Mornington News 7 September 2021

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Police patrol

Raffle goes gold

Speeding, drinking

THE Rye Football Club raffle to be

THE driver of a car caught speeding at Tyabb last week will have to dig deep. The woman, 28, of Frankston, was travelling at 82kph in a 60kph zone, 10pm, Saturday 29 August. She later blew 0.124 per cent at Mornington police station and her licence was immediately suspended and her car impounded at a cost of $895. The woman also received an $1817 infringement for breaching curfew regulations. She will be summonsed to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

drawn next month is offering a range of prizes valued at $40,000. First prize is a choice of either gold bullion, boat, vehicle, airfares or accommodation, spending spree with gift cards, “environment package” including solar panels, water pumps, grey water system, or school fees, each valued at $35,000. Second to sixth prizes include a $1000 gift card from a choice of retailers. The 27th annual raffle offers 800 tickets at $100 each. It will be drawn at a barbecue at the club, 4pm, Sunday 24 October. Tickets are available online at Rye Football Club Raffle, or or by calling Mick O’Rourke, 0419 583 378.

Mental health walk CREATING Hope through Action is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day event on Friday (10 September). Suicide prevention group Chasing Change is hosting the COVID-19-safe event at Mornington Park, Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington. Due to lockdown restrictions, participants are being invited to walk any time from 9am to 5pm from Friday to Sunday 12 September. Ribbons will be tied on the chain link fence on the Esplanade as a mark of commitment. The event aims to raise mental health awareness as well as acknowledge those lost to suicide. Details:

Exhausts the target A CAR at Mornington and two others at Frankston were among dozens targeted by thieves for their catalytic converters – part of the exhaust system – which are usually on-sold for cash. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said the owner of a Nissan X-Trail arrived at a factory in Progress Street, Mornington, on Thursday 12 August to find the car jacked. Cautiously looking underneath, he was relieved to find nothing missing. This was not the norm, though. Transit police last week arrested three men over the thefts, mainly from vehicles parked outside railway stations in the southeast, which caused an estimated $35,000 in damage to the vehicles. They will allege the men were involved in 49 incidents involving 70 thefts from motor vehicles and five attempted thefts from motor vehicles, 5 May-24 August. The thefts and attempted thefts occurred across 10 suburbs. Greater Dandenong was hardest hit, with 40 alleged thefts, followed by Casey 16, Kingston 6, Monash 4, Knox 3, Frankston 2, Glen Eira 1, Maroondah 1 and Yarra Ranges 1. Police executed four warrants last Thursday morning at Cranbourne North, Noble Park and Cranbourne, arresting three men and seizing property including tools, car jacks and clothing. They included a 20-year-old Cranbourne North man who was charged with 32 counts

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Mornington News

7 September 2021

With Stephen Taylor

Picture: Glenys Slade

Launched and ready for Hobart MORNINGTON boat builder Mal Hart last week launched a $2.8 million rough-weather boat, pictured, for the Tasmanian police. The Nautilus, of the impressive ORC-type, took 15,000 man-hours to build over eight months at Hart Marine’s Yuilles Road factory. Its twin Scania engines and Hamilton jet drives give it a top speed of 45 knots. Three similar boats are already in service in Queensland and one with Victoria Police. “It’s a great boat; world class,” Mr Hart said. “We have had interest from all over the world.”

Hart Marine is in the process of moving its manufacturing business across the peninsula to Yaringa Marina, which the company now owns. Improvement works will be carried out on new docks, travel lifts and cranes, as well as a $1.5 million refurbishment of Captain Jack’s restaurant. “Once we are at Yaringa we will be able to put boats straight into the water without having to go down Main Street,” Mr Hart said. “We are looking at a great future there.”

of theft from vehicles and attempted theft from a vehicle; a 24-year-old Noble Park man (21 counts of theft and attempted theft), and a 21-year-old Cranbourne man (37 counts of theft and attempted theft). The three men were bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at a later date. “Thefts like this cause more than just inconvenience for car owners,” Detective Acting Inspector Robert Milliken said. “We know that thieves often steal car parts for

cash so, to them, our message is clear: If your intention is to commit crime in the vicinity of public transport, don’t bother. You will be caught and held accountable. “Transit police are actively working to tackle crime on and around the public transport network, including railway station car parks. “We urge car owners catching the train to park in well-lit areas where possible and remove valuables from their vehicles.”

Half a century of service for Paul HE walked into his local Safeway store in Melbourne 50 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! Paul was a sole trader at the time and was looking for a little extra income on the side, so he was immediately attracted to a role at his local grocer, and since then has worked at almost every Woolworths store in Victoria except for Hoppers Crossing and Sale. “I’ve worked in every department at Woolworths, including as an industrial engineer and even in advertising. I run rings around my younger team members, too!”, said Paul. “There’s been lots of memorable moments during my time at Woolworths. Back in my day, there were no calculators - we had to add up customers’ groceries in our head then punch it in the cash register, and pull the lever and off they went! It’s much simpler now.” Woolworths Mornington Store Manager Ben Smith said: “Paul has had an incredible career in Woolworths stores across Victoria in a variety of roles, and we’re incredibly lucky to have him as part of the Mornington team for the last 10 years. “He’s a great guy and customers always enjoy seeing him when they shop. At 77 years old, he told me it’s the team that keeps him feeling young!” In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time at the local RSL club and surrounding himself with his family and friends.

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