ATM stolen in ram raid

A FREE-standing ATM containing a “quantity of cash” was snatched from Frankston Village shopping centre, early morning Wednesday 17 January. Detective Sergeant Paul Mealia, of Frankston CIU, said a v...

Jawbone found

HUMAN bones – possibly part of a child’s jawbone – were found at Ricketts Point beach, 5pm, Thursday 11 January. A Beaumaris beachgoer exploring a rock pool found the jawbone with one tooth attached ...

Petrol and crackers a dangerous mix

A DRUG-AFFECTED motorist sparked a major scare at a Braeside service station when he poured petrol over his car’s front seat and then set off firecrackers near the open driver’s side door. Detective ...

Punched in robbery

AN Aspendale man was punched in the face by a burglar who he confronted in the hallway of his Aspendale home, 8.15pm, Sunday 14 January. The resident was asleep when the offender forced a sliding win...

Bank teller cops a spray

A WOULD-BE bank robber armed with a portable weed sprayer menaced a teller at the Commonwealth Bank, Main St, Mordialloc, Wednesday 10 January. The man, carrying a backpack which may have contained t...

Dodgy drivers nabbed

THERE was little rest for many police highway patrol officers over the festive season. Victoria Police’s 24-day Operation Roadwise blitz over the Christmas and new year period nabbed nine drink drive...

Warning signs at beach

FRUSTRATED lifesavers fear it is only a matter of time before there is a fatality near the mouth of Patterson River. Some Carrum beachgoers are failing to heed warnings to stay away from Patterson Ri...

Coolart action

YOUNGSTERS can join Parks Victoria’s junior ranger program over summer to find out about national parks and reserves with a ranger. Activities include minibeast discovery walks, signing up as a wildl...

Draw released for Wallace Cup

SOCCER THE draw for the 2018 Steve Wallace Memorial Cup has been conducted and this year’s tournament features eight clubs split into two groups. Group A comprises Langwarrin, Casey Comets, Peninsula...