Operation 'Shows' Targets Dangerous Driving with Air Wing and Dog Squad Assistance
The Wyndham area recently witnessed an overnight operation resulting in the apprehension of five individuals allegedly involved in evading police and dangerous driving. Additionally, 14 individuals were issued infringement notices during the operation.
Regularly conducted in the western suburbs, Operation Shows involves the collaboration of local police with specialized units such as Air Wing, Dog Squad, and Highway Patrol. The primary focus of this operation is to target high-risk driving behaviors in the area.
Air Wing plays a crucial role by conducting aerial surveillance, while ground units patrol the streets, aiming to identify risky and dangerous drivers. The Dog Squad actively assists in tracking down offenders who attempt to flee from the authorities.
**Werribee: Motorbike Evades Police**
At about 8.10 pm, police patrolling Watton Street observed a black motorbike without registration plates. Air Wing quickly located the motorbike, but the rider allegedly evaded police at high speeds. The pursuit led to a residential premise in Point Cook, where a 20-year-old man was arrested. He is expected to be charged with multiple offences.
**Hoppers Crossing: Hi-Lux Ute Evades Police**
Just before 9 pm, police attempted to intercept a Hi-Lux Ute in a shopping center car park on Derrimut Road. The driver allegedly evaded police at high speeds. Air Wing tracked the driver to O’Keefe Court, where officers on the ground made an arrest. A 34-year-old man from Hoppers Crossing is expected to face charges.
**Derrimut Road: Stolen Plates and Fleeing Offenders**
Around 9.55 pm, units on the ground spotted a silver Ford Territory displaying stolen plates on Derrimut Road. The driver allegedly evaded police, leading to a pursuit to Yenda Court. Two individuals fled on foot, but the police quickly arrested them nearby. A 41-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman from Werribee were charged with various offenses.
**Princes Highway in Werribee: Unregistered Ford Falcon Ute**
Around 1 am on Friday morning, Dog Squad units observed an unregistered Ford Falcon ute on the Princes Highway. The driver allegedly evaded police when an intercept was attempted. Air Wing located the vehicle, and the driver, a 20-year-old man from Werribee South, was arrested.
During the operation, 14 additional people received infringement notices for various driving offenses, including drug driving, using a mobile phone while driving, speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road, and failing to display P plates.
**Operation Shows in the Wyndham Area**
Operation Shows, a regular operation in the western suburbs, involves local police collaborating with specialist units such as Air Wing, Dog Squad, and Highway Patrol to target high-risk driving. The operation aims to detect risky or dangerous drivers and will continue to operate in the Wyndham area. If you have information about dangerous drivers, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.