Frankston Times 24 March 2020

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Boy dies after bike crash A 14-YEAR-old boy had died after being struck by a car on Frankston-Flinders Road. Police say the boy was riding his bike around 4.15pm, 11 March, when he collided with a car. He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition, and died on 17 March. The driver of the car, a 32-year-old Frankston South woman, was taken to hospital for observation. Her passenger was also treated for minor injuries. A report will be prepared for the coroner by police. The fatality takes the state’s road toll for 2020 to 61, compared to 66 at the same time in 2019.

Bikie clubhouse ablaze A FINKS Outlaw Motorcycle Club clubhouse in Cranbourne West has been badly damaged by a fire. Police say they are investigating the “possible links” between three blazes overnight on 18 March. At around 11pm police were called to a supplement store on Nepean Highway, Frankston to investigate a fire. Just ten minutes later, police attended a car on fire in Brunei Road, Seaford. Police say that two men with covered faces were spotted running from the alight vehicle into a nearby reserve. At around 1.30am, emergency services responded to reports of a possible explosion at a Morialta Road, Cranbourne West, property. They arrived to find the OCMG clubhouse badly damaged by fire. Police believe nobody was inside at the time of the fire. A police search conducted at the site of the ablaze car did not result in any arrests, A crime scene guard was at the scene overnight, and an arson chemist was expected to attend in the morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Drugs seized, three arrests THREE people have been arrested after an investigation into alleged drug trafficking and cultivation across the bayside suburbs of Melbourne. Two men and a woman were arrested on 13 March after police seized drugs and cash. The three were arrested at a property in Burraneer Drive, Keysborough. Police allege that they found three kilograms of dried cannabis, ecstasy tablets, and powder believed to be heroin at the property. They also seized $263,000 in cash, a luxury watch, handbags, belts, and bracelets. Police say they have linked equipment found at the Keysborough property to the discovery of 86 cannabis plants at an Edithvale property the day prior. A man and woman, both 28, were charged with offences including drug trafficking and possession. The third person arrested was released pending further enquiries. The two alleged offenders will front the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in December. Investigators from the Southern Bayside Frontline Tactical Unit, Caulfield Divisional Response Unit, and Chelsea Police Station carried out the operation.

Carrum Downs carjacking FIVE people have been arrested after an alleged carjacking at a Carrum Downs Hungry Jacks. On 29 February, the five alleged offenders pulled the victims from a blue Mazda 3 and drove the vehicle to Melbourne. The car was later used in an evade from police. The car crashed into a pole in West Melbourne. All offenders were arrested on 16 March.

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TWO more people have been arrested in relation to an alleged shooting incident in Carrum Downs last month. On 16 February, a man was allegedly run down in a car after a shot was fired at him. On 17 March two men, aged 26 and 18, were arrested after an extended pursuit. The two were travelling in a stolen station wagon. After intercepting the car, police allege that they found a shotgun and ammo inside. The 26-year-old will be charged with intentionally cause serious injury, theft of motor car, traffic, and firearm offences. Police will allege he was the man who ran into the victim during the Carrum Downs incident. The 18-year-old is expected to be charged with theft of a motor car. On 26 February, a 29-year-old Cranbourne West man who police allege fired the shot was arrested and charged.

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Four teens to be charged FOUR teenagers have been arrested after an alleged aggravated burglary in Frankston, overnight 19 March. A woman in a Deane Street home heard noises and found that her handbag, keys, and car were missing just before midnight. An hour later, police responded to a report of people near a suspect car on Paperbank Drive, Mt Martha. Police found the woman’s stolen car and arrested the four alleged offenders at the scene. Two 18-year-old boys, from Langwarrin and Tyabb, as well as a 19-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl from Frankston are assisting police with their enquiries. Police also recovered several items which they allege were stolen in other nearby incidents. The four teenagers are expected to be charged in relation to the theft of motor vehicle, other theft related offences, and aggravated burglary. Information to Crime Stoppers.

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