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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Information sought for Coronial Inquiry into death of Paweena Dumdee

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On Thursday, 24 August 2017, Thai national Ms Paweena Dumdee died at The Canberra Hospital. The cause of death was determined to be a brain haemorrhage, which was likely to have been caused by drug use.
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UPDATE Have you seen Jason Brinkley FOUND

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UPDATE - Jason Brinkley has been found safe and well.
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Police seek witnesses to bus driver assault

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ACT Policing is seeking the identity of a man who spat on a Transport Canberra bus driver on Friday, 14 December 2018.
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Police investigate drowning at Pine Island

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ACT Policing will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a 77‑year‑old man at Pine Island yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 21 February 2019).
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OMCG member to face court for extortion and blackmail offences

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A 25-year-old Isaacs man who is a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang, will face court today after being charged with numerous offences.
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UPDATE Police seek assistance in locating missing person Laura Barker FOUND

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UPDATE: Great news! Laura has been found safe.
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UPDATE 2 Police renew calls for missing teen Janelle Paz FOUND

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Janelle Paz has been found this morning. Thankyou Canberra for your assistance.
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Police seek witnesses to assault at Manuka shops

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Manuka late last year.
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Police operation results in seizure of more than 180 cannabis plants

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A 56-year-old man will be summonsed to face court following the seizure of more than 180 cannabis plants from a residence in Downer yesterday (Tuesday, 19 February 2019).  
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UPDATE Have you seen Michael Beaton FOUND

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UPDATE Great news Canberra! Michael Beaton has been found safe and well. FOUND
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Man to face court for aggravated robbery and reckless driving

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ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old man following an investigation by members of Criminal Investigations into two aggravated robberies.
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Police seek witnesses to OMCG related attack

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspected Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) related attack at a club in Phillip on Friday, 18 January 2019.
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Police remind the community they are here to help

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ACT Policing will once again have a presence at this years’ National Multicultural Festival in the City, in both an operational and community engagement capacity, bringing with them a clear message for everyone in the community - police are here to help.
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Man to face court over multiple sex offences

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A 53-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with sexual intercourse without consent and acts of indecency.  
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Man wanted since January to face multiple charges

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A 26-year-old man wanted since January has been arrested and will face court on multiple charges today (Wednesday, 13 February
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