Author: Bayside News

Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identify a burglar who stole a safe from a Frankston shopping centre last week. The burglary took place at the Cranbourne Road shopping centre on Saturday 7 February at 9.30pm. The burglar approached a pop up sushi shop, which was closed at the time, and crawled under a tarpaulin to access a safe. The man removed the safe from the shop and walked from the centre. Frankston Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Jason Hamilton-Smith said that the man was wearing fairly distinctive clothing that someone may recognise.…

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Police are appealing for public information to help locate a teenage girl who went missing in Frankston last month. Aleesha Kete left her home address in Muruwa Street on 27 February and said she was going to the city to visit friends. The 13-year-old told her family she would return on Saturday night but has not been seen since. Police have concerns for her welfare due to her age. Aleesha is described as being of Maori appearance, with a slim build, an olive complexion, long wavy hair that is currently coloured pink and brown eyes. It’s unknown what the teenager…

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Frankston Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Team detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted at a bayside shopping centre last month. The incident happened in a lift at the Beach Street shopping centre on 8 February around 5.15pm. The victim, a 42-year-old woman who is employed as a cleaner at the centre, was in the process of cleaning the lift when two men entered on level one. One of the men struck up a short conversation with the woman while the second man grabbed the victim by her hand. The victim tried to pull away from…

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Officers from Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Edithvale last night. Police received a number of reports of a Toyota Camry being driven erratically in the vicinity of the Aspendale Railway Station around 11pm. Members patrolled the area and found the car in Lochiel Drive, Edithvale a short time later. Investigators believe that the car had been involved in a number of crashes before they located it and the driver. The male driver, a 23-year-old from Springvale, was taken back to the station for a breath test and returned a result of 0.176%. He is expected to…

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THIS year’s Frankston Citizen of the Year is an expert on the city’s history. Glenda Viner is one of three award winners honoured at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony at Frankston Arts Centre. The others are Senior Citizen of the Year Marion Beattie and Young Citizen of the Year Hayley Russell. All received commemorative certificates and pins and have been asked to be involved in a range of city projects and events throughout the year. Also at the Australia Day citizenship ceremony, 90 people from 24 countries have been awarded Australian citizenship. Ms Viner, 71, of Frankston, joined Frankston Historical…

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