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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Weekend of family violence offences

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ACT Policing responded to 25 family violence calls last weekend with seven people facing court today (Monday 18 July 2022).  
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Man charged after reckless driving and officer assault

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A 40-year-old Fisher man who was allegedly speeding at more than 130km/h on Northbourne Avenue has been charged with multiple offences following his arrest last night.
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56-year-old man to face additional child sex offence charges

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Ongoing investigations as part of ACT Policing’s Operation Pyrite will see several fresh charges laid against a 56-year-old man in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, 18 July 2022.
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Ice contributes to collision with fire truck

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A 29-year-old man has been issued with infringement notices, and was lucky not to have caused death or serious injury, in a collision in Isabella Plains on Friday morning (15 July 2022).
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Teens crash into police vehicle and injure officer

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Two thirteen and two fourteen-year-old boys have been arrested by ACT Policing after stealing petrol at knife point, driving at high speeds and engaging in a police pursuit before crashing into a police vehicle.
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Evatt man who tried to evade police at high speed to face court

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A 39-year-old Evatt drug driver who failed to stop for police after reaching speeds of 200km/h on the Tuggeranong Parkway in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, 14 July 2022) will face the ACT Magistrates Court today.
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Disqualified driver records high-range alcohol reading

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A 39-year-old Scullin woman last night (Tuesday, 12 July 2022) recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.210 despite being disqualified from driving since August 2020.
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Police arrest two people after pharmacy robbery

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A duo is in custody after an aggravated robbery at an O’Connor pharmacy where is alleged they stole prescription medications and cash before fleeing in a stolen vehicle.    
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Woman arrested for possessing firearms and other illegal materials

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Yesterday, (Sunday 10 July 2022) ACT Policing officers executed a search warrant and arrested a woman for possession of illegal firearms, materials and substances.  
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Disqualified drunk driver and speeding P plater caught on ACT roads

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A disqualified driver has recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.226 while a P-plate driver under the influence of alcohol has been caught driving at more than twice the speed limit in two blatant weekend displays of disregard to road safety and the law.
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Turner man caught travelling at twice the speed limit

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A 26-year-old Turner man travelling at twice the posted speed limit in Barton is more than $1800 poorer after being caught by police on Friday night (8 July 2022).
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Belconnen man to face court after stabbing man in back

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A 36-year-old Belconnen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after stabbing a 42-year-old man in the back at Lyneham in the early hours of Thursday morning (7 July 2022). 
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Driver hits tram and blows almost four times the legal limit

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A 50- year-old McKellar man has lost his licence and will face court after driving through a red light and colliding with a light rail vehicle before returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.189. 
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ACT Policing targeting anti-social behaviour and retail theft

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Recently, ACT Policing has been targeting anti-social behaviour and thefts from retailers at major shopping centres.  
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Witnesses and CCTV sought to burglary and vehicle theft

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and CCTV footage following a vehicle theft and burglary in Monash.  
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