Tag Archives: SOG

MANHUNT FOR FUGITIVE LOVERS

Thursday September 5 2013 – A fugitive parolee with a long history of gun crime was last night on the run in Melbourne with a mother and her two children. Gun-loving Simon Hancock, who once shot a pregnant woman in … Continue reading

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MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD CONSISTING OF 99 SERIOUS CONVICTIONS

Wednesday August 28 2013 – It can be revealed that a man shot dead by police had at least 99 serious violent criminal convictions. Vlado Micetic, 44, was gunned down after allegedly confronting a highway patrol senior constable with a … Continue reading

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SIEGE AFTER GUNFIRE – Tuesday July 30 2013

– Heavily armed police surrounded a Norlane home for three hours after an elderly man allegedly fired his gun following a neighbourhood dispute. Hundreds of onlookers gathered as police from the Critical Incident Response Team and Special Operations Group descended … Continue reading

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FAREWELL TO THE ENIGMATIC MR GOLDFINGERS – Wednesday May 8 2013

– Funeral services can reveal secrets the dead don’t take to their grave. But few mourners on Tuesday of Raymond Bertram Bartlett – former truck drivers, publican and owner of King Street “gentlemen’s club” Goldfingers – would have learnt much … Continue reading

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A FALLEN STAR – Saturday May 4 2013

– There are those who would tell you Billy Nicholls should be in the twilight of a successful AFL career. A gifted junior footballer, he starred on debut, aged 15, against hardened men in a tough Geelong competition. Five years … Continue reading

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EX-AFL PLAYER CHARGED – Saturday April 27 2013

– A former AFL footballer was behind bars last night over two shootings in Geelong. Billy Nicholls, 32, has been charged with two counts of intentionally causing serious injury and related offences. He yesterday appeared in Geelong Magistrates Court, where … Continue reading

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SONS OF GOD – Monday April 8 2013

– The Special Operations Group is Victoria Police’s last line of defence. “They are the last port of call,” Superintendent Ross Guenther said. “If they can’t deal with the situation, we need to call in the firepower of the Army.” … Continue reading

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MAN JAILED FOR GUN – Saturday March 9 2013

– A man who helped the notorious “Postcard Bandit” bank robber escape from a Queensland jail is going behind bars again, for tossing a loaded gun out of a moving car. Brendan Berichon, 35, and three others were in a … Continue reading

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FIVE MEN ARRESTED – Saturday March 9 2013

– Five men were last night arrested for conspiracy to kidnap amid fears of a looming bikie war in Melbourne. Victoria Police arrested the five men and confirmed they had connections to outlaw motorcycle gangs. A police spokeswoman would not … Continue reading

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ELITE COPS’ FURY AT CORONER – Sunday February 10 2013

– Four Special Operations Group police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man wanted for murder have taken the sensational step of asking a coroner to disqualify herself from the ongoing inquest. Coroner Jane Hendtlass had heard 14 … Continue reading

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