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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Man facing court on money laundering and drug charges

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ACT Policing yesterday (Monday, 5 January 2021) arrested a 52-year-old Higgins man for money laundering and drug trafficking offences.
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ACT Policing establish new COVID-19 road check point in Queanbeyan region

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ACT Policing is continuing its enforcement of ACT public health directions by screening drivers at two check points near the NSW border and maintaining its hotel and home quarantine regime.
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Man who jumped in lake to face court for evading police

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A 29-year-old Kambah man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 2 January 2021) charged with a number of offences, including drive at police.
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Police pleased with crowd behaviour as ACT rings in 2021

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ACT Policing was largely pleased with crowd behaviour on New Year’s Eve, with numbers down on previous years in light of social distancing restrictions.  
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Drink responsibly and remain COVID safe

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ACT Policing would like to remind everyone to drink responsibly and remain COVID safe.
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Police release footage of Weston arson

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ACT Policing has released CCTV footage as part of the investigation into an alleged arson in Weston on Thursday, 24 December 2020.
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Stay safe when exploring the Bush Capital this summer

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ACT Policing is urging all Canberrans to stay safe this summer when exploring the great outdoors.
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Police investigate man evading police arrest

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ACT Policing has today been investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who jumped in Lake Burley Griffin to evade police arrest.
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Man and woman to face court for multiple driving offences

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ACT Policing charged a 33-year-old Holt man and a 25-year-old Phillip woman with a number of driving offences after their vehicle failed to stop for police last night (Saturday, 26 December 2020).
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Eight arrests during Christmas shoplifting campaign

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ACT Policing made eight arrests and issued numerous cautions and banning orders following a two week targeted shoplifting campaign.
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Experiencing family violence – Don’t delay getting help

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ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans not to delay seeking help when it is needed with domestic and family violence services available across the Christmas period.
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Double demerits start midnight tonight

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ACT Policing is urging motorists to drive safely over the Christmas – New Year period as double demerits begins at midnight tonight and in place until 11.59pm Sunday, 3 January 2021.
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Rifle, ammunition and sum of cash stolen

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ACT Policing is investigating a theft of a firearm safe containing a .22 calibre rifle, ammunition and a large sum of cash.
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Keep out a break in this summer

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ACT Policing is encouraging all Canberrans to lock up before heading out this summer.
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Policing presence at ACT/NSW border and airport

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In response to the new Public Health Directions, ACT Policing will maintain a presence at borders.
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