Dandenong hoon charged following collision

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:28

A learner driver is expected to face court following a collision in Dandenong on Thursday morning.

Members from the Dandenong Frontline Tactical Unit and Greater Dandenong Highway Patrol were targeting hoon drivers in Dandenong South when they came across a collision about 12.45am.

It is believed a white Holden Commodore wagon was allegedly conducting a burnout along the Dandenong Bypass when it collided with the rear of a white Mazda sedan.

As a result, the passenger of the Holden Commodore and the driver of the Mazda were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Checks revealed that the driver of the Holden Commodore, a 23-year-old Cranbourne man, was a learner driver and the vehicle was unregistered at the time.

He is expected to be charged on summons with numerous traffic offences including being a learner driver unaccompanied, careless driving and failing to have proper control of a motor vehicle.

Liz Mellino

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Aggravated burglary and assault at Craigieburn restaurant

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:16

Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary and assault at a Craigieburn restaurant last month.

An unknown man attended the Craigieburn Road restaurant on a bicycle about 1am on Tuesday, 23 February.

Investigators have been told the man approached the front counter and made demands for cash.

When a staff member refused, the man climbed over the counter and began punching and kicking him.

The offender pulled the victim towards the front counter while making his demands, but the victim managed to free himself and move away.

The man followed the victim before returning to the front counter a short time later.

He then stole cash from the register before fleeing the premises on his bicycle, travelling north on Dorchester Street.

The victim, a 24-year-old Bundoora man, was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

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

The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged late 20s or early 30s, approximately 177cm tall, short orange hair with a distinctive tattoo on his right forearm.

He was wearing a black hooded jumper with a white logo on the front and back, light-coloured shorts and blue Nike runners.

He was carrying a blue Nike backpack and riding a bicycle with a white seat.

Anyone who recognises the man or with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log into www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Nikki Ladgrove

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Charges following Norlane fatal

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:42

Police have charged a man following a fatal crash which occurred in Norlane in March 2020.

It is alleged a motorcycle and black Toyota RAV4 collided on Melbourne Road, near the intersection of North Shore Road about 6.50am on 16 March.

The male rider died at the scene.

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged a 46-year-old Norlane man with dangerous driving causing death earlier this evening.

He has been bailed to appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on 17 March.

Senior Constable Adam West

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Fatal collision on the Monash Freeway, Endeavour Hills

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 06:11

A man has died after a collision in Endeavour Hills this afternoon.

Investigators were told a car was involved in a minor collision with a second car on the Monash Freeway followed immediately by a second collision with a truck about 4pm.

The yet to be identified driver of the car sadly died at the scene.

The drivers of the second car and truck were uninjured in the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collisions, has dashcam footage or 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.

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

Sergeant Megan Stefanec

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Appeal for dashcam following Parkdale fatal crash

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 04:08

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for dashcam and witnesses following a fatal crash in Parkdale this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Nepean Highway, near the Warrigal Road intersection, following reports a motorcyclist had crashed into a residential fence about 3.10am.

A male, who is yet to be formally identified, sadly died at the scene.

Detectives have since established the yellow Hyosung motorbike was stolen and a second male was on board at the time of the crash.

It’s believed he fled on foot towards Warrigal Road prior to police arrival.

It is not yet known whether the deceased was the pillion passenger or rider of the motorcycle at the time of the crash.

Detectives have since spoken with a 15-year-old boy in relation to the incident.

He remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators have released CCTV footage of the motorbike travelling on the Nepean Highway in the lead up to the crash in the hope someone may have seen or driven past the yellow motorbike at the time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or 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

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

Nikki Ladgrove

Media Advisor

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Warrant issued for Brock Rayner

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:54

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Brock Rayner.

The 26-year-old is wanted on warrant in relation to weapons, drug and bail act offences.

Rayner is described as approximately 170cms tall, thin to medium build, brown hair and brown eyes.

He is known to frequent the Casey and Greater Dandenong areas.

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

Anyone who sights Rayner 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

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Cafe burglary Mount Macedon

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:32

Macedon Ranges Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the theft of tools from a business in Mount Macedon earlier this year.

Police have been told offenders arrived at the Cameron Drive address just after 4am on Wednesday 10 February and gained entry by forcing a door lock.

The men accessed an external storeroom, stealing a water pump, pressure washer as well as other power tools and items.

Investigators have released images of males they believe can 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

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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Woman dies following incident in taxi in Echuca

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:28

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a woman in Echuca last month.

It’s understood the woman, who was in a wheelchair and travelling in the rear of a wheelchair accessible taxi, got into difficulty and asked for help from the driver while on Ogilvie Avenue shortly before 12.30pm on 6 February.

The driver immediately pulled over and rendered assistance.

Sadly the 63-year-old woman couldn’t be revived and died at the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated by police together with WorkSafe investigators.

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

Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson

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Motorcyclist dies following Parkdale crash

Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 19:11

Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following a fatal motorcycle crash in Parkdale this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Nepean Highway near the Warrigal Road intersection about 3.20am following reports a motorcyclist had crashed into a residential fence.

A male, who is yet to be formally identified, sadly died at the scene.

Police are working to establish whether a second person was on board the motorcycle at the time and possibly fled the scene prior to police arrival.

The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are yet to be determined and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or any other information that could assist police with their enquiries 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

Liz Mellino

Media Advisor

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Witness appeal after child struck by vehicle in Epping

Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 18:30

Greensborough Highway Patrol members are appealing for witnesses after a 6-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle 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 white Nissan Patrol, bearing NSW registration plates DCA86E, 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.

The male 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.

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.

Police have released an image of the Nissan Patrol which has two large round lights attached to its bonnet.

Anyone who recognises this vehicle, 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.

Liz Mellino

Media Advisor

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