21 August 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

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Porsche pinched THE theft of a Porsche, which was later found burnt out, is being investigated by Kingston crime investigation unit detectives. Police believe that an unknown offender broke into an Elliot Street, Parkdale, home between 1.30pm and 4pm on 1 August. The offenders found car keys inside the house and stole a grey Porsche car, electrical goods, and a mobile phone. Detectives believe the car was seen driving through Glen Waverley on 11 August, and was found burnt out in Hampton Park later that day. An image (below) of the stolen vehicle and a man who can assist police with their inquiries has been released. Anyone with information or who recognises the man is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

The stolen cards were later used at four shops in Cheltenham. An image of the man (below) police wish to speak to has been released. Any information Crime Stoppers.

Man wanted POLICE are searching for 36-year-old Craig Thompson after he failed to appear at court. Mr Thompson had been due to face court on drugs, driving, and bail offences, but he did not attend. He is known to frequent the Mentone, Parkdale, Cranbourne, Scoresby, and Doreen areas. Mr Thompson (below) is about 175cm tall with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone who has seen him or knows his location is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Dingley deceptions A SERIES of deceptions and a theft in Dingley Village are being investigated by police. Moorabbin CIU detectives are investigating the incidents, which occurred earlier this month. They were told that an unknown man stole credit cards from a car parked at a sports club on 1 August.

Charges add up A WOMAN has been hit with 27 charges after an alleged two week crime spree throughout Langwarrin, Frankston, and Cranbourne, Berwick, and Brighton. The 19-year-old was arrested in Noble Park on 13 August and charged with a series of offences, including two counts of aggravated burglary, five counts of theft of motor car, six counts of theft from motor vehicle, and commit indictable offence while on bail. The woman will face Frankston Magistrates Court at a later date. Police are continuing their investigation into other co-offenders.

Fatal crash charges A 20-YEAR-old Frankston man has had multiple charges laid on him after a fatal car crash in Cranbourne, 11 August. The man has been charged with one count of unlicensed driving, and two counts of culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, negligently cause serious injury, and dangerous driving causing serious injury. The man was charged with five counts of reckless conduct endangering life. He was also charged with commit indictable offences whilst on bail. Two people died when the allegedly stolen car crashed on the South Gippsland Highway. An 18-year-old-woman and a 16-year-old Frankston boy died at the scene, and a 17-year-old girl is in hospital in a critical condition. The Frankston man has also charged with over 40 offences related to vehicle thefts, theft from motor vehicle, aggravated burglary, burglary, obtain property by deception, criminal damage, and arson that allegedly occurred in July and August. He faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court

on 14 August. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Chilly charges TWO PEOPLE who allegedly tried to evade police by jumping into Kananook Creek have ended up in hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Four people were inside a car spotted driving erratically on 8 August. Police said the car had been spotted driving at speeds of up to 120 kmph on the wrong side of the road at Main Street, Mornington, in the early hours of the morning. The car made its way to Frankston where police attempted to deploy stop sticks at Seaford Road. Police said the car veered towards them, hit a gutter, and crashed through a fence. Two people in the car allegedly tried to flee by jumping into Kananook Creek. Two others fled from the car and are still outstanding. Two people were arrested, and a 21-yearold was hit with 15 charges including reckless exposure of police officer to risk by driving, and other driving related matters.

Date in court A WOMEN has allegedly stolen a car from a man she met on a dating app. After meeting the man, the woman allegedly stole the 2019 Mazda hatchback overnight on 9 August. Police found and recovered the vehicle on 11 August, and arrested the woman in Frankston. The 34-year-old woman is due to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 12 February. Frankston CIU detectives are warning the public to “be wary” of meeting people on dating apps.

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