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Not back to normal – yet MORNINGTON Senior Sergeant Paul Edwards said the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions was “not the time to think everything’s back to normal”. “People still need to be aware of the numbers allowed at gatherings and events and to make sure they keep to 1.5 metre distancing,” he said. In a sign that many people think the danger has passed, parents have begun registering their children’s upcoming parties with the station. “People will still need to use commonsense and to check the Department of Human Services’ guidelines to ensure they know what is and isn’t allowed.” Senior Sergeant Edwards said police were happy with the way peninsula residents had conducted themselves during the pandemic, and that sensible behaviour meant “less than five” fines were issued to those flouting the rules. The danger has not passed, however. “If we see people blatantly flouting the rules they will still receive $1652 fines,” he said. “People around here have been responsible and we hope that continues.”
Men arrested POLICE found more than expected when they searched a car during a routine intercept in a Mornington
and the other bailed to reappear at a later date. Senior Sergeant Paul Edwards said the arrests were the result of “vigilant police work”.
Alcohol to go: The man who police believe may be able to assist with their inquiries about bottles of wne being taken at Hastings. Image: Supplied
street, 3.40am, Tuesday 26 May. They allegedly found a sawn-off double barrel shotgun and quantities of the drug methyl-amphetamine, or ice. Two Mornington men aged 32 and 24 were arrested and charged with possessing a modified firearm and possessing a drug of dependence. They appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court where one was further remanded
A MAN allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol from a Hastings bottle shop, 9.30pm, Friday 15 May. Police said he walked out of the bottle shop on Church Street without making any attempt to pay for them. The man is described as being in his late 20s, of medium height and weight, with short, dark hair and wearing a tan hoodie, black skinny jeans, white shoes and carrying a black bag. Anyone with information is urged to contact Hastings police 5970 7800 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
Speedster off road THE driver of a Mercedes allegedly driving at 171kph in Dromana on the weekend had his car impounded for 30 days for a cost of $1335. Somerville Highway Patrol police said they spotted the black Mercedes Benz AMG A45 on Dunns Creek Road, Sunday 24 May, travelling at more than twice the 80kph limit. The 71-year-old driver, from the ACT, will be summonsed to appear at court at a later date over a range of driving offences.
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0436 033 507 Patients MUST stay in the car and call clinic on arrival. The aim of this clinic is to assess and test people with mild to moderate symptoms of a respiratory illness. This includes anyone in health care industry, aged care, supermarket/food service, construction workers with or without the following symptoms: • Cough • Fever • Runny or Stuffy nose • Sore throat This clinic aims to divert people away from hospitals and other GP Clinics to enable them to attend to other medical issues.
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