Arrest leads to property seizures


Hot stuff: Detective Senior Constable James Keegan, of Frankston CIU, with the stolen property seized last week. Picture: Yanni

DETECTIVES who raided three properties linked to a Frankston man charged with 20 counts of theft of cars, theft from cars, theft and handling stolen goods last month unearthed a treasure trove of stolen goods.

The raids occurred in Frankston, Beaconsfield and Berwick.

Detective Senior Constable James Keegan, of Frankston CIU, said the $20,000 haul included assorted tradies’ tools, building equipment, electrical gear, stereo and diagnostic equipment – and a caravan possibly stolen from a Frankston City Council storage yard.

Much of the equipment was allegedly stolen from building sites.

The man, 42, was apprehended in Chelsea in a stolen vehicle while allegedly attempting to jump-start another vehicle, Thursday 16 August. A set of number plates in his possession were linked to another stolen car.

He has been on remand since Thursday 16 August and will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, 24 September.

A Frankston woman, 34, was also arrested in the raids and charged with related offences. She will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

First published in the Frankston Times – 10 September 2018

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