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This blog is a great way for us to get feedback from you, and find out how we can continue to improve on our policing efforts in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.
This week, the Hastings STOP team acted on comments posted on a recent blog post about our police presence in Mt Eliza.
In response to those comments, the team went on a foot patrol of the Mt Eliza Village, speaking to locals and engaging with the community. As you can see from this picture (above), some of the people they spoke to were very pleased to see the police out and about in their town!
Also this week, the Hastings STOP team (pictured, above) attended the Stony Point boat ramp, train station and ferry car park to hand-out information pamphlets regarding thefts from motor vehicles. As you’ll be aware from previous blog posts, theft from cars is an ongoing problem for us and the community.
We can’t stress how important it is to keep your valuables out of sight. Take a look at the photo above. The STOP team found this car parked with its portable GPS on display! GPS devices are one of the most popular items stolen from cars. Please don’t leave them on display for some opportunistic crook to steal.
That’s all from me this week. Keep the comments coming in because, as you can see here, we’re reading them!
...and another thing. Last week you may remember there was a party planned in the Tootgarook area by a local teenager who advertised the party on Facebook, with 250 people accepting the invitation. I thought you may be interested to know what happened.
As a result of this blog and local police intervention, the teenager was identified and spoken to. His parents were advised of what he had done. The Facebook page was closed down and the party was cancelled.
Even though we warned people about going to the party and possessing alcohol, three offenders under the age of 18 were detected by the Rosebud Police with alcohol - they had between about 60 cans and bottles of alcohol!
We seized the alcohol and the three offenders were referred to the PUDDAL alcohol diversion program. Their parents are also required to attend the program. If they fail to attend this program they will be issued with a fine.