Media releases

In this section you will find the latest news on arrests, missing persons, seizures and crimes committed and solved in the ACT.

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Have you seen Ameila?

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 16-year-old girl Amelia Goodwin.
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Twelve Operation TORIC arrests on three day weekend

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While many Canberrans were looking for ways to spend a long weekend, for ACT Policing’s Operation TORIC, it was just another three days at the office. 
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ACT Policing detect more than 100 offences on long weekend

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Police detected more than 100 drivers committing offences on the ACT’s roads during the four-day double demerit point period in effect for the long weekend. 
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Driver arrested after colliding with tree while trying to evade police

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A 27-year old Taylor man who police allege accelerated heavily towards a police vehicle before colliding with a tree and then trying to escape by foot will front the ACT Magistrate’s Court today.
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Man to face court on multiple sexual assault charges

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A 33-year-old Isabella Plains man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent that police will allege happened in a car after meeting the woman on dating app Bumble.
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Double trouble for these Canberra drivers

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Two Canberra drivers have lost their licence and another on an expired licence is nearly $2800 poorer as the Labour Day long weekend double demerit period continues in the ACT.
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UPDATE - Have you seen Logan FOUND

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Thanks Canberra, the missing 15-year-old we posted about on Sunday has been found.
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Double demerits cost speeding Lawson motorcyclist his licence

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A Lawson motorcyclist became one of the first ACT drivers to lose double demerit points and subsequently his licence ahead of this Labour Day long weekend after being caught riding at 138 km/h in a posted 80km/h zone overnight.
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Police seeking witnesses to Bruce collision

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s help to solve the circumstances that led to a crash in Bruce which resulted in five people needing to be taken to hospital.
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Witnesses and dash cam footage sought after woman run over by car, man assaulted

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ACT Policing is seeking public assistance after an altercation occurred on Tuesday (27 September 2022) which resulted in allegations of one woman being run over by a car and another man assaulted.  
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Double demerits in place this Labour Day long weekend

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Canberrans are reminded to drive with care, and to the conditions, as double demerit points come into effect over the Labour Day long weekend.
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Woman seriously injured during assault

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A 52-year-old man has been arrested and will appear in the ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning after he allegedly assaulted a woman yesterday.
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Teen brings firearm on public bus

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A young person involved in a recent firearms incident has been arrested by ACT Policing for openly carrying an alleged firearm on a public bus and a shopping centre.
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Echidna not, Rural Patrol faces a prickly situation

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When police came across a group of Canberrans interfering with a storm water drain along busy Isabella Drive, little did they know the prickly situation that awaited them.
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Police seeking witnesses to street racing

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ACT Policing is seeking public assistance following alleged street racing and a collision involving cars believed to be a blue Holden hatchback and a silver Nissan Pulsar on the Majura Parkway on Sunday, 25 September 2022. 
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