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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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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Help police find missing man Olafs Okonovs

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate missing 47-year-old man Olafs Okonovs.
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Joint Chief Police Officer and Chief Health Officer statement

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Attributable to Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman and Chief Police Officer for the ACT Neil Gaughan
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Man in court after driving at police

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A 27-year-old Watson man will face court today (Monday, 21 December 2020) after a police vehicle was rammed by another vehicle on Sunday 20 December 2020.
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Man before court today for assaulting two women

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ACT Policing arrested a man for assaulting two women in Turner yesterday morning (Sunday, 20 December 2020).
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