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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Witnesses sought to Macquarie stabbing

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and information regarding a stabbing that occurred in Macquarie last night (Saturday, 1 January 2022)  
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Search warrants locate weapons, drugs and cash

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ACT Policing continues to target Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCGs) in the ACT, and this week seized weapons, drugs, cash and other items.
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Driver swap in moving vehicle fails to avoid arrest

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ACT Policing arrested a 40-year-old Nicholls man yesterday (Friday, 31 December 2021) despite him making an extraordinary attempt to avoid being caught for driving offences and breach of bail.
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AFP-led taskforce to investigate fire at Old Parliament House

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The AFP will lead a joint taskforce with ACT Policing to identify protesters responsible for a fire that damaged Old Parliament House on Thursday.
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Man facing court for musical instrument burglary and drug possession

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A 33-year-old Watson man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday 31 December 2021) after ACT Policing arrested him on Thursday for allegedly committing a burglary earlier that morning.
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Investigation launched into Old Parliament House fire

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ACT Policing will launch an investigation into the cause of a fire which caused extensive damage to the front facade of Old Par
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Woman rescued after fall at Booroomba Rocks

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ACT Policing and emergency services have rescued a 26-year-old Canberra woman after she fell from a rock face while rock climbing at Booroomba Rocks in the Namadgi National Park, ACT this morning.
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Rae St explosion update

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Analysis of the scene is complete, and the building has been returned to the control of business owners.
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Drug Driver rams Police Vehicle during pursuit

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A 24-year-old Richardson man is in custody and will face the ACT Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday 29 December 2021), foll
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Police arrest man for burglary and theft

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ACT Policing arrested a man on Sunday night (26 December 2021) in connection with a burglary in Conder earlier that evening.
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Please be patient in COVID-19 testing queues

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Canberrans are urged to exercise patience when waiting in COVID-19 testing queues.
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Investigation underway into Rae St explosion

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ACT Policing is investigating the cause of an explosion which destroyed several stores and damaged several other properties in Rae St Belconnen about 7.30pm, Monday 27 December 2021.
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ACT records eleventh road death in 2021

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ACT Policing is investigating the death of a woman after a single-vehicle collision between a car and a tree at the intersectio
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Series of aggravated burglaries being investigated

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ACT Policing detectives from Criminal Investigations are seeking witnesses and information regarding a series of aggravated bur
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Speeding provisional driver caught on the Majura Parkway

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An 18-year-old Calwell woman will lose her licence for three months after being caught driving at excessive speed on the Majura Parkway on Christmas Eve.
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