14 September 2016

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Police patrol

Call for witnesses to hit-run

POLICE are appealing for public help after a hitrun at a busy Mordialloc intersection. Emergency services were called to the scene near Boundary and Canterbury roads after a passer-by found a man lying on the road, 11.40pm, Wednesday 7 September. It is believed the man may have been crossing Boundary Rd when he was struck by a car heading south. Fortunately, he did not receive life-threatening injuries. Police believe the car which struck the man was a Nissan which will have body damage to the front. Anyone who may have seen the crash or who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au

Arrests over car thefts

KINGSTON detectives have arrested and charged a 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old man

with car theft after two cars were stolen from outside houses in Mentone, 19 August. Detective Senior Constable Amelia Faulkner said they included a 2013 Holden station wagon taken from Mentone Pd and a 2007 Nissan sedan from Naples Rd. A credit card and a suitcase with knife sharpening implements were also stolen. It is alleged the girl, of Forest Hill, and the man, of Chadstone, were in possession of a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles. Detective Faulkner said a search warrant executed at their homes led to police recovering allegedly stolen property and purchases made using the credit card. She said the pair had been bailed on strict conditions.

PO burgled – again and again

A Braeside post office has again been burgled again – only three weeks after the previous robbery after two robberies in July. The parcel thieves struck the Ventura Way mail sorting outlet overnight Monday 12 September

and stole a large quantity of parcels. Moorabbin police are unsure at this stage exactly how many were stolen. Chains and locks to gates to the property were cut by the thieves who entered the main building through a side door and accessed the parcel storage area. There they bent the door jamb to force open a door and used a hand trolley to keep it open while stealing items. Police are viewing CCTV to assess how many parcels were stolen in the raid.

Station fracas

A SEAFORD man who scuffled with PSOs in the Carrum station car park on Saturday night, 10 September, has been charged with several offences, including assaulting an emergency worker on duty. Police said the protective services officers became involved in a row with three “aggressive and alcohol-affected males” who they said were abusing a taxi driver. The men became “uncooperative and more

aggressive” when they got out of the taxi and a struggle ensued with one of the men, 9pm. A PSO was kicked to the back of the head and the alleged offender, 45, scraped his forehead on the concrete. The other men were said to be verbally aggressive to the PSOs while being directed to leave the area but were not involved in the scuffle. Mordialloc and Caulfield police who arrived to assist the PSOs said the offender was still “continuing to resist violently and refusing orders to put his hands behind his back” for handcuffing. The police said they had to use their batons to manipulate the man’s arms behind his back. He was charged at the scene with assault emergency worker, resist emergency worker and being drunk in a public place and taken to Moorabbin police station “until sober enough to be interviewed”. The man will be summonsed to appear at Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Pokies debts plunged Dolphins into crisis POKIES bankrupted the Frankston Football Club. The Dolphins went into voluntary administration late last month as the club struggled under large debts and the administrators called in by the club have now confirmed most of the club’s debts are related to pokies machines licences. Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants, administrators called in by the club, revealed at a creditors meeting last Wednesday (7 September) that the footy club owes the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation about $475,000 and $230,000 to Tabcorp. Both debts are related to 27 electronic

gaming machines the Dolphins decided to remove from its new $3.4 million function centre in May to make the venue pokies free. Frankston Council is also owed $68,000 for unpaid rent, the administrator confirmed. Worrells confirmed all debts, including unsecured debts, total about $1 million. The administrator has tapped former Melbourne Storm CEO Ron Gauci, who comes to Frankston with a reputation for turning around troubled businesses, to help a possible restructure of the football club and its finances. Mr Gauci helped turn around the NRL

club when he was called in to assist in 2010 after the rugby club faced sanctions over salary cap breaches. “Drawing on Mr Gauci’s expertise will give the Frankston Football Club the best possible chance of survival and assist in obtaining an outcome that is in the best interest of both the club and its creditors,” Mr Burness said. Worrells says it will meet with club members, staff, players, sponsors, and those with functions booked at the club as soon as it is possible. The administrator said it is working with AFL Victoria to try to ensure the club remains a VFL club. Neil Walker

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