- ACT Policing and SES volunteers are continuing the search for a 46-year-old diabetic woman who went missing from her Garran house about 3pm on Monday (April 6).
Police hold grave concerns for Fiona Riches welfare given her dependency on insulin, putting her at serious risk of falling into a diabetic coma if she does not receive her medication.
Police have focused the search on Garran and surrounding areas, including Hughes, Phillip, Mount Taylor and Red Hill. The Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter has also been used to conduct aerial sweeps of the search areas using infra-red technology.
Police have begun to distribute a poster featuring a photograph and details of the missing woman to homes and businesses in the Garran area in an attempt to gain information from the public.
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Anyone who sees this woman is urged to contact police immediately on 131 444.
- ACT Policing will summons a 25-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court following a search warrant at a house in Chisholm today (April 9).
The operation was conducted around 5.45am using resources from a number of areas of ACT Policing including detectives from the Territory Investigations Group (TIG) and officers from Special Response and Security (SRS), Tuggeranong Patrol and the K9 Team.
As a result a number of items were seized including a trafficable amount of a suspected amphetamine type substance, a small amount of plant material suspected to be cannabis, a quantity of suspected steroids and stolen items including laptop computers, motor vehicle parts, cameras and camera parts.
Both alleged offenders will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed.