2 July 2019

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Speed, wet road combine in epic fail “DRIVING too fast on a wet road – what could possibly go wrong?” asked Somerville Highway Patrol’s Greg Wolfe. Well, you could run off the road, crash into a tree and roll your car, like the driver of this HSV Maloo ute did in Watt Road, Mornington, 7.30pm, Thursday 20 June. “The mid-30s Langwarrin man had just overtaken a mate before the collision,” Senior Constable Wolfe said. “He was extremely fortunate to climb out of the vehicle with just a blood nose. “Alcohol and drug tests were both negative. However, the driver is facing a range of other road policing charges and is likely to be summonsed to court at a later date.” The roads were wet and driving conditions poor at the time of the crash. “Please slow down, drive according to the conditions and within the speed limit,” Senior Constable Wolfe said.

Big bang: The ute crashed into a pole in Watt Road, Mornington, last week. Picture: Supplied

Manuel following a fatal stabbing at Chelsea Heights, Monday 17 June. Homicide Squad detectives say the 27-yearold Frankston man, pictured right, is probably being harboured by an associate. He is wanted following the death of 44-yearold Bonbeach man Ricky Thompson after the pair was involved in an argument in the car park of a hotel on Springvale Road, 3.35am. Thompson was stabbed in the incident and died in hospital next day. It’s believed the men knew each other. Manuel is known to frequent the Frankston area, although police are keen to hear from anyone who thinks he may be elsewhere. “We think Manuel has gone to ground and I would strongly reiterate that if he is being harboured by someone, then that person risks committing a serious offence as well,” Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper, of the Homicide Squad, said. “There will be people out there who know

Fatal near Flinders A MAN died in a two-car collision near Flinders on Wednesday afternoon. He was driving one of two vehicles which collided on Boneo Road near Mornington-Flinders Road just before 4.30pm. The man was the only occupant of one of the vehicles and died at the scene. A man and woman in the other vehicle were treated for minor injuries. The cause of the collision is being investigated.

Help find suspect DETECTIVES are calling for public assistance as they hunt for New Zealand national Alex

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Car break-ins A SPATE of car break-ins at Safety Beach, Capel Sound and Mt Martha is annoying police – and keeping them busy. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said owners were playing into thieves’ hands by leaving cars unlocked and valuables in full view. While nothing major has been taken, thieves had bought several items on stolen credit cards, he said.

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where Alex is – that could be family, friends or other associates – and we are calling on them to do the right thing and come forward. “We are also calling on Alex to make contact with police who are actively searching for him. It is only a matter of time before we catch up with him.” Manuel is described as 180cm tall with a medium build, blue eyes, short dark hair and an olive complexion. Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach but to call triple zero immediately. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic. com.au

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