Tag Archives: Victoria Police news

DETECTIVE STOPPED MOBSTERS IN THEIR TRACKS – Monday June 10 2013

SUPERINTENDENT ANDREW ALLEN, AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL – For the head of the Homicide Squad it could well have been a poisoned chalice – to start a taskforce into Melbourne’s gangland war when the smart money suggested police were doomed to … Continue reading

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THE MEN IN BLUE EMPLOY A SOFTLY SOFTLY APPROACH – Sunday April 21 2013

– Their flat-brimmed caps, basketball singlets and flashy shoes are better suited to the Bronx than Dandenong plaza, but the two Samoan teenagers have swagger, nonetheless. When Anthony Sofe, a prominent local Samoan, approached with police, the boys were respectful, … Continue reading

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BIKIE BUSTERS – Wednesday March 27 2013

– Victoria Police has declared a major blitz on outlaw bikie gangs. The force today launches Taskforce Eagle to fight potential outlaw motorcycle gang infiltration into its ranks. It come as Melbourne Comancheros president Amad “Jay” Malkoun denies infiltrating police … Continue reading

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PAROLE JUMP PAY DAY – Friday March 15 2013

– A legal loophole allowing fugitives to receive fortnightly Centrelink payments has been slammed as Victoria Police reveal thousands of repeat offenders are in the run. Suspects wanted for 13 murders, 45 rapes and 179 armed robberies are among 16,059 … Continue reading

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OLD-STYLE COPPER’S WORD WAS THE LAW – Saturday March 9 2013

– If Jack “Sailor” Manley had managed to find his sea legs, then perhaps a legend of policing would never have been created. They buried him the other day after he finally died, aged 95, remembered as a copper who … Continue reading

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83,000 KM, SIX CONTINENTS AND NOW A LIFE OF NO REGRET – Monday February 25 2013

– When people reach retirement age, it’s common to vow “to see the world” – and end up going to Noosa. Publicist Shirley Hardy-Rix and former head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad Brian Rix spent 16 months riding a … Continue reading

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GOING BALLISTIC TO OUTGUN CRIMINALS – Saturday February 16 2013

– It was a long climb to the attic of the peaceful country church but well worth the effort. Inside they found a Vickers machine-gun, mortars, 15 loaded firearms and a cannon. “They have been put there by a bloke … Continue reading

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