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 witnesses to distribution of COVID-19 letters

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ACT Policing is seeking information regarding the distribution of letters that make a number of false claims about COVID-19.
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Man arrested for drink driving after dangerous stunt

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Police arrested a 25-year-old Indian national about 4am today (Wednesday, 29 July 2020) after he was allegedly driving while seated on the open window sill of his vehicle, with only his legs inside the vehicle.
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Police call for greater personal responsibility following COVID 19 compliance checks

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ACT Policing continued COVID-19 compliance checks on people in self-isolation, in quarantine and at businesses over the weekend.
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Police seek witnesses and footage to Greenway collision

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage following a three car collision in Greenway.
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UPDATE Have you seen Jessica FOUND

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Great news, Canberra. Jessica has been located safe and well.
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Woman to face court on high range drink driving charge

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A 33-year-old woman has been charged with drink driving offences following a single vehicle collision.
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Man to face court charged with online child sex offences

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A 27-year-old Chisholm man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Saturday, 25 July 2020) charged with a number of online child sex offences.
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Police seeking witnesses to stabbing in Harrison

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a stabbing in Harrison on Monday (20 July 2020).
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Senior Comanchero identified as man who died following Civic disturbance

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ACT Policing can confirm the identity of the man who died at Kokomo’s over the weekend as 48-year-old Pitasoni Ulavalu from Kaleen.
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Canberra restaurant fined after breaching COVID 19 restrictions

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A restaurant in Canberra will receive a $5000 fine after breaching COVID-19 restrictions. This is the first fine issued by ACT Policing as part of the ACT’s COVID-19 response.
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Man charged with manslaughter after death of 89 year old woman

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A 60-year-old Melba man has been charged with manslaughter and is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 22 July 2020) following an assault of an 89-year-old woman in 2018.
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ACT records third fatality in 2020

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A woman has died following a collision on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge between a wheelchair accessible motorcycle and a car.
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Police call for witnesses to linked vehicle collisions

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses and dash-cam footage of two vehicle collisions in Lyons and Yarralumla yesterday (Sunday, 19 July 2020).
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Man to face court for threatening to kill police

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A 30-year-old Kaleen man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with a number of offences, including threatening to kill police.  
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Police investigating death at licensed venue in Civic

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ACT Policing is investigating a death that occurred after a disturbance at a licensed premises in Civic early this morning (19 July 2020).
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