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Hoons’ cars impounded
A MORNINGTON man was charged with reckless conduct endangering life, travelling at a dangerous speed and failing to stop when directed to do so by police after his Holden utility was clocked at 210kph on Peninsula Link, Frankston, 1.30am, Wednesday 28 March. The man, 28, was arrested next day and bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. His car was impounded. Somerville Highway Patrol crews say they are regularly seizing vehicles for speeding and hooning, especially at night. They said the Peninsula Link control room had alerted them to be on the lookout for a car speeding south at about 150kph and, a short time later, the blue Holden ute roared past Golf Links Road. The patrol attempted to intercept with lights flashing and siren wailing but the car accelerated and police called off the chase due to safety concerns – clocking the ute at 201kph. Police said cars were impounded for a minimum 30 days, with a $1000 release fee. Other penalties may be imposed by a court.
Court over fatal collision A SAFETY Beach woman will appear before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in June charged with serious driving offences. The 19-year-old
faced the same court for a committal mention on Friday 23 March. The charges laid by the Major Collision Investigation Unit include culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, drive whilst impaired by drug, disobey traffic control signal and possess drug of dependence. They follow a fatal crash at the intersection of Cranbourne Road and Moorooduc Highway on 13 July in which a 16-year-old Mt Eliza girl died.
Locked cars deter thieves LEAVING cars unlocked makes it easy for thieves to steal valuables, such as wallets, purses, phones, laptops or tools, Mornington police say. They offer simple tips to reduce the likelihood of opportunistic thefts: Lock your car at all times – even when parking at home in the driveway or garage, secure your keys and never leave them in your car, park in well-lit and secure areas if possible, and don’t leave valuable items, including tools, in your vehicle where possible. Suspicious behaviour should be reported to police on 000.
Raids target child sex abuse material A 62-YEAR-OLD Capel Sound man was among 20 people arrested late last month as part of a state-wide police operation targeting online child abuse. It is believed the children were all from overseas. Warrants were executed at 20 properties across Melbourne as part of Operation P2P which aimed to identify and apprehend those accessing, downloading and distributing, child abuse material on the internet. The Capel Sound man was later released pending further inquiries. Police also checked to determine whether any children were at risk, or could be victims, of sexual abuse through their association with those arrested or the properties raided during the operation. The 20 warrants were executed over several days in March by the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, E-Crime Squad, detectives from Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Teams, detectives from local crime investigation units and digital forensic analysts from Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police. The charges included possess child exploitation material, access child exploitation material, transmit child exploitation material, and use a carriage service for child pornography. Items seized from the raided properties included computers, tablets, mobile phones, child sex dolls, illegal fireworks, samurai sword and drugs, including cannabis and GHB (or ice). Penalties for the possession, distribution and access of child abuse are up to 10 years jail. Anyone with information about child exploitation material or related activity can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to crimestoppersvic.com.au
Police appeal: CCTV images of a woman police want to speak to about a stolen credit card being used to buy goods at three Hastings shops.
Woman sought over deceptions POLICE are searching for a woman following a series of deceptions at Hastings on Saturday 16 December. At about 2.50pm, the woman used an allegedly stolen credit card to buy several bottles of alcohol at a Church Street liquor store. The stolen card was later used at two other businesses, mainly to buy cigarettes – with three purchases totalling $138 made within 10 minutes. The woman is described as being Caucasian, about 20 years old, with a slim build and straight long brown hair. She was wearing a burgundy t-shirt, dark blue pants and slip-on shoes.
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Western Port News
10 April 2018
Western Port News 10 April 2018