10 December 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Morning breath test failure A 56-YEAR-old Seaford man has blown almost four times the legal alcohol limit at 7.30am in the morning, 1 December. The man, driving a Holden station wagon, passed a police van on Frankston-Dandenong Road and was pulled over. He provided a positive preliminary breath test for alcohol, then blew 0.192 on an evidential breath test. The man’s license was suspended and his car was impounded. He will face court on drink driving charges at a later date. Senior Constable Scott Edwards said “he told us he had driven to work as a greenskeeper four

hours ago, done three hours of work, and was on his way home. He thought that because he had been to sleep that he was just hungover, and didn’t think he’d be over the limit.” “Beware of morning after alcohol. Allow adequate time for it to leave your system before you drive.”

A POLICE van with an impounded Holden station wagon. Picture: Supplied

Lego scam falls to pieces A WOMAN who had allegedly attempted to sell a large quantity of stolen Lego has been arrested. The 32-year-old Seaford woman was arrested on 1 December in Frankston as part of a police operation targeting the sale of stolen goods on classifieds websites. Police believe that the allegedly stolen Lego was valued at around $1000. The woman was charged and bailed. Frankston Police Detective Sergeant Nick Lamb said “we are urging people to be cautious when purchasing things off classifieds websites. If a deal seems too good to be true, it is.”

way, and fled. The stolen cars were a 2011 silver Jaguar coupe, license plate number VJAG63, and a 2016 white Toyota Corolla, license plate number 1JR9WB. Police have released images (below) of the vehicles that were stolen hoping they will be recognised. They were last spotted in Doveton. Anyone with information is urged to contact Frankston Police on 9784 5555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Alleged thief caught AN alleged thief has been caught by police after falling asleep in the driveway of a property he had just stolen from. On 1 December, a 20-year-old man of no fixed address fell asleep inside a car parked at a Langwarrin South home. The alleged offender was found wearing ladies’ bike gloves stolen from the garage of the home. Police arrested the man, who they believe may be linked to three other thefts from motor vehicles. Police say they located a wheelbarrow which had been used to commit the alleged offences. The man was charged and remanded to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 3 December.

Burgled while asleep BURGLARS have broken into a Frankston home while a family of four were sleeping, and escaped with two cars. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives believe that at least two offenders entered the rear of a property at around 3am, 3 December. They stole keys to two cars parked in the drive-

Reunited with owner A STOLEN Holden Cruise has been returned to its owner in good condition after the arrest of an alleged car thief, 1 December. A 33-year-old Frankston man was arrested at the Ambassador Hotel after he was found in possession of an allegedly stolen car, bearing stolen plates. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the man with theft of motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, possess proceeds of crime, and commit indictable offence while on bail. The man appeared at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 3 December.

Police increase beach presence Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au AN increased police presence will be patrolling Port Phillip Bay beaches this summer to help curb bad behaviour. Local police will work with the public order response team, mounted branch, water police, drone unit, and dog squad as part of Operation Summersafe. The operation will run from St Kilda down

to the Mornington Peninsula. Commander Libby Murphy said “police will have a highly visible presence right across Port Phillip Bay and other beach areas within the Southern Metropolitan Region.” “There will be a focus on using real time intelligence and technology through the drone unit to detect and deter offending, giving us the ability to flexibly deploy resources to where they’re most needed,” Commander

Murphy said. “Last year with the onset of some early warmer weather, police unfortunately had to respond to a small number of incidents involving anti social behaviour by large groups of youths, prior to the commencement of Operation Summersafe, as well as assaults and robberies. “If you choose to have weapons or be unruly, confrontational or cause people to be alarmed, police will swiftly iden-

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hard to keep you safe but it must not be forgotten that everyone has a responsibility to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer for all,” she said. “Police and protective services officers will also be actively patrolling public transport hubs, local roads and enforcing local bylaws regarding the consumption and possession of alcohol.” The operation is underway, and runs until March.

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tify you, intervene and take action. We know these groups often travel between popular beach locations so we’ll be closely monitoring the public transport network to ensure that everyone can go about their day and night safely.” Acting Commander Therese Fitzgerald said “police will not tolerate a small number of people choosing to do the wrong thing and spoiling the summer period for the rest of the community.” “Victoria Police will be working

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