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Arrests after hotel raid FIVE people were arrested by Mornington police after allegedly stealing alcohol and other property from the Mornington on Tanti Hotel, early Sunday morning last week. Detective Sergeant Jason Hocking, of Somerville CIU, said police will allege alcohol valued at $150 was stolen from the bar area and clothing, a tonneau cover and 12-volt air compressor valued at $550 were stolen from a utility in the hotel’s car park, 5am, Sunday 22 July. A Dingley Village man, 26, and a Skye man, 27, were remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week charged with burglary, theft and theft from a motor vehicle. The results of the case were not known when The Times went to press. A Narre Warren man, 33, was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on the same charges in September. Two women allegedly with the men – a 36-year-old, of Croydon, and a 25-year-old, of Hampton East – were interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries. Detective Hocking said Mornington police were alerted to the robbery after the alarm sounded and were able to watch it unfold on CCTV. He said all the property was recovered.

Keep left on roads DRIVERS must keep left, either when driving on a multi-lane road where the speed limit is more than 80kph, or where a keep-left-unlessovertaking sign is displayed. Somerville Highway Patrol police

Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the impact would have damaged the front of the car, including the windscreen. “This could have been your father or grandfather,” he said. Anyone with information is urged to contact Senior Constable Anderson via email: VP39472@police.vic.gov. au or call 5978 1358.

Drivers’ Nemesis

say this rule applies to Peninsula Link, Eastlink, Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Frankston Freeway and the Western Port Highway (duplicated section) and parts of Nepean Highway, such as between Mornington and Mt Eliza. Drivers on these roads are permitted to drive in the right-hand lane only when overtaking – when the speed limit still applies; are making a right turn or U-turn from the centre of the road; are avoiding an obstruction, or the traffic in the other lane is congested. The fine for failing to keep left is $161 with the loss of two demerit points.

Hit-run plea A CAR sped off after knocking down a 68-year-old man in Mornington, 10.42am, Wednesday 18 July. The man, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was walking along Wilsons Road

when struck by the car which then sped off. Police said a witness heard the thud and then heard the car accelerate away. The injured man had crossed the Downward Street T-intersection while the car is believed to have been turning into Downward Street. The man hit his head in the incident but then got up and continued walking along Wilsons Road before collapsing in a front yard. He was taken to The Alfred hospital for observation. Senior Constable Stuart Anderson,

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol’s drug-driving Operation Nemesis on Friday and Saturday nights, 20-21 July, detected three drink-drivers, one refuse breath test, nine drugdrivers, four refuse drug tests and six unlicensed, suspended or disqualified drivers. Four people with outstanding warrants were arrested and one who was wanted on a Whereabouts list was found. Police in one unit working in the operation watched on as man drove into a Seaford Road, Seaford, service station and met another man, 7.40pm. The driver then moved over into the passenger seat and the second man got behind the wheel. Police stopped the car further along Seaford Road. They found that the initial driver, a Somerville man, 38, did not have a licence. He allegedly tested positive for alcohol and drugs, but refused further tests. He will appear in court at a later date facing a licence disqualification of at least two years, as well as a fine and possible jail time. He also faces charges over an outstanding warrant. The Frankston North man who took over the wheel, 35, was on a zeroalcohol driving condition. He blew 0.22 per cent and tested positive for methyl-amphetamines. His licence was immediately suspended for six months.

An image of a man police want to speak to over the stolen credit cards.

The same police unit clocked a motorcyclist riding at 170kph in a 60kph zone along Boundary Road, Carrum Downs, and pursued a car displaying false plates allegedly doing 165kph on Peninsula Link. Operation Nemesis will run regularly on Mornington Peninsula roads in an ongoing effort targeting drug driving, police said.

Stolen cards used CREDIT cards stolen from a man’s wallet were used to buy gift cards and food at petrol stations in Carrum Downs and Cranbourne, 5am-6am, Sunday 22 April. Detective Senior Constable Andrew Hodgson, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the man police are looking for has a distinctive tattoo on his right calf. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Detective Hodgson 5978 1424.

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