Southern Peninsula News 16 November 2021

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Hunt for burglar DETECTIVES are appealing for help in finding a man who broke into two houses in Padua Drive, Mornington, last week. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said the man stole personal items and clothing in the raids, 5-6am, Saturday 6 November. Residents disturbed the offender who fled before police arrived. The Caucasian man is described as aged 25-35, 170-175cm, with short, dark hair and a slim-to-medium build.

Deceptions, thefts

Detectives investigate Dromana stabbing DETECTIVES from Mornington Peninsula Crime Investigation Unit are investigating a stabbing that occurred in Dromana on Saturday 13 November. A 17-year-old boy from Tootgarook was at an outdoor gathering on Boundary Road when he was stabbed by an unknown male about 10.30pm. He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated and no arrests have been made at this stage. Investigators are keen to speak to anyone who was at the gathering and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

POLICE are appealing for assistance to identify multiple offenders following thefts and deceptions across the state earlier this year. Stolen credit card numbers were used to buy goods valued at about $22,000 at stores in Mornington, Fairfield, Preston, Ballarat, Delacombe, Mentone, Keysborough, and Echuca in April May, July, and August. Anyone who recognises the men, pictured right, or who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at

Drugs charges POLICE from the Southern Metro Divisional Response Unit and Mornington Peninsula CIU arrested a Frankston man following an investigation into drug trafficking last week. They executed search warrants at houses in Mount Martha and Frankston before arresting the

GALLERY TALK MPRG has reopened to the public with a suite of new exhibitions for visitors to enjoy. Until 13 March MPRG will be displaying Wall Drawings that brings together eleven leading contemporary artists from across Australia. This exhibition explores the expansive nature of wall drawings and paintings, situating newly commissioned wall-based works throughout the Gallery. In Collection+ Jess Johnson / Eduardo Paolozzi - Trailblazing artist Jess Johnson is paired with one of the pioneers of the pop art movement Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. Thin grey line brings together the work of four highly skilled contemporary artists who incorporate fine detail into their drawing practices: Becc Orszag, Indigo O’Rourke, Laith McGregor and Natalie Ryan. We are pleased to have supported so many artists in our program over these past months, commissioning new work for our current and future exhibitions. It has been a particularly tough time for artists, and we hope that the Gallery can play a part in supporting the renewal of our vibrant creative community on the Mornington Peninsula.

When visiting MPRG, all patrons over the age of 16 will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of medical exemption as a condition of entry, either through the Service Victoria app or a printed copy of your vaccination certificate. There will be a designated Covid Marshall on site who will assist visitors to check in. Your safety, and the safety of our staff, volunteers and community is our priority. Please wear a mask if you are aged 12+ inside the Gallery and make sure to keep a safe distance between others. We have a range of new shop stock including our very own MPRG Memory card game and MPRG Jigsaw, and we are offering 20% off almost everything. We also have our new MY MPRG Kids activity booklet that you can collect for free from reception. This activity booklet is perfect for late primary school aged children, but has activities for children of all ages. We look forward to seeing you back at MPRG! MPRG Gallery Director Danny Lacy Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Ph 5950 1580


Southern Peninsula News

17 November 2021

30-year-old and allegedly seizing a large quantity of methyl-amphetamine, Taser and $14,000 cash. The man appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week and was remanded to reappear at a later date.

Plants seized HASTINGS police searched a Crib Point property last week and allegedly found a sophisticated drug cultivation operation. A “substantial” quantity of plants were seized and a 51-year-old Crib

Point man arrested. He is facing charges relating to the cultivation and possession of a drug of dependence. Police said an illegal electrical bypass system was a potential fire hazard. The man was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrate’s Court at a later date. Police continue to target the cultivation and trafficking of illicit drugs and urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 of submit a confidential report at

r e b m e August No v Crib Point Community House Presents


an Exhibition of Contempory Art and Sculpture

Opening Night Friday 26 Nov. 2021 Time: 7pm to 9pm

$15 – Admittance with Wine & Light Refreshments • Bookings Essential •

Exhibition Dates 27 & 28 Nov. 2021 Time: 10am to 4pm $5 – Admittance • Children Under 18 Free

More information Web: AugustArtAttack.Com • FB: August Art Attack Email: Entries Close 15 Nov.

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