1. Stolen, drunk and on the run. A great effort by a 30 year old Spence man.
- “About 11.25pm, Tuesday, 5 August, police detected a blue coloured Nissan Pulsar travelling at speed on Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin.
Police followed the vehicle before attempting to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle allegedly failed to stop and accelerated away from police, travelling through numerous Gungahlin residential streets before mounting a kerb.
The alleged offender then fled the vehicle and was apprehended after a short foot chase on Best Lane, Gungahlin.
The male was subsequently arrested and conveyed to the Regional City Watch house where he returned a positive breath test.
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Further checks revealed the vehicle was reported stolen on Sunday, 3 August 2008.
The 30-year-old will face the ACT Magistrates Court today on charges of driving a motor vehicle without consent, drink driving and traffic offences.”
But does he have “Born to lose” tattooed on his forehead?
2. Police are also seeking two witnesses to the Charnwood murder:
- “The pair (circled) left the Regal Charcoal Chicken outlet at Charnwood Shops around 7.50pm, just prior to the incident.
The male and female are yet to make contact with police.
Police would urge persons depicted in the footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000”
- About 3.45am, police attended the McBryde Crescent address upon request from ACT Fire Brigade and found a large amount of smoke billowing from the roof of a building attached to one of the schools main wings.
The fire appears to have started in a wheelie bin which was found adjacent to a locked wooden door of the building. Police were advised the building housed a storeroom which is used for text book storage and photocopying.
The damage is estimated to be around $100,000.
ACT Fire Brigade units attended and extinguished the fire.
Police are treating the fire as suspicious; AFP Forensic Services will examine the scene this morning for evidence. Investigations are ongoing.
Police would urge anyone who may have seen suspicious persons in the area of the school early this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.