Police patrol Home so soon?
Gotcha: Police wrestle with the alleged car thieves in Centreway, Mordialloc, as shoppers look on. Picture: Gary Sissons
Action stations during car chase Stephen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org A LARGE group of bystanders brought busy Centreway, Mordialloc, to a halt last week as police and two Good Samaritans wrestled with four alleged teenage car thieves. Six police cars, a highway patrol car, police dog squad – and even the fire brigade – rushed to the scene after the stolen car was spotted being driven erratically on Nepean Hwy. Police saw it do a burn-out and chased it into Beach Rd and then into Centreway where it ended up on the footpath. Police will allege four Berwick teens stole the $10,000 Nissan Pulsar in Berwick, 12.45pm, Tuesday 13 December, and drove to Frankston where they al-
legedly stole liquor and drank it as they drove erratically up Nepean Hwy to Mordialloc, about 2pm. Police on the scene arrested one of the teens in the driver’s seat while the other three ran off – only to be wrestled to the ground by two members of the public. It is alleged one of the thieves punched a policeman in the face before he was sprayed with OC foam and arrested. A witness said she was shaken up when the stolen car cut across her vehicle and ended up on the footpath after clipping the kerb. Another said police had drawn their weapons in response to one of the offenders attacking the police; instead they used capsicum spray to subdue him. The youth apprehended at the scene
loudly protested that the spray was stinging his skin as he was hosed down by police. The teens, aged 19-13, were taken to Moorabbin police station where police allegedly found two were carrying knives in their shorts. One, aged 13, had to be taken to hospital due to his state of intoxication. The two older teens were charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury. The 18-year-old was remanded to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court, Friday 23 December, the 19-year-old was bailed to appear at the same court, 24 January. The 13-year-old is to be interviewed at a later date and the 14-year-old has been released pending summons.
A PATTERSON Lakes man told police he was away from his house for only 10 minutes but, when he returned, saw a man poke his head out of his front door, 1.40pm, Wednesday 14 December. The man said he approached the intruder who apologised and said he “had the wrong house” before getting into a waiting car with two others inside. Police said the intruder may have entered the house by climbing a side fence and through an unlocked kitchen door. They said he may not have had time to steal anything. He is described as Caucasian, 25, 167cm, stocky build, skin head, tattoo on left forearm, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans, Nike green and blue runners and clear baggy gloves. The driver of the car – a silver 2002 Toyota Hilux – had tattoos and long hair. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.
Wake in fright A WOMAN shouted “Who’s there?” when she awoke to the noise of someone trying to break into her Mordialloc house, 4.20am, Wednesday 14 December. The woman, 46, turned on all the lights and rushed upstairs to check on her two children, aged 11 and nine, who she found still asleep. Police later found jemmy marks on two windows and believe the offender managed to enter the house by forcing a laundry door. They believe he fled when the woman shouted out. Nothing was stolen. Anyone with
information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.
Knives prompt charges A FOLD-UP knife was allegedly found on a man police intercepted in Mordialloc, 8.30am, Tuesday 13 December. When the 34-year-old was brought back to Moorabbin police station for interview another smaller knife was allegedly found in his belt. The Mordialloc man was being sought on outstanding warrants on a range of offences. He was remanded to appear at Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court last week and further remanded to a date to be fixed.
Man in the house
A MORDIALLOC woman awoke to find a man standing in her lounge room in direct sight of her bed, 5.40am, Wednesday 14 December. The woman, 25, told Mordialloc police she heard her dogs barking and got up to investigate. Not seeing anything she brought the dogs inside and went back to bed. When the dogs started barking again she looked up to see the man staring at her. She screamed and the man ran off. The woman saw he had gone through her handbag stealing $70 and also rummaged through hallway drawers and a desk. The woman’s brother, who was asleep in another room, chased the man who jumped a side fence into a car park and fled. He is described as slim build, 172cm, wearing a back cap and black hoodie. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.
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