19 September 2017

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Interstate chase snares pair A MAN and a woman on the run following a home invasion in Langwarrin and liquor store robberies in Carrum Downs, Rye, Cranbourne, Berwick and Clyde were arrested in rural New South Wales last week after a dramatic police chase in a stolen car. The 24-year-old man, of no fixed address, and the woman, 19, of Cranbourne, were spotted by police driving a Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD at high speed on the Mitchell Highway, Orange, Sunday 10 September. Police aborted their chase over “public safety concerns” but, about 15 minutes later, they saw the car on another road after it collided with a safety barrier. They attempted to intercept the couple who allegedly reversed into the police car and then drove into an oncoming lane and across several paddocks, damaging 15 fences in the process. The couple abandoned the car at a farm near Clifton Grove and made a run for it before being arrested. Police searched the car and allegedly found “several items believed to be stolen”. Police will allege the pair, along with another man, 28, of Cranbourne East, terrorised the Langwarrin resident, Monday evening, 4 September, before punching and kicking him, threatening him with a Taser and then stealing his phone and car. After the harrowing incident, the Langwarrin resident ran next door and called police. His Mazda sedan was then allegedly used in a $30 petrol drive-off in Carrum Downs. It is still

missing. Earlier that day, the man allegedly stole five packs of bourbon from the Carrum Downs IGA liquor outlet and taunted the attendant to “call the police” when she challenged him. He then allegedly attempted to Taser her, but the weapon failed to fire. Senior Constable Stephen Miotla, of Frankston police, said the man – possibly with the woman – then allegedly stole bourbon from four Coles liquor outlets, Wednesday 6 September, while armed with a knife. After dumping the Mazda the pair stole the Pajero from outside a Cranbourne East primary school and drove through Canberra and into country NSW. After being arrested, the man was charged with several offences including not stopping during a police pursuit, negligent driving, trespass, malicious damage, larceny and a first instance warrant. The woman was charged with a joyriding offence. Both were refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court, Monday 11 September. Senior Constable Miotla said police will seek to extradite the man back to Melbourne at the end of any jail sentence he receives in NSW to face charges, including aggravated home invasion, aggravated burglary, armed robbery, theft of a car and phone, assault and making threats to kill. Police last week were also seeking to extradite the woman to face court on similar charges.

Senior Constable Miotla said the second man in the alleged Langwarrin home invasion was arrested Thursday 7 September and charged with 13 counts, including aggravated home invasion, aggravated burglary, armed robbery, theft of a car, assault and making threats. He has been remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in December.

Safety concerns end road chases POLICE pursuits in Mornington and Mt Eliza last week were aborted over concerns for public safety. In one instance, police chased an unidentified car with stolen number plates driving west along Nepean Highway near Wilsons Rd, 6.25pm, Thursday 14 September. Acting Sergeant Daniel Patten, of Mornington police, said police tried to pull the car over but it sped away and they called off the pursuit after less than a minute. The driver managed to elude police. In Mt Eliza at 4.55pm the same day, a twin cab ute was recorded at 108kph in an 80kph zone on Nepean Highway. The black Mazda was chased onto Old Mornington Rd where it reached speeds of 125kph before escaping. Somerville Highway Patrol members believe they have identified the owner.

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Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017–21 Mornington Peninsula Shire invites feedback on the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017–21. The Plan outlines the Shire’s commitment to protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of community members, as legislated under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. The Plan outlines a set of health and wellbeing actions under four strategic themes: Our Place, Our Connectivity, Our Prosperity and Our Wellbeing. The Plan adopts a preventative approach which considers factors that contribute to health and wellbeing such as community safety, social inclusion, gender equality, sustainable built and natural environments, climate change adaptation,

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Have your say You can now view the draft Plan and make a submission online or by post: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Attention: Senior Social Planner – Health and Wellbeing Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, VIC 3939

Submissions are now open and should be submitted by 5pm, Friday 13 October, 2017.


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