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Police Wrap – 6 July

By johnboy - 6 July 2009 9

1. Knife mugging in Civic:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery which occurred in Civic today (Sunday, July 5).

    Around 6am a 45-year-old male victim was approached by a man holding a knife on City Walk between Akuna Street and Binara Street, Civic.

    The offender demanded money and the victim opened his wallet. The offender stole a small sum of cash and fled in the direction of the Canberra Casino.

    Police immediately attended and searched the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.

    The offender is described as Caucasian with fair hair and was wearing a black hooded top and black pants.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity on City Walk around 6am to contact Crime Stoppers.

2. Page Hydro House goes down:

    A 25-year-old man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court charged with cannabis cultivation and trafficking offences after police executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on a Knaggs St, Page residence yesterday afternoon (Sunday, July 5).

    During the early search, Territory Investigations Group detectives, Specialist Response and Security (SRS) and AFP

    The hydroponic setup found inside the garage

    Forensic Services officers identified four bedrooms and a large garage in the home which it will be alleged were equipped for growing hydroponic cannabis.

    Police seized about 40 mature cannabis plants, each more than a 1.5 metres tall and ready for harvesting, as well as about 40 cannabis seedlings.

    Police also seized about 30kgs of cannabis and about 2kg of cannabis “head” in vacuum sealed bags, as well as specialised cultivation equipment.

    The estimated street value of the drugs haul is around $200,000.

    Police will also allege that electricity supply to the home had been tampered with, and the supply diverted around the meter box. Thousands of dollars worth of electricity is suspected to have been stolen to power the hydroponic cultivation.

    Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity in Knaggs Street, Page, to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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Police Wrap – 6 July
Spideydog 7:37 pm 06 Jul 09

Tooks said :

What’s the alternative dvaey? Just give up and legalise it?

Oh noes …. DMD will be awoken to the smell of ……………….. yet another debate over “to legalise, or not to legalise. That, is the question”

johnboy 7:23 pm 06 Jul 09

I recommend watching Weeds.

This has three benefits:

1) Mary Louise Parker, the most beautiful woman in the world.

2) Explains the economics of the industry very well.

3) It’s occasionally funny and often entertaining

Hydroponics eat electricity.

Tooks 7:21 pm 06 Jul 09

What’s the alternative dvaey? Just give up and legalise it?

You obviously have no idea how much these professional hydro set ups cost to run if you think those numbers are pulled out of the air.

dvaey 7:14 pm 06 Jul 09

The war on drugs wins again. This will make those drug users take an extra 5min to find someone else to get their stuff from.

Bet the guy will get off with a warning, the evidence will be depleted by officers before being destroyed, really the only outcome here is that for a brief period those dealers who werent caught can raise their prices.

Also, thousands of dollars of electricity? That means running a 1kW light for approx 1 year 24/7. These numbers seem pulled out of the air, or pulled out of someplace else.

Tooks 7:08 pm 06 Jul 09

They don’t bypass the electricity to save money.

Clown Killer 6:37 pm 06 Jul 09

Police will also allege that electricity supply to the home had been tampered with, and the supply diverted around the meter box. Thousands of dollars worth of electricity is suspected to have been stolen to power the hydroponic cultivation.

I’ve been told by an acquaintence who’s a copper in Victoria that this is a very common way for these people to get caught. The electricity companies figure out that the metre box has been bypassed and they refer it to the coppers. You’d think that there was enough of a margin in hooch to cover the cost of power – but then again, if you’re breaking so many laws already whats a little utility theft?

johnboy 5:43 pm 06 Jul 09

And considering that to get it to street value any number of middlemen have to take a cut.

SheepGroper 5:42 pm 06 Jul 09

Especially when the estimated value of the crop is meaningless without any information about the costs incurred in growing it. If you looked at the figures involved it may even be more profitable to have a real job.

Swaggie 4:30 pm 06 Jul 09

“The estimated street value of the drugs haul is around $200,000.”

I’ve never understood the Media fascination with what drug hauls are worth. I don’t give a shit what it’s worth and all theses reports do is to encourage every other born loser to try dealing or growing drugs for themselves once they see the chance of mega money.

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