Melissa Jones wanted on warrant

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 26 February 2021 05:09

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Corio woman Melissa Jones.

The 31-year-old has a warrant for her arrest in relation to an aggravated burglary in Corio on Monday.

Jones is known to frequent the Corio and Norlane areas and often utilises taxis.

She is described as 160cm tall, medium build, with black shoulder-length hair usually worn in a bun.

Investigators have released an image of Jones in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts.

Anyone who sights Jones is urged to call Triple Zero (000).

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

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Baby boy missing from Yarroweyah

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 26 February 2021 03:55

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Yarroweyah baby Buddy.

The 3-month-old was last seen in Tocumwal, New South Wales, about 6pm yesterday.

Investigators understand Buddy is in the company of his parents Cody Seymour and Sophie McGrath.

It’s believed they are travelling in a white utility with a trade box on the back and frequent the Yarrawonga, Cobram, Barooga and Urana areas.

Police hold concerns for Buddy’s care and welfare.

Investigators have released images of Cody and Sophie in the hope someone recognises them and can provide information on Buddy’s current whereabouts.

Cody is described as 183cm tall with a solid build and brown hair.

Sophie is described as 152cm tall with a thin build and dark brown hair.

Anyone who sights Buddy is urged to call Triple Zero (000).

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Cobram Police Station on (03) 5871 1977.

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Warrant issued for Stuart Simpson

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 26 February 2021 02:19

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Stuart Simpson.

The 35-year-old is wanted on warrant in relation to breaching a court order.

He is known to frequent the Cheltenham, Dingley and Keysborough areas.

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

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

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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Warrant issued for Jodie Herbert

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 26 February 2021 01:41

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Jodie Herbert.

The 43-year-old is wanted on warrant in relation to failing to appear on bail for possessing cannabis and theft and warrants for other offences.

Herbert is known to frequent the Newport, Brooklyn and Altona North areas.

Investigators have released an image of Herbert in the hope that someone may have information on her current whereabouts.

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

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Police identify man killed in Dandenong collision

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:01

Police have formally identified a male pedestrian who died following a fatal collision at Dandenong overnight.

Police have been told the pedestrian, a 48-year-old Dandenong man, appeared to be in a confused state on Herbert Street just after 8.30pm.

It’s believed a car travelling north on Stud Road struck the man while travelling with the flow of traffic through a green traffic control signal.

Emergency services worked on the yet to be identified man, but he sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and has spoken to police regarding the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

For the current provisional lives lost tally please see https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news

Creina O’Grady

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Police investigate Keilor East aggravated home invasion

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 25 February 2021 18:13

Fawkner Embona Taskforce detectives are appealing for public assistance after a vehicle and more than $40,000 worth of property was stolen during an aggravated home invasion in Keilor East last year.

It is believed an unknown man used a sledgehammer to force entry to the Nicola Court property about 3.25am on Friday 18 December while the two victims were asleep inside.

The man was accompanied by two other men who were armed with a tomahawk and a semi-automatic firearm.

Once inside the property the men assaulted a 44-year-old man.

They then stole more than $40,000 worth of property along with the victim’s grey Audi sedan, bearing registration AWH013, before driving away.

The victim’s vehicle was last seen travelling in convoy with a white Dodge station wagon, believed to have been stolen in a separate incident.

Police have released CCTV footage of three men who they believe could assist with their investigation.

The first male was African in appearance, wearing a white face covering, navy Kathmandu hooded jacket and black Adidas pants with white stripes.

The second male was wearing a black and white Everest long sleeve top and black Adidas pants with white stripes.

The third male was wearing a puffer jacket.

Police have also released images of the victim’s grey Audi sedan and a similar white Dodge station wagon.

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

Liz Mellino

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Guns, drugs and cash seized following Werribee arrests

Source: State of Victoria Police

Eastern Region Crime Squad detectives arrested four men and seized guns, drugs and cash following an operation in Werribee yesterday afternoon.

The four men were arrested by the Special Operations Group outside a Sonia Court property about 2.45pm.

As three of the four men were subject to firearm prohibition orders a search of the property was conducted.

The search uncovered five firearms namely; an Adler A1-10 lever action shotgun, an Adler B2-30 semi-auto shotgun, a scoped rifle, a shotgun and a loaded Barretta Tomcat handgun.

Other items seized included over $100,000 in cash, a quantity of methylamphetamine and other firearm related items.

Three of the men; a 26-year-old from Mount Waverley, a 32-year-old from Werribee and a 35-year-old of no fixed address, have each been charged with a range of offences including:

• Possess a firearm in contravention of a firearm prohibition order

• Possess a firearm related item in contravention of a firearm prohibition order

• Possess traffickable quantity of firearms

• Prohibited person possess a firearm

• Prohibited person possess a silencer

• Traffick commercial quantity of methylamphetamine

• Deal property suspected proceeds of crime

• Fraudulently use registration plate

• Commit indictable offence whilst on bail

• Possess methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis, GHB and ecstasy

• Unlicensed driving

The trio have all been held over to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 26 February.

The fourth man, a 31-year-old from Werribee, has been released and is expected to be charged on summons.

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

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Pedestrian dies following collision in Dandenong

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 25 February 2021 17:02

Cardinia Highway Patrol are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision after a pedestrian was struck by a car in Dandenong overnight.

Police have been told the pedestrian appeared in a confused state on Herbert Street and was seen to be shuffling himself across a pedestrian crossing while sitting on the road just after 8.30pm.

It’s believed a car travelling north on Stud Road struck the man while travelling with the flow of traffic through a green traffic control signal.

Emergency services worked on the yet to be identified man, but he sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and has spoken to police regarding the collision.

Police are appealing for assistance from the public to identify the man who is believed to be aged in his 30s, described as African in appearance and who was wearing distinctive black runners with green soles.

An image of one of the shoes has been released in the hope it will assist in identifying the man.

He was also wearing a black military style cap.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

For the current provisional lives lost tally please see https://www.police.vic.gov.au/news.

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

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Image released as police investigate Melbourne stabbing

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:27

Detectives from the Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit have released an image as part of their investigation into a stabbing in the Melbourne CBD late last year.

Investigators have been told a man was walking with friends down Lonsdale Street when he was approached by an unknown man about 2.30am on 7 December, 2020.

A fight broke out during which the victim sustained a stab wound to the upper body.

The offender fled the scene in a southerly direction on Lonsdale Street.

A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives have released the image of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

He is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, aged in his early 30s, with a thin build and blonde hair.

He was wearing a dark coloured jumper, black jeans with rips at the knees and black sneakers.

Anyone who recognises the man, may have witnessed the incident or has any other information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Sam Bidey

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Springvale South collision

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 25 February 2021 08:38

Detectives from Major Collision Investigation unit are appealing for information following a collision in Springvale South this evening.

Investigators have been told a girl was hit by a blue BMW station wagon on Golden Grove about 5pm.

The girl suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The male driver of the BMW is currently assisting police with their enquires.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with dashcam footage from the area at the time is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Senior Constable Adam West

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