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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Police seek to identify witnesses to 2023 Woden Westfield assault

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ACT Policing is seeking to identify two witnesses to an alleged assault at Westfield Woden in September 2023.  
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Man to face court for sexual assault and forcible confinement

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A 44-year-old Lyneham man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, 11 June 2024) charged with forcible confinement and other serious offences.  
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Witnesses sought to single-vehicle collision and erratic driving in Hughes

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses or dash-cam footage of a single-vehicle collision and erratic driving on Yamba Drive yesterday morning.
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Man charged after allegedly sending threatening messages to former partner

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A 26-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow after he allegedly breached a family violence order by sending threatening messages to his former partner.
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Woman charged after allegedly using stolen bank cards to make fraudulent purchases

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An 18-year-old woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after allegedly using stolen bank cards to make several fraudulent purchases.
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Woman charged with child sex offences

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ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) have arrested a 39-year-old woman following an investigation into her alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl. 
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UPDATE ACT Policing Exhibit Management Centre to temporarily close

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Until staff are back working at the facility, administrative requests relating to firearms licences including new applications are not able to be processed.
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Police seeking witnesses to alleged road rage incident in Belconnen

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an alleged road rage incident along William Hovell Drive last Friday.
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Police seek witnesses to serious Tuggeranong assaults

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and possible mobile phone footage following a series of unprovoked, serious assaults in Tuggeranong.  
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Multiple commercial burglaries in Belconnen and Gungahlin today

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to identify people responsible for five burglaries in Belconnen and Ngunnawal early this morning. 
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Police seek owners of stolen property

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the owners of stolen property seized in Palmerston last week.
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UPDATE 78 year old woman located deceased in Gordon

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An 86-year-old man will be charged with murder at a bedside hearing later today (Monday, 3 June 2024) after a 78-year-old woman was located deceased at a residence in Gordon yesterday.
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Man charged with murder and arson following fatal house fire in Holt

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A 38-year-old Canberra City man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, 31 May 2024) charged with murder and arson in relation to the fatal house fire in Holt last week.
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UPDATE Have you seen Ruby? LOCATED

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Good news Canberra. The missing 11-year-old we posted about last night has been located safe and well. 
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Early morning operation identifies drivers behaving badly

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ACT Policing has again been left disappointed by the behaviour of some Canberra drivers following an early morning traffic enforcement operation yesterday.
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