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NEWS DESK Police patrol

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License plate operation nabs three drivers

Chelsea cyclist dies in alleged hit and run

AN automatic number plate recognition operation resulted in three arrests on Frankston-Dandenong road on Monday, 25 March. The first arrest made as a result of Operation Kinetic was of a 48-year-old Carrum Downs woman at around 10.30am, who is alleged to have tried to avoid the site by doing a u turn. Carrum Downs police intercepted her vehicle and conducted a breath test, which resulted in a reading of 0.144. She is expected to be charged on summons with drive while disqualified, drink driving and fail to stop on police direction. Her car was impounded for 30 days. Shortly after police intercepted another driver after the number plate recognition system revealed they were driving with a suspended license. It is alleged that the 46-year-old Cranbourne woman gave a false name and address in addition to driving with a suspended license. She is expected to be charged on summons with state false name and address, drive while suspended and fail to display P plates. Her vehicle was also impounded for 30 days. A 50-year-old Frankston man also had his car impounded for a month after allegedly being caught driving with a suspended license.

A woman has died after an alleged hit and run incident in Chelsea involving a cyclist and a ute on 28 March. The 50-year-old Chelsea woman was riding her bike along the Nepean Highway at around 5.40am when she was allegedly struck by a ute. Police allege that the driver of the ute fled the scene. A 28-year-old Parkdale man was arrested in Broadmeadows after his car was located in Seaford a little after 8am. He was charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury and failing to render assistance. Those charges are expected to be upgraded. The Parkdale man appeared in an out of session’s court hearing on 28 March. He was bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 1 August.

CFA on scene THE CFA attended the scene of a fire at Barkala Court Frankston at around 9.30pm, 25 March. Police had been at the scene searching for a missing person when they noticed a wall was alight. The CFA was called and the fire was extinguished. Police said the blaze was non-suspicious.

March. The youth is alleged to have taken cars between Dandenong and Safety Beach. They were charged with 31 offences, including two aggravated burglaries, three burglaries, eight offences related to theft of a motor vehicle and theft from a motor vehicle, fail to stop for police, and unlicensed driving. The four allegedly stolen vehicles were recovered.

Bike chase TWO men have been arrested in Frankston North after a youth was chased on his bike and allegedly assaulted in a walkway off Mary Grove, Hastings, earlier this month. A 32-year-old man was charged with assault intentionally causing serious injury. A 40-yearold man was charged with making a false report to police and being an accessory after the fact.

Witnesses wanted POLICE are investigating the assault of two cyclists who were struck on the back of the head by someone riding in a Holden Commodore on Cranbourne - Frankston Road, 19 March. The father and son were riding their bikes near Peninsula Link at around 4.15pm when they were struck by a passenger of the Holden Commodore with an unknown object. The vehicle was seen turning onto McLelland Drive Langwarrin. Any witnesses are encouraged to call Senior Constable Humber at Carrum Downs Police station at 8770 4110.

Youth arrested after alleged theft of cars A YOUTH has been arrested after allegedly stealing four cars between 21 March and 26


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Upcoming changes to Frankston line Level crossing removal works are progressing along the Frankston line in Carrum. To allow for these works, changes will be in place that will affect the way you travel.

Buses replacing trains On the Frankston line between Mordialloc and Frankston • Monday 1 April until last service Wednesday 3 April Allow extra travel time. Thank you for your patience as we complete these essential works. Local traders are open during works, so please support businesses in the area. For more information visit


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