The round-up


Belgrave South stabbing

Police are appealing for information about a stabbing that took place at the intersection of Engelke Road and Belgrave Hallam Road in Belgrave South.

It is understood that at the intersection on 27 May at 8.30pm, a man was assaulted and sustained stab wounds to his face and arm.

Police are seeking information about the attacker.

Anyone who might have any information or who saw suspicious activity on the night should call Belgrave Police Station on 9754 6677.

Dangerous driver

Olinda police members allegedly clocked a Subaru WRX driving through Sassafras at more than 100km/h.

On Sunday 2 June at 1am the officers were conducting vehicle speed checks along Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

The tried to intercept the Subaru but the driver allegedly accelerated to more than 120km/h towards Ferny Creek.

Belgrave police then allegedly detected the vehicle, but police said the driver again accelerated to a very dangerous and reckless speed.

Other police units assisted Olinda and Belgrave but the driver continued to drive in an irresponsible manner at speeds the officers deemed dangerous to the public.

Olinda and Belgrave members followed the car into the Ferntree Gully Bowls Club car park, and onto the grass along Ferny Creek.

Police said the unregistered car came to a stop in the boggy ground and the unlicensed driver fled the scene, leaving behind his three passengers, which included a young pregnant woman.

The driver is known to police and will be charged with dangerous driving offences.

Leading Senior Constable Fox of Belgrave Police said “the unlicensed drivers’ actions were extremely reckless and dangerous and he could have killed or seriously injured other road users”.

Dashcam footage

Police are still appealing for information about a crash on Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully, about 9.40pm on 24 May.

They said the man driving a silver Holden station wagon travelling east lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree and light pole in the centre median.

The vehicle came to rest in the west-bound lanes near the intersection with Dawson Street.

The vehicle was extensively damaged and the driver was taken to hospital with injuries.

Debris was spread for several hundred metres across east and west-bound lanes and the road was closed for several hours while police examined the scene.

No one else was injured.

Police are seeking any witnesses who might have dash cam footage or who saw the silver Holden travelling in the area prior to the collision.

Call Senior Constable McGregor at Maroondah Highway Patrol on 9881 7000.