyre throwing more money at the speed cameras?

Since RAID is about removing impaired drivers, what the hell do speed detection devices have to do with it?

So there might be a dozen at the Foreshore, who have had to get their stuff somewhere else, at a higher price. Another drop in the ocean in the war on drugs.

You’re right; we should put up the white flag and let the dealers do what they want.

dvaey dvaey 2:24 pm 26 Nov 10

For the first time in history today all Federal, State and Territory police agencies joined New Zealand Police in Canberra

So, if we’re even getting international police here in Canberra, does that mean we’ll actually see a real policeman with a real speed-detection device? Or does this just mean theyre throwing more money at the speed cameras?

All road users are encouraged to make alternative transport arrangements such as nominating a designated driver or using public transport

Of course, why didnt I think of using public transport after a night of drinking. Was this a national statement, obviously not cleaned up for the ACT audience, who have no night public transport options? Or maybe its tied into the Night-rider trial again, so for the 2 weeks they run this operation, there’ll be a night bus service.

jasere said :

2. Just before the the Foreshore good catch Team

So there might be a dozen at the Foreshore, who have had to get their stuff somewhere else, at a higher price. Another drop in the ocean in the war on drugs.

jasere jasere 1:26 pm 26 Nov 10

2. Just before the the Foreshore good catch Team

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