Nine World War Two medals stolen during Frankston burglary

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 11:52

Frankston Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after nine war medals were stolen during a burglary in Frankston last week.

The burglary occurred at a Margate Avenue address sometime between 5pm on 8 July and 5pm on 10 July.

The victim, a 91-year-old man, returned home and discovered it had been ransacked with nine World War 2 medals stolen, including MBE and Citation medals.

It is believed a substantial amount of cash, jewellery, an army uniform, and other items were also stolen during the incident.

Detectives also believe the offender defecated at the side of the house and used some of the stolen clothing to clean themselves.

Investigators have released images of some of the unique items in the hope someone may recognise them and come forward.

Anyone with information or who witnessed suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Man shot by police following assault on woman in Gladstone Park

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 08:02

A man had died following a police shooting in Gladstone Park this afternoon.

About 3.30pm police were called to parkland in Katrina Drive after reports of a man assaulting a woman.

Upon police arrival, members have discharged their firearm resulting in the death of a male.

The woman is in a critical condition.

Homicide Squad detectives will investigate the incident which will be oversighted by Professional Standards Command, as per protocol when a police firearm is discharged.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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COVID19

Source: Australian Capital Territory Policing

COVID-19 response

*** Information about COVID-19 and how to comply with the new directions can be found on the ACT Health website. ****

We want to reassure you all that ACT Policing is committed to keeping Canberra safe.

We’re doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We are taking precautionary measures and will continue to act on the most current health advice.

If you need to contact police, remember these numbers:

  • Triple Zero (000) – only in an emergency or life-threatening situation
  • Police Assistance (131 444) – when you require help but it’s not life threatening or a time critical emergency

In times like these we need to remain calm, be kind and respectful. We are all in this together.

Official ACT Policing information and updates will be announced on ACT Policing’s Facebook page.  

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Driver caught over the limit at Covid checkpoint in Longwarry

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 04:46

Police from the State Highway Patrol (South East) Unit stopped a drink driver at the Covid checkpoint in Longwarry early this morning.

Officers noticed the car on the Princes Highway stop just short of the checkpoint and observed the driver and passenger change places just after midday.

The car then proceeded to the checkpoint where the original driver returned a positive preliminary breath test.

The 59-year-old Endeavour Hills man was also found to be driving unlicensed.

A subsequent evidentiary breath test furnished a reading of .187.

The man’s vehicle was impounded for a period of 30 days at a cost of $895.

It is expected the man will be charged on summons for drink driving and other traffic related matters.

The driver was en route to Morwell for legitimate business purposes and as such has not breached the Chief Health Officers instructions.

Whilst police are maintaining roadblocks, police continue to actively detect motorists committing traffic offences

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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Missing Tarneit man Harrison Wauchope

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 03:47

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Tarneit man Harrison Wauchope.

The 20-year-old was last seen leaving his Nicholas Street home on 9 July.

Police and family hold concerns for Harrison’s welfare as his disappearance is out of character.

Police have released an image of Harrison in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information regarding his current whereabouts.

Harrison is described to be about 160cm tall, with a thin build, long black hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information about Harrison is urged to contact Werribee Police Station on 9742 9444.

Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson

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Police continue to search for missing man Wallace McGown

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 01:31

Police have launched an air and ground search for Wallace McGown after he went missing in Molyullah yesterday.

Wallace set out for his daily walk from his Watchbox Creek Road residence about 11am, Wednesday 15 July, and has not been seen since.

Police and family hold serious concerns for his welfare as the 85-year-old has dementia.

Wallace was last seen wearing black track pants, a black thermal skivy and ASICS runners.

The Police Airwing, Search and Rescue Squad, Dog Squad, Mounted Branch, and local uniform members are today searching Molyullah and surrounding areas.

Police are being supported by CFA and the State Emergency Services in searching for Wallace.

Anyone who sees Wallace or has information on his current whereabouts is urged to call Benalla Police Station on 5760 0200.

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Officer

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Man charged as part of JACET investigation

Source: State of Victoria Police

A man will be appearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today after he was charged earlier this month by detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) as part of an ongoing investigation.

The investigation related to a number of alleged online offences relating to child abuse material.

On 26 June, JACET detectives executed a warrant at his property and seized a range of electronic devices which were then forensically examined.

The 25-year-old Rowville man was subsequently arrested by police on 2 July and charged with the following offences:

• Use carriage service for child abuse material – solicit

• Use carriage service for child abuse material – cause transmit to self

• Use carriage service for child abuse material – produce

• Use carriage service for indecent communications

• Possess child abuse material

He faced Melbourne Magistrates Court that day and was remanded in custody to appear again on 16 July.

A number of victims have been identified at three schools in Melbourne’s south east suburbs.

Police are working closely with those schools to ensure the relevant support is in place for the victims who have so far been identified.

The welfare of those victims remains a priority for Victoria Police.

At this time, no contact offending has been identified and the investigation and victim identification process remains ongoing.

Victoria Police encourages parents and carers to be proactive and have regular discussions with young people about online safety and risks.

They should also monitor their children’s online activity and if required, have access to their child’s device and online accounts so risky behaviour can be identified as early as possible.

It’s so important that everyone understands the warning signs of unwanted contact, how to protect your privacy online, and how to report any suspicious activity.

For more information and access to tools, resources and advice, as well as reporting and support services, please visit www.thinkuknow.org.au, www.accce.gov.au and www.esafety.gov.au

Anyone with any information about online offending is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Natalie Webster

Media Officer

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Troy Joachim wanted on warrant

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 00:23

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Shepparton man Troy Joachim.

A charge-and-warrant has been issued for the 23-year-old’s arrest for reckless conduct endanger life, dangerous driving whilst pursued by police,

fail to stop vehicle on police direction, and other offences in relation to an incident on 3 July in Shepparton.

Investigators have released an image of Joachim in the hope someone may have information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone who sights Joachim or has information about his current whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

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Burglary and deceptions in Melbourne CBD

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 16 July 2020 00:07

Police are appealing for public assistance to help identify a woman following a burglary and subsequent deception in the Melbourne CBD last month.

Detective from Melbourne Crime Investigations Unit believed the woman gained entry to an apartment on Rose Lane where a wallet was stolen sometime on 25 June.

Bank cards contained within the wallet were subsequently used at a nearby shopping complex.

Investigators have released CCTV images of a woman who they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the woman or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

Media Advisor

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Southbank bicycle burglar

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 23:50

Melbourne Crime Investigations Unit detectives are hoping to identify a man following a burglary at a Southbank apartment building last month.

It is believed the man gained entry to the secure car park of the Southbank Boulevard before scaling a fence into a bicycle storage cage just after 5pm on 25 June.

Once inside the cage the man selects a bicycle before riding out of the building.

Investigators have released CCTV images of a man who they believe will be able to assist with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the man or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Senior Constable Alistair Parsons

Media Advisor

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