Police arrest two men for vehicle thefts, locate two Tasers

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In two separate incidents yesterday, ACT Policing arrested two drug drivers, operating stolen vehicles, in possession of prohibited weapons. The men will face a combined total of 13 charges. 

The first arrest was made after Road Policing officers stopped a Toyota Camry on London Circuit about 4.20pm Tuesday (22 March 2022). The Camry had been reported stolen, and the driver was arrested a short time later. 

Police observed a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) inside the vehicle, and conveyed the man to the ACT Watch House, where a drug screening resulted in a positive indication to a prescribed drug. 

Further investigations revealed the man had supplied police with a false name and address and was driving despite his licence having been disqualified since October 2021. 

The 31-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 23 March 2022) charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, possession of a prohibited weapon, driving while disqualified, drug driving and providing a false name and address. 

The second arrest was made by Road Policing officers after they observed a Kawasaki ZX6R motorcycle pull into a driveway on Ebden Street, Ainslie about 10.27pm Tuesday. 

After conducting a traffic stop on the motorcycle, police saw the number plates attached to it had been altered. Further checks revealed the motorcycle had been reported as stolen. 

Investigations revealed the motorcycle rider did not hold a current licence, and failed a roadside drug test. During the process of taking the man into custody after the roadside drug test, police discovered he was in possession of a home‑made CEW and other property suspected of being stolen. 

The 50-year-old Torrens man was taken to the ACT Watch House, and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, drug driving, possession of a prohibited weapon, using an unregistered vehicle, using an uninsured vehicle, using a deceptively-changed number plate,  unlawful possession of stolen property and unlicenced driving. 

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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