Police patrol Dromana bike haul TOP brand off-road cycles and clothing valued at more than $200,000 were stolen from a Dromana shop over the weekend. It is believed an offender broke into Chain Brain Bicycle Workshop, Boundary Rd, overnight, Friday 8 September, and stole 15 Intend and Santa Cruz cycles valued at up to $15,000 each, as well as cycle clothing. CCTV shows the man wearing a high-vis jacket smashing the front glass door to the shop’s workshop and then walking the bikes out to a waiting van. Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Paxton, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the bike brands were “readily identifiable and we will be looking out for anyone who has one in their possession”. He urges anyone with information to call him 5978 1300.
Phones stolen FOUR phones valued at $3000 were stolen from the Telstra shop at Hastings, 4.45am, Saturday 9 September. An offender described as late teens-early 20s with a slight build and wearing dark clothing smashed the front window of the shop in High St.
Ride to hospital AN argument over a taxi at the intersection of Main and Barkly streets, Mornington, led to a Mornington man, 24, being knocked unconscious, 4.45am, Sunday 3 September. Police said the man was successful in engag-
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ing the taxi but continued a verbal exchange with another man even when it was driving away. The man then asked the driver to stop, got out, and was punched to the ground hitting his head. He was taken to Frankston Hospital by ambulance with what were deemed life-threatening injuries, but “foolishly” discharged himself 12 hours later, police said.
Flicked butt A MAN was assaulted and seriously beaten after flicking a cigarette butt onto Main St, Mornington, 1.30am, Sunday 3 September. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the 21-year-old Seaford man was walking with his girlfriend and a mate in the hotel precinct when the attack occurred. He said a Mazda utility stopped and the passenger got out and started punching the victim to the face, causing a broken nose, chipped teeth, cuts and bruising. He was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. Detective Majstorovic said anyone who witnessed the incident should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Mornington Peninsula CIU 5978 1300.
Punched, hits head A MT ELIZA man waiting for a taxi in McLaren Place, Mornington, was attacked causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement, 3.10am, Sunday 3 September. The 20-year-old was in a car park after leaving a nightclub with friends when another group approached and, after an argument, he was punched.
The man’s friends called an ambulance which took him to Frankston Hospital. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said a Cranbourne West man, 19, later presented at Mornington police station to “give his side of the story”. Police are seeking independent witnesses who may have seen the incident. Call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.
Cash find AN envelope with a quantity of cash was found near the Blairgowrie shopping strip on Friday 1 September. Police are searching for the owner so they can return it. He or she would need to give adequate details about the envelope and its contents before they hand it over. Call Tony Paterson at Rosebud police on 5986 0444.
Chased by car THREE young men were waiting for a lift on the Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Baxter, when a plastic milk bottle was thrown at them by the passenger of a passing car, 4.45am, Sunday 3 September. The men – both 27, of Berwick, and a 25-year-old, of Frankston, retaliated by spraying the car with beer. Soon after, the car returned and two men got out, one carrying a crow bar and the other a piece of wood. One said, “Don’t throw stuff at my car” and demanded the men’s wallets and mobile phones. They ran off, with their attackers jumping in the car and chasing them, striking two and causing minor injuries.
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Award reward: Frankston High School acting senior campus principal Simon Cameron, left, and Mornington Peninsula Regional Group’s Helene Bender, Allan Pizzey and Brian Stahl congratulate Danai Harawa, right, on winning the Roy Ward Leadership Prize. Picture: Supplied
Leadership leads to award A FRANKSTON High School student has been recognised for ambassadorial and mentoring achievements as the winner of this year’s Roy Ward Leadership Prize. Danai Harawa, a year 12 student, was declared the winner of the 2017 Roy Ward Leadership by a selection panel impressed by “an ability to manage change, which is one of the most difficult challenges of leadership”. The award was presented by the Order of Australia Association, Mornington Peninsula Regional Group, on 18 August at the Safety Beach Sailing Club and Community Centre. Nominations were invited from schools throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
“Danai is passionate about human rights, justice and being a voice on behalf of others,” Mornington Peninsula Regional Group school awards programs convener Allan Pizzey said. She is an ambassador for Project Rockit, an anti-cyberbullying program, and Share The Dignity, a campaign to provide homeless and at-risk women with sanitary products. “Danai aims to be a positive influence for the people around her and to continue making change for the rest of her life,” Mr Pizzey said. “She hopes to study international relations and law so that in the future her voice will not be limited to Australian communities, but the world around her.”
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The Community Animal Shelter now has drop-in sessions on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm. If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, make sure you’re ready! Visit the Shire website for more information: mornpen.vic.gov.au/pets
Mornington Peninsula Australia Day Local Awards Each year, our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of local community members through the Australian of the Year Awards.
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Do you know someone whose dedication and commitment makes our community a better place, a person who will go that extra mile beyond their paid employment or commit hours of their personal time to the benefit of others? Nominate them now! For more information: 1300 850 600 firstname.lastname@example.org
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