Tag Archives: Victoria Police Dog Squad

ASSASSINATION CLAIMED CAREERS, REPUTATIONS – Thursday July 4 2013

– The execution of “vampire” gigolo Shane Chartres-Abbott set off a chain reaction that still reverberates a decade later. Careers were ruined, a global manhunt was triggered and police were named as suspects in a crime that shocked Melbourne. His … Continue reading

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BABY PANIC – Friday June 7 2013

– A baby taken on a wild ride by a carjacker has been reunited with his stricken mother. Eight-month-old Cooper was dumped outside a hairdresser’s just 10 minutes after Sam Chehade allegedly jumped into a Ford Falcon as the mother … Continue reading

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COPS LIFT PROFILE AS THE FINKS HIT TOWN – Sunday March 10 2013

– Police seized one bike and conducted licence and drug tests to welcome up to 200 members of The Finks Motorcycle Club into Victoria yesterday. The police operation came just hours after a drive-by shooting that is believed to be … Continue reading

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FEARS MOUNT OVER SIEGE – Sunday March 3 2013

– Police, sightseers, neighbours and family of convicted rapist Antonio “Mad Dog” Loguancio continued to observe a marathon stand-off in Glenroy late last night. At Justin Avenue, a string of police and fire trucks, the dog squad, and platoons of … Continue reading

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MAD DOG SIEGE – Saturday March 2 2013

– Victoria’s most wanted fugitive last night was cornered by heavily armed police in a tense stand-off in Melbourne’s north. Sadistic rapist Antonio “Mad Dog” Loguancio, who was on bail for weapons and drug charges, was trapped inside a Glenroy … Continue reading

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HUNT FOR MEN AFTER POLICE OFFICER FIRES SHOTS AT CAR – Thursday February 14 2013

– The policeman who fired two shots at a speeding car during an operation targeting hoons was alone and in plain clothes when he pulled the trigger. As Chief Commissioner Ken Lay said police shooting at cars had become a … Continue reading

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ARMED MAN ON THE LOOSE – Saturday December 29 2012

– A brazen would-be thief who attempted to steal copper from a business in Melbourne’s west caused a major police operation with fears a gunman was on the loose. The man was confronted by staff at the Olympia Street yard … Continue reading

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STREET IN LOCKDOWN AFTER ATTACK – Saturday December 8 2012

– Heavily armed police occupied a suburban Melbourne street for more than five hours yesterday after reports an armed man had barricaded himself inside a St Albans home. Police were called to Grant Street about 7:30 pm after a 52-year-old … Continue reading

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TASKFORCE SWOOPS – Saturday April 28 2012

– The arrest of four people linked to crime gangs that terrorised gaming venues is “extremely significant”, police say. Heavily armed Special Operations Group police were among officers from Taskforce Sampson who swooped early yesterday. A man and three women … Continue reading

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