13 August 2019

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Flames engulf boarding house A FIRE tore through a boarding home on Karingal Drive, around 10.30am 6 August. Five people were inside the house when a room was engulfed in flames. Everyone escaped the house without injury. Police said that “extensive

damage” was caused to the house. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a 63-year-old occupant of the property in relation to the fire and charged him with arson, conduct endangering serious injury, and conduct endangering life.

Police said that the Salvos were helping occupants of the home relocated. FIRE gutted a Karingal Drive house on 6 August. CFA attended to extinguish the blaze. Picture: Gary Sissons

Charging charges A 38-YEAR-old Mt Eliza man has had his car impounded after being caught allegedly driving on drugs in Langwarrin. Police impounded the man’s car, 4.20am, 5 August after catching him allegedly speeding at 148kmph in an 80 kmph zone. A police spokesperson said the man’s car was “a bit of a wreck”, and that he had devised a makeshift phone charger by plugging a lead straight into the car battery.

A MAKESHIFT phone charging system was spotted by police in a car impounded on 5 August. Pictures: Supplied

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