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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Police target illegal motorbike riding

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ACT Policing is reminding the public that it is against the law to ride trail bikes, motorcycles, and quadbikes on public land, including foot paths and greenbelts.  
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Update regarding Yerrabi Pond deaths

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ACT Policing homicide detectives, at the direction of the coroner are continuing to investigate the death of a woman and her two children that were located deceased in Yerrabi Pond in Gungahlin last weekend (Saturday and Sunday 5-6 November 2022). 
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Police respond to ram raid in Majura Park

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ACT Policing is investigating a ram-raid at the Majura Park Shopping Centre early this morning (Friday, 11 November 2022).
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Motorcyclist caught speeding by more than 50kmh

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A 42-year-old Lyons man has been fined more than $1800 and accrued six demerit points on his licence after he was caught riding at 56km/h more than the speed limit.
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Face-fit image released after child approach in Rivett

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man following a child approach in Rivett last weekend.  
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Can you identify this man?

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ACT Policing are seeking the public's help in identifying a man after an incident at Bleachers Sports Bar in Canberra City earlier this year.
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UPDATED Police seeking boy missing in Yerrabi Pond area - LOCATED

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Sadly, the 8-year-old boy we posted about as missing yesterday, has been located deceased in Yerrabi Pond.
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18 year old caught speeding by 38 kmh

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An 18-year-old Fisher man is facing licence suspension after he was caught by police speeding at 118 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Caswell Drive, Aranda on Friday afternoon (4 November 2022). 
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Two people found deceased in Yerrabi Pond

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About 8am today (Saturday 5 November 2022) ACT Policing responded to reports of a body in Yerrabi Pond, Gungahlin.
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Call for witnesses to drive at police incident in Weston

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses following an incident where a vehicle was driven at police in Weston early yesterday morning (Tuesday, 1 November 2022).  
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Targeted Road Policing activities yield significant results

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ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans that police maintain a constant focus on driver behaviour following a busy weekend for Road Policing members.  
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Man arrested attempting to move drugs and cash into AMC

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A 42-year-old Holder man will face court this morning after being arrested allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs and cash into the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).  
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Police remind Canberrans to register their vehicles

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Canberrans are being reminded to register their vehicles after two recent incidents.
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17 year old arrested by Operation TORIC

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by Operation TORIC overnight following a short pursuit.  
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Speeding P plater incurs significant fines and demerit points

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A speeding P-plate driver caught driving double the speed limit has incurred more than $2200 in fines following an incident early this morning.  
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