12 September 2016

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Orwil Street Community House Inc


Incorporation Number A0004583R

TERM 4, 2016 Building Community for over 35 years

Park strife A WOMAN aged in her 80s was taken to the Alfred Hospital for observation last Tuesday (6

September) after losing control of her car, before hitting three parked cars and hitting a wall in the Frankston Arts Centre car park. The impact of the crash broke a water mains causing minor flooding at Frankston Library. Picture supplied

Thief targets Woolworths stores We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Victorian Government CLASSES Card Making Up-Cycled Jewellery Making Creative Writing Computer Classes – Beginners and Intermediate (Day and Evening Classes)

Bookkeeping and Accounting for Beginners Introduction to Medical Reception Resume Writing & Job Search skills Low cost Counselling Games and Social Group Images of Manhood (Men’s Group) RED Group – Women’s discussion group Women’s Shed Group Chair Yoga and Yoga for Beginners Mindfulness – Learn to Live in the present moment. (Day and evening classes)

Meditation Scrabble Group (Saturday) Massage Playgroup Belly Dance Palmistry Tarot Reading New Classes Empowered Parenting Creative Arts Pet Loss - Grief Support Group Learn Internet Shopping/ Facebook & Skype DIY (Learn how to Do It Yourself) Clinic Support Groups Pet Loss - Grief Support Group Steps to Wholeness – Anxiety & Depression support group Young Mum’s Play and Learn Group DIDS (Dads in Distress) Supporting loved ones after suicide – Support Group

For more information or bookings please phone 9783 5073 16 Orwil St, Frankston 3199 Ph: 9783 5073 Fax 9770 0172 email:- info@orwilst.org.au www.orwilst.org.au PAGE 10

Frankston Times 12 September 2016

POLICE are looking for a brazen thief who stole a car, cash and personal items after ransacking the bags of staff at Woolworths’ stores in Frankston, Mornington and Mornington East last week. The man, who was captured on CCTV at all stores entering the staff area and taking items, first offended during the day at Frankston on Wednesday, where it is believed he also took a Woolworths uniform. The next day about 2.30pm he entered the staff area at Mornington Woolworths, where he again went through staff personal belongings. When interrupted by a female employee, he told her he was sent there from another store “to help”. Senior Sergeant Peter Drake at Peninsula CIU said the woman later discovered her keys were missing and her Mitsubishi Lancer had been stolen from the carpark. It is believed the same man targeted Woolworths at Mornington East on or around the same day. The suspect was aged in his 20s, skinny and wearing a Woolworths shirt and a black cap and black pants. Sen Sgt Drake said the CCTV footage showed the offender “brazenly” pretending to be a staff member and accessing staff areas before taking items. Liz Bell

Youth on theft, bail counts A FRANKSTON teenager was among eight youths arrested on Sunday night, 4 September, as part of Operation Cosmas. The 14-year-old was charged by Northern Metropolitan Regional Crime Squad investigators with theft of a motor vehicle and committing an indictable offence while on bail. He was remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date. The youths’ arrests followed two alleged aggravated burglaries and a carjacking within one hour in the north western suburbs. The arrests came after police swooped on a vacant house in Ceratta Crescent, Tarneit, following reports of two men there premises about 4.50pm. The youths jumped a back fence with police in hot pursuit and were arrested a short time later. Police searched the house and allegedly found items relating to two aggravated burglaries earlier in De Havilland Drive, Williams Landing and Caraleena Way, Tarneit. In the first incident in Williams Landing, two men allegedly smashed a rear sliding door of the home, armed themselves with a knife and confronted the resident demanding his car keys, about 5am. They fled in the victim’s red Ford Festiva. In the second incident four men forced their way into a Tarneit house by smashing a rear glass sliding door before allegedly stealing car keys and a black 2009 Holden Commodore about 5.45am. The occupants of the home, who have a young baby, forcibly held their bedroom door closed to stop one of the intruders getting in while he kicked holes in the bedroom door. Following the arrest of the pair in Ceratta Crescent police were again called to the property when

six teenagers were seen there about 6.30pm. When police arrived they saw a red Ford, believed to have been stolen from Williams Landing, turning away with six people inside. They followed the car to Baratta Rd where all six teens were arrested. North Metro Crime Squad investigators are also investigating whether those arrested were involved in an attempted carjacking in Jamieson Way, Point Cook, about 5am Sunday. Police were told eight men – two reportedly armed with iron bars – surrounded the car and tried to open the doors which were locked. They smashed a rear window before the victim managed to accelerate away, with two of the offenders rolling onto the bonnet and off the side of the car. Those arrested are all males and include a 14-year-old from South Yarra, 14-year-old from Frankston, 16-year-old from Fitzroy North, 16-year-old from Tarneit, 14-year-old from Burnside, 15-year-old from Kings Park, 15-year-old from Carlton and 16-year-old from Tarneit. The 15-year-old from Carlton and 16-year-old from Tarneit have since been release pending further inquiries. The others remain in custody. “Police have escalated their response to aggravated burglaries and carjackings,” Leading Senior Constable Julie-Anne Newman said. Operation Cosmas aims to prevent, deter and investigate aggravated burglaries and carjackings. Day and night patrols are being conducted at high risk locations. Since the operation began there have been over 150 arrests. Stephen Taylor

Police car rammed, pelted

A MAN in a stolen Toyota Camry threw heavy objects at a police highway patrol car during a wild chase in the Frankston and Carrum Downs areas, midnight, Friday 2 September. Police were forced to abort the chase near McCormack’s Rd when the car, with four or five passengers inside, began to drive erratically. Several hours later an off-duty officer driving home from the station along Frankston-Dandenong Rd in a private car was targeted by the same offenders. As he pulled alongside the Camry the driver, aged in his late teens or early 20s, threw a heavy object at his car, forcing him to slow down and take evasive action. The Camry driver forced his way in behind the detective and rammed his car twice – the second time near the Hall Rd BP service station – as he did a U-turn to drive back to the police station. The offenders disappeared into a factory area. The Camry was found next morning in Lobator St, Frankston. A witness said she saw a man run towards Excelsior Drive wearing a windcheater. The car had been stolen from the driveway of a house in Fifth St, Parkdale, 9pm, Thursday 1 September. The owner had left it in the driveway with the motor running and the keys in the ignition while he unloaded groceries. Detective Senior Constable Chris Nieuwesteeg, of Frankston CIU, described the offenders as male, Caucasian, late teens-early 20s, with short hair, and wearing windcheaters. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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