3 February 2009

Police Wrap - 3 February

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1. Extreme road rage on the Belconnen Way!

    ACT Policing will summons a 21-year-old Narrabundah man after he allegedly assaulted a 45-year-old Macquarie man on Saturday (January 31).
    Police will allege that about 2.45pm, the offender struck the victim with a 1.5 metre long metal leveller following a road rage incident at the intersection of Eastern Valley Way and Belconnen Way, Aranda.

    The victim sustained a head injury and was treated on scene by ACT Ambulance before being conveyed to Calvary Hospital for further assessment.

    The 21-year-old man will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possess offensive weapon charges.

2. Jeep owner on the run:

    ACT Policing is appealing for the driver of a white Jeep Cherokee four wheel drive to come forward following a collision involving a white Mazda on Melrose Drive (near Corinna Street) Phillip about 9.30am on 28 January.

    The driver of the Jeep may be able to assist police with their inquiries after a member of the public observed the vehicle stopped on the side of Melrose Drive shortly after the accident.

    The driver, who was described as a grey haired man, about 60-years-old and dressed in casual clothing, was seen examining the front of his vehicle.

    This information was received by police following a request for witnesses on 28 January. Police suspect a second vehicle was involved in the incident, the driver fleeing the scene prior to their arrival.

    Police are following a number of lines of inquiry in an attempt to identify the driver of the Jeep.

3. Rooftop protestors charged:

    Two detainees who allegedly attempted to escape from the Belconnen Remand Centre on Friday morning (30 January) will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with further offences.

    The two men, aged 26 and 22, will face charges of attempt escape lawful custody and property damage.

    The 26-year-old man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday (5February) while the 22-year-old man is expected to appear in court on February 12.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Can’t help but note that while I was going past the Belconnen Remand Centre a couple of times while the guys were on the roof, they were either making the slackest attempt at escape I have seen or they did try to escape in the beginning and since that stage decided that sitting on a hot tin roof was still better then sitting inside the centre.

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