Shire joins effort to lessen suicide MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire and social action group Chasing Change will host a community event acknowledging World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10 September. The day aims to encourage people to get together to raise awareness of suicide; to remember those lost to suicide and to think about those impacted by their deaths. The mayor Cr Bev Colomb said the shire supported positive mental health and suicide prevention. “[We] are committed to supporting our community through these difficult times and we are asking everyone to join us at Mornington Park for the first Mornington Peninsula World Suicide Prevention event,” she said. The event will from 10am at Mornington Park, Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington. It will include a commemorative walk and ceremony for people to come together, share thoughts and stories, support each other, and raise awareness of mental health issues. Refreshments provided. Details: Mornington Peninsula Youth Services team 5950 1000, 1300 850 600 or email@example.com
Power fault: An electrical fault is being blamed for a fire in a Balnarring Village shop, early Monday 4 September. Balnarring CFA captain Graeme Briggs said crews from Somers and Bittern helped put out the blaze at Peninsula Mapping and Laminating shop which they traced back to a power board. The 4am fire was contained to the Frankston-Flinders Rd shop which will probably need a full fit-out. Damage is estimated at $100,000. Picture: Gary Sissons
Police patrol Graffiti arrests FIVE teenagers were arrested for defacing a toilet block at Mornington Park with graffiti, Tuesday 22 August. Sergeant Ray Box, of Mornington police, said the 14-16 year olds were given cautions with further inquiries pending. The teens allegedly used shoe polish and ink to daub slogans. Police also arrested and cautioned two boys, aged 13 and 14, for graffiti offences at the Mt Eliza Centre, Jacksons Rd, Mt Eliza, Sunday 20 August. Sergeant Box said up to 10 teenagers were involved in daubing slogans on “brand new walls”.
Safety works WORKS to make The Esplanade from Disney St to Woolleys Rd, Crib Point, safer are expected to start early next year and be completed by mid-2018. The improvements financed through the federal government’s Black Spot Program include road widening, shoulder sealing and safety barriers. An evaluation of the program has found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30 per cent. The Crib Point site is one of 50 black projects in Victoria.
Burglary links A SERIES of overnight burglaries in Mornington and Mt Martha last week may have been committed by the same offenders, police say. They occurred 27-29 August. In the first incident a passer-by may have
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“spooked” burglars attempting to break into a Wilsons Rd cafe by smashing glass door panels. They sped off in what’s described as a red hatch. A short time later, a cafe and a milk bar in Dava Drive were broken into and their tills taken – as well as a bag of lollies. A Safety Beach pizza shop and wok restaurant also had tills stolen. Cash and alcohol were stolen from a wine outlet in Mt Eliza, 2.30am, Thursday 24 August. Anyone with information is urged to call Mornington police 5970 4900.
Plates stolen A SET of Queensland number plates was stolen from a Mitsubishi Triton parked in Dunstone Drive, Rosebud, overnight Wednesday 30 August. The number is 018TQF.
Laundry fire AN electrical fault in a washing machine or clothes dryer is being blamed for a fire that dam-
aged a laundry in a house in Lorimer St, Crib Point, 2.20pm, Saturday 26 August. A husband a wife evacuated the house before emergency services arrived.
Food on fire FOOD burning on a cook-top while the male occupant briefly left the premises set fire to a house in York St, Mornington, 11.55am, Friday 25 August. The man tried to put out the fire but was overcome by smoke and later taken to Frankston Hospital. Mornington CFA crews extinguished the blaze.
Camera taken THIEVES stole the CCTV camera from the hydro pool at the old Peninsula Health building in Jacksons Rd, Mt Eliza, 5.20pm, Tuesday 29 August. Police said there had been a “lot of issues” relating to vandalism and theft at the former hospital.
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