Tag Archives: Simon Overland

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

December 13, 2003 – The kilometre-square block in the middle of South Yarra is one of the busiest in Melbourne. Traffic regularly slows to a crawl. No one would have noticed the late-model sedan that cruised the choked streets for … Continue reading

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SAMARITAN MURDER SUSPECT TO RETURN – Saturday July 27 2013

– A Thai man accused of murdering Good Samaritan Luke Mitchell is to be extradited to face justice. Thatiya Terdputham is expected back in Melbourne towards the need of next month after dropping his appeal against extradition in a Thai … Continue reading

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TRICKED INTO PRISON SEX – Tuesday January 22 2013

– A prison conman who posed as an undercover cop and secret agent to trick a fellow prisoner into having sex with him could face up to 10 years’ jail. Benjamin Lord’s elaborate hoax fooled his victim into thinking he … Continue reading

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FROM A DARK PLACE – Thursday December 20 2012

– Chief Commissioner Ken Lays says he is proud of the way his force has come through one of its most turbulent periods. Nearing the end of his first full year at the tiller, Mr Lay said members had responded … Continue reading

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COP’S DIARY REVEALS PRIVATE MEETINGS – Friday November 9 2012

– Former Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones held a series of private meetings with Office of Police Integrity chiefs in his final days in the force. The “Herald Sun” has obtained a copy of the diary Sir Ken … Continue reading

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TOP GRAFT FIGHTER QUITS – Tuesday October 30 2012

– The chief investigator of Victoria’a police watchdog is to resign in a further blow to the Baillieu Government’s anti-corruption platform. The resignation of John Nolan, the Office of Police Integrity’s director of operations and one of the most influential … Continue reading

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NEVER-ENDING OVERLAND CRISIS – Thursday October 25 2012

– Like those “extras” of deleted scenes and alternate endings that you watch on a DVD after the movie has ended, or the bonus tracks added for the re-release of a favourite record, Victoria’s Deputy Ombudsman John Taylor on Tuesday … Continue reading

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A GOOD COP TAKES BIG FALL FOR SMALL SIN – Monday May 21 2012

– Loose lips sink ships, and last week they sank a good cop. Glenn Davies was head of the Sexual Crimes Squad until he was stood down in December 2010, charged with leaking information to two journalists, one of them … Continue reading

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POLICE SWOOP ON AGE – Friday December 16 2011

– The hacking scandal engulfing “The Age” took a dramatic twist yesterday when detectives raided the newspaper’s headquarters and tried to seize equipment including computers. Police spent more than eight hours in the newspaper’s offices quizzing “The Age’s” editor-in-chief, Paul … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR LEADERSHIP – Monday October 17 2011

– Three Victorians turned up dead, believed murdered, in 48 hours last week. Karina Ann Bell was found first, in a Caulfield South laneway. The following day, the body of Johanna martin was found wrapped in a blanket, her hands … Continue reading

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