Pole-axed

A NUMBER plate left at the scene of a collision on Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin, was an easy pointer for police to the car’s owner and address. Soon after midnight on Saturday 18 August, Somerville Hi...

Home-made bomb explodes

FIERY debris from a home-made explosive device detonated in Karingal in the early hours was scattered up to 70 metres and “could have killed or seriously injured someone”, police said. Detective Seni...

Thefts lead to charges

A FRANKSTON man was charged with 33 counts including theft of, and from, cars, as well as theft and handling stolen goods when arrested in Chelsea last week. The 42-year-old allegedly committed the o...

Lights out but somebody’s home

SLEEPING on the job took on a whole new meaning last week when a man was found semi-conscious in the roof of a chemist’s shop hours after it had been burgled. Detective Shaun Rampal, of Frankston CIU...

Gnome on its way out

THE “chrome gnome” that towers over the Cranbourne Road exit of Peninsula Link will leave the roadside next year. The shiny sculpture, officially called Reflective Lullaby, will head to Langwarrin’s ...

Safety fears down tree

A TREE that stood tall for a century in Mordialloc’s Attenborough Park has been felled but Kingston Council says the mature cypress tree could not be saved. Park visitors were dismayed to see the gia...

Charity begins ‘at home’

MORE than $35,000 is on its way to charities thanks to the Frankston Charitable Grants Program. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said the grants are vital for many charities in the municipality and a...

Take two for traffic op

POLICE returned for an encore performance at Frankston’s Peninsula Link on Thursday 16 August when Somerville Highway Patrol officers used automatic number plate recognition on passing vehicles at Pe...

Home invasion

POLICE are appealing for any witnesses to an alleged home invasion in Seaford’s Madden Street at about 7am on Sunday 5 August. Three men, wearing “hockey type masks”, confronted a man in the house wh...

Bikes swiped from factory

FIVE race motorbikes have been stolen from a Honda Motocross Racing factory in Seaford. Thieves smashed in the front door of the factory at about midnight on Sunday 12 August. Keys were taken from th...