Southern Peninsula News 25 August 2020

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Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Party ends when police arrive

THE two women who police believe can assist with their inquiries into a drug crop found growing in a Mount Eliza house.

Women wanted over drug crop

FIVE people allegedly caught partying at a Somerville house on the weekend have each been fined $1652. Sergeant Damien Lombard, of Hastings police, said police knocked on the door suspecting a party was in full swing, but this was allegedly denied by the homeowner, Saturday evening 22 August. However, it seems the partygoers head for the exit when the police used their new powers under the state of disaster declaration to enter the house univited. Sergeant Lombard said said the partygoers had run out the back to hide but were rounded up and fined.

TWO women are wanted after a commercial quantity of cannabis was allegedly found at a property in Mount Eliza, Tuesday 14 July. No one was at the Bambra Street house during the search, but police believe two women of Asian appearance may be able to help with their inquiries. Both are described as being in their 20s or 30s, of average build and of short-to-medium heights.

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Southern Peninsula News

26 August 2020

A CAR being driven erratically in West Park, Hastings, attracted police attention, 11.10pm, Monday 17 August. The Hastings divisional van crew pulled the car over in Curacoa Drive and took the driver back to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.115 per cent. The man’s car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1075 and his licence suspended pending a court appearance. The van resumed patrolling near Hodgins Road/Wallaroo Place, Hastings, after reports of a vehicle doing burnouts. At 2am next morning (Tuesday 18 August), they spotted a yellow VW Beetle with no plates driving west along Hodgins Road. The driver allegedly locked the rear wheels with the handbrake and performed a slide into Wallaroo Place. He was intercepted and found to be unlicensed. He was also taken to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.146 per cent. The Beetle, below, was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $895. Police said the driver told them it was the fourth time in as many months his car had been impounded. They said vehicles out during curfew stood an “excellent chance of being intercepted by police”, adding that driving erratically or doing burnouts in a yellow car with no plates was also sure to attract police attention.

Camping delayed CAMPING grounds on Mornington Peninsula foreshores will not open until at least 19 December because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to cancel the scheduled 23 October opening followed the introduction by the state government of stage four restrictions. Mornington Peninsula Shire says a decision on when to start to 2020-21 camping will be made later in the year. “While we are disappointed the camping season has to be postponed, it is a necessary step to protect our community and do our part to flatten the curve of this pandemic,” a news release from the shire stated.

Erasing Black Spot MORE than $1 million will be spent improving Mount Eliza Way west of Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza. The $1.02 million works under the Black Spot program will include raised zebra crossings at all pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at most of the crossings, reduced speed in the shopping centre and installing 40kph pavement marking.

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