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Police Wrap – 26 September

By johnboy - 26 September 2009 10

1. Alleged rapist arrested in Harrison:

    ACT Policing arrested a 41-year-old man last night (23 September) after the sexual assault of a 24-year-old female in Dickson in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 September).

    Officers from the Territory Investigations Group and Specialist Response and Security executed a search warrant at a residential address in Harrison about 9.10pm after obtaining forensic evidence from a knife located at the scene of the incident.

    A number of items were seized from the residence and the Harrison man was arrested and conveyed to the Regional Watch House. He is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court later today charged with Sexual Assault, Act of Indecency Without Consent and Aggravated Robbery.

2. A good week for snitches:

    Police will summons a 42-year-old woman to court after she was detected driving with a blood alcohol level of .200 whilst collecting her young daughter from a sporting activity in Holder late yesterday afternoon (September 22).

    Police subjected the woman to a roadside screening test at the Holder Shops about 6.10pm after receiving reports from concerned local residents.

    In a separate incident, a 61-year-old man was arrested yesterday (September 22) for driving with a blood alcohol level ten times over the legal limit.

    The driver was pulled over by police on The Valley Way in Gungahlin about 1.15pm yesterday after General Duties officers from Gungahlin Police Station observed him driving his vehicle in an erratic manner.

    The Palmerston man recorded a blood alcohol reading of .202, with police also establishing he is currently a disqualified driver. He has been charged with driving in excess of the prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving whilst disqualified and was bailed to appear in court on 9 October.

    Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Erin Pobar says she was shocked to hear about these two incidents.

    “These drivers are of a mature driving age and should be setting an example for their children. They are potentially putting the lives of their own children at great risk and they should be utterly ashamed of themselves,” Sgt Pobar said.

    “They are also driving their vehicles on ACT roads during peak traffic times and I shudder to think what could have happened if police had not detected these drivers when they did,” she said.

    “Anyone who observes people driving in an erratic manner or knows someone who drives whilst under the influence of alcohol should contact police as soon as possible, and provide as much detail as they can. As evidenced today we do respond to these reports and it does get drink drivers off the roads.

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10 Responses to
Police Wrap – 26 September
busgirl 11:55 pm 04 Oct 09

…that’s Thuggeranong for you BabyGirl…

el 6:57 pm 04 Oct 09

BabyGirl1574 said :

Buuuut of course we are talking about the ACT Police… Maybe we will actually have to wait until some poor old lady or young mother with her children gets killed by a 17 year old P-plater who was driving like an idiot for the police to do anything about it.

Have you actually reported this behaviour to the police? Or do you find it that much easier to be an armchair expert and complain about it on a blog that you haven’t bothered?

BabyGirl1574 2:15 pm 04 Oct 09

If you want stupid drivers, go down to Lake Tuggeranong College at lunchtime. You can’t even cross the pedestrian crossing without someone almost running you over. The police should go and do patrols down there at lunchtime and after school to stop the kids from driving the way they do. Someone’s going to be killed some day by one of them.

Buuuut of course we are talking about the ACT Police… Maybe we will actually have to wait until some poor old lady or young mother with her children gets killed by a 17 year old P-plater who was driving like an idiot for the police to do anything about it.

dvaey 11:45 am 28 Sep 09

I think the real news here, is that police responded to a citizens call, in a timely enough fashion to actually take action rather than just report on the after-effects. The few times Ive called ACT police about such incidents, they take their sweet time to respond (if they even do), to the point that I simply dont bother anymore.

Maybe this is a sign of things changing as bigred has suggested, or maybe there happened to be a patrol car sitting up the road having lunch and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

bigred 8:18 am 28 Sep 09

I was at Holder shops when the screening happened. Lots of people were relieved when the police vehicle tured up. I hope this signals they are turning the corner and will now respond to citizen’s reasonable concerns.

me70 11:34 pm 27 Sep 09

so, Tuesday (22/9) a driver was booked on The Valley Way at around 1pm?…That’s lunchtime ON A SCHOOL DAY…that road around the school is bad enough without some IDIOT unlicensed driver swerving around enough to be pulled over and breathalysed!!…I’m thankful that he got caught BEFORE causing an accident/injuries..but as he was already unliscensed, it obviously makes no difference to these morons..
When the Big W building was being built (about 5 years ago?) I had a drunk driver run up the back of me whilst I was stationary at the lights outside the Raiders Club..I pulled over & he did..was OBVIOUSLY drunk and couldn’t produce a liscense..even had a can between his legs..when I pulled out my mobile & rang the police he did a runner (after reversing through the intersection, mounting the gutter outside the club) I was on the phone to the police (within eye-sight of the police station) and they didn’t bother to respond..he got airbourne on the ped X outside Woolies (thankfully not in use due to the building going up on the old carpark) and took off towards Mitchell! Police didn’t come over, or ask for his rego or anything..just said they’d “keep an eye out for him”…I spent the rest of the day worrying I’d hear he caused an accident!!…Nice to hear they are asking for “Anyone who observes people driving in an erratic manner or knows someone who drives whilst under the influence of alcohol should contact police as soon as possible, and provide as much detail as they can. As evidenced today we do respond to these reports and it does get drink drivers off the roads” !!!???

caf 9:50 pm 27 Sep 09

busgirl: Only for fully-licensed drivers – since he was unlicensed he had a 0.02 limit.

johnboy 5:14 pm 26 Sep 09

Keep reading….

busgirl 5:11 pm 26 Sep 09

If that man was ten times over the legal limit and had a blood alcohol level of .202 that means the legal limit is (.02)…I always thought it was (.05)…?

anonymous gungahlian 1:15 pm 26 Sep 09

Does anyone know what street in Harrison it was at?

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