Author: Bayside News

A DRIVER is wanted after they evaded police in Mentone, 11 July. Police say that a white Toyota RAV4 was speeding on Beach Road at about 2.30pm. They later spotted the car on the road at about 3pm, when they say the driver “evaded police and was seen driving through several red pedestrian lights near a life-saving club on Kitchener Street.” The driver allegedly drove erratically, on the wrong side of the road, and escaped police. They were last seen turning right onto Marina Parade. An image of the car has been released by police. They are asking for anyone…

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AN elderly man was robbed in Cheltenham earlier this month. The 84-year-old was walking along Wilson Street at 11.30am when a man approached him from behind. The man yanked the victim’s satchel bag, sending him falling towards the ground where he hit his head. The bag was stolen and the offender fled in a grey-coloured vehicle. The victim managed to avoid injuries as a result of the incident. A police investigation into the robbery continues. Detectives have released CCTV footage of a Kia Cerato hatchback and asked for anyone who recognises it to come forward. Anyone witnesses or anyone with…

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THE Frankston train line has been shut down between Mordialloc and Frankston as works ramp up to remove more level crossings. Between 25 July and 1 August, crews will work to remove boom gates at Edithvale Road, Chelsea Road, Argyle Avenue, and Bondi Road. Edithvale, Chelsea, and Bonbeach Stations will be demolished. Bus replacements will be scheduled throughout the week. Trains will then run express through the three demolished stations from 2 August until 13 September. From then, the line will close between Mordialloc and Frankston again until November. During the long closure period, shuttle buses will run every five…

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A NEW dog park has opened at Sandfield Reserve in Carrum Downs. The area cost $206,000 to fit out. Frankston councillor Sue Baker said “there are 15,208 dogs registered in Frankston City, but not everyone has a large backyard or suitable places where they can walk them off leash, exercise and enjoy nature as well. What we have created at the Sandfield Reserve Dog Park is an answer to that and it is a place for all ages.” “There is more than 4,500 square metres of open space – in a designated zone packed with dog-friendly features. There is…

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THE future of the Frankston Baseball Club looks brighter after the announcement of new lighting at its home ground. New lighting up to 250 lux will be installed at Robinsons Reserve. Frankston ratepayers will contribute $180,000 towards the project, while the federal government via Sports Australia has chipped in $190,000. Work is expected to be complete by November. The Frankston Baseball Club has been playing since 1945. The club currently boasts nine teams, four senior and five junior. The club’s president Mark O’Brien said “I extend sincere thanks to all who have made this possible.” “It is important that you…

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