Three arrested following south eastern burglaries

Source: State of Victoria Police

Sunday, 14 March 2021 22:12

Detectives from Manningham Crime Investigation Unit have charged three teenagers following a series of burglaries in Doncaster East, Templestowe and Parkdale over the weekend.

Officers were conducting patrols after receiving reports of a man acting suspiciously on Main Rise, Doncaster East about midday on Saturday.

Police will allege they observed an outstanding stolen vehicle, a white Mercedes hatch, parked in the driveway of a home on Five Crown Grove.

The vehicle was monitored by police on the ground and with the assistance of the airwing.

A 19-year-old Pakenham man was arrested nearby.

Police subsequently searched the vehicle and located a number of wallets, purses, apple watch, air pods, cash and a number of keys to vehicles that were allegedly stolen during a number of burglaries.

He has been charged with theft of motor vehicle, burglary and handle stolen goods in relation to the burglaries in Parkdale and Doncaster East on 13 March.

The man has been remanded to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court today.

Two other Pakenham teens, aged 17 and 18, both from Pakenham were arrested as they attempted the flee the Main Rise property.

The 17-year-old was bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

The 18-year-old was bailed to appear at Ringwood Magistrates’ Court on 14 July.

Detectives are continuing to investigate a number of other burglaries that occurred in Sarah Crescent, Templestowe and Olron Rise, Doncaster East to establish if the incidents are linked.

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 Natalie Dean

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Man charged following high risk driving

Source: State of Victoria Police

Sunday, 14 March 2021 18:01

A man has been charged after high risk driving in Tooradin overnight.

Police first observed a blue Holden Commodore sedan driving erratically and at speed on Pound Road, Clyde North just before 2am.

Police on the ground were supported by the Air Wing who followed the vehicle as it continued to drive erratically through the south eastern suburbs.

The car was followed to Dore Street, Tooradin, where police attempted to intercept the car.

The car continued to evade police before the driver dumped the vehicle on Circle Road North, in Cranbourne and the driver fled.

He was arrested a short distance away hiding in a shed at a property in Haven Court.

A backpack was located with a homemade firearm, ammunition prohibited weapons and a small amount of drugs.

A 27-year-old Tooradin man has been charged with possessing a firearm, possess ammunition, possessing controlled weapons, trafficking and possessing a drug of dependence and traffic offences.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court later this morning.

Anyone with information about high risk driving is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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Burglary at commercial premises Prahran

Source: State of Victoria Police

Sunday, 14 March 2021 16:53

Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a burglary at a commercial premise in Prahran in January.

It’s believed a male entered the Chapel Street business on 29 January sometime between 9.30am-11am.

The male entered the staff area and stole multiple items including wallets, cash and credit cards.

One of the stolen credit cards was then used on the same day to purchase cigarettes, gift cards and shoes in the Windsor, Prahran and South Yarra areas.

The male is described as approximately 30-years-old and was wearing a black sun hat, light brown long- sleeved top, light green shorts, white runners and was carrying a black umbrella and Aldi shopping bag.

Investigators have released images of a male they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

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

Belinda Batty

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Fatal motorcycle crash in Winchelsea

Source: State of Victoria Police

Sunday, 14 March 2021 06:39

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in Winchelsea.

It is believed a motorbike was travelling on Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road when the rider lost control and crashed into a tree just before 4pm.

A number of passers-by, including two nurses and a doctor, stopped and provided medical assistance but sadly, the rider, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene.

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

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

Leading Senior Constable Natalie Dean

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Man interviewed after child struck by car in Epping

Source: State of Victoria Police

Saturday, 13 March 2021 08:34

Greensborough Highway Patrol members have interviewed a man in relation to a child struck by a vehicle in Epping on 9 March.

A 6-year-old boy exited a vehicle which was parked along Brush Road about 8.30pm.

It is believed the boy walked to the front of the vehicle and onto the road when a car drove past the parked vehicle and allegedly struck the boy.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and provided their details before leaving prior to police arrival but enquiries revealed the details were incorrect.

The vehicle was located on private property in Eden Park on Friday afternoon.

The 25-year-old Epping man has been interviewed after handing himself into police this evening.

He has been released and will be charged on summons with traffic related offences.

The 6-year-old Epping boy was later transported to hospital at the time with minor injuries and has since been released.

