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South Morang school crossing supervisor hit by car in Epping

GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol officers have appealed for a hit-and-run driver who struck a school crossing guard in Epping on Monday to come forward. At about 9am on Monday morning the crossing guard, a 58-year-old South...

Final clock-off after a memorable Victoria Police career

By Steph McNicol NOT many people will be awarded a George Cross Medal by the Queen of England in their lifetimes, but this was only one of many highlights of Michael Pratt’s Victoria Police career...

Seymour constable receives Rotary award

SEYMOUR Senior Constable Jason Crossing was recognised for his service with the 2019-20 Rotary Peter Toomey Memorial Community Police Officer of the Year and Rotary Clubs of Victoria District Police Officer of the Year...

Hit and run leaves father in serious condition

A DOREEN family is appealing for public assistance with both the information about their father’s hit and run incident and a call for financial support to assist. Motorcyclist Nick Topia, 55, was left with serious...

Whittlesea detectives investigate deception offences

WHITTLESEA Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating several alleged deception offences across Melbourne’s northern suburbs in September. On September 8, a man called a commercial business on Woolsley Place in Thomastown and placed an order...

Animal cruelty dismay

By Steph McNicol WILDLIFE Victoria volunteers have expressed their disappointment after having to euthanise a kangaroo shot with arrows in Macedon Ranges Shire on New Year’s Day. Police contacted Wildlife Victoria after the kangaroo was...

Appeal for ramming witnesses

MERNDA police have called for public assistance to help locate a driver who deliberately rammed a police vehicle in Wollert last month. On Saturday, November 28, police flagged down a Mitsubishi Magna sedan, believed to...

Witness appeal for Wollert fatality

By Colin MacGillivray GREENSBOROUGH Highway Patrol officers are investigating a crash in Wollert that left a 17-year-old Epping boy dead on Sunday morning. Investigators believe the unlicensed boy was driving a Toyota van that left Bindts...

In the firing line

By Jackson Russell MITCHELL police will put fires caused by recklessness and negligence under the spotlight this summer as part of Operation Safeguard. This summer will be the second year for the annual operation, which aims...

Murder in Mernda

HOMICIDE detectives are continuing to investigate the death of Mernda woman Celeste Manno, who was found dead at her Umbria Road home in the early hours of Monday morning. A 35-year-old man was arrested in...