Arrests after robbery

FOUR men were arrested following a robbery in Frankston early Friday 3 August. The men approached a Seaford man, 26, on Nepean Highway just after 2am. One allegedly demanded the victim hand over mone...

Hungry drink-driver

A DRIVER out to get some Chinese takeaway wrote off his car in Towerhill Road, Frankston South, and then allegedly blew more than four times the legal limit when breath-tested at Frankston police sta...

Robbed at knifepoint

A BOY, 14, was robbed at knifepoint by two 16-year-old boys outside the cinema complex in Frankston’s Wells Street on Sunday 22 July. The victim was approached by the two teens who demanded cash befo...

Tradie jumps in

A TRADIE intervened to disarm a would be armed robbery at a Beach Street 7-Eleven store last week. The Chisholm TAFE student was taking a break from studies at about 10.30am on Tuesday morning (31 Ju...

Monkey problem

THE high number of unregistered “monkey bikes” in streets, reserves and parks throughout Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is a worry to Somerville Highway Patrol. They say residents complain ab...

Youth locked out of housing

YOUTH homelessness is on the rise and Mission Australia figures reveal nearly one in six young people aged 15-19 have experienced homelessness. The statistics include “hidden homelessness”, youngster...

Red moon a sight to behold

MARS sparkled down on Earth last Friday afternoon and evening (27 July) and a crowd of eager sightseers gathered at Olivers Hill to see the red planet in the sky during a lunar eclipse. Frankston res...

Labor comes to Baxter line party

THE electrification of the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter now has bipartisan support from both the Liberal and Labor parties. Federal Labor shadow transport spokesman Anthony Albanese visi...

Tax scammers hit the phones

TAX time is also scam time for thieves trying to intimidate people into handing over bank or credit card details to pay a fictitious tax debt. Scammers have been calling people throughout the Frankst...

Day carer wins accolade

LANGWARRIN family day care provider Vanessa Shaw has been recognised as Regional Educator of the Year after being nominated for a Family Day Care Australia award. Ms Shaw said it is “pretty amazing” ...