16 April 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Driver charged after fatal crash in suburban street A 21-year-old Rye man has been charged with one count of culpable driving causing death and two counts of negligently causing serious injury after a fatal crash in Tootgarook early Friday 12 April. Seventeen-year-old Timothy Hocking died and four others were injured when a Mazda CX3 with five young people on board struck a tree near the intersection of Marshall and Field streets about 1.15am. Timothy Hocking, a student at Rosebud Secondary College and resident of McCrae, died at the scene, while another 17-year-old from Capel Sound was taken to hospital in a critical condition. A 17-year-old from McCrae was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The driver and another 17-year-old, from Capel Sound, were taken to hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. Neighbours reported hearing cries for help and found two young men lying beside the car in the dark. Rye and Rosebud CFA and SES crews stayed at the scene until mid-morning, hosing oil leaks and ready to extinguish any fires. Rosebud CFA duty officer Sam Webb said police were examining the crash site for details as to the cause. Neighbours say the narrow roads are “notorious for speeding”. It appears the car was being driven along Field Street past the roundabout at Marshall Street when it ploughed into a large she-oak on the nature strip. Police are investigating whether speed and alcohol contributed to the crash. They are becoming increasingly exasperated that young people are ignoring road-safety messages, saying their

pleas “are not sinking in”. Detective Sergeant Darren Williams told Channel 9 News on Friday morning: “This is the worst you can get – when you lose a young kid, not even experienced in life. He’s gone. His life’s gone. His family’s life is over. They’ll never be the same again. “You’ve just got to think that as a result of this there’s hundreds – if not thousands – of people who are going to be affected by not only this one kid’s death, but the injuries sustained by the others and they’ll never be the same again. “We’re forever on the news putting out messages: ‘Drive slowly’, ‘drive within your limits’, ‘don’t drink drive’ and people still do it. How do we get through to people? I don’t know.” Both roads were closed Friday while investigations continued. Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au As of Friday 92 people had died on the state’s roads compared to 58 for the same period last year.

Search for burglars POLICE are investigating three incidents which occurred overnight 7 April: Offenders damaged a garage and entered a house at Caversham Road, Mornington. Nothing was stolen. Thieves stole both number plates reading WIX 990 from a Holden parked in the driveway of a house at Nautilus Street, Rye. Cash, keys and a pair of Armani sunglasses with a total value of $430 were stolen from a Toyota Hilux in a car park at Watt Road, Mornington.

Assault charges A BOX Hill South man is facing serious assault charges after a gatecrasher was allegedly assaulted outside a party in Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, early Sunday 7 April. The 36-year-old is alleged to have hit a Bittern man, 21, over the head with a bag of stubbies causing serious facial injuries, including having his jaw broken in a number of places and several teeth broken. His injuries will require significant ongoing medical treatment. The Box Hill man appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10 April charged with intentionally causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury. He will reappear at a later date. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said parties should be registered with police to minimise the dangers Somerville detectives are calling for witnesses to the incident at 12.15am. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Shane Moodie, 59781300.

Car impounded A 32-year-old Mornington woman had her car impounded for drink-driving offences at Mt

Eliza, Saturday 6 April. Police said the woman was changing her car’s tyre on Tower Road about 11.55pm after driving from a licenced venue in Mornington. The engine was running and a passenger was asleep in the car. Police media officer Sergeant Megan Stefanec said the woman returned a breath test reading of 0.191 per cent. Her car was impounded at a cost of $1075 and her licence was suspended for 12 months.

Boat, trailer missing A BOAT and trailer stolen from Ilma Court, Parkdale, early 30 March, are still missing. Police suspect the thief moved the boat to Nepean Highway, Cheltenham, and used an angle grinder to remove identifying marks. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the trailer and boat, registration TN 344, is urged to call Moorabbin police 9556 6565.

Motorcycle stolen SOMERVILLE detectives are investigating after a garage at a house in Graf Road, Somerville, was broken into overnight Monday 8 April, and a black Yamaha R1 motorcycle stolen.

The Minister for Planning releases the final Scoping Requirements for the Boundary Road Quarry The Minister for Planning has approved and released the final Scoping Requirements for the Environment Effect Statement (EES). This has been prepared after reviewing and considering all submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements which outlines the proposed assessment for the environmental impacts of re-establishing quarrying and accessing new resources at the Boundary Road Quarry site. These requirements confirm the scope of work required. A detailed list of studies/investigations will cover matters including flora and fauna, waterways, cultural heritage, groundwater, noise, traffic, planning, air quality, bushfire and visual impacts of the site. This will take time; typically an EES will take at least two years to complete.

Email us on: info@boundaryroad.com.au Call us on: 1300 407 690

During the study period, reports will be reviewed and guidance given, by the Technical Review Group (TRG). The TRG is made up of representatives from the Department of Water, Environment, Land and Planning, Earth Resources Regulation, Heritage Victoria, Aboriginal Victoria, Melbourne Water, Environment Protection Authority, Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Country Fire Authority, Southern Rural Water and Mornington Peninsula Shire. The Scoping Requirements can be viewed and downloaded from DELWP’s website: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browseprojects/projects/boundary-road-quarry If you have questions or would like to receive regular updates contact Sally or Margie.

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Southern Peninsula News

17 April 2019

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