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THE fate of an old section of Flinders pier depends on whether it has any “significant heritage or environmental significance”, according to Nepean MP Chris Brayne. Parks Victoria will decide whether to demolish the pier based on assessments which are likely to be completed by the end of this month (June). “While the pier is not heritage listed at a federal or state level, the pier is listed on the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s heritage overlay,” Mr Brayne said. “If one, or both of these assessments come back with significant heritage or environmental significance, the department will not demolish it.”…

EXTREME weather events over 9-10 June have highlighted why operations like Operation Regal over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend are vital, police say. Its major focus was on ensuring and enforcing safe driving practices. Reports are continuing to come in about weakened trees falling on the shire’s rural roads, many of which have 60-80kph speed limits. Most are winding and few have good lighting after dark. Rosebud police captured this scene on White Hill Road, Red Hill, to demonstrate the danger when trees come down, generally without warning. “If you are using the roads, drive to the conditions,” police say.…

A LANGWARRIN man appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last week charged with 60 offences following an incident in Langwarrin in which two police officers were allegedly assaulted. The most serious charge was assaulting police, with the others including theft of a motor car, handling stolen goods, as well as drug and bail offences. No application for bail was made and the 40-year-old was further remanded to reappear next month. He had earlier been arrested at Mont Albert, along with a 47-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, who arrived there in a stolen car, and whom police believe are “associates”. The…

POLICE are searching for the driver of a car which collided with a motorcycle in Humphries Road, Frankston South, about 7pm, Saturday 12 June. The rider suffered serious leg injuries in the incident which occurred between Blake Court and Cummins Lane. The car is likely to have damage to the rear driver’s side. Anyone who saw the crash, has dash-cam footage or information which could assist in identifying the driver should contact Leading Senior Constable Jon Shields, Somerville Highway Patrol 59781300, or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 June 2021

Detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit have charged a woman over a fatal collision which occurred in Moorooduc earlier this month. It’s alleged two vehicles collided at the intersection of Stumpy Gully and Mornington-Tyabb roads about 5.55am on 11 June. A 56-year-old Tyabb man, died at the scene while an 18-year-old man from Tyabb was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 20-year-old Mornington woman, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The 20-year-old has since been charged with dangerous driving causing death and has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 23 June. Victoria Police News -…

A MAN who forced entry to Chisholm TAFE, Frankston, last month stole a number of hand held power tools from a store room. The man entered Building B through a construction area by removing a plywood board, 1.35-2.17am, Wednesday 19 May. He is described as Caucasian, mid/late 60s, medium build, grey hair with receding hairline, wearing a long navy blue rain coat, navy pants, black boots and carrying a green reusable shopping bag. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Senior Constable Brendan Fontana at Frankston CIU, 97845535 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. First published in the Southern…