Messages from ACT Policing
Last Updated: Monday, 21 July 2014 20:36
Day Time Burglary and theft from vehicles - Braddon, Lyneham and O’Connor
ACT Policing are asking residents to be on the lookout for people involved in home burglaries and thefts from vehicles, particularly in the suburbs of Braddon, Lyneham and O’Connor. Burglaries and theft can occur at any time of the day or night however recently a number of burglaries and thefts from vehicles have been occurring during daylight hours. To assist ACT Policing in keeping your neighbourhood safe please ensure you take note of any people not normally in the area and report this to police if concerned. To maximise the safety of your property ensure your home and vehicles are locked at all times and remove valuables and portable items from your vehicles. For home safety ensure you have recorded all model and serial numbers of electrical items and if possible take photos of any valuable pieces of jewellery to assist police in identification.
Dangerous driving/street racing - Dunlop
ACT Policing are seeking resident’s assistance to ensure our streets are kept safe from dangerous drivers. Numerous complaints have been received recently in relation to dangerous driving, burnouts and street racing in Dunlop, particularly along Douglas Waterhouse Drive. If you hear or see this type of activity in your neighbourhood, please take note of when and where it is occurring, descriptions of drivers/passengers, vehicles and number plates and report to police as soon as possible.
Burglary occurring via insecure premises – Pearce, Curtin, Lyons and Weston
ACT Policing are asking residents in Pearce, Curtin, Lyons, Hughes and Weston to be vigilant in locking their premises even when they are home to prevent burglary occurring. A number of incidents have occurred in the Woden patrol zone recently where offenders have gained entry to premises via unlocked doors and windows. On a few occasions the home owner has been present and confronted by offenders in their home. To assist ACT Policing in keeping your neighbourhood safe please ensure that you keep your residence locked even when home and especially at night. Home safety packs are available through ACT Policing.
Burglaries – Banks, Kambah, Chisholm and Bonython
ACT Policing are seeking the assistance of residents to keep a look out for their neighbours’ residence while they are not at home, particularly in the suburbs of Banks, Kambah, Chisholm and Bonython where the majority of burglaries in the Tuggeranong zone have been occurring. To keep our neighbourhoods safe, keep a look out for any suspicious vehicles parked in the driveway of your neighbour’s house, note down vehicle descriptors and registration where possible. If you see a suspicious person/people around your neighbour’s house or in your street obtain a description of their clothing, height, build, age and call police immediately on 131444.
If you have information regarding these matters, or another, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at act.crimestoppers.com.auWhen reporting information to Crime Stoppers via phone or website we encourage you to include the term NHW at the beginning of your report. You can still do this while remaining anonymous. This will allow ACT Policing to identify important information received from our valued NHW members or through NHW newsletters or website.
Driver Distraction - all suburbs
Now that we are into the colder months ACT Policing are urging residents to be aware of the risks associated with not adequately removing ice from the windows of your vehicle before driving. Not only is it an offence, but it also poses a real safety hazard to yourself and other road users when all windows of the vehicle are not de-frosted.