Canberra enjoys quarterly crime decrease

ACT Policing’s newest quarterly crime statistics reveal a 10.5 per cent drop in crime reports across Canberra when compared with the same period last year, with Weston Creek displaying the largest reduction.

The data, released on the ACT Policing “Crime Statistics” webpage, shows the number of offences reported from January to March 2016 and allows Canberrans to see crime reported in their area. read more

Double demerits in place for Easter long weekend

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Easter long weekend and warns that double demerit points will be in place from the first instance on Thursday, 24 March 2016 until the last instance on Monday, 28 March 2016.

All speed and seatbelt offences, the use of a mobile phone while driving, driving with a passenger in or on part of the vehicle not designed for carriage of passengers or goods, and riding a motorbike without a helmet will incur double demerit points. All other offences will incur one extra demerit point. read more

Search warrant in Ngunnawal; property seized

ACT Policing has recovered a large amount of suspected stolen property following a search warrant in Ngunnawal on (Tuesday, February 16).

On Sunday (February 14) a male was arrested for Breach of Bail and subsequent information led Gungahlin police members to execute a search warrant at a residence in Ngunnawal. read more

Man to face court on murder charge

A 37-year-old Jacka man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Tuesday, February 16) charged with murder.

The man has been charged with murdering his eight-year-old son. Police and ACT Ambulance Service officers attended a residence in Jacka last night and a male child was transported to hospital where he later died. read more

Police investigate death in Jacka

ACT Policing are investigating a suspicious death in Jacka which occurred on Monday 15 February 2016.

Police and ACT Ambulance Service officers attended a residence and a male was transported to hospital where he later died. read more

Double demerits points now in place

ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Australia Day long weekend and warns that double demerit points are now in place for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences.

Double demerit points are effective from the first instance on Friday, January 22 until midnight January 26, 2016. read more

Summernats scam

ACT Policing is warning people attending Summernats Car Festival not to purchase stolen wristbands to gain entry.

A high volume of Summernats ‘all areas’ wristbands were stolen six months ago prompting organisers to change the design and colour of this year’s entry bands. read more

Traffic arrangements for Summernats City Cruise

The ACT Government has provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday today, Thursday 7 January 2016, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists, pedestrians and ACTION passengers.

The Cruise will take place from the entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Flemington Road and will travel down the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit. It then returns along Northbourne Avenue, concluding at the entrance to EPIC at the intersection of Federal Highway/Stirling Avenue. read more

Don’t dial and drive these holidays

Drivers caught using mobile phones behind the wheel this holiday period will face the loss of double demerit points as the Government steps up its efforts to help prevent fatalities on ACT roads.

Minister for Justice, Shane Rattenbury, announced the measures, sending a strong message to the community that using mobile devices while driving was dangerous and would not be tolerated on ACT roads.  read more

Police investigate serious collision

Police are seeking witnesses to a single-vehicle collision last night (Tuesday 22 December) on Horse Park Drive, Kenny, ACT, in which a man has been seriously injured.  read more

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