Shots, fire at Baxter

DETECTIVES from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating a shooting and a car fire at Baxter, Thursday 2 July. Emergency services, including Hastings SES and Baxter and Somerville CFA crews, were call...

Praise for driver’s quick thinking

LITTLE is known about a man tipped into the back of a garbage truck at Rye last week, but Mornington Peninsula Shire staff do not believe he is homeless. The 21-year-old who appeared to have been asl...

Fire investigated

POLICE wish to speak to two people in relation to a house fire. The fire, which has been labelled by police as “suspicious”, started at a Seaford home on 2 June. An image of two people (below), a man...

Fatal car crash

A WOMAN is dead after a car crash in Pearcedale on 27 June. The woman was a passenger in a blue Ford station wagon which was driving along Baxter-Tooradin Road. Police believe that car had been speed...

Weed killer use stopped

USE of the herbicide glyphosate for weed control was phased out by council last week. From 1 July, the herbicide will no longer be used. Hand weeding, brush cutting, and mulching will be undertaken i...

Drug trafficking investigation

POLICE have charged ten people following an investigation into alleged gun and drug trafficking activity. On 23 June, police executed search warrants at a number of properties in the south-eastern su...

Bottle-o booze thieves

TWO offenders who stole alcohol from a bottle shop are wanted by police. At around 11am, 25 March, two people walked into a Patterson Lakes liquor store. They allegedly stole a 30 pack of Smirnoff Do...

Works on parks in full swing

TWO local park projects will be completed after receiving a funding boost from the state government. A new pocket park will be created in Moorabbin, and the off-leash dog area at Carrum’s Roy Dore Re...

Camper death investigated

AN appeal for public assistance has been put out as part of an investigation into the death of a man in Noojee last Sunday, 21 June. It is believed the man died after being assaulted by a number of p...

Stolen car spotted

A MAN in an allegedly stolen car was caught by highway patrol officers in Carrum Downs last week. At around 10am, police patrolling on Wedge Road spotted a stolen car using their automatic number pla...