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Police Wrap – 28 September 2010

By johnboy - 28 September 2010 13

1. Dark Deeds in McKellar:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a home invasion that occurred in Dumas Street, McKellar early this morning (Tuesday September 28).

About 5.30am up to four males have forced entry into the residence and assaulted the middle-aged-couple. The offenders were armed with a firearm and a possible taser.

The 53-year-old female victim was kicked and punched and her 54-year-old husband suffered a gash wound to the head. Both received medical treatment at the scene by ACT Ambulance and did not require hospitalisation.

The offenders stole a safe from a bedroom of the residence containing personal documents and an amount of cash.

The offenders are described as approximately 173cm tall (5’8”), with stocky builds and wearing balaclavas.

Anyone who was in the area of Dumas Street, McKellar around the time and may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

2. Fatal in Theodore:

The Monaro Highway has been closed between the intersections of Johnson Drive, Theodore, and Old Cooma Road, Royalla, following a collision between a semi trailer and a car.

Southbound traffic is being turned around at the roundabout at Johnson Drive and diverted along Old Cooma Road via Queanbeyan. Northbound traffic is being diverted along Old Cooma Road via Queanbeyan.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation Team is at the scene and the highway is expected to be closed for the next six to eight hours.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and have not already spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

3. Getting stabby at Ainslie Village:

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a stabbing that occurred at Ainslie Village last night (Monday September 27).

About 11.00 pm police were called to Quick Street, Ainslie in response to a disturbance. On arrival police were informed that a male had been stabbed.

Police were initially unable to locate the victim but soon confirmed he had been taken to Calvary Hospital with a stab wound to his abdomen and another stab wound to his back which had punctured his lung.

The vehicle used to convey the victim to hospital was located at Ainslie Village and secured as a crime scene.

Forensic Services attended and conducted an examination of the vehicle and the victim’s flat.

The victim’s condition is stable and he is expected to survive.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

4. Vision Zero as a hostage to fortune:

A collision today (Tuesday, September 28) between a passenger car and a fully laden timber jinker on the Monaro Highway south of Calwell has resulted in the death of 30-year-old Holder man.

The deceased was the driver of a VW Golf hatchback which had been travelling south on the Monaro Highway, about 2kms south of Calwell, when it collided head-on with the laden Kenworth truck travelling north bound on the highway.

The 38-year-old driver of the truck, which had been laden with pine logs and en route to Tumut, was uninjured in the collision but the truck’s load was dislodged and the highway closed from both directions for around seven hours.

Investigations into the collision are continuing however, it is believed that the car had veered into the path of the truck moments before the impact.

The passenger car broke apart on impact, with major components such as the gearbox and engine scattered up to 25 metres away.

The driver’s death brings to ACT road toll to 18, or 6 more than the full year in 2009.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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13 Responses to
Police Wrap – 28 September 2010
caf 2:31 pm 29 Sep 10

I suppose it really doesn’t need to be pointed out, but the implication that “speed cameras wouldn’t have prevented this accident, therefore speed cameras don’t prevent all accidents, therefore speed cameras don’t prevent or reduce the severity of any accidents” is an obvious logical fallacy.

ConanOfCooma 2:06 pm 29 Sep 10

troll-sniffer said :

I call on the appropriate minister in the ACT guvmnt to immediately call for tenders for a speed camera at this spot to ensure another accident such as this can never ever happen again.

Too true. It’s not enough speed cameras. Science proves this!

troll-sniffer 1:29 pm 29 Sep 10

A speed camera at the top of the hill would definitely have saved the community from the fatal accident. Because there was no speed camera, the driver didn’t check his speed, with predictable results. Had there been a speed camera, pointed in precisely the right direction to snap the driver’s speed, the driver would still be here today. Guaranteed. In other words, what drove the driver to total himself was not carelessness, bravado or a desire to end it all, it was the lack of a speed camera. If it had been a point to point camera it would have been even more effective and stopping this tragic waste of life.

I call on the appropriate minister in the ACT guvmnt to immediately call for tenders for a speed camera at this spot to ensure another accident such as this can never ever happen again.

PBO 11:15 am 29 Sep 10

p1 said :

Marvin_78 said :

Regardless, it annoys me that I am not allowed to keep a firearm (or a taser) under my bed….

You can keep a baseball bat under your bed though…

Or some of this….

Why not get a Myotron? They are legal and just as good as a stun gun.

Wraith 9:25 am 29 Sep 10

“Whatever the case mate, I hope it was worth dying for”

What a lovely comment.

grump 9:17 am 29 Sep 10

re the McKellar robbery – shocked to see the couple on TV last night and realise they run the Florey takeaway, nice, hard working people. It would seem someone knew them at the shop and expected takings to be at home. Vera and her hubby certainly didn’t deserve this – hope they catch the bastards (after some much deserved application of force for resisting arrest)

ConanOfCooma 8:12 am 29 Sep 10

Does anyone know what happened on top of the hill yesterday?

I drive up there every day, and from experience, I can say that there is some incredibly stupid driving at the end of that over taking lane.

It looks like either the car the deceased was overtaking sped up as he was trying to overtake, or the deceased tried to overtake when he didn’t have enough room.

My thoughts go out to the truckie that was subjected to this.

Whatever the case mate, I hope it was worth dying for.

p1 9:39 pm 28 Sep 10

Marvin_78 said :

Regardless, it annoys me that I am not allowed to keep a firearm (or a taser) under my bed….

You can keep a baseball bat under your bed though…

Or some of this….

georgesgenitals 1:23 pm 28 Sep 10

PBO said :

Does not really smack of randomness, seems that they knew what they were after.

+1.

Marvin_78 1:11 pm 28 Sep 10

Is it just me, or does there seem to be more and more muggings and home invasions occurring in the ‘Berra of late? Or perhaps I am just noticing them more?

Regardless, it annoys me that I am not allowed to keep a firearm (or a taser) under my bed….

PBO 1:06 pm 28 Sep 10

Does not really smack of randomness, seems that they knew what they were after.

Amanda Hugankis 12:35 pm 28 Sep 10

As awful as it is either way, I’d hate to think it was a simply random attack … very creepy and bothersome if groups of thugs are roaming around our ‘burbs randomly invading homes with weapons and attacking people in their sleep.

banjo 11:42 am 28 Sep 10

This happened at a house just near my place. I heard what sounded like firework explosions, 4 or 5 of them at about 5:30am but I was half asleep so can’t be sure. After reading this media release from the police I suppose those bangs could of been gun shots? or perhaps explosives used to dislodge the safe? Anyway the bangs were followed by shouting and what sounded like the offenders fleeing on foot. I didn’t think anymore of it until I saw the police cars out the front of the house when I left for work. 5:30am is an unusual time, the street is already getting busy by this point with people leaving for work which why I didn’t necessarily make more of it. Had it occurred earlier in the morning it probably would of been more alarming. But it certainly looks like it was a targeted attack with only a safe being stolen. One would have to imagine they somehow knew it was there?

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