Police patrol Stolen boat recovered: The Riviera 47 was taken from Patterson Lakes. Picture: supplied
Power boat snatched and scratched A 14.3-METRE luxury Riviera powerboat stolen from its mooring at Patterson Lakes, 10pm, Wednesday 5 July, was driven out onto Port Phillip Bay where it crashed into Seaford pier. Police investigating the aggravated burglary were told three offenders broke into a Gladesville Blvd property about 10.05pm but fled after being disturbed. In their haste they abandoned a red and yellow Toyota 4Runner 4WD, registration YYM409, stolen from Frankston that day. It is believed the same men took the $220,000 Riviera 47 from the rear of a property under construction in Grevillea Ct. The drove it through a canal where it collided with several boats before being driven out onto the bay. Three men were seen running from Seaford pier about 12.30am on Thursday 6 July. Former Carrum MP Donna Bauer said she had been asked
to put out a call on Facebook to “see if anyone has CCTV cameras that face the canals or Patterson River, or even Seaford along the highway”. “It is believed the boat was abandoned when it hit the jetty and the thieves then ran off in Seaford,” she said. Anyone with CCTV footage or who noticed anything suspicious should contact Kingston CIU 9556 6166, Crime Stoppers 1800333000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
Car thefts a problem
THEFTS from cars continue to be a problem in Patterson Lakes and Chelsea Heights. In several instances, cars parked outside their owners’ homes at Patterson Lakes were broken into and glove boxes and centre consoles rifled through, Saturday 8 July. A 2010 Hyundai sedan had its driver’s side window smashed when parked in Palm Beach Drive, but nothing was stolen, 11pm. Later, thieves
smashed the side window of a 2015 Mercedes and stole a woman’s handbag containing personal items. At 1.50am next day, a resident of Harbour Drive looked out the window and saw a dark-coloured car idling next to her car parked in the street, with the occupant shining a torch into her car. The resident turned on a security light and the car drove off. There is no further description of the offender. In Chelsea Heights, a thief smashed the driver’s side window of a silver Mazda parked in the driveway of a Fourth Av house and stole a phone charger and cable, 11pm, Saturday 8 July. The front passenger window of a Mitsubishi Outlander parked outside a house in Amron St was smashed, 1.30am, Sunday 9 July, and a bag containing cash and credit cards stolen. The credit card was later used at McDonald’s, Chelsea Heights. Detectives are examining links between the incidents.
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NAIDOC17 Our Languages Matter Kingston Arts presents a dynamic month-long program of visual arts and public programs to recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in celebration of NAIDOC Week. ‘Tarnuk Biik – Earth Bowls’ is a free exhibition of over 30 hand-built ceramic works by more than 15 Indigenous artists, on display at G3 Artspace in Parkdale until Saturday 12 August. READ MORE kingstonarts.com.au
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We’re searching for the best local entertainment, food vendors, and market stall holders to get involved in Kingston’s unique Season of Festivals. Applications for vendors and performers for Carols by Kingston, Globe to Globe World Music Festival, Mordialloc Food, Wine, and Music Festival and Harvest Festival are now open. Get in touch before 5pm on Monday 31 August if you are a: • •
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Kingston is home to a range of fantastic parks, open spaces and community halls that are available for you to use and enjoy. We’ve developed a brand new Top Spots Guide and Event Guide to help you decide on an appropriate location, and assist you with organising your event. Depending on the type of event, you may need approval from Council or another relevant authority to hold your event on Council land in the City of Kingston. Get the information you need online at the link below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. READ MORE kingston.vic.gov.au/events
A number of key initiatives are set to strengthen our city following the endorsement of the Budget 2017/18. The budget was developed after comprehensive consultation with community members, and careful consideration of written submissions. An $58.4 million investment in capital works will continue to fund and support high quality services and infrastructure maintenance across the community. READ MORE kingston.vic.gov.au/budget
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AH On M O Y s PA D A JULY IAL SPEC
Four of Kingston’s playgrounds have received upgrades and are ready for recess, with Lorna Street Reserve, Talab Court and Third Avenue playgrounds set to re-open in July. Luain Avenue Reserve is scheduled to follow suit in coming months. So get outside and spend some time relaxing, playing, exercising, socialising or connecting with nature in one of Kingston’s 300 open spaces today! READ MORE kingston.vic.gov.au/outdoors
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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 12 July 2017