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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Misdirected calls impacting police emergency call centre

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ACT Policing is issuing urgent advice to Canberrans regarding calls being made to its emergency operations call centre.
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ACT records eighth road fatality for 2021

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A man has died following a bicycle collision on Tuesday in Tuggeranong, bringing the total number of road deaths in the ACT in 2021 to eight.
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UPDATE – Belconnen shooting

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Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning (18 August 2021) in the carpark of a Belconnen hotel.
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Shooting incident in Belconnen

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About 9.30am this morning (Wednesday 18 August 2021) police were called to a shooting incident at a Belconnen hotel.
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ACT Policing increases compliance activities during lockdown

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ACT Policing has significantly increased its compliance activity following the announcement of the ACT wide lockdown on Thursday (12 August 2021).
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Man facing court for burglary and blackmail

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A 30-year-old man has been charged with burglary and other offences after allegedly threatening another man with a weapon and stealing thousands in clothing, electronic devices and cash.
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ACT Policing and NSW Police partner for COVID-19 compliance

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ACT Policing and NSW Police have joined forces to check people are complying with COVID-19 health directions during the lockdown period.
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Witnesses sought to Lanyon Drive collision

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage of a single vehicle collision that occurred on Lanyon Drive on Wednesday, 4 August 2021.
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Man charged with arson

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A 35-year-old has been charged with arson following a house fire in O’Connor early this morning (Saturday, 14 August 2021).
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Two men charged with money laundering and other offences

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ACT Policing continues to target and disrupt organised crime activities in Canberra.
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Man charged with assaulting police and other offences

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A 20-year-old Fisher man has been charged with assaulting frontline community service providers and nine other offences followi
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ACT Policing support and changes to service during seven day lockdown

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ACT Policing is supporting the community to comply with new health directions that will come to effect from 5.00pm today (Thursday, 12 August 2021).
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One person deceased after house fire in Ngunnawal

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ACT Policing is preparing a report for the Coroner after a person was found deceased after a fire at a residence in Ngunnawal today (Wednesday, 11 August 2021).
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Police COVID-19 compliance action turns seven back at NSW border

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A day-long ACT Policing operation focusing on COVID-19 compliance saw seven people attempting to enter the ACT in contravention of Public Health Directions turned back at the NSW border.
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Stolen WWII medals and papers found

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Eight World War II medals stolen from a Campbell residence in a January 2021 burglary are among items recently found by ACT Policing and returned to their original owner.
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