Police patrol Play centre break in A BURGLAR spent 10 minutes trying to break into shops in a Wells Rd, Chelsea Heights, shopping centre, 5.50am, Saturday 13 May. CCTV footage also shows the man attempting to break into a parked car. The man, pictured right, wearing a fluoro hi-vis vest, then smashed a window to a children’s play centre and entered the office where he stole cash. He was picked up by a co-offender driving a white hatch, possibly a Hyundai. Detective Leading Senior Constable Michelle Young, of Kingston CIU, is appealing for public assistance in finding the man. She said CCTV had been released in the hope someone may recognise him or his car.
Drugs, cash found POLICE allegedly found a crack pipe and baton under the seat of a car they searched in a hotel car park, McLeod Rd, Patterson Lakes, 1.30am, Friday 26 May. A further search revealed small bags of the drugs ice and MDMA, as well as prescription drugs and Viagra tablets. Police allege they found $2730 cash in the wallet of a Seaford man, 38, who was arrested in the car. Police also seized his phone, which they allege contained messages relating to drug trafficking. The man will be charged with trafficking methamphetamines. He was released on summons.
Boys run amok SCHOOL boys allegedly used a piece of wood to smash their way into the Carrum Seaford Scout hall and steal a kayak, 1pm, Wednesday 24 May. A man working on his house in Whatley St, Carrum, said he heard noises in the hall but thought it was being caused by workmen. Going outside he saw five boys aged 14-15 in school uniform carrying the $500 kayak along Whatley St. When he yelled out to them they ran towards Patterson Lakes Secondary College. A nearby club member said repairs to the one-metre by two-metre hole in the club house’s asbestos wall will cost $1000.
Drugs user nabbed STAFF at a Patterson Lakes shop called police when they saw a woman sitting in a car outside taking drugs, 12.30pm, Saturday 27 May. Police searched the car in Glades-
ville Blvd and allegedly found deal bags containing a small amount of methamphetamine in her handbag. The woman, 29, of Mentone, was charged with possessing methamphetamine and released on summons.
him to the face and body. The man’s wooden cast was pulled from his arm and used to hit him over the head. He said he heard the men use the names “Dwight” and “Dean”.
Raider steals bikes
A BURGLAR stole $3000 in takings from a hamburger shop in Como Pd West, Parkdale, overnight Sunday 28 May. CCTV footage showed the man, described as having a solid build and wearing a dark coloured jacket and light coloured track pants, using a key to open the front door and then deactivating the alarm. He then walked to the manager’s office and opened the safe, which has a code and a key. Police said the man made a conscious effort to shield his face when walking past CCTV cameras.
A RAM-RAIDER smashed a utility vehicle through the front window of a cycle shop in Braeside on the weekend and stole three high-end bikes valued at $22,500. CCTV shows the man, wearing a motorbike helmet, drive a dark coloured utility with silver tray through the front window of the Bicycle Central store in Boundary Rd. He threw the bikes into the utilty’s tray before driving off. Earlier, the man had tried five times to smash the window of the Burson Auto Parts store next door with a sharp-edged object. The two stores were targeted by thieves two weeks ago.
Battery stolen AN offender forced the door lock of a Subaru station wagon parked in Rodney Drive, Patterson Lakes, popped the bonnet and stole the battery, overnight Sunday 28 May.
Of mice and children
Cash, cards stolen A MAZDA sedan parked in Main St, Mordialloc, near the Plaza, was broken into and a wallet containing $500 cash and credit cards stolen.
Homeless man punched TWO men who assaulted a homeless man in a Mordialloc park, 11.30pm, Friday 26 May, are being sought by police. The man said he was asleep in his tent when woken by the men. One approached him in a “fighting stance” and both later punched and kicked
Anyone with information about any of these incidents can provide information in confidence at crimestoppers. com.au online or by calling Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
CLASSIC Roald Dahl tale The Witches will be brought to life on stage at Kingston Arts to entertain the young and young-at-heart. When one little boy unwittingly stumbles into the annual meeting of witches, he hears their nasty plan to get rid of all the children in the world, by turning them into mice. It’s going to take smarts and sneakiness to stop them and not get squished in the process. The Witches is on show 10.30am and 1pm on Tuesday 4 July at the Kingston Arts Centre in Moorabbin. Tickets: $18 per person. The show is suitable for audiences aged 5 plus and runs for 50 minutes. See kingstonarts.com.au or call 9556 4440 for bookings.
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