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Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred in Rosebud this evening. Emergency services were called to Hove Road about 5.15pm after reports a motorcycle had left the road and crashed. The yet to be identified rider, believed to be a man in his 30s, died at the scene. Anyone who witnessed the crash or with dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Police responded to reports of an erratic driver after they received numerous calls to Triple Zero (000) that a red Toyota Yaris had crashed into a number of street signs in Hastings about 8.40pm last night. A registration was provided to police who subsequently paid the registered owner a visit in nearby Crib Point. The 21-year-old woman who was the holder of a probationary licence returned an evidentiary breath test of 0.141. She is expected to be charged on summons with drink driving and traffic related offences. He car had also sustained significant damage as a result of incident. Anyone…

DETECTIVES are hunting a man responsible for stealing upwards of $50,000 in cigarettes and smoking supplies from service stations in the Western Port area over the past two months. Senior Constable Natasha Van Den Brink, of Somerville CIU, said the lone burglar had used a crow bar and angle grinder to force entry and steal the items from only United service stations in the early morning raids. The first occurred in the first week in September and the latest last week. Service stations targeted included the Hastings United on Marine Parade, Hastings, 3 September, when $4300 in cigarettes was stolen;…

By Michael Harris* WHILE it is fantastic to see David Attenborough add his voice to help save the Flinders pier from demolition, there are other issues regarding the pier and precinct that really need to be addressed. I have worked on Flinders pier since 1993 and Parks Victoria has now recognised me as a “stakeholder”. I have seen a lot of change in the physical entity of the pier and in the shuffling of government departments. If a properly financed maintenance program had been followed, we would not be in the situation where Parks is using the term “demoli-tion” in…

PENINSULA Community Legal Centre’s Street Law project is continuing its mission despite the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and amid concerns its money will dry up at the end of the year. The van delivering free legal services, free coffee and material aid will be back on the road at the end of this month. The Street Law philosophy is to deliver free legal services when and where its clients need them. Discussing legal issues in this environment is comforting to those who, apart from needing legal assistance, have urgent material needs, the project’s street lawyer Joe Oliver said. “The service…

DETECTIVES from the Security Investigation Unit have charged a Mount Eliza man following a fire at a 5G phone tower in Mount Eliza. Nathan Glover, 44, was arrested at his home in Clendon Close, off Tower Road, Thursday 14 October. He was later charged with causing criminal damage by fire, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing cannabis, possessing a drug of dependence, and committing an indictable offence while on bail. Mr Glover appeared via video link from Melbourne West police station at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week and, after being refused bail, was remanded in custody to reappear on 13 January.…