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 issue warning following high range speeding, drink driving incidents

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Police are reminding the public of the dangers of speeding and drink driving following two recent high range incidents.  
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Police seek witnesses to Parkes Way collision

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses and dash-cam footage of a collision on Parkes Way yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 15 September 2022).  
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Watch House Sergeant spat on by offender

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An ACT Policing watch house sergeant has allegedly been spat on by a 44-year-old woman who was arrested with two others at a residence in Pearce.
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Witnesses sought to collision involving cyclist

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to a collision involving a cyclist in Lyneham early yesterday (Wednesday, 14 September 2022).
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16-year-old learner caught almost 50kmh over speed limit

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A 16-year-old learner motorcycle rider will have his licence suspended after police caught him travelling almost 50km/h over the speed limit in Stirling overnight.  
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Teen on suspended sentence and GBO charged over aggravated burglary

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A 17-year-old boy serving a suspended sentence for grievous bodily harm, as well as a good behaviour order for assaulting a police officer has allegedly committed an aggravated burglary in Rivett.
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Man commits aggravated robbery and breaches good behaviour orders

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An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police allege he committed an aggravated robbery, trespassed on a Kaleen residence, and breached numerous good behaviour orders.
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Operation TORIC catches another repeat offender

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A 30-year-old Higgins man faced the ACT Magistrates Court today (7 September 2022) after he allegedly engaged in a series of thefts and the unauthorised sale of a vehicle.  
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Next of Kin cards available at all Canberra police stations

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ACT Policing is unveiling ‘Next of Kin’ cards for the Canberra community. 
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Police charge 27 year old with 72 counts of incest and child sex offences

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A 27-year-old alleged child sex offender will face the ACT Magistrates and the ACT Children’s Court today (7 September 2022) charged with 72 counts of incest and related child sex offences.
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Man arrested at Old Parliament House

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ACT Policing arrested a 30-year-old Watson man early this morning (Tuesday, 6 September 2022) inside Old Parliament House.
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Public assistance sought to locate two stolen vehicles

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ACT Policing is seeking the public's assistance to locate two stolen vehicles believed to have been abandoned in Canberra.
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UPDATE Can you identify these two women IDENTIFIED

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UPDATE - The two women we posted about have been identified and investigations are ongoing. Thank you for your assistance. 
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Operation Pyrite alleged child sex offender charged with further offences

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ACT Policing has laid a further nine charges against a 56-year-old man accused of grooming, sexual conduct with children outside of Australia and engaging in sexual activity with children between 1994 and 2005.
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ACT Policing seeking public assistance for attempted carjacking

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ACT Policing is seeking public assistance following an attempted robbery and vehicle theft in Gungahlin on Thursday (1 September 2022). 
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