Woman dies in collision
Appeal change MOTORISTS will soon no longer be able to apply for an official warning based on a good driving record if they are caught speeding at more than 10kph over the limit. However, motorists will still be able to apply for an official warning under provisions for special or exceptional circumstances. A good driving record will remain a basis for appeal for motorists detected speeding by less than 10kph over the limit. The changes to the official warning notice criteria come into effect on Monday 21 September. “I think the community will agree that a motorist caught speeding at 54 km/h in a school zone shouldn’t be eligible for a warning,” road policing command Superintendent Kevin Sheridan said. “Speeding remains one of the biggest killers on our roads and this is a reminder for drivers that they are responsible for making sure they are aware of their surroundings, including speed limits, at all times.”
A CRASH between two cars on the Western Port Highway, between Bungower and Eramosa roads, Somerville, last week claimed the life of a 19-year-old Western Australian woman who died at the scene. Police have been told her car was travelling on Dandenong-Hastings Rd when she collided with an oncoming car about 5.30pm. The male driver of the second car was taken to Frankston Hospital with minor injuries. Five CFA units attended, as well as ambulance and police. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner. The road toll stands at 173. This time last year it was 165.
Dam, no escape THE freezing waters of a Tyabb dam might not be everyone’s idea of a good hiding place, but they appealed to a man running from police on Monday. Highway patrol police identified the Hastings man, 30, in O’Neills Rd as “someone we would like to speak to”, but he ran off, overland, when approached. Sergeant Simon Noonan, of Hastings police, said the fugitive “went to ground in a dam” – until police called in the dog squad which was nearby. Without hesitation one of the dogs jumped in, swam out and seized him by the arm, and brought him back to the bank. The man was taken to Frankston hospital to be treated for hyperthermia. Sergeant Noonan said he was expected to be charged with “traffic matters”.
No answers over shot in Hastings house POLICE say they are “no further advanced” in their investigations into a home invasion in Hastings, Tuesday last week, when a shot was fired inside a house in the early hours. The police Major Crime Unit visited the house in Spring St and spoke to the occupants: a couple with a young child, but no charges have been laid. It appears no one was injured in the 12.05am incident and nothing stolen. The three offenders reportedly drove off at high speed in a silver car, possibly a Holden, waking neighbours who called 000. Forensic police later took photos and looked for clues at the house, where four cars, trailer and a moped, were parked in the front yard and driveway.
Close up: Forensic detectives search for evidence after a gun was fired at the Spring St, Hastings, house. Picture: Gary Sissons
PUBLIC MEETING To support the Somerville Police Station
NEALE BURGESS MP STATE MEMBER FOR HASTINGS
OUR COMMUNITY HAS CALLED FOR A POLICE STATION IN SOMERVILLE FOR 10 YEARS THE FORMER COALITION GOVERNMENT PROVIDED $16.3 MILLION TO BUILD THE SOMERVILLE POLICE STATION THE STATE GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO PROVIDE POLICE FOR THE SOMERVILLE STATION FOR LOCAL POLICING OR PUBLIC ACCESS STATE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO USE SOMERVILLE STATION ONLY AS A POLICE “BUILDING” TO HOUSE DETECTIVE & TRAFFIC UNITS IT WANTS TO REMOVE FROM OTHER LOCAL STATIONS SOMERVILLE NEEDS ITS OWN POLICE STATION – OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES BETTER
COME ALONG AND HEAR THE FACTS WHERE: St Andrews’ Anglican Church – 2 Eramosa Road West - Somerville WHEN: 10am Saturday 19 September 2015 WHY: Make your voice heard on this important issue and hear what you can do to help save the Somerville Police Station WHO: Come along and join The Police Association, local Police Officers, Local Representatives and community members Authorised & Edited by Neale Burgess MP, 6 Eramosa Road East, Somerville Tel: 5977 5600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.neale.burgess.com.au funded from Parliament’s Electorate Office and Communications budget
Western Port News 8 September 2015
Western Port News 8 September 2015