Author: Bayside News

IT’S official. Former Frankston SES controller Brian McMannis has a street named in his honour. A street, off McCulloch Ave, near the organisation’s Seaford McCulloch Ave headquarters has been named McMannis Way. Mr McMannis told The Times late last year he is “shocked but privileged” to be recognised by Frankston Council for his near four decades volunteer work for the SES. Frankston mayor Cr Sandra Mayer praised the way Mr McMannis had dedicated himself to helping others at times of emergency. “Brian’s contribution as a member of the SES for almost four decades was outstanding,” Cr Mayer said. “It was…

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A 42-year-old Langwarrin man will face court after Frankston detectives executed a warrant in Landhill Close yesterday. Police entered the residential property and arrested the man around 3.30pm. They also uncovered a cache of weapons including swords, slingshots, laser pointers and knives. He was interviewed by detectives and has been charged with possess handgun, possess prohibited weapons, possess cannabis and advertise and sell prohibited weapons. The man will face the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 September.

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A man has been charged with seven counts of rape and other offences following a serious sexual assault in Cheltenham on Thursday. The 18-year-old Cheltenham man contacted police this morning and has been interviewed at the Sexual Crime Squad headquarters. The investigation relates to the serious sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Thursday morning at her Devon Street home. The man will front the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon. Along with the seven charges of rape, the man has also been charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one count of aggravated burglary. Detective…

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A man has handed himself in to police following a serious sexual assault in Cheltenham on Thursday. The 19-year-old Cheltenham man contacted police this morning and is currently assisting police with their enquiries at the Sexual Crime Squad headquarters. The investigation relates to the serious sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Thursday morning. Investigators have been told the 16-year-old was asleep in the rear bungalow of her family home in Devon Street when she awoke to find an unknown man sitting on the edge of her bed about 2.30am. The man spoke to the girl…

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Police are investigating after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted during a home invasion in Cheltenham yesterday. Investigators have been told the 16-year-old was asleep in the rear bungalow of her family home in Devon Street when she awoke to find an unknown man sitting on the edge of her bed about 2.30am. The man spoke to the girl and threatened to produce a knife before sexually assaulting her. He remained in the bungalow for about an hour before leaving. The terrified teenager then ran into the house and raised the alarm. Detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad are investigating…

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