Mushfiqur Rahman wanted on warrant

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 16 August 2019 02:46

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 24-year-old Mushfiqur Rahman.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest after he failed to appear at court in relation to obtaining property by deception.

Rahman is known to frequent the Footscray area.

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

Anyone who sights Rahman or has information 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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Missing teen Shayn Mulcahy-Marshall

Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 16 August 2019 00:40

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Ivanhoe teenager Shayn Mulcahy-Marshall.

The 16-year-old boy was last seen on 7 August at his home address on Beatty Street.

Police and family members hold concerns for Shayn’s welfare due to his age and the length of time he’s been missing.

Shayn is described as 160cm tall with a slim build and short blond hair.

He is known to frequent the Broadmeadows, Craigieburn and Glenroy areas.

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

Anyone who sees Shayn or has information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Heidelberg Police Station on 9450 8000.

Leading Senior Constable Rohan Imms

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Man arrested following Ascot Vale armed robbery

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:29

Moonee Ponds Crime Investigation Unit detectives have arrested a man following an alleged armed robbery in Ascot Vale last night (15 August).

It is alleged the 19-year-old Flemington man, along with a second man, entered the Union Road store brandishing machetes before threatening two staff members and a security guard about 11.10pm.

The pair fled on foot with cash and prescription medication before the Flemington man was arrested by police in nearby Blamey Street.

He has been charged with armed robbery and recklessly cause injury and will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

A female staff member, a 51-year-old from Taylors Lakes, sustained a minor wound to her hand and was treated at the scene.

A second woman who was working at the time was not physically injured.

The security guard, a 22-year-old St Albans man was allegedly bound by the wrists by one of the offenders

A 30-year-old male customer who was inside the store at the time sought refuge in the staff area at the rear of the store.

He was physically un-injured.

Police have released images of the second man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.

He is perceived to be African in appearance and approximately 181cm tall with a medium build.

He was wearing a grey hooded jacket, grey tracksuit pants with a thick stripe down the leg and red and white sneakers.

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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Search for missing teenager Jessica Lake

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 12:21

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Jessica Lake.

The 13-year-old was last seen in Pascoe Vale about 2.30pm on 14 August.

She is described as 165cm tall with a solid build and brown hair and was wearing a camouflage hooded top, black puffer vest, black jeans and white runners.

She is known to frequent the CBD, Broadmeadows and Epping areas but may be in Doveton.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age.

Anyone who sees Jessica or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Fawkner Police Station on 03 9355 6001.

Belinda Batty

Media Advisor

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Search for missing teenager Amelia Bates

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 12:17

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing teenager Amelia Bates.

The 14-year-old was last seen in Mornington today and is described as 156cm tall, thin build with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was wearing black and white Nike Air max shoes, red track pants, black Everlast hooded top and a black Kathmandu jacket with a green hood.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age.

Anyone who sees Amelia or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Mornington Police Station on 03 5970 4900.

Belinda Batty

Media Advisor

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Police investigate smart watch theft at Maribyrnong

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 08:32

Police are appealing for public assistance after two smart watches were stolen from a telecommunications store within a shopping centre in Maribyrnong on 22 May.

It is alleged a woman entered the store and stole the watches from a front counter display about 4pm.

Investigators have released images of a woman with distinctive tattoos who they believe may be able to assist them with their enquiries.

The woman is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, aged in her late twenties and of solid build.

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

Sergeant Megan Stefanec

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Police investigate road rage assault – South Yarra

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 03:33

Police are seeking public assistance to help identify a man who may be able to assist them with an investigation into a road rage incident in South Yarra that occurred on 26 January.

Investigators have been told the 56-year-old male victim and his wife were driving their red Honda Civic on Toorak Road about 11am.

It is alleged a man holding a camera tripod stepped out in front of the victim’s car forcing him to slam on his brakes.

The man and the victim had a verbal dispute before the man approached the victim’s driver side window and assaulted the victim with the tripod causing a minor injury to the victim’s hand and minor damage to his car.

The man is perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, about 183cm tall with short greying hair.

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or knows the identity of the man to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Sergeant Megan Stefanec

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Missing teen Moana Ryan

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:19

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Endeavour Hills, teenager Moana Ryan.

The 14-year-old was last seen out the front of her school on Caroline Street in Dandenong about 8.30am yesterday.

Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age and it is out of character.

Moana is described as Pacific Islander in appearance, 140cm tall with a medium build.

She was last seen wearing her school uniform, a blue/green blazer, blue jumper, white shirt, blue tie and grey pants.

Investigators have released an image of Moana in the hope someone knows of her current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees Moana or has information on her whereabouts is urged to contact Dandenong Police Station on 9767 7444.

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

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French drone startup takes flight in Australia

Source: Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade

French drone startup takes flight in Australia

15 Aug 2019
Australia’s vast agricultural properties and progressive regulations have proved ideal for Sunbirds’ drone technology, leading the company to set up operations in the country.
Sunbirds’ flagship product is an autonomous aircraft that harvests solar energy to fly 10 times longer and farther than other drones. With a wide range of fixed-wing drones and sensors, the company’s products can be used across many industries, including forestry, livestock farming and mining.
The Toulouse-based startup has set up an office, assembly workshop and maintenance centre in Brisbane, Queensland. The office provides drone packages and drone-as-a-service solutions to surveyors, cattle stations and environmental monitoring companies.
Sunbirds has also partnered with an Australian drone retailer, local training companies and international firms to grow its business in Australia.
‘Sunbirds’ solar-powered drone can fly for seven hours, making it a perfect match for aerial monitoring of large areas with plentiful sunlight, such as cattle stations in Outback Australia,’ says Amaury Wiest, Director, Sunbirds Aero.
‘Australian landholders have to fly manned aircraft twice a week to check their stock and bore water pumps over properties as large as some European countries. Our drones can significantly reduce monitoring costs, save time and fuel, and increase safety and comfort.’
Wiest adds that Australian regulations for long-range drone flights are among the most advanced and flexible in the world, ensuring Sunbirds’ drones could be readily deployed.
Australia’s proximity to and cultural ties with Asia was another reason to set up operations in the country, as Sunbirds looks to expand its business into Southeast Asia.
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Man dies following mobility scooter crash

Source: State of Victoria Police

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:15

A man has died after crashing his mobility scooter earlier this month in Seymour.

Emergency services were called to Station Street on 5 August about 11.15am.

It’s believed the 89-year-old was driving North West on the footpath when he collided with a public bench.

The Seymour man sustained an injury to his ankle and was conveyed to a Melbourne hospital.

Sadly he passed-away in hospital on 8 August.

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Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson

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