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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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Car fires see residents evacuated

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Multiple car fires at a unit block in Belconnen has seen residents evacuated early this morning (Sunday, 14 March 2021)
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Body of woman discovered following house fire

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The body of a woman has been located in a house in Atherton Street, Downer following a small fire.  
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Police seek further information about fatal collision

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ACT Policing’s investigation into a fatal collision on the Monaro Highway about 1.10am on Monday, 8 March 2021 is continuing. Police are issuing a call for the driver of a truck that passed the location shortly after the collision to come forward, as they may be able to assist.
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Police investigate fire in Ainslie

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ACT Policing is investigating a fire that occurred in Ainslie this morning (Wednesday 10 March 2021).
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Drink drivers a concern for police during Canberra Day weekend

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ACT Policing conducted traffic targeting operations for the Canberra Day long weekend, and apprehended several drivers who should not have been behind the wheel.
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ACT records fourth fatality for 2021

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A 19-year-old man has died following a two vehicle collision on Monday (8 March 2021) in Hume.
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Police seek witnesses and footage to Downer road rage incident

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage following a road rage incident on Tuesday (2 March 2021) in Downer.
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Cash and drugs seized from two residences

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Police have seized more than $100,000 in cash and approximately 43 kilograms of cannabis following search warrant activity this week.
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UPDATED Police seek to identify two men following Civic assault

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UPDATE: Thank you Canberra. The two men have come forward and are assisting police with their enquiries.
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Motorcyclists as Vulnerable Road Users the focus for police

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Following the deaths of two motorcyclists on the ACT’s roads in recent weeks, ACT Policing is asking road users to pay extra attention to motorcyclists this month as the Road Safety Calendar focus turns to vulnerable road users.
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Two drink drivers caught after date

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Two people will face the ACT Magistrates Court after they were both detected driving the same vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit late on Friday night (26 February 2021).
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ACT records third fatality for 2021

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A 78-year-old woman has died following a two vehicle collision on Thursday (25 February 2021) in Isabella Plains.
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Weapons seized from City hotel room

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ACT Policing is investigating how several weapons came to be located in a hotel room in Canberra City on Wednesday (24 February, 2021).
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50 years since Keren Rowland reported missing

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Today marks 50 years since Keren Rowland’s family reported her missing in Canberra.
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Woman charged with 23 fraud offences

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ACT Policing has charged a 46-year-old Campbell woman with 23 fraud offences following the execution of a search warrant this morning (Friday 26 February 2021).
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