19 November 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Guns, cash and drugs seized A COMMERCIAL quantity of amphetamine, seven unregistered firearms, including handguns, cash and 500 grams of cannabis were seized by police at a Somerville property last week. The police regional response unit raided the Yaringa Road property on Wednesday 13 November as part of Operation Dealmaker. A 51-year-old man at the scene has been charged with possessing a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms, trafficking a commercial quantity of amphetamine, trafficking cannabis, possessing amphetamine, possessing and cultivating cannabis, five counts of possessing an unregistered hand gun, possessing an unregistered long arm (rifle) and negligently dealing with the proceeds of crime. The man appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week and has been remanded to appear at the same court on 4 December.

charged over this and other alleged offences on Sunday 3 November. He will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in the New Year.

Arrest over knife

A POLICE officer manning a booze bus on a Peninsula Link off-ramp at Bungower Road, Moorooduc, had to jump aside to avoid a truck on Friday night, 8 November. The white Toyota truck was stopped two kilometres down the road. The 60-year-old driver from Merton blew 0.267 and had his licence suspended on the spot. His truck was impounded for 30 days. Police noted that his wasn’t the first time he had been caught drink-driving as there was a Zero Alcohol condition on his licence. The man will receive a summons to attend court at a later date. “Fortunately this incident only resulted in a near miss, and not a serious injury or fatal collision,” Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said. “Rain, hail or shine police are out there doing their best to catch drink/drug-impaired drivers to keep our roads safe.”

A WOMAN allegedly pulled out a knife when confronted by a security guard at Peninsula Homemaker Centre, Saturday 9 November. Detective Senior Constable Tony Woolcock, of Somerville CIU, said the 25-year-old dropped the knife and ran from Rebel Sport carrying allegedly stolen items, 4.45pm. A Mornington woman was later arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery. She will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

Exposure arrest A MT Martha man was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to children, Sunday 10 November. The 48-year-old was apprehended on the boardwalk at Balcombe Creek estuary and

While the Shire is not promoting the Peninsula as a Schoolies destination, we know school leavers will visit and we have a duty of care to those young people while they are here.

Booze bus drive through

Our main priority is safety and creating a safe environment for residents and school leavers. To allow the Shire and local police greater oversight of activity during Schoolies, particularly at night, a section of Rye Foreshore will be allocated as a designated zone solely for school leavers from 23 – 30 November 2019. The Rye Foreshore playground and public toilets will remain open and fully accessible.

Holiday Houses If Short Stay Rental Accommodation occupants are causing a disturbance, phone the Designated Contact Person and ask them to address the problem or report it to Council. Intervention with occupants remains the responsibility of the Owner or Police.

VICTORIA Police is hosting a two-day forum in Melbourne for the first time, bringing together more than 120 police from across Australia and New Zealand to talk about how they can better protect victims. The forum aims to share insight beyond territory and international borders on ways police can respond in a united way. Details: http://bit.ly/34VnjRB

Wanted on warrant

Community Safety Update Based on feedback from our community, the Shire has increased services during Schoolies Week (23 – 30 November 2019) in partnership with local police and Red Frogs to help keep everyone safe on the Peninsula.

Family violence

If you wish to make a report during normal business hours, please call the Shire on: 1300 850 600

POLICE are appealing for public assistance in finding Nathan Dorset-Turner, pictured above. A warrant has been issued for the 36-yearold’s arrest for failing to answer bail for shop theft at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court, 10 October. Dorset-Turner is described as Caucasian and 175cm tall with short dark hair. He is known to frequent the Mornington Peninsula.

Over the limit A ROSEBUD man will be charged on summons after being caught drink-driving in Rosebud, Sunday 10 November. Police responded to a call about an intoxicated man driving near Old Cape Schanck Road about 6.30pm. The man, 52, was intercepted in a car park and was taken to Rosebud police station where he blew 0.246 per cent. He is expected to be charged with drink-driving and unlicensed driving.

Drawn to police work MORNINGTON Peninsula police want to say a big thank you to Josh for the message and picture he drew on Friday 8 November. Although he and his mother were too shy to be in a photo. Anyone with information about any of these reports is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au



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20 November 2019

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