Former Canberra roadside mechanic charged with stealing $130,000 from elderly woman he befriended

Former Canberra roadside mechanic charged with stealing $130,000 from elderly woman he befriended

A 65-year-old Canberra man has been charged with stealing an estimated $130,000 from an 85-year-old woman he befriended. Key points: Max Davidson, aged 65, faces 13 charges of theft He met his alleged victim while helping to fix her car, and later gave up his job to become her carer Police also allegedly found a commercial … Read more

Man accused of murdering fellow patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit facing more charges for resisting police

Man accused of murdering fellow patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit facing more charges for resisting police

A teenager charged over the murder of a man at the Canberra Hospital last month has also been charged with resisting police’s attempts to collect forensic material from his hands. Aleu Mapiou, 18, is accused of killing Dusko Culibrk, 38, during what police described as “an altercation” in the hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit. Mr … Read more

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

Canberra prisoner Kane Quinn sentenced for escaping custody when girlfriend rammed corrections car

A Canberra man sprung from custody last year when his girlfriend rammed a corrections car has expressed relief after he was given a 16-month jail sentence by the ACT Magistrates Court. Key points: Kane Quinn was being driven to a medical appointment in a sedan when his girlfriend, Lila Walto, crashed into it Magistrate Louise … Read more

Man charged with murder after allegedly assaulting another patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit

Man charged with murder after allegedly assaulting another patient in Canberra Hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit

An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder after an incident involving two patients at Canberra Hospital overnight. Police responded to an alleged assault at the hospital’s Adult Mental Health Unit about 12:10 am. They said an altercation resulted in the death of a 38-year-old male patient. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. The … Read more

Canberra man accused of raping woman he met on dating app Bumble

Canberra man accused of raping woman he met on dating app Bumble

A 33-year-old Canberra man has been charged with raping a woman four times in a car after meeting her via the dating app Bumble. Hakan Eren, of Isabella Plains, faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after police arrested him at a cafe in Tuggeranong, in Canberra’s south, yesterday. Police alleged that Mr Eren met the woman … Read more

Alleged Canberra Airport gunman Ali Rachid Ammoun’s court hearing delayed after he refused to appear

Alleged Canberra Airport gunman Ali Rachid Ammoun’s court hearing delayed after he refused to appear

The man accused of firing shots inside the Canberra Airport refused to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court via video link this morning, with the court hearing he became “sick of waiting” for his appearance. Ali Rachid Ammoun, 63, was arrested by police at the airport after he allegedly fired a number of shots inside the building, damaging the windows, and … Read more

Police charge teenager with murdering Canberra man Glenn Walewicz after 12-month investigation

Police charge teenager with murdering Canberra man Glenn Walewicz after 12-month investigation

A Canberra teenager has been charged with the shooting murder of Glenn Walewicz, after a 12-month police investigation.  Key points: An 18-year-old is behind bars after facing court charged with murder  Police say the two people so far charged over the shooting death were not known to the victim Investigators are yet to determine a motive or find the … Read more

Canberra mother charged with multiple counts of child neglect in a “dirty” home

Canberra mother charged with multiple counts of child neglect in a “dirty” home

A high chair so dirty that it was not suitable for a dog, a refrigerator full of mold, feces embedded in the floor and benches covered with plates and old food: This is how an ACT Housing manager described the home of a woman facing several charges of child neglect in ACT Magistrates Court. Key … Read more