[First filed: Nov 29, 2010 @ 9:05]
The Foreshore Summer Music Festival wrapped up late yesterday (Saturday, 27 November), with police praising the overall good behaviour of those that attended.
ACT Policing was responsible for patrolling the outer perimeter of the venue which was sold out. Approximately 16,000 people attended the concert, held on the lawns off King Edward Terrace, Parkes.
A small amount of drugs were seized and two people were apprehended for possession of drugs of dependence. A total of eleven people were apprehended for trespass and intoxication.
A man with injuries was taken into police custody and conveyed to hospital, where he is recovering.
“With the introduction of new liquor licensing laws on December 1, it is great to see the vast majority of people conducted themselves responsibly at this high profile event,” Sergeant Knight said.
ACT Policing last night located two people who had been missing in Namadgi National Park for 36 hours over the weekend.
The 13-year-old boy and his 40-year-old step-father from Ngunnawal were located by police yesterday (Sunday November 28) around 7.15pm after a light aircraft utilising thermal imaging was used. Around 7.55pm the pair were winched to safety by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter.
The pair had left to hike through Namadgi around the Corin Dam and Bendora Dam area on Saturday morning around 7.30am and were expected to meet up with family members at 1pm yesterday (Sunday). However, deteriorating weather conditions overnight caused concern among the family members and when the pair failed to make the 1pm meeting at Bendora Dam the alarm was raised and a search commenced.
ACT Parks and Conservation Rangers along with members from ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security (SRS) conducted a search of the area using the detailed trip plan left with family members. Unfortunately due to heavy vegetation, poor weather conditions and the rising river level police suspect the pair would not have been able to complete their trek in the proposed time frame.
The pair were found cold and wet but well and have now returned home.
ACT Policing has seized 259 cannabis plants, including 104 mature plants, from a home in Zelman Place in Melba with a potential street value of $5 million. It is the ACT’s largest seizure of cannabis from indoor cultivation.
Acting on information received, ACTPOL’s Criminal Investigations executed a Drugs of Dependence warrant on the residence around 11.45pm on Saturday.
An extensive and sophisticated hydroponics set-up with an automatic watering and ducting system was found inside the house. Most of the plants were located within the triple garage. Some of the plants were as high as 1.5 metres and were ready to be harvested.
The electrical system of the house had been highly modified, with the meter box bypassed and about 80 transformers installed to power the growing lamps and fans inside the premises.
A large team of police were called in to remove the plants overnight and progressively transport the equipment to safe storage.
No people were found inside the house however, police have seized a number of items as evidence and investigations are ongoing. Neighbours have told police that the house appeared to be unoccupied.
Anyone who may have any information about the activity at the Zelman Place premises, any persons seen at the premises, or any vehicles seen arriving or leaving the residence, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.