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 arrested on sexual assault offences

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ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Cook man after the alleged sexual assault of a woman at a residence in Cook on Friday (
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Man to face court for Civic robbery

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A 25-year-old Calwell man has been arrested and charged in relation to a robbery that occurred outside the Crown Plaza Hotel in
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Man to face court following knife incident

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ACT Policing has charged a 32-year-old Belconnen man following a disturbance in Belconnen last night (Thursday, 12 November).
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Do you recognise these men?

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Police are seeking to identify two offenders following an assault at the Caltex Service Station on Brierly Street, Weston on Th
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Police investigate ‘dog baiting’ incident

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Police are investigating a ‘dog baiting’ incident in Tepper Circuit, Kambah, in which two dogs have died and one dog became cri
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Open letter from John Makita to mark the anniversary of Irma Palasics’ death

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The following is an open letter from John Makita, grandson of Irma Palasics, to mark the anniversary of her death in 1999.
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Police seek assistance to locate missing man

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ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to help locate a missing man from Evatt.
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Cup revellers urged to plan ahead

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ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans celebrating Today’s Melbourne Cup to plan ahead and drink responsibly.
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Man to face court after failing to stop

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ACT Policing has arrested a 26-year-old Lyneham man after he failed to stop his vehicle when directed by police in Lyneham earl
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Police seize firearm from vehicle

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ACT Policing seized a firearm from a vehicle after responding to reports of a burglary in Kambah on Wednesday (28 October).
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Driver performs burnout; evades Police

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A 29-year-old Queanbeyan man will appear before the ACT Magistrate Court next month on multiple traffic charges after an incide
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Aggravated robbery; facefits released

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ACT Policing has released two facefit images following an aggravated robbery in Harrison on Tuesday 13 October.
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Witness sought to 'molotov cocktail' incident in Kambah

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ACT Policing is appealing for public assistance following an incident of property damage in Kambah this morning (Friday, Octobe
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Operation Phoenix dismantles drug dealers across the ACT

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ACT Policing officers working as part of Operation Phoennix have seized a quantity of methylamphetamine (ice), with an estimate
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AMC assault investigation continues

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ACT Policing is continuing its investigation into the assault of a detainee at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
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