Tag Archives: Victoria Police

AFP and Victoria Police Counter Terrorism Operation Rising Update

Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police have charged one man and released three others following Saturday’s major Melbourne Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation.
An 18-year-old Hallam man has been charged with conspiracy to commit acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts under section 101.6 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995.

The 18-year-old fronted Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Saturday afternoon where he was remanded in custody to reappear on Friday.

Source: www.afp.gov.au

Five Teenagers Arrested In Melbourne Over Alleged Terror Plot Targeting Police Officers

Australian police arrested five teenagers in the country’s second-largest city on Saturday over an alleged terrorist plot to target police officers, authorities said.

The five teenagers were arrested in an operation in suburban Melbourne carried out early in the morning by Victorian state police and the Australian Federal Police. Searches were still continuing in the south-east of the city, said the statement, issued jointly by the two forces.

Source: news.yahoo.com

Victorian Police Praise Queensland’s Anti-Gang Laws

As the Palaszczuk Government prepares to soften the state’s crackdown on bikie gangs, the head of Victoria’s anti-bikie taskforce has praised the VLAD laws, saying some measures should be adopted nationally.

Acting Detective Superintendent Ian Campbell said since the introduction of tough anti-bikie legislation in 2013, senior gang members had fled Queensland and gone to Victoria where they “walk around like rock stars”.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

South-West’s One-Officer Police Stations to Stay?

The state government has moved to support the future of one-man police stations across Victoria.

Minister for Police Wade Noonan said that despite media reports to the contrary, the 105 one-member police stations were not being phased out. 

“We understand they are an important fabric of many small towns in this state,” Mr Noonan said…

Source: www.standard.net.au

War Medals Returned to New Zealand

A set of war medals have been returned to their rightful owner after they went missing when they were sent from Doveton to New Zealand in February. 

A package was sent via registered post to Dunedin from a post office on Autumn Place around 11am on 4 February. 

The medals were located today by Australia Post and it appears they were not stolen. 

Acting Sergeant Melissa Seach 
Media Officer 

Source: www.vicpolicenews.com.au

Victoria Police: Statement From Victim’s Son, Plea For Privacy

I would like to thank Victoria Police for their ongoing commitment to solve this crime, involving the murder of two innocent women, my mother Margaret Penny and her hairdresser Claire Acocks…

Source: www.vicpolicenews.com.au

Most sincere thanks to Victoria’s Finest

Cold Case Solved: Man Charged With 1991 Portland Murders

Police launched a cold case investigation into the murders in 2006 (two women stabbed to death in a Victorian hair salon nearly 24 years ago)  and have identified the husband of one of the murdered women as the suspect.

The suspect, Robert Penny, 83, of Malvern East is now in custody and briefly appeared at Melbourne Magistrates court on Monday, charged with murdering Claire Acocks and his wife Margaret Penny at a Portland hair salon west of Melbourne.

Read more for details…

Source: www.news.com.au


The Acocks family understand and appreciate the interest in today’s developments in the investigation into the death of Claire. 

We are extremely encouraged by these developments and would like to acknowledge the support which has been given to our family by Victoria Police throughout this lengthy investigation. 

We are grateful for the determination of the Homicide Squad detectives who have continued to investigate this matter to endeavour to gain a resolution for us and justice for Claire. 

We are mindful that there are now matters before the courts so we will not be making any further statement at this time. 

Sergeant Sharon Darcy 
Crime Command Media Officer