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Reid man caught with knife, steel post in Dickson after tip-off

By Charlotte Harper - 22 June 2016 11

ACT Magistrates Court

A 25-year-old Reid man who was found with a knife and a steel bar in Dickson will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on six charges after a member of the public tipped police off.

About 3.50pm yesterday, police attended Dickson Place shopping complex in response to a report of two men acting suspiciously.

On arrival, police conducted enquiries and identified that one of the males was in breach of bail.

The male was found in possession of a knife, a steel post, tools and items belonging to another individual, including an ACT driver license. All items were seized by police.

The man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

He will face court charged with possessing a knife without reasonable excuse, possessing an offensive weapon with intent, two counts of unlawful possession of stolen property, equipped for theft and breach of bail.

ACT Policing would like to thank the member of the public for contacting police which led to the arrest of this man.

‘The community is our eyes and ears. If you see someone acting suspiciously, we ask you to contact 131 444 for police assistance or report via Crime Stoppers,’ Station Sergeant Jeff Knight said.

‘This type of information greatly assists police to not only solve crime, but to prevent it as well.’

You can report suspicious activity to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Police remind readers they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter.

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