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 to face court following stabbing in aggravated burglary

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ACT Policing arrested a 44-year-old Giralang man in connection with an aggravated burglary yesterday (Wednesday, 14 October 2020).
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More than 650 quarantine compliance checks in past week

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ACT Policing continues to proactively conduct quarantine checks during Canberra’s COVID-19 response.
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UPDATE: Three in hospital after two collisions

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Police would especially like to speak to the driver of a black 4WD/SUV that was travelling southbound on William Hovell Drive and narrowly avoided the collision. This person potentially holds vital information that police believe could assist their investigation, and is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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Firearms and counterfeit currency seized during search warrant

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ACT Policing’s Proactive Intervention and Disruption Team, yesterday (Friday 9 October 2020) executed a search warrant in Chisholm and located two firearms stolen in New South Wales.
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Police investigate targeted shooting in Coombs

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ACT Policing is investigating a targeted shooting incident in Coombs this morning (Friday, 9 October 2020).
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Early warning against leaving children unattended in a car

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Summer may be a while away but ACT Policing and the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) have issued a joint warning on the dangers of leaving children unattended in a parked vehicle after a three-year-old was rescued from a hot car on Monday (5 October 2020).
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School zones back for term four

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ACT Policing is reminding road users 40km/h school zone speed limits will come into effect for the new school term starting Monday, 12 October 2020.
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Police seek witnesses and footage following Mawson robbery

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage following a robbery in Mawson yesterday (7 October 2020).
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Police continue to target aggravated burglary offenders

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ACT Policing is continuing to investigate recent aggravated burglaries after an increase in the number of such offences last month.
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Man extradited from NSW on 27 fraud charges

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A 27-year-old Korean national will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 7 October 2020) on fraud charges after ACT Policing extradited him from NSW on Tuesday.
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Compliance checks to continue as COVID restrictions ease

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With further easing of restrictions on businesses and activities this Friday (9 October 2020), the Canberra community is urged to stick to the health directions.
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Four drivers caught for high range speeding on the long weekend

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ACT Policing Road Policing members issued 183 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) over the Labour Day long weekend, including 106 motorists detected for speeding.
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Man to face court over car break ins

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Police arrested a 23-year-old Wanniassa man this morning (Sunday, 4 October 2020) following reports of a number of cars being broken into in Franklin.
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Police seek witnesses to Gowrie stabbing

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses following a stabbing in Gowrie on Thursday (1 October 2020) evening.
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Police seek witnesses to distribution of COVID 19 letters

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ACT Policing is seeking information about the recent distribution of letters that make false claims about COVID-19.
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