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 car driving on wrong side of the road

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ACT Policing is seeking dash-cam footage of a driving incident across multiple suburbs on Friday, 14 August 2020.
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Two men fined for breaches of COVID 19 quarantine directions

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ACT Policing has issued two Criminal Infringement Notices (CINs) on Saturday, 15 August 2020, to people in breach of the ACT’s COVID-19 quarantine directions.
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Police warning on car safety and security this winter

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ACT Policing is reminding motorists to take care while defrosting their vehicles this winter.
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Man to face court for unlawfully taking a child

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A 26-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow for unlawfully taking a 5-year-old child in Civic yesterday (Saturday, 15 August 2020).
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Man in custody after attempted child abduction in Civic

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ACT Policing is investigating an attempted abduction of a 5-year-old child in Civic this afternoon (Saturday, 15 August 2020).   
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Family violence operation in partnership with support agencies

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ACT Policing in partnership with family violence support agencies completed a joint operation aimed to keep victims of family violence safe and offenders accountable.
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Police seek witnesses to aggravated robbery in Mawson

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ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Mawson on Saturday morning (9 August 2020).
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Police make sixth arrest relating to stabbing of Pitasoni Ulavalu

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ACT Policing made a sixth arrest yesterday (Thursday, 13 August 2020) in the continuing investigation into the stabbing death of former ACT Comanchero Commander, 48-year-old Pitasoni Ulavalu on 19 July, 2020.
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Search uncovers knife connected to homicide investigation

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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations detectives have located a knife suspected to be connected to the murder of Pitasoni Ulavalu on Sunday, 19 July 2020.
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Further arrest relating to murder of Pitasoni Ulavalu

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A 26-year-old man is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today, Thursday, 13 August 2020, charged with affray following the stabbing death of former ACT Comanchero Commander, 48-year-old Pitasoni Ulavalu on 19 July, 2020.
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Man charged with child exploitation offences

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ACT Policing has charged a 44-year-old Higgins man with accessing and possessing child exploitation material.
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Drink driver four times the legal limit

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A 41-year-old Dunlop man has been charged with high range drink driving offenses after blowing almost four times the legal limit.
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More police engagement with Canberra community

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Canberrans can expect to see more police out in the community as the first new team of ACT Policing members focussed on crime disruption, prevention and problem solving start this month.
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Man to face court on serious driving and firearm charges

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A 38-year-old man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 11 August 2020) on driving and firearm offences.
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UPDATE Have you seen Gary Samson FOUND

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Good news Canberra - missing 44-year-old man Gary Samson has been found safe and well. Thank you for your assistance.
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