Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 15 April 2020

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Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Bikes stolen from school Thefts from cars POLICE are investigating a bike theft that occurred in Cheltenham last month. Police believe that the offender stole two bicycles from Cheltenham Secondary School, around 10.20am Monday 23 March. The suspect jumped the school fence to gain access to the school before walking into the unlocked bicycle cage. The man rode one bicycle away and pulled a second one beside him. Police describe the offender as “of slim build, wearing a black tracksuit with a hoodie bearing the logo ECKO, white sneakers with light blue trim”. An image of a man (below) police wish to speak to has been released. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic. com.au

A SPIKE in thefts from cars has been reported across a number of local suburbs. In Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Aspendale, and Chelsea Heights, more than 80 reports of items stolen from motor cars were made to police between 2 April and 6 April. Police say that most of those thefts occurred because cars were left unlocked in driveways. A police statement read “whilst you are all doing the right thing and staying home, please be aware there are others who are not. Please be vigilant over the long weekend and keep an eye out for yourselves and your neighbours. If you see anything suspicious, call 000 immediately.”

our roads. “Our community does not need any additional grief or stress caused through road trauma at this already challenging time.”

Virus hotline THE non-urgent police line launched last year can be used to report people not abiding by new social distancing guidelines. Anyone who sees someone violating restrictions can make a report on 131 444.

Death investigated POLICE are investigating the death of a man in Frankston North. Emergency services attended Lehmann Crescent just after 11.20pm on 4 April. They found a man dead when they arrived. Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death. Police have yet to determine the circumstances. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Operation targets drivers POLICE undertook a roadside operation last weekend, devoting more resources to making sure people were behaving on the road. Operation Nexus took place between 9 April and 13 April. On 12 April a 33-year-old Clarinda woman was pulled over on the Westall Road extension by Moorabbin Highway Patrol officers. Police say she was driving at 127kmph in an 80 zone in an Audi. The woman tested positive for methylamphetamine, and was also found to have had a suspended license due to other speeding offences. Her vehicle was impounded and she is expected to be charged. A police statement said “we aim to reduce the incidence and severity of road trauma across the Easter long weekend by targeting key causes. We will be highly visible and mobile in the community.” “We anticipate traffic to remain local as people leave their homes for essential needs only. This is a crucial time to be switched on when driving for these essential needs. There is no excuse for drivers to exercise poor behaviour on

POLICE attend the scene of a death in Lehmann Crescent. Pic: Gary Sissons

An important message from the Victorian Government

STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS ARE NOW IN PLACE. That means there are only four reasons to be out.

Shopping for food and supplies that you need.

Exercise.

Medical care and caregiving.

Work and education – if necessary.

Stay informed at coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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