Bottle shop theft

A MAN distracted a bottle shop attendant in Hastings before stealing a four-pack of mixed spirits, Monday 6 May. The man, wearing a grey hoodie, shorts and sunglasses, hid the bottles in his shorts b...

Police probe into couple’s road death

MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives were last week investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of an elderly Chinese couple when a car driven by their son collided with a truck a...

Dog attacks swan

A MAN whose dog attacked a swan at Sorrento beach, 10am, Sunday 19 May, is being sought by police. Onlookers said the man encouraged his dog to attack the swan which was later taken to a vet for trea...

Safety check before warm-up

A SAFETY warning has been issued for property owners to check and maintain their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues. The CFA says there has been a rise in the number of chimney fires from both...

Woman punched

A woman loading groceries into her car at Rosebud on Mother’s Day was punched to the head by a man who stole her handbag. The woman told police the man approached her on a bicycle in the McCoomb Stre...

Roosting birds leave their mark

BIRD droppings on the footpath under Main Street, Mornington’s trees is a daily problem for shoppers and traders – one which won’t fly away anytime soon. Despite regular cleaning by the Mornington Pe...

Closed car park adds to voter confusion

AS if Rosebud’s pre-polling booth wasn’t busy enough, early voters also had to contend with the centre median car park being closed for 36 hours last week. “There has already been one vehicle acciden...

Students’ insight into world of dance

PENINSULA Ballet Ensemble students got an insight into the life of a professional dance company during a Sydney Dance Company in-studio workshop at Somerville. The workshop delivered by the company’s...

Recycling back

RECYCLED items are once again being collected from Mornington Peninsula households after the shock shutdown of processing services. But the shire says a continued service from contractor SKM will “re...

New tack for the marina man

STEFAN Borzecki has marinas in his blood. “All my life I have been designing them,” he said, citing his role in the “niche industry” of marina development, including those at Hervey Bay and Sanctuary...