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Hoons’ cars impounded
A MORNINGTON man was charged with reckless conduct endangering life, travelling at a dangerous speed and failing to stop when directed to do so by police after his Holden utility was clocked at 210kph on Peninsula Link, Frankston, 1.30am, Wednesday 28 March. The man, 28, was arrested next day and bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. His car was impounded. Somerville Highway Patrol crews say they are regularly seizing vehicles for speeding and hooning, especially at night. They said the Peninsula Link control room had alerted them to be on the lookout for a car speeding south at about 150kph and, a short time later, the blue Holden ute roared past Golf Links Road. The patrol attempted to intercept with lights flashing and siren wailing but the car accelerated and police called off the chase due to safety concerns – clocking the ute at 201kph. Police said cars were impounded for a minimum 30 days, with a $1000 release fee. Other penalties may be imposed by a court.
Court over fatal collision A SAFETY Beach woman will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in June charged with serious driving offences. The 19-year-old
faced the same court for a committal mention on Friday 23 March. The charges laid by the Major Collision Investigation Unit include culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, drive whilst impaired by drug, disobey traffic control signal and possess drug of dependence. They follow a fatal crash at the intersection of Cranbourne Road and Moorooduc Highway on 13 July in which a 16-year-old Mt Eliza girl died.
Locked cars deter thieves LEAVING cars unlocked makes it easy for thieves to steal valuables, such as wallets, purses, phones, laptops or tools, Mornington police say. They offer simple tips to reduce the likelihood of opportunistic thefts: Lock your car at all times – even when parking at home in the driveway or garage, secure your keys and never leave them in your car, park in well-lit and secure areas if possible, and don’t leave valuable items, including tools, in your vehicle where possible. Suspicious behaviour should be reported to police on 000.
Raids target child sex abuse material A 62-YEAR-OLD Capel Sound man was among 20 people arrested late last month as part of a state-wide police operation targeting online child abuse. It is believed the children were all from overseas. Warrants were executed at 20 properties across Melbourne as part of Operation P2P which aimed to identify and apprehend those accessing, downloading and distributing, child abuse material on the internet. The Capel Sound man was later released pending further inquiries. Police also checked to determine whether any children were at risk, or could be victims, of sexual abuse through their association with those arrested or the properties raided during the operation. The 20 warrants were executed over several days in March by the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, E-Crime Squad, detectives from Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams, detectives from local crime investigation units and digital forensic analysts from Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police. The charges included possess child exploitation material, access child exploitation material, transmit child exploitation material, and use a carriage service for child pornography. Items seized from the raided properties included computers, tablets, mobile phones, child sex dolls, illegal fireworks, samurai sword and drugs, including cannabis and GHB (or ice). Penalties for the possession, distribution and access of child abuse are up to 10 years jail. Anyone with information about child exploitation material or related activity can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to crimestoppersvic.com.au
Breathing life into emergency care ROSEBUD Soccer Club and Balnarring Tennis Club members are breathing easier after their clubs received defibrillators and training packages from the state government. They are among 301 clubs to receive packages from the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program, which has a target for 1000 defibrillators for clubs and facilities state-wide. Bystanders play a critical role in a sudden cardiac arrest as every second counts. The survival rate for a sudden cardiac arrest is usually 2-5 per cent. When a defibrillator is used in the first few minutes, the rate can rise to 70 per cent. Their use for treating cardiac arrest has risen four-fold: from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16. The devices will appear on Ambulance Victoria’s database, allowing triple zero operators to direct callers to the scene when emergencies occur.
Golf day for hospice
A CHARITY Golf Day at St Andrews Golf Course on Friday 27 April will raise funds for Peninsula Home Hospice. The hospice each year provides free in-home care to more than 800 peninsula-based patients who are faced with a life-threatening illness, as well as providing support to their families. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the service provides “quality of life and honours the hope for comfort, choice, dignity and peace”. Ambrose play will start at 7am with a breakfast roll and coffee before a ‘shotgun’ start at 8am. After their game, golfers will head to the new St Andrews Beach Brewery for a grazingstyle lunch, recognition of sponsors, presentations and a silent auction. Non-golfers wanting to be involved can come for lunch at the brewery which was once one of Australia’s premier horse-training facilities. Entries close Friday 20 April. Call 5950 1443, email: email@example.com or visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/mayoralcharitygolfday
WHAT’S ON AT NEPTOURS *CROWN CASINO – MONTHLY*
Day Trip: Lady of Swamp Fri 19th Oct 2018 - $69pp Extended Trips: Bright (5 Days) 21-25 May 2018 $895pp ($225s/s) Marysville 4-5 June 2018 $435pp ($75s/s) *King Island (5 Days) 19-23 Nov 2018 $2399pp ($490s/s) *Door to door pick up & return service 1300 274 880 (local call cost)
Casino’s bus program with a great BUFFET lunch (all) $40. Only p/p over the age of 18 permitted. Thu 26 April (numbers permitting)
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET
Tue 12 June - All $35 THE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM
Tue 10 July (a) $70 (p) $60 (c) $55 WIZARD OF OZ
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Evening Only Thu 19 Jul all tickets $130 MAMMA MIA
Princess Theatre Wed 12 Sept (a) $140 (p/s) $130 4 WEEKS ONLY PHILLIP ISLAND TOUR
Tue 10 Oct
Churchill Island, Koala Sanctuary, Penguin Parade
(a) $95 (p) $75 (c) $70
Wed 4 July (School hols) (a) $130 (p/s) $120
Phone: 5981 1277
Mornington RSL Meals every Friday night from 6pm, Friday Night Raffle from 7pm, Saturday Bingo - Eyes down from 12pm. Venue available for hire for Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings. Please contact the RSL on 5975 2106 for further information. 27 Virginia Street, Mornington Phone: 5975 2106, Bookings Essential PAGE 14
10 April 2018
10am – 4pm explore the Peninsula’s best craftwork talk to people re-imagining their crafts try weaving, leathermaking, book carving, monoprinting free crafts & facepainting for children
Hastings Community Hub 1973 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Hastings Entry $5 Adults, $2 Children 0477 149 734 www.wpcraftexpo.com