12 November 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

with Brodie Cowburn

Murder charge A MAN has been charged with the alleged murder of a man in Dandenong in March of this year. On 7 November, police executed search warrants in Seaford, Hampton Park, Hallam, Dandenong, Endeavour Hills, Deer Park, and Narre Warren South as part of their investigation into the alleged murder. They arrested two people, and charged a 25-year-old man with one count of murder and firearms offences. The charges date back to 3 March, when 51-year-old Mitat Rasimi was found by police in a car, unresponsive with gunshot wounds. A 26-year-old Hallam man was also arrested, but released without charge. The man charged with murder faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 7 November. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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Armed robbery POLICE are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in Mentone on 4 October. Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives were told that a man had asked the victim to use their phone to make a call, around 7.30pm on Como Parade. The victim was allegedly threatened with what police called a “conducted energy device” when they asked for the man to return the phone. Police have released an image (below) of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the armed robbery. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Cars allegedly stolen CCTV images of monkey bike riders. Pictures: Supplied

Bike riders put on notice POLICE have begun a renewed push to stop monkey bike riders in Frankston North and Carrum Downs. Monkey bike riding and hooning in areas such as the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve have caused police to put out a renewed call for information that might lead to arrests. “Police would desperately love to prevent another serious injury or death in relation to these motorcycles. We don’t need to lose another

innocent person to this dangerous behaviour,” a police spokesperson said. “Police are appealing for any information relating to these activities, photos/dashcam/ CCTV as well as where these bikes are coming and going from. They live somewhere and their neighbours and family know something. Anonymous reports are welcome.” Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au

A MAN has been arrested in Patterson Lakes, accused of stealing nine cars in a Doncaster burglary. The 41-year-old Dromana man allegedly committed the burglaries on 24 October. He was arrested at a Rhode Island address on 31 October and charged with 11 offences including burglary and theft. A 43-year-old Dandenong man was also charged with theft after he was seen in one of the allegedly stolen cars at Patterson Lakes. He was bailed to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 11 December . Police have recovered four cars, but five are still outstanding. A 2019 blue Subaru Forester, a 2019 red Subaru Forester, a 2019 silver Subaru Impreza, a 2016 black Ford Ranger, and a white 2013 Mercedes M Class are yet to be recovered. The outstanding cars had the registrations

Road operation over cup week FRANKSTON and Carrum Downs police helped to implement a five day road safety operation last week. The operation ran from 1 November to 5 November. Statewide, 10,900 traffic offences and 925 criminal offences were detected. 4200 were caught speeding, 662 on their phones, over 1000 were caught driving in unregistered cars, and just under 400 were found to be driving unlicensed. 250 drink drivers and 271 drug drivers were caught by police over a five day period. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said “we shouldn’t have to remind people of the dangers of drink and drug driv-

ing, not wearing seatbelts, of using your phone while driving, yet here we are again seeing people blatantly disregarding the law.” “Operation Furlong may now be over but enforcement doesn’t stop; until the message sinks in, our officers will continue breath and drug testing drivers and speed-checking vehicles to keep our roads safe,” he said. “Sadly, two people also lost their lives during the operation in separate incidents in Moorooduc and Werribee South. Our thoughts go out to those families at what will undoubtedly be a difficult time and unfortunately one they will associate with the Melbourne Cup for years to come. “No one deserves to lose a loved one

in these circumstances and we need everyone to play their part in keeping our roads safe.”

Directing traffic: Acting Sergeant Raj Harma from Somerville Highway Patrol at a breath testing site on Nepean Highway, Frankston. Picture: Supplied

Friday 15 November 1pm to 7pm Saturday 16 November 10am to 3pm

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Peninsula Community Theatre: Wilsons Road, corner Nepean Highway More info: frompicturetopageandbeyond.com.au or Facebook/PaperCraftFair

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