Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 6 May 2020

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Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Guard hit and employee spat on A THEFT and assault in Oakleigh South are being investigated. Just after 3pm, 29 March, two men entered a shop on Centre Road. They were approached by security guards after they were allegedly spotted putting spray paint cans inside their clothing. The two men attempted to run away but were caught outside the door by security. While attempting to get the details of the two men, one of the guards was allegedly punched in the head, while the other was chased into the store. Inside the store, the two men allegedly began throwing stock around, and spat in the eye of an employee. The two alleged offenders left the store in a vehicle. A 31-year-old St Kilda man has been arrested and charged, but a second man is yet to be arrested. Police describe the outstanding offender as “aged approximately 30-years-old, 183cm tall, slim build, shoulder length brown hair and facial stubble.” An image of a man (right) they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries has been released. Anyone with information about the incident or who may recognise the man is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

Driver blows over

Medical centre robbed

A WOMAN has allegedly tested positive for drugs and blown over the legal blood alcohol limit while driving in Mordialloc. Police pulled the driver over at around 1.30am, 17 April. The unlicensed driver allegedly returned a breath test reading of .121, and tested positive for cannabis and MDMA. The driver and her passenger were given penalty notices for violating COVID-19 guidelines. The driver will be summonsed to court for nine offences.

POLICE are investigating a burglary from a Cheltenham medical facility in March. Moorabbin Crime investigation Unit detectives believe that a man forced entry into the facility, on Centre Dandenong Road, at around 8pm 22 March. Cash was stolen from the premises. Police have released an image (below) of a man they wish to speak to. They described him as “Caucasian in appearance, aged 25 to 35-years, and wearing a black jumper and lightcoloured tracksuit pants.” Anyone who recognises the man or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Drugs seized FOUR people have been arrested and drugs have been seized after a series of warrants were executed in Cheltenham, Noble Park, Noble Park North, and the CBD. The warrants were executed as part of Operation Empire, a three-month long investigation into the trafficking and manufacturing of the drug methylamphetamine. In the early hours of 29 April, police executed the warrants. At a house on Kylie Street in Cheltenham, a small quantity of amphetamines were seized. Nobody was home at the time and no arrests have been made in relation to that warrant. At the other addresses a 44-year-old man, a 42-year-old man, and a 31-year-old man were arrested. Officers from the Caulfield Divisional Response Unit assisted with the arrests. Detective Senior Sergeant Dean Grande said “police have zero tolerance for drug traffickers and will continue to prevent, detect and disrupt people who bring drugs into the community.” “We want to reassure everyone that police continue to work tirelessly to disrupt organised drug syndicates and reduce the supply of drugs in Victoria.”

Wanted: A man police wish to speak to after a theft and assault in March. Picture: Supplied

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