Frankston’s ‘most wanted’ sought

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FRANKSTON detectives have released a list of their “10 most wanted” to The Times so readers can be on the look out for alleged offenders wanted for questioning by police.

The “most wanted” have 46 warrants and 181 charges outstanding against them and have all, at some point, lived in the Frankston area.

Several are known to still frequent the area and are said to be “actively avoiding police”.

Two of the 10 have been charged with stating false names to police to avoid detection.  Three have violent offence charges pending against them and another two are known to have been violent in the past.

Police urge members of the public not to approach them but, instead, to try and remember any relevant details and pass them on to police by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Paul Busuttil said previous public appeals had led to four out of five wanted people being found within 48 hours.

“We want to thank the community for this, and ask again for their assistance,” he said.

“Frankston CIU are concentrating resources on a number of people in our local area that have missed court or who are actively avoiding apprehension. If you have an outstanding warrant, you should attend your nearest police station immediately.”

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 October 2017

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