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Bus creep wanted A MAN who was allegedly caught masturbating on a bus is wanted by police. Police allege that a victim boarded a bus at Mordialloc Railway Station at around 4.40pm on 22 March. A man changed seats to be in the victim’s line of sight, then began masturbating, police say. Images of a man (above) police wish to speak to about the incident have been released. Anyone who recognises the man can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 to assist with the investigation.

Moorabbin crash A MOTORCYCLIST was left with life-threatening injuries after a three vehicle crash in Moorabbin last week. The crash occurred just before 6.30am on 20 April. Emergency services were told that a turning car struck another car and a motorbike at the intersection of Warrigal and South roads. The motorbike rider suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital. The driver of the turning car stopped to assist, and the driver of the other car suffered minor injuries. Anyone with dashcam footage of the crash or information has been asked by police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

THREE teenagers have been arrested after police allegedly discovered a stolen car in Carrum Downs. Police say they spotted the allegedly stolen Mercedes Coupe on 21 April. They attempted to pull the car over, and eventually stopped it on Tyntynder Drive with the help of the Air Wing. Police allege that two people got out of the car and entered a house on Allied Drive, where they were found in the roof. Two people from Bairnsdale were charged. A 15-year-old boy was charged with thefts, aggravated burglary, dangerous driving whilst pursued by police, driving in a manner dangerous, reckless conduct endangering life, possess a drug of dependence, possessing a controlled weapon, and bail offences. He was remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date. An 18-yearold man was charged with aggravated burglary, theft, discharge a missile to cause injury, criminal damage by fire, and reckless conduct endangering life. He has been bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 9 September. Police also arrested a 16-year-old Carrum Downs boy. He was released pending further enquiries. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

Double trouble on roads POLICE nabbed two drivers speeding in Patterson Lakes within 17 minutes of each other last week. At around 10am on 19 April, police on Thompson Road pulled over a car allegedly travelling at 108 kmph in an 80 zone. The driver lost their license for three months and received a $500 fine. Just 17 minutes later the same police pulled over a driver for allegedly travelling at 121 kmph in an 80 zone. They were fined $682 and lost their license for six months.

Scam notice AN online rental scam has been gaining traction. Scammers have been posting photos of houses online then collecting rental money from them upfront before disappearing. Victoria Police have put out a statement warning people to be wary of the ploy. “The scammers post a picture of a house for rent and then ask for money upfront and in some circumstances send a fake rental agreement through,” the statement read. “Do not fall for this scam. Only rent through reputable companies and do not hand over any money sight unseen. If a rental is on offer and they will not allow you to inspect the property, it is a scam. In saying that, it appears that this also goes for any item that can be sold on social media. Again if you have not seen the item, do not send any money.”

Police survey VICTORIA Police are seeking feedback on what issues matter to people at a local level. A survey has been set up to gauge community opinions on which issues should receive more police attention. A statement from Victoria Police on social media read “we would love you to fill out this short survey and detail your experiences living in Kingston, good and bad, and any issues you would like to see police address. We want to work with the community to make Kingston an even better place to live, work and visit.” To take the survey visit engage.vic.gov. au/annual-vicpol-community-sentimentsurvey-2022

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