8 June 2016

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Comic book guy visit draws near AN artist who has been writing and drawing comics for more than 20 years will conduct a workshop, 4-5pm, Thursday 23 June, at Cheltenham Library, 12 Stanley Av, Cheltenham. Dean Rankin has worked on Simpsons and Futurama comics – the only Australian ever to do so – as well as Australian MAD magazine, The Dandy and Beano magazines for CD Thomson (UK), as well as Mania, K-Zone, Krash, Pursuit, Challenge and Explore magazines. The workshop is an activity of the Readz Teen Club, and is jointly sponsored by Kingston Libraries and Kingston Youth Services. It is aimed at youth aged 12-16. For further information about the club drop into a library branch or visit the Youth Services Info Centre, Shop 1137, Southland Shopping Centre, Cheltenham. Bookings are required. Call 1300 135 668 or apply at any library branch or online at kingston.vic. gov.au/library

The insider: Dean Rankin has written and drawn for a cavalcade of comics.

Good news week ... McDermott opens the show HOST of TV’s Good News Week and member of comedy trio Doug Anthony All Stars Paul McDermott is guest speaker and contributing artist at a Kingston Arts exhibition at Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale. The Miniature Immensities Exhibition, at G3 Artspace, will be opened at a function 6-8pm, Thursday 9 June, and runs until to Saturday 9 July. Six artists from three states and five cities are exhibiting, including special guest artist Petr Herel, appearing courtesy of Australian Galleries, who is an acknowledged master of handmade artist’s books. Other contributors are Alex Hamilton, Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth and Stephen Pleban, who all have works in either state or Commonwealth galleries, as well as private collections. All works are no larger than 20cm. See miniatureimmensities.com.au

Police patrol Fined over weapons cache AN Edithvale man was fined $3500 in Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court last week after pleading guilty to possessing ammunition, prohibited weapons, explosives, Category A firearm, and possessing cannabis. The man, 52, had allegedly told police the weapons – which included railway explosives, hand grenade, ammunition, nun chucks, rifles, crossbow, flick knives, cattle prods, spear gun, ninja stars and various swords – were for self-defence against a neighbour. The sheet metal worker, of Keith Av, collected the weapons over the years from garage sales and family members. His barrister said most of the weapons did not work and denied his client was planning to use them against his neighbour. Police two days earlier had attended the address to settle a dispute after a neighbour allegedly attacked his home with a baseball bat, smashing windows. Caulfield District Response Unit detectives arrested three people after a firearms warrant was executed at the house, Tuesday. A 50-year-old Edithvale woman was charged with possessing and using cannabis and bailed to appear at Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court, 29 July. The court ordered that the weapons be destroyed. South East Metro Liberal MP Inga Peulich said the raid was “a great concern and part of a growing crime trend”. “It is worrying when such a weapons haul is found in your own community,” Ms Peulich said. “Crime in Kingston is up an alarming 17.7 per cent since the state government came to power, thanks to Labor’s soft-on-crime approach, soft sentencing and police cuts. Premier Andrews needs to take immediate action.” The statistics also reveal that weapons offences in Kingston have jumped 10.9 per cent in the same period, the MP said. “By comparison, Kingston’s crime rate fell by 0.04 per cent in 2014 under the Coalition. “The police are doing their best but need more resources and appropriate sentencing,” Ms Peulich said. Victoria’s full crime statistics can be found at crimestatistics.vic.gov.au

Burglar strikes out

Modern art: ‘Then one day everything just seemed so different’ collage by Peter Breuer to be displayed at the Miniature Immensities Exhibition in Parkdale.

A BURGLAR unsuccessfully tried to steal from a tyre retailer in Nepean Hwy, Parkdale, 6.25am, Thursday

2 June. Nothing was stolen. CCTV images show the man rifling through drawers. The same man may have also attempted to rob a cafe in nearby Carrier Av. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Senior Constable Steven Cornwill or OIC Kingston CIU 9556 6111.

Man punched, keys demanded A 68-YEAR-OLD man was punched from behind after returning to his car in Bay St, Mordialloc, after taking his dog to the beach, 5.45pm, Saturday 4 June. He told Mordialloc police his attacker, of African appearance, 183cm tall, sold build with an Australian accent, then demanded his car keys. The man tried to defend himself but was struck three or four times by a second man of African appearance who also demanded his keys. The man fell to the ground and the offenders rummaged through his car’s glove box before jumping into a third man’s car – who police said was acting as look-out – and driving off south along Beach Rd. The victim was taken to Sandringham hospital with a suspected broken nose. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Golf courses hit

TWO Kingston golf courses were targeted by thieves last weekend. In the first raid, at Woodlands, Mordialloc, offenders smashed a window to the ladies committee room to gain entry, overnight Friday 3 June. They then used a golf club to jemmy open the door to the buggy room where members keep their golf clubs, but it appears nothing was stolen. In the second raid, at Spring Park, Dingley, a man cut a wire fence and jemmied out a glass panel to the pro shop, 4am, Saturday 4 June. The man ransacked the shop and till and then attempted – unsuccessfully – to smash an internal door leading to the safe. Nothing was stolen. CCTV footage shows the man wearing a spray jacket, hoodie and gloves. He was carrying a jemmy bar, torch and bag. This is the second burglary at the pro shop in two weeks.

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