And more usual shenanigans that a reporter documented on during a 4-hour ride along on Sunday night.
Copying this from an article in today's paper.
4 Hours On Patrol With Sgt. HastingsLocal police officers tell us they have dealt with as many as 36 jobs — or an average of one every 13 minutes — in a single eight-hour shift.
“I’ve worked in this area a long time, and there is very little let-up now,’’ Sen-Sgt Hastings says.
“Night shift was always a chance to get your breath, and that doesn’t seem to happen too much any more.
“You just don’t know what you’re going to get.”
Springvale - Bottle shop held up at knifepoint by two teenagers, one of which is charged over other recent robberies.
Dandenong - Man flips stolen car/carjacks bystander who stops to help.
Endeavour Hills - 40 people brawl in street outside party.
- Teenage boy attacked and robbed.
Noble Park - Man leads police on high-speed pursuit/torches car.
- Six police officers attacked with bottles after being called to disperse a crowd of 150 youths gathering outside restaurant. Up to 30 of which attacked police. Officers deployed OC spray and offenders dispersed (no mention of any arrests).
- Man assaulted walking to car outside train station (sustained serious injuries). Wallet and car were stolen.
Dandenong South - Reports of 200 people gathering at illegal street racing event (no arrests).
And two home invasions, which are mentioned in the earlier post.
Pakenham - Home invaded by three intruders. Search of area fails to locate offenders.
Berwick - Five residents set upon by six men wielding extendable batons (no arrests).
This country is royally screwed unless we stand up to this crap.