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Drugs, firearm and weapons seized after 3 arrested DETECTIVES allegedly found drugs, weapons and firearms at a Dromana house, Tuesday 29 May. The raid came after three men were arrested by members of the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Divisional Response Unit, Critical Incident Response Team and Clandestine Laboratory Squad, in a Rosebud car park, Point Nepean Road, 10.15am. The officers allegedly found quantities of ice, cocaine and prescription medications, loaded shotgun, ammunition, daggers, machetes and a taser at the home of one of the men. A 45-year-old Dromana man appeared before Frankston Magistrates’ Court, Wednesday 30 May, charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of methamphetamine, possess methamphetamine, possess cocaine, possessing prescription medication, prohibited person possess firearm, prohibited person possess ammunition, and possessing prohibited weapons. He was further remanded to appear at the same court, 15 June. Leading Senior Constable Paul Turner, of police media, said a 21-year-old Capel Sound man was bailed to appear at Dromana Magistrates’ Court, 28 June, charged with possessing a drug of dependence and committing an indictable offence while on bail. A 29-year-old Safety Beach man is expected to be charged on summons at a later date.

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POLICE have warned residents about scammers pretending to be from a government agency, including police. They said the scammers’ aim was to scare victims into parting with their money or personal information, threatening them with fines, taking them to court – even deportation. Those contacted unexpectedly and threatened

by someone who says they’re from a government agency or trusted business, should always consider the possibility that it may be a scam – then stop and check if it’s for real, the police said. For more tips and information about these scams, where to get help or to report a scam, visit scamwatch.gov.au/scamsweek2018.

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rento/Portsea/Rye Unit and there will be men’s and women’s events, including the Stapleton with a shotgun start. Registration is at 8.30am. Entry Fees (light lunch included) are $40 for Portsea Golf Club members and $65 for nonmembers. Call the golf shop on 5981 6155. The unit’s next monthly meeting starts at 1.30 pm on Thursday 14 June at Sorrento Community Centre, Morce Avenue, Sorrento. New members welcome, call Coralyn Wickham on 5988 0880.

EIGHT fire trucks and 20 firefighters fought a fire at a house under construction in Mt Martha, 1.30pm, Thursday 31 May. The two- storey timber house in Park Road was well alight when crews from Mt Martha, Mornington, Dromana, Moorooduc and Bayswater brigades arrived. It took firefighters half an hour to bring the fire under control but some remained on the scene until about 6pm to ensure spot fires did not flare up again. Mornington Senior Station Officer Simon Mildren said the fire extended from ground level up into the roof. He said the cause was being investigated.

Charity golf THE annual Red Cross Charity Golf Day will be held at Portsea Golf Club on Thursday 7 June. This will be the 31st golf day held by the Sor-

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CWA celebrates ROSEBUD East branch of the Country Women’s Association plans to celebrate its 55th anniversary and the CWA’s 90th on Tuesday 19 June. The event will be held at Rosebud Memorial Hall, with members dressed in 1920s style. Details: call 5986 2381.

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