16 October 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Boatie blows over A MAN in a vessel anchored off Carrum has allegedly returned a positive breath test. Water police checked the vessel and tested the man at around 10.35am, 12 October. The 21-yearold Bonbeach man was required to undergo an evidentiary test, and allegedly returned a result of 0.141 The man was given a penalty infringement notice for $702 for operating or be master of a vessel whilst blood alcohol limit is above 0.14

Burglary charges in Carrum Downs A 30-YEAR-old man has been arrested and charged with two counts of burglary after allegedly stealing a car in Seaford. Police allege that the man, of no fixed address, entered a commercial premises at around 6pm on Saturday 5 October and stole a vehicle. They allege that the man stole the car, damaged it, then returned to the premises at around 11pm. Police believe that the man then found keys to another truck and drove it away at high speed through two fences. The truck was allegedly driven to Koel Court in Carrum Downs, where witnesses told police they saw it abandoned. Police arrested the man in Carrum Downs and charged him with two counts of burglary, criminal damage, and theft of a motor vehicle. He was

remanded to appear at the Frankston Magistrates Court.

Officer attack A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly punching an off-duty police officer outside a Frankston pub on 27 September. It is alleged that an 18-year-old man knocked the victim unconscious with one punch outside Flanagan’s bar in the early hours of the grand final day public holiday. The victim was an off-duty police officer who resides in the Frankston area. Police allege that the victim was hit with a one-punch attack and was unconscious for 15 minutes after falling to the pavement. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment in a serious condition. On 2 October, the 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with

recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, and other related offences. The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 6 January for a committal hearing. Any witnesses or anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

Bad hare day A RABBIT out for a late night hop has ended up in police custody. The bunny (pictured right) was brought in by police at around 1.30am on Tuesday, 8 October. He was caught on McAllister Street, Frankston and taken to Frankston Police Station. Police are now looking to reunite the rabbit with its owner. Call Frankston Police at 9784 5555.

All calm for ‘disaster’ ship’s visit ALL was calm in Port Phillip and the view from HMAS Choules as it lay at anchor off Safety Beach last week. Signs of life on the land would have been unremarkable for those aboard the Choules at night - vehicles travelling along bayside roads, house lights ablaze on the sides of Mt Martha and Arthurs Seat. The only visible military equipment on Wednesday night was a helicopter and the aft deck, with no sign of a disaster or threat in sight. One of the Royal Australian Navy’s landing ships that are deployed for military support or to supply humanitarian relief or help in the aftermath of natural disasters, the 177 metre Choules can carry more than 300 troops, 23 tanks or 150 trucks and landing craft. Launched in 2003, the former RFA Largs Bay was part of Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary from before being sold to Australia in 2011 for $100 million.

Two years before being transferred from one navy to another and while still sailing under the name Largs bay, the ship was part of the international relief effort following the Haiti earthquake. The Choules is an amphibious landing ship dock that weighs in at 16,000 tonnes. The Choules is part of the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability to activate in the case of emergency or natural disaster along with the Canberra and Adelaide.

Keith Platt

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