Southern Peninsula News 30 June 2020

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Somerville Highway Patrol’s nightshift crew arrested the 26-year-old driver, from Langwarrin, around the corner in Cranbourne Road. His car was impounded for a month with a release fee of $961. Police said he gave no reason for speeding. He faces a minimum 12 months’ loss of licence and possible further fines when he appears at court.

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Tracking night and day SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol’s automatic number plate recognition system appears to be making it hard for those driving stolen, unregistered or other “vehicles of interest” to hide. The system is used day and night throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to scan and photograph passing vehicles. Last week it alerted the patrol’s ANPR-equipped BMW on Wedge Road, Carrum Downs, to a passing stolen vehicle. The 40-year-old driver, from Chadstone, did a quick left and right turn and parked in a front yard, possibly in an attempt to hide, but could not escape. He was arrested and taken to Frankston police station where he was charged with theft of and theft from a car, driving with false plates, driving while disqualified, drugdriving (methyl-amphetamine), breach of bail and breach of a com-

munity corrections order. Police said the man gave no reason for committing the offences and was remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date. For further information see: https:// bit.ly/2CBeF1H

Costly parking A WHITE Commodore was spotted allegedly speeding at 116kph in a 60kph zone on Warrandyte Road, Langwarrin, 3.30am, Sunday 21 June.

VICTORIA Police are making it easier for those being subjected to sexual crimes to contact police. When releasing the new Reporting Sexual Offences guide it acknowledge “how challenging it is [for victims] to come forward and report a sexual assault”. “We understand you may experience confusion, guilt, shock or shame after an offence has occurred. It is not your fault.” The guide explains what sexual offences are, what victims can expect to happen if they report sexual offences to police, what happens during the investigation and at court, and the support options available to victims. The guide has been translated into “easy English” and 20 different languages. Visit go.vic.gov.au/COdjxq Those who would prefer to speak to police will be assigned to detectives in the SOCIT squad who are trained to help. To report a sexual offence to police call a nearby SOCIT: go.vic.gov.au/ Vnv6p1 Attend a police station: go.vic.gov. au/uBUqLV or call Triple Zero in an emergency.

KEEPING OUR LOVED ONES SAFE KEEPS US TOGETHER It’s up to all of us to keep our friends and families safe. •

No more than 5 visitors at your home.

If you do have to see people, keep your distance. No handshakes or hugs. Maintain good hygiene. Don’t share food or drinks.

Outside the home, families and friends can meet in groups of up to 10.

If you’re feeling unwell - you must stay home. Don’t visit friends and family. Don’t go on holiday. Don’t go to work. Stay home.

And if you have symptoms - get tested. This is a wake up call. We cannot be complacent. The only thing between us and a second wave is what we do next.

For details go to vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS Authorised and published by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne

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