Belinda Batty

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Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist injured in Windsor

Source: State of Victoria Police

Saturday, 13 March 2021 06:24

Prahran Highway Patrol officers are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was seriously injured in Windsor early this morning.

The incident happened on Queens Way when a small four-wheel drive cut the rider off, causing him to lose control and fall from his bike.

The rider, a Dandenong North man aged in his 20s, sustained serious injuries when his head struck the roadway.

The driver of the four-wheel drive did not stop at the scene and police believe he may not have known his actions could have contributed to the fall.

The motorcyclist was riding at the tail end of a group of approximately twelve riders when the incident occurred.

Investigators wish to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash or who has dashcam footage.

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

Creina O’Grady

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Four youths charged with home invasion by Bendigo detectives

Source: State of Victoria Police

Saturday, 13 March 2021 03:05

Detectives have charged four youths following a home invasion and the theft of two cars in the early hours of Friday morning.

The incident occurred at a residential address in Strathfieldsaye when the four teenagers, in an alleged previously stolen vehicle, attended at the address just after 4am.

Two of the teenagers entered the house and allegedly stole two sets of car keys before stealing a black Ford sedan located in the driveway.

The four teenagers were seen throughout the night in Spring Gully, West Bendigo and Maiden Gully, driving both stolen vehicles in an erratic manner but refused to stop when police attempted to intercept them.

The four were subsequently arrested by detectives at a Kangaroo Flat address at 11.45am.

Police have charged:

• a 15-year-old Kangaroo Flat boy with two counts of theft of motor car, home invasion, theft and commit indictable offence while on bail,

• a 14-year-old Epsom boy with two counts of theft of motor car, home invasion, theft and commit indictable offence whilst on bail,

• a 14-year-old Long Gully boy with two counts of theft of motor car, home invasion and theft,

• a 16-year-old North Bendigo boy charged with two counts of theft of motor car, home invasion, theft and commit indictable offence while on bail.

All are expected to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Creina O’Grady

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Domenic is missing from Muckatah

Source: State of Victoria Police

Saturday, 13 March 2021 00:28

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing man Domenic.

The 47-year-old was last seen leaving his address in Muckatah on Friday night about 7pm.

He was driving a black Holden Colorado, license plates DFN08.

Domenic is described as 163cm tall with a small build and short brown / grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue shorts. He also may have some beige coloured clothing with him.

It is believed Domenic could be in the north east area of Cobram.

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

Anyone who sees Domenic is urged to contact Wangaratta Police Station on 5723 0888.

Alex Day

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Vehicle located after child struck in Epping

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 12 March 2021 22:44

Greensborough Highway Patrol members have located a vehicle believed to be involved in a collision where a 6-year-old boy was struck in Epping on Tuesday night.

Investigators have been told the boy exited a vehicle which was parked along Brush Road about 8.30pm.

It is believed the boy walked to the front of the vehicle and onto the road when a light coloured olive green Nissan Patrol drove past the parked vehicle and allegedly struck the boy.

The driver of the Nissan Patrol stopped at the scene and provided their details before leaving prior to police arrival.

Checks have since revealed the registration plates attached to the Nissan Patrol at the time of the incident belong to a different vehicle.

Enquiries have also revealed the personal details provided at the scene by the driver of the Nissan Patrol were incorrect.

The vehicle was located on private property in Eden Park on Friday afternoon however the male driver is yet to be located.

The driver was perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, in his late 20’s, with scruffy hair and a short beard.

The 6-year-old Epping boy was later transported to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.

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

Alex Day

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Almost five times the limit in Tootgarook

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 12 March 2021 02:50

A man is expected to front court after crashing his car while allegedly almost five times the legal alcohol limit in Tootgarook yesterday.

Officers were called to Burdett Street following reports a blue BMW sedan crashed into a tree about 7pm.

Upon arrival, the car was abandoned, and the driver had left the scene.

Officers established the car had false plates, was unregistered and had no interlock inside.

Shortly after, officers attended a nearby address and arrested a 60-year-old man.

He was transported to a police station where he allegedly returned a positive oral fluid test and had an evidentiary reading of .233.

The man had his licence immediately suspended and is expected to be charged on summons with drive exceeding breath alcohol concentration, drug driving, use unregistered vehicle, use number plates not issued to vehicle and breach interlock condition.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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