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Siege ends with a bang and bite Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au 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.

Picture: Gary Sissons

Picture: Keith Platt

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

One lane plan ‘will cause traffic jams’ RESIDENTS have raised concerns about a proposal to make Point Nepean Rd to a single lane each way as it passes through Rye. A petition with 659 signatures opposing the move outlined in a draft township plan was doing the rounds Friday in the lead-up to a community drop-in session at Rye Civic Hall, 6-8pm, Thursday 14 September. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors last month agreed to place the plan on public exhibition for six weeks. The shire issued a statement saying the plan had been “developed in close consultation with the community, sets the strategic vision and direction for the improvement of the foreshore, streetscape and town centre of Rye”. However, petition organiser James Alexander, of Rye, said the plan was “done without a study into the flow-on effects for surrounding roads”. “They plan on building a raised medium strip with angled parking, creating the perfect situation for a permanent traffic jam over summer,” he said.

“Imagine waiting for driver after driver waiting to park without being able to drive around. “This proposal is flawed in several ways: how will emergency services navigate their way through with one lane and a raised medium strip.” Mr Alexander urged residents to sign the petition so that “common sense can prevail”. “We must voice all our concerns about this project. It will affect everyone,” he said. The plan also includes reducing the speed limit on Point Nepean Rd to 40kph; widening footpaths through the commercial area; providing separate on-road cycle paths; partially relocating foreshore camping between Lyons and Weir streets; and increasing public parks and open space on the foreshore and in the town centre. The mayor Cr Bev Colomb invited comment on the draft plan which will “guide the future development of Rye for the next 20 years”. But an opponent on the change.org petition site added: “It is bad enough through there at the best of times. This plan will make it even worse.” Stephen Taylor

Children’s breakfast for dads ROSEBUD Primary School pupils emjoyed a Father’s Day breakfast with their dads last week. Maths specialist Ben Hallas said about 100 fathers attended the breakfast which was

supplied and prepared by the Lions Club of Rosebud. Paul Crichton and his daughter Jessica were among those at the breakfast. Picture: Yanni

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