ACT Policing

ACT Policing: 21-year-old Reid Man faces court on multiple traffic charges

A 21-year-old Reid man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, June 7) on six traffic charges and a breach of bail after he was apprehended by police driving in the inner Canberra area around noon yesterday. Police activated warning lights and siren and attempted a traffic stop on the red Ford Laser in Donaldson Street, Braddon shortly after midday. The driver refused to stop, and a pursuit was engaged. The driver was seen to exceed the speed limit in Elimatta Street and Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, and to ignore two stop signs. Speeds reached around 85km/h. The driver halted

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ACT Policing: Youth reminded that ‘You Can Speak Out’

ACT Policing’s Crime Prevention Team has this week launched a new family violence campaign as part of National Youth Week celebrations which commence this weekend (April 10). The ‘You Can Speak Out’ campaign aims to raise youth awareness on family violence issues that affect young people within our community and to encourage young people to speak out and report family violence incidents to police.

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ACT Policing: Woman arrested for aggravated burglary in Turner (26 March 2010)

ACT Policing has arrested a 59-year-old Lyneham woman for an aggravated burglary in Turner last year. Police will allege that the woman assaulted, bound and gagged an 87-year-old female victim in her own home on the 23 November 2009. The woman then allegedly stole a number of items including the contents of the victim’s handbag and her vehicle. The alleged offender will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday 26 March) charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, forcible confinement, aggravated burglary, take motor vehicle without authority and theft.

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ACT Policing: Police to focus on underage drinking at Skyfire

ACT Policing will be targeting underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at Skyfire tomorrow night (Saturday, March 20), with parents urged to be aware of their children’s whereabouts at all times. An estimated 130,000 people attended last year’s Skyfire event over Lake Burley Griffin. Of the large crowd, only one adult male was lodged in the Regional Watch House for being intoxicated and disorderly in a public place. However police detained approximately 40 juveniles for intoxication and/or underage drinking. These minors were held in temporary youth detention areas at the venue, and parents were called to collect them from the event.

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ACT Policing: Hot weather raises home security concerns

Police are again reminding Canberra residents of the need to properly secure their homes and property, particularly at night, following rising rates of property crime in and around the suburbs of Narrabundah, Griffith and Kingston. These crimes include burglaries, attempted stolen motor vehicles and property theft, and are often opportunistic in nature, with offenders choosing targets with the least amount of security or the lowest chance of being detected. Superintendent Kate Buggy from ACTP’s Crime Prevention Team today urged the community to apply simple household security practices to reduce their chances of being targeted.

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ACT Policing: Drivers urged to slow down as school resumes

ACT Policing is reminding motorists to observe the posted speed restrictions around Canberra’s schools as children return to school this week. ACT Policing Traffic Superintendent Mark Colbran says the 40km/h school zones are designed to ensure that motorists are travelling at a speed which allows them to stay observant and stop safely when required, such as at school crossings and bus zones.

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ACT Policing: Police to focus on anti-social behaviour this New Year’s Eve

ACT Policing will provide high-visibility patrols to police anti-social behaviour and alcohol related offences in Civic and across the ACT during the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Around 130 police officers will be working across the ACT to maintain law and order. In addition to normal response capabilities, ACT Policing will be dedicating resources towards the early targeting of underage drinking.

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