Six sentenced after violent, botched car theft bid where woman was assaulted

Six men have been sentenced after a violent botched car theft that resulted in a woman being punched in the face. Key points: The group allegedly went to the property to retrieve a car that had been stolen from one of them A County Court judge described the assault of a woman during the incident as … Read more

Widow urges BMW driver to come forward after Berwick hit-and-run leaves Melbourne father dead

A Melbourne widow has pleaded for a killer driver to hand themselves into police after her husband was mowed down just metres from his home. Father-of-three Darrin Pierce was out for dinner at a local pub in Berwick on Friday and then walked home along Princes Highway. But the 44-year-old was then struck by a … Read more

Steven Johnson faces court charged with alleged murder of Christopher Jarvis

A missing person cold case of 16 years has had a major breakthrough, with two men charged with the alleged murder of Wangoom man Christopher Jarvis. Key points: Wangoom man Christopher Jarvis has not been seen since 2006 Former police officer Steven Frederick Johnson, 70, and Glenn Ernest Fenwick, 59, have been charged with murder  Police say a … Read more

Police charge two men with murder in connection to the disappearance of Christopher Jarvis

Two men have been charged with murder over the 2006 disappearance of Victorian man Christopher Jarvis, whose burnt-out car was found in the middle of a coastal reserve 30 minutes after he failed to show up for work. The charges follow the arrest of two men on Tuesday morning, after police executed search warrants at … Read more

Former police officer charged with murder of missing man Christopher Jarvis

Two men have been charged with murder after the 2006 disappearance of Christopher Jarvis. Key points: Wangoom man Christopher Jarvis has not been seen since 2006 Glenn Fenwick, 59, has been charged with murder A former police officer, 70, has also been charged with murder The Wangoom man vanished after his car was found torched in … Read more

Two arrests made in cold case investigation into disappearance of Christopher Jarvis

Two men have been arrested as part of a cold case investigation into the 2006 disappearance of Victorian man Christopher Jarvis. A 70-year-old from Wangoom and a 59-year-old from Warrnambool were arrested in the state’s south-west today and will be interviewed by police. Mr Jarvis, 38, was last seen when he left the house he shared with his partner and stepchildren … Read more

Christopher Jarvis missing persons case reopened 16 years after Wangoom man’s disappearance

Victoria Police has reopened its investigation into the disappearance of Victorian man Christopher Douglas Jarvis, who was last seen 16 years ago. Key points: Victoria Police are reinvestigating the disappearance of Wangoom man Christopher Jarvis  Mr Jarvis has not been seen since his car was found torched in 2006 His children say it’s been some “long painful … Read more

Victoria Police news: ‘Disgraceful’ acts of violence leave one man dead, several injured in Melbourne, as potential links

One man is dead and six others have been taken to hospital as police investigate whether multiple stabbing incidents across Melbourne CBD are linked. It’s believed the string of violent events began at a service station in Dandenong North on Saturday at about 10pm, where CCTV footage shows four people allegedly carjacking a white Porsche. … Read more

Melbourne boy miraculously escapes stormwater drain

A young boy was miraculously rescued after he was trapped in an overflowing stormwater drain, prompting emergency services to issue dire warnings about going into floodwaters. The 11-year-old boy was riding his bike with a friend when he was sucked underwater after accidentally riding across a submerged drain at Altona Meadows in Melbourne on Thursday … Read more

Matthew Guy backs Mildura Liberal candidate Paul Matheson after Victoria Police demotion

The Victorian Liberal Party is backing its candidate for the seat of Mildura, Paul Matheson, after an internal investigation into his conduct while serving as a police officer. Key points:  A police officer speaking on the condition of anonymity has voiced their concerns with Mr Matheson’s candidacy A second anonymous individual has questioned Mr Matheson’s fitness … Read more