Lighting his fire

A MAN who twice stole firewood from a Blairgowrie house is being sought by police. The man, above, is captured on CCTV walking down the side of the holiday house on Melbourne Road, 4pm, Wednesday 30 ...

Arrest after principals report on ‘squatters’

REPORTS of underage drinking, graffiti attacks, verbal abuse of neighbours, assaults, throwing rocks and leaving rubbish in Somerville prompted a fast response from Hastings police. Senior Sergeant W...

Charges follow raid

A MOUNT Martha man has been charged with possessing cannabis and GHB, two counts of possessing the proceeds of crime, handling stolen goods and breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions. The ch...

Six times the limit

A MORNINGTON man had an expensive trip to the shops, early Wednesday 14 October. The 31-year-old pulled over at 2.50am in Rosebud told police he was on his way to buy cigarettes. A preliminary breath...

Club goes quiet after sound theft

THIEVES stole 10 speakers and eight drivers from a shipping container behind the Crib Point Football Club, in Colin Parade, from 8-11 October. The drivers are used to amplify sound through the speake...

Snakes spring into action

SNAKES are starting to emerge from their winter hibernation to bask in the sun and search for food and a mate. However, there is nothing to fear provided precautions are taken, according to Departmen...

Trees down as wildlife moves out

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire planning compliance officers conducted an “urgent inspection” at a Rye property earlier this month after neighbours complained of unauthorised and extensive tree felling. T...

Friends seek unity to fix foreshore

THE Friends of Williams Road Beach are pleased that Hengyi Pacific has acknowledged the public open space between its proposed retirement centre at Mount Eliza and the foreshore. The developer is kee...

New CEO to oversee Oberon ’s key projects

NEIL Armstrong, above, has been appointed CEO for the next two years of the Western Port Oberon Association. A justice of the peace and a former Mornington Shire councillor and a board member of Metr...

Hunger pains threaten Big Goose’s future

THE proprietor of the Big Goose animal petting farm Justin Orr says, with some irony, that he has never sought charity, but that’s exactly who came to help as he battled to supply food to his animals...