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Man Charged By ACT Police Over Modifying a BB Gun To Look Like a Firearm

A 25-year-old Banks man is being charged over the possession of an offensive weapon after police seized a BB pellet gun that had been modified to look like a firearm. 

Police said they received a report that a man driving a green Holden Frontera in Phillip was in possession of a firearm about 1.20pm on Tuesday.

Police pulled the man’s car over while driving on Pockett Street in Banks and later seized a BB pellet gun, which they said had been modified to look like a firearm, at a house in the same suburb.

The man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date. 

Source: www.smh.com.au

Veteran Sergeant Reflects On His Career As He Leaves ACT Police After 33 Years

Sergeant Neit is one of a group of departing ACT Policing veterans, many of whom have resisted moves to federal policing and stayed local, despite a perception it hinders career progression. 

It includes the highly-respected detective sergeant Bob Wynn, head of the exhibit management centre Ashley McCammon, crime manager Robert Krajina, and media team leader Peter Brewer.

“There’s about 150 years of policing experience going out the door this week,” Sergeant Neit said.

“Sometimes it is a shame that it goes out the door and it is just lost.”

An entirely different world existed for Canberra’s police when Sergeant Neit decided to join up in his early 20s, one he believes was actually more violent, more rough-and-tumble.

Read more in Canberra Times.

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au

Constable Kenny Koala Still Walking the Beat

He started out in the mid 70s as a bathmat sewn into shape by the secretary of the Australian Capital Territory’s top cop.

Almost 40 years on, Constable Kenny Koala is still struggling for promotion in the ranks of ACT Policing, but he is looking sharper than ever before.

Kenny has had numerous updates since his first appearance in the mid 1970s. The latest spot of cosmetic surgery has given the right-hand man of his long-time policing partner Stewart Waters a more expressive look and an updated uniform.

Watch the episode of Junior Police 7 and read more in Canberra Times.

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au

Canberra Police Officer’s Monaro Highway Near-miss Sparks Fatigue Warning

A Canberra police officer has filmed what they say could have been a head-on collision with a car carrying two young children.

The ACT Policing traffic operations officer was driving along the Monaro Highway over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend when faced with an oncoming four-wheel drive dangerously trying to overtake another car. 

The footage shows the oncoming car travelling towards the officer on the wrong side of the road. The officer pulls off the road just before the four-wheel drive makes a last-minute merge back into its lane.

ACT Policing have used the video to warn drivers of the dangers of fatigue, particularly travellers heading between Canberra and the snowfields, saying the near-miss could have resulted in multiple road deaths.

The footage has emerged a day after police called on Canberrans to slow down and stay alert in wet weather, following a deadly week on the ACT’s slippery roads including two deaths and 43 crashes as of 1pm Thursday. 

A man died in hospital after his car crashed into a tree in Farrer early Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after a 31-year-old man died in a crash on Erindale Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

ACT Policing said the occupants of the oncoming car included two adults and two young children. They were returning from a weekend at the snow.

Read more in Brisbane Times.

Source: www.brisbanetimes.com.au

ACT Heroin Trafficker Sentenced To At Least Eight Months After Undercover Police Sting

A heroin trafficker caught in a cross-border undercover police sting has been sentenced to two years and one month imprisonment with eligibility for parole after eight months. Nhan Van Hoang, 52, was described in the ACT Supreme Court on Friday as a mid-level drug dealer with a gambling problem. He was caught in an undercover police operation, jointly run by ACT and NSW police. An undercover officer was with another man who bought heroin from Hoang at a meeting at Coppins Crossing.

Read the full story in Canberra Times.

Source: www.canberratimes.com.au

ACT Police Seize Rifles, Shotguns, Other Firearms And Ammunition In Canberra

ACT Police have seized unlicensed firearms and ammunition from a 70-year-old man’s house at Fisher in Canberra’s south after a tip-off from the public. Officers found seven rifles, a revolver, a pistol, a double barrel shotgun along with more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition and an amount of gun powder at the house.

Read the full story on ABC News.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Unlicensed Driver Allegedly Spits at Police After Failing to Provide Breath Test

A Canberra woman who allegedly spat on a police officer and refused a breath test in the city’s north has been charged with a range of offences.

Police said they attempted to pull a car over at Lyneham last night, but the female driver ignored their request, pulled over and fled the scene…

Source: au.news.yahoo.com