Siege ends with a bang and bite Stephen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org A ROSEBUD man who held members of the police special operations group at bay for eight hours, overnight Monday 4 September, is being questioned over the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in Rosebud the previous night. The Mt Waverley man was found in the passenger seat of a car with a gunshot wound to his head, 8pm, Sunday 3 September. He died in hospital Monday night. Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach, of police media, said the 30-year-old, of Ocean St, was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday 5 September after police negotiated with him throughout the night. Two loud bangs were heard before police and a siege dog stormed the house and arrested the man. He was taken to Frankston Hospital and treated for dog bite wounds. The man is in custody and will be interviewed by Homicide Squad detectives over the shooting in Eastbourne Rd.
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It’s over: A man is placed in an ambulance after the siege in Ocean St, Rosebud. Two days later police conducted a land search at Dromana and underwater at Mt Martha.
No charges had been laid, Wednesday. Police and SES crews on Thursday were searching an area near Palmerston and Lugano avenues, Dromana,
possibly for a weapon which may be linked to the fatal shooting in Rosebud on Sunday 3 September. Later in the day, police divers searched the Balcombe Estuary, near
the Esplanade, at Mt Martha. “Police were in Rosebud and surrounds yesterday as their investigation into a fatal shooting which occurred on Sunday night continues,” a police
spokeswoman said. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com
Doctor’s flu alert: stay clear of hospitals to protect our patients PEOPLE feeling unwell – especially with flu-like symptoms – should avoid visiting friends and family in hospital to limit the spread of the virus. That’s the plea from Peninsula Health, which is urging members of the public to take sensible steps to stop the spread of germs. Those feeling unwell should see their doctor for treatment and minimise their exposure to others.
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Mornington News 12 September 2017