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Sports bike mayhem in Kaleen?

By tbv - 10 April 2009 17

So we were walking our dog tonight in Kaleen (Diamantina Cres) around 8PM and we can hear lots of police sirens and the familiar sound of a sports bike (loud exhaust+high revs). Suddenly a cop car comes screaming round the corner followed by more cop cars (marked and unmarked) and the bike sound eventually goes silent.

We figure the bike and all the cop cars are related and sure enough the cop cars are darting in and out of the small streets around Diamantina Cres and eventually we get a unmarked cop car stopping and asking if we’ve seen a bike.. we say no and ask what’s going on.. and continue walking.

Turning the corner into our street we see another couple of cops with flashligths and motorcycle cops all over the place looking for anything..

Ask a few of them what’s going on and turns out someone on a bike coming down the highway has been running from the cops and has ditched the bike near our street round the park somewhere and has decided to leg it instead.

It’s now 10.45PM and the main street is still buzzing with unmarked cop cars looking for him.

Would be interesting to see if this makes the news and if they bust the guy.

What’s Your opinion?


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17 Responses to
Sports bike mayhem in Kaleen?
el 11:33 pm 10 Apr 09

Sorry Ant, I must’ve been reading something that wasn’t there into your comment. Apologies.

Having said that, I’m also fairly used to you making (lame) donut jokes and complaining how ‘useless’ the police are on here any time they’re mentioned.

ant 11:19 pm 10 Apr 09

el said :

Yawn.

We get it, Ant – you don’t like the police.

You know, el, that’s a pretty stupid – and uncalled-for – comment right there.

What part of my remark was anti police?

Ad hom attacks are getting more common around here, but it doesn’t stop them from being ad homs. Here’s a clue, deal with what people actually say.

el 11:08 pm 10 Apr 09

Yawn.

We get it, Ant – you don’t like the police.

vg 10:44 pm 10 Apr 09

Yeah, I mean the person on the motorbike couldn’t have just done an armed robbery or anything like that, could they?

ant 10:18 pm 10 Apr 09

Seems to be a lot of fuss for one measly motorbike.

el 10:09 pm 10 Apr 09

3 more police cars with lights flashing were absolutely screaming up Adelaide Avenue towards Civic around 9:45PM.

farnarkler 7:47 pm 10 Apr 09

A two stroke was out at about 1:30am in Kaleen. Sounded like it was where the ferals live off Daintree Cres.

Katle 7:25 pm 10 Apr 09

I caught some of this action too on the Giralang end of Maribyrnong Ave at 8ish. Was on my motorbike doing the sedate speed limit and was overtaken by a screaming sports bike that was going so fast it took a few hundred meters for them to get back into the left lane after swinging out to pass me. A few seconds later an unmarked cop car came up really fast behind me with full sirens and lights and sits behind me for a bit, then overtakes, does a swift uy, and heads back up Maribyrnong. I wonder if they thought I was the speedy sports biker? After the roundabout with Ellenborough another cop car and a motorbike cop overtook me and create a bit of a blockade at the east Diamantina intersection. Further up Maribyrnong at the west Diamantina intersection there were another two cop cars, and then down at the lights on Baldwin two more were coming through. Quite an all-sound-and-lights police presence; sure beats fireworks.

vg 6:53 pm 10 Apr 09

“Police dont like telling you whats happening with an ‘active operation’, other than using those two words, even if it involves public safety. Im surprised they even told you as much as they did.”

Bollocks of the highest order.

paperboy 6:45 pm 10 Apr 09

“Remember when the guy was running around west belco with a shotgun a couple of years ago? I stumbled right into the middle of that, and the police simply said ‘its an accident, dont worry’.. It wasnt until the next day that police advised what had happened. Police dont like telling you whats happening with an ‘active operation’, other than using those two words, even if it involves public safety. Im surprised they even told you as much as they did.”

Ahh Matthew Massey.. is he still on bail?

TP 3000 6:29 pm 10 Apr 09

I also forgot to mention that at around 09:30, a paddy wagon & sedan police car drove up Adelaide Avenue, maybe they were heading that way just in case.

Also on a side note, as the 2 Police cars went past a speed camera van, they flashed their lights. So us cars coming up all slowed down as we came up.

stonedwookie 1:27 pm 10 Apr 09

there was a really loud car in giralang lastnight huge turbo kind of sounded like a motobike but it wasent back fired every few seconds kind of like drag cars do did a few burnouts n left fast.

dvaey 1:03 pm 10 Apr 09

TP 3000 said :

We won’t find out till Saturday or Sunday. I’m surprised that they didn’t have the K9 unit out or even the Snowy Hydro with their infra red gear.

Remember when the guy was running around west belco with a shotgun a couple of years ago? I stumbled right into the middle of that, and the police simply said ‘its an accident, dont worry’.. It wasnt until the next day that police advised what had happened. Police dont like telling you whats happening with an ‘active operation’, other than using those two words, even if it involves public safety. Im surprised they even told you as much as they did.

canberra bureaucrat 12:49 pm 10 Apr 09

I heard something going on in Giralang a bit before 10pm. About 5-10 minutes of loud engine sounds. May have been related, maybe not.

TP 3000 12:37 pm 10 Apr 09

We won’t find out till Saturday or Sunday. I’m surprised that they didn’t have the K9 unit out or even the Snowy Hydro with their infra red gear.

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