Police Wrap – 6 December 2010

johnboy 6 December 2010 12

[First filed: Dec 6, 2010 @ 9:17]

1. Idiot:

ACT Policing’s Specialist Response and Security (SRS) officers, with the assistance of ACT Policing Operations, have rescued a man and his three children after their kayak upturned on the Murrumbidgee River today (December 5).

Around 5.24pm police received a phone call from the man claiming to be lost in Namadgi National Park after the watercraft his family were in upturned. The man aged 41 from NSW and his three children aged 14, 11 and 8 were reported to be uninjured in the incident but were unaware of their whereabouts and were soaking wet with no food or water.

SRS Tactical Response officers attended the area north of Angle Crossing and around 7.30pm the man and his three children were found safe and well.

Following the recent heavy rain Detective Superintendent Brett McCann urged the public to avoid all flooding water areas.

“Fast-flowing river areas are extremely dangerous as there is the likelihood of getting into difficulty. Incidents such as today’s rescue highlight the risk put to those involved including emergency personal and are an unnecessary expense to the community,” Detective Superintendent McCann said.

2. Dickson break-in:

Over $50,000 worth of mechanical equipment was stolen over the weekend from C&S Automatic Transmission Centre in Woolley Street, Dickson.

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the burglary which occurred sometime between midday on Saturday, December 4, and 8am this morning (Monday, December 6).

The property stolen included a black Autologic diagnostic scanner; two red tool chests containing Kincrome and Sidchrome spanners; various transmission gear; pressure gauges; and three re-conditioned gear boxes; with an approximate value of $53,000 in total.

The gearboxes are approximately 40-50 kg and would require at least two people to carry them. Police believe a vehicle and at least two people were involved in the burglary.

Police are seeking anyone who may know the identity of the offender/s or who may have seen suspicious activity around the C&S Automatic Transmission Centre over the weekend 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.


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barzma barzma 5:08 pm 07 Dec 10

“We keep seeing natural selection at work and then interfering with it – we save this guy and he’s free to breed again whereas left alone he’d have been removed from the gene pool….”

Yes you are absolutely correct; he should’t be allowed to breed. However the logical next step is to not bother saving his children either.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior Beserk Keyboard Warrior 3:03 pm 06 Dec 10

I’ve got no problem with it. He probably bought his kayak just before the drought started and has had to wait the good part of decade to use it. The possiblity of drowing his three kids was a justified risk.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 2:46 pm 06 Dec 10

Natural selction – hard to beleive he’s 41.

Swaggie Swaggie 1:21 pm 06 Dec 10

We keep seeing natural selection at work and then interfering with it – we save this guy and he’s free to breed again whereas left alone he’d have been removed from the gene pool….

KB1971 KB1971 12:59 pm 06 Dec 10

ConanOfCooma said :

Wow, how dumb is this guy?

Endangering your own life for a bit of fun is ok, but kids?!?

Especially considering he thought he was in Namadgi….

Do poeple not look at maps & do a bit of research before they head off into the great blue yonder????

Me no fry Me no fry 12:55 pm 06 Dec 10

Well, you can be sure those kids won’t be so quick to trust dad’s judgement in future (“come on kids, let’s go camping. Sure, it’s 45 degrees, there are bushfires around, but it’ll be fun. Let me throw this ciggie out the window and we’ll be off.”)

D2 D2 12:45 pm 06 Dec 10

Couldn’t they have rescued the kids and left Dad there?

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 12:02 pm 06 Dec 10

Maybe it was the Campbells soup ‘fully loaded man’ out with his family?

*pictures family crushing cans of soup in bare hands while negotiating raging Murrumbidgee rapids.

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 11:56 am 06 Dec 10

Wow, how dumb is this guy?

Endangering your own life for a bit of fun is ok, but kids?!?

Wraith Wraith 10:09 am 06 Dec 10

Probably been watching solo commercials.

s-s-a s-s-a 9:42 am 06 Dec 10

I was thinking the same. Glad the kids are ok but WTF was he thinking!?!?!?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:28 am 06 Dec 10

Surely DOCS get called in for less.

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