Night bust catches poachers

TWO men will be charged on summons after they were allegedly caught taking abalone at Portsea on Friday 7 August. Their haul was over the catch limit and in the closed season. Fisheries officers patr...

Beach rescue sees bravery rewarded

WHEN Jackson Hillier heard a young girl was in strife in the waters off Frankston beach he did not hesitate. The teenager plunged into the sea and began a rescue effort that saved a 17-year-old girl’...

Gang bashing

UP to 10 youths are being sought by Frankston police after bashing two men at Carrum Downs shopping centre, 9pm, Friday 7 August. Two members of the group, which was described by police as Islander i...

Thief cops spray

A WOULD-BE car thief got a soaking when he attempted to hijack a Frankston man’s car, 7.15pm, 29 July. The offender, armed with a silver meat cleaver, approached the 23-year-old victim washing his ca...

Hunt converts to same-sex marriage cause

ONGOING tensions within the Liberal Party over the legalisation of same-sex marriage have been downplayed by federal MP for Flinders Greg Hunt. A passionate Mr Hunt told The Times last Friday he beli...

Allies plan to fight crime

POLICE, security companies, retailers, major shopping chains and municipalities joined forces last week to plan how to better combat crime in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. The Frankston ...

Thieves ruin the show

FIRST online pirates stole the TV show Game of Thrones by illegally downloading the medieval fantasy epic to watch and now thieves have stolen armour similar to that worn in the HBO production. A sui...

Crumbs! Loafer’s bread dump mystery

SOMEONE has done their dough and puzzled Aspendale Gardens residents are rising to the challenge of trying to solve the case of the mystery bread dumper. Earlier this month, sometime during the weeke...

Hang up or face fine

BAYSIDE police detected 27 drivers using mobile phones during the first days of Operation Distrait in Bayside and Glen Eira this week. In the operation, which will run from August to October, police ...

Creative minds whir

ASPIRING young filmmakers have only days to enter this year’s International Youth Silent Film Festival being run by Kingston Arts next month. Entries must be lodged by midnight Tuesday 1 September. F...