18 December 2019

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Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Driver blows .244 A WOMAN who crashed her car in Chelsea Heights returned a breath test reading almost five times over the legal alcohol limit last week. At around 2am, 15 December, police were called to Thames Promenade to attend a car which had crashed into a parked vehicle. Moorabbin Highway Patrol officers arrived and breath tested the 24-yearold woman. She returned a positive preliminary test, and was taken to the police station where she returned a reading of .244. The Bonbeach woman is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and other traffic offences. Police will run Operation Roadwise to prevent further drink driving incidents over the holiday period. “During the festive period, motorists can expect to be breath tested, drug tested, and have their vehicles scanned and speed-checked by police to ensure everyone returns home to their loved ones safely this Christmas and New Year,” a police spokesperson said. “Operation Roadwise involves all available personnel including local road policing units, general duties, other operational policing units and centralised resources from Road Policing Command.” The police operation began on 13 December and runs until 5 January.

an unmarked police car and committing a series of alleged aggravated burglaries, overnight 11 December. The two teenagers are alleged to have tried to carjack the vehicle in Keysborough. Cardinia Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the 17-year-old and 19-year-old Noble Park residents with theft of a motor vehicle, home invasion with an offensive weapon, aggravated burglary with a person present, attempted aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated carjacking. The 19-year-old appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and was remanded to appear again at court on 5 March, 2020. The 17-year-old will face the children’s court.

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Car theft FRANKSTON Crime Investigation Unit detectives are asking for public assistance to help solve an alleged car theft. Police have been told that an unknown man and woman stole a car from a car park on Olsen Street, between 3pm and 4pm 14 November. The stolen silver Toyota Echo hatch has yet to be found. The car was bearing the license plate number SLH 248. An image of two people (below) police wish to speak to has been released. Anyone who recognises them can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

POLICE are looking for a woman who stole credit cards from a car and used them to make purchases from a bottle shop, 29 October. The offender broke into a car in the Frankston CBD and stole the victim’s cards. An image of a woman (below) police want to speak to has been released. Anyone who recognises her is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Teens charged TWO teenagers have been charged after allegedly attempting to carjack

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