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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UPDATE Have you seen missing woman Constantina FOUND

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Thanks for your help Canberra, Constantina has been found safe and well. 
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Police arrest man with commercial quantity of drugs

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A 29-year-old Kambah man was arrested yesterday (Thursday, 22 April 2021) in Canberra City in possession of what police will allege was approximately 1.5 litres of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), in addition to cannabis and methamphetamines.
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UPDATED Police seek community help to identify man in hospital - IDENTIFIED

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Thank you Canberra! We have confirmed the identity of the man in hospital and his family have been notified. 
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Deakin man arrested for cocaine trafficking

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ACT Policing arrested a 51-year-old Deakin man at Canberra Railway Station, Kingston, about 11.20 yesterday morning (Thursday, 22 April, 2021) after executing a search warrant on the man and discovering him to be in possession of a substance suspected of being cocaine.
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Four days of double demerits start tonight

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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Anzac Day period and with double demerits in place in the ACT for four days for Anzac Day this year.
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UPDATED - Four juveniles charged after stealing car

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NOTE: This media release has been updated to reflect suppression orders made by the ACT Children’s Court on Tuesday 20 April 2021. ACT Policing arrested four juveniles last night (Monday 19 April, 2021) after they allegedly stole a car at knife-point.
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Police seek to identify man following cat boarding house burglary

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ACT Policing is requesting the public’s assistance to identify a man captured in CCTV footage following a burglary at a cat boarding house in Weston early on Saturday (17 April 2021).
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Police investigating series of ‘ram raid’ burglaries

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ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team are investigating a series of ram raid style burglaries that have occurred in the past week.
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Man arrested for act of indecency and assault

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A 31-year-old Gungahlin man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Monday, 19 April 2021) charged with committing an act of indecency without consent and common assault.
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UPDATE Have you seen Jayden LOCATED

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 17-year-old teenager Jayden Palomar.
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Police seek witnesses and dash-cam footage of fail to stop incident

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ACT Policing is seeking to locate a vehicle and the driver involved in a fail to stop incident in Gungahlin.
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Witnesses sought to aggravated vehicle theft incidents

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses or information following a number of aggravated vehicle thefts that have occurred in the Belconnen area recently.
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Witnesses sought to dangerous driving on Barry Drive and Belconnen Way

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash cam footage of a dangerous driving incident that occurred on Wednesday morning (7 April 2021).
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Provisional driver charged with culpable driving following fatal collision

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A 19-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on serious driving offences following a fatal collision in October 2020.
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Sexual assault reports at a low

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ACT Policing’s latest quarterly crime statistics show the number of sexual assaults reported to police was the lowest reported for a quarter since 2018.
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