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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ACT Policing day of COVID-19 compliance action

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ACT Policing is conducting a day of COVID-19 compliance action across Canberra today (Tuesday 10 August 2021).
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Eight arrests made at Parliament House and The Lodge

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ACT Policing has arrested eight people for property damage and other offences after incidents at Parliament House and The Lodge this morning (10 August 2021).
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Two men to face court after prison disturbance

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Two 23-year-old men will face court following an incident in the Alexander Maconochie Centre in May 2021.
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Witnesses sought to dangerous driving incident

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Police are seeking witnesses to a dangerous driving incident that occurred yesterday afternoon in the Molonglo Valley.
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Police commuter safety focus on light rail

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This week is National Rail Safety Week, and ACT Policing will conduct operations along the light rail corridor as part of a month-long focus on commuter safety.
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Search warrant uncovers $100,000 worth of stolen property

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A search warrant conducted yesterday has uncovered a significant amount of stolen property and resulted in one man being charged.
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Man to face court for COVID-19 breach and drug offences

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On Sunday morning (8 August 2021) ACT Policing arrested a 29-year-old Carramar (NSW) man who was allegedly in the ACT from a COVID-19 hotspot and in possession of drugs.
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Teenager arrested for speeding and high-range drink-driving

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A 17-year-old Conder boy will appear before the ACT Children’s Court in September after he was detected speeding and drink-driving on Saturday night (7 August 2021).
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Eight people face court for property damage

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About 12.30pm yesterday (Friday, 6 August, 2021) ACT Policing received reports of protest activity at the John Gorton Building in Parkes.
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Man to face court for alleged historical sexual assault

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A 26-year-old man has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court for an alleged sexual assault in 2019.
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Man charged following nightclub incident in May

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A 23-year-old O’Connor man has been charged following an incident in a nightclub in May.
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More than 350 firearms handed in during first month of amnesty

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ACT Policing is pleased with the results during the first month of the National Firearms Amnesty. Since 1 July 2021, 355 firearms were surrendered to police including 10 handguns and one flame-thrower. Canberrans also surrendered approximately 70 kilograms of ammunition.
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Police make two COVID-19 compliance arrests

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ACT Policing has made two arrests for alleged COVID-19 compliance breaches in the past 48 hours, and is reminding the community of the need to comply with check-in requirements.
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ACT Policing warns about bad batch drug circulation

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ACT Policing is issuing a warning regarding illicit drugs being sold and distributed throughout Canberra.
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ACT Policing Supports National Missing Persons Week

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ACT Policing is this week supporting National Missing Persons Week (1-7 August 2021), raising awareness of the impacts of long
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