Frankston Times 14 June 2022

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Wall to wall artworks A SERIES of new murals have been painted around Frankston. Artists came to town last month to take part in the Big Picture Fest. See story page 5. Picture: Supplied

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A WOMAN has had her car impounded after being caught driving while allegedly unlicensed and on drugs. Somerville Highway Patrol pulled the woman over in Carrum Downs last week, 5 June. They say the driver, a woman in her 40s, was unlicensed and then failed a roadside drug test. Police impounded the woman’s car for a month. She is expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences. Two hours after that incident, Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over another car in Seaford. The driver, a woman in her 30s, also failed a roadside drug test. The driver is expected to be summonsed to court at a later date.

Did you know... Credit card deception you can view our papers online A WOMAN is wanted for allegedly stealing and using a credit card around the Frankston area. Police have released an image (below) of a women they wish to speak to about the credit card deception. Anyone who recognises her can contact Frankston CIU on 9784 5590 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Bayside

SPRAY paint cans and other items seized by police at Frankston Station. Picture: Supplied

Man at station cops a spray A MAN has been hit with a fine for allegedly carrying graffiti equipment at Frankston Station. Last Tuesday 7 June, PSOs patrolling Frankston Station spoke to a 20-year-old man they allege was riding without a ticket and covered in paint stains. Police searched the man’s three backpacks

and allegedly found 22 cans of spray paint, 42 aerosol can nibs, five texta nibs, two bottles of ink, blue overalls, a hi-vis jacket, and a hard hat. Police gave the man a $909 fine for possession of a prescribed graffiti implement without a lawful excuse.

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Frankston Times

14 June 2022