MORNINGTON Senior Constable Dave Burton and Constable Dylan Beaumont spotted a Mitsubishi Triton ute and trailer parked on the side of the road at Somerville, Wednesday 15 January.
Doing a spot check they found the number plates on the car, and the trailer, had both been reported stolen days earlier. Selecting a vantage point they sat and waited until a man walked up and opened the car’s door.
When approached the man claimed he had “nothing to do” with the vehicle and had opened the door because he was curious about why it was parked there.
The police searched a small bag he was holding and found methamphetamine and the key to the ute, which they found had been stolen from Frankston South on Christmas Day.
The 46-year-old, of Narre Warren, was wanted for a range of offences on the Mornington Peninsula and in the eastern suburbs and remanded in custody until a further hearing.