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Shots fired and car set ablaze in Isabella Plains

By Canfan - 11 March 2017 7

Police wrap

Police responded to reports of gunfire and a vehicle being set alight outside a house in on Ellerston Avenue in Isabella Plains last night.

“Investigating officers believe that this is a target incident relating to outlaw motorcycle gang activity.  As a result, Taskforce Nemesis will be assisting Criminal Investigation detectives during the investigation,” Superintendent Turnbull said. Superintendent Steve Turnbull said that it was very fortunate that no one was injured during this incident.

At around 11 PM on Friday March 10th, ACT Fire and Rescue and police responded to a report of a vehicle fire. The fire was extinguished and deemed suspicious. A second vehicle also sustained fire damage.

 

Investigations at the scene indicated that a firearm was discharged prior to the vehicle fire commencing.  A crime scene is established and AFP Forensic Services will undertake a forensic review.

If you witnessed any suspicious activity around 11 PM last night along Ellerston Street, Isabella Plains, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Shots fired and car set ablaze in Isabella Plains
bruce_lord 12:50 pm 14 Mar 17

Maya123 said :

What is it about Tuggeranong residents that makes them complain a lot. Do you really have worse streets, footpaths, etc than the rest of us. I doubt it, and when I visit the area I can’t see that you do. None of us can compare ourselves to new parts of town, because that is, well new, so of course it looks more pristine and well…new. No surprises there. So, what are you missing out on that other older parts of town are getting and you aren’t?

I presume you are tugging peoples chain with your comment. But in case you are not, there is an easy answer to your two questions of whether we in Tuggeranong have worse footpaths and roads compared to older parts of canberra.

Well I guess the footpath one is hard to answer because only the larger roads and streets actually have footpaths. Unlike the older streets of canberra whom have a lot of footpaths in the majority of streets, most streets down this way don’t actually have footpaths at all.

When you visit down here by the roads that you say compare to the rest of canberra, I guess you use Drakeford the only multiple lane main road in Tuggeranong (except Drakeford is single lane down my end, you might remember all the traffic issues we had in the news early last year). All the other main roads in Tuggeranong are ‘single lane main roads’. Think Athlonn Dr, Sulwood Dr, Johnson Dr, Ashley Dr, Tharwa Drive etc.

I hope that answers your questions on footpaths and streets in Tuggeranong.

MERC600 3:34 pm 13 Mar 17

Well at least and thank goodness that this was done by someone whose human rights were not violated. As reported in July last year the ACT government ditched its proposal to prevent bikies from consorting, saying it has struggled to draft laws that satisfy police while respecting human rights.

John Moulis 3:08 pm 13 Mar 17

I knew the Libs would use this incident to further their campaign for anti-bikie laws in the ACT. The only people who support these laws are Ray “All Police Are Wonderful” Hadley on 2GB/2CC and Jeremy Hanson. Please, we are an easy-going bunch here and can deal with bikies like we have always done.

There are bikies and their associates at the gyms and pool I go to. The last thing I want is cops barging down my door to arrest me for “consorting” when I am simply exercising my right to freedom of association.

Maya123 7:04 pm 12 Mar 17

What is it about Tuggeranong residents that makes them complain a lot. Do you really have worse streets, footpaths, etc than the rest of us. I doubt it, and when I visit the area I can’t see that you do. None of us can compare ourselves to new parts of town, because that is, well new, so of course it looks more pristine and well…new. No surprises there. So, what are you missing out on that other older parts of town are getting and you aren’t?

bruce_lord 5:34 pm 12 Mar 17

rommeldog56 said :

bruce_lord said :

Despite a typical Labor voting working class demographic, Tuggeranong residents have started to vote Liberal for the last two ACT elections, I can tell people ‘it’s not because’ we have become free market forces zealots or rabid right wingers. It’s because ACT Labor ignores all our issues and needs but still happily takes our rates and taxes.

Brindabella voters (Tuggers) returned that gaff prone “Child in a Cage” Birch and “ACT Labor Echo Chamber” Gentleman, as MLAs for Tuggeranong. Both have a strong history of almost non existent or non effective representation of Tuggeranong residents.

I can not see things changing in Tuggeranong for at least the next 4 years. So, Brindabella voters, ratepayers & residents will just have to suck it up I’m afraid because they voted for it !.

It’s funny you say that because until last year I had voted Labor at every federal and territory election for over 40 years. I blindly thought ACT Labor would support the working man, the working poor and the struggling family in Tuggeranong just as much as any other part of canberra.

But Labor has forgotten about Tuggeranong and I can’t believe it took me so long to see that we are being taken for granted by a party focused on investing into the areas that will help them stay in government.

rommeldog56 10:55 am 12 Mar 17

bruce_lord said :

Despite a typical Labor voting working class demographic, Tuggeranong residents have started to vote Liberal for the last two ACT elections, I can tell people ‘it’s not because’ we have become free market forces zealots or rabid right wingers. It’s because ACT Labor ignores all our issues and needs but still happily takes our rates and taxes.

Brindabella voters (Tuggers) returned that gaff prone “Child in a Cage” Birch and “ACT Labor Echo Chamber” Gentleman, as MLAs for Tuggeranong. Both have a strong history of almost non existent or non effective representation of Tuggeranong residents. I can not see things changing in Tuggeranong for at least the next 4 years. So, Brindabella voters, ratepayers & residents will just have to suck it up I’m afraid because they voted for it !.

bruce_lord 4:51 pm 11 Mar 17

So Andrew Barr called a couple of years ago for additional police patrols to protect cyclists and pedestrians in his own suburb of Dickson.

But years of serious and violent Bikie crime in Tuggeranong and he calls for nothing stop it and does nothing to address it.

Despite a typical Labor voting working class demographic, Tuggeranong residents have started to vote Liberal for the last two ACT elections, I can tell people ‘it’s not because’ we have become free market forces zealots or rabid right wingers. It’s because ACT Labor ignores all our issues and needs but still happily takes our rates and taxes.

I don’t think Andrew Barr would like the Bikie presence in his street that my very elderly father has in Calwell.

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