Police foil escape despite icy dip

A FRANKSTON South man hid from police for more than an hour in the dark, cold waters of Martha Cove, 5.30am, Saturday 21 July. Police called in the Air Wing to help search for the man, 21, and he was...

Cafe setback as Yacht Club opens

THE completion of the $10.7 million new Frankston Yacht Club has been hailed as a “reinvigoration” of Frankston’s waterfront despite the last-minute collapse of negotiations to open a cafe and restau...

Arrests over cars

POLICE found allegedly stolen cars, motor bikes and bicycles valued at more than $250,000 when they raided a Seaford property overnight, Friday 15 July. Detective Senior Constable Richard Thomson, of...

Police car rammed

A YOUNG hoon rammed a police car in Frankston North, 7.30pm, Sunday 24 July. Carrum Downs Senior Sergeant Ron Barbary said police were called to Tilia Ct after reports of teenagers “causing trouble”,...

Bomb squad called to home

DETECTIVES found a detonator and wiring near the front door of a Langwarrin house when they arrived to arrest a possible suspect, Wednesday 27 July. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mor...

Homestead where the heart is

A COMMUNITY group working to historic farm buildings at Down’s Estate in Seaford have been given 18 months to show that a farm homestead and large shed should not be demolished. The Down’s Estate Com...

Bailed teens’ crime spree

SIX boys from the Frankston area – one aged just 11 – were last week arrested and charged with multiple aggravated burglaries, thefts of cars and committing offences while on bail. Sergeant Andrew Pa...

Pokies losses on rise

POKIES losses across Frankston rose slightly in the past 12 months and still topped $63 million despite the introduction of voluntary pre-commitment cards for gamblers last year. Victorian Commission...