Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

Outlaw bikie gang's neighbours refused insurance

Nick Toscano, Dan Oakes and Nino Bucci The owners of factories surrounding an outlaw motorcycle gang's Dandenong clubhouse are being refused insurance cover after the property was fire-bombed and shot up in separate incidents.

Man convicted of same rape twice

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Dan Oakes Retrial was ordered after member of a judge's staff allegedly interfered with a jury.

Police search creek bed in Bung investigation

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Dan Oakes Police are searching a creek bed in Boronia as part of the investigation into the disappearance of schoolgirl Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon.

Adrian Franze jailed for 17 years over drug importation

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Dan Oakes A Melbourne property developer and bar owner who attempted to possess 14 kilograms of cocaine and 133 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of $14 million has been sentenced to 17 years in...

Sweeping changes to tighten state's parole system

An undated handout photo received on September 24, 2012, shows Jill Meagher who works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Australian homicide detectives took over an investigation into the disappearance of a young Irish woman in Melbourne on after her handbag was found in a nearby street.  Meagher was last seen at about 1:30am on September 23 morning when she left friends at a bar to walk the short distance home in Brunswick, the inner-city Melbourne suburb in which she lived.

Dan Oakes, Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham The state government will introduce a radically tougher parole system in response to a series of high-profile murders committed by violent offenders on parole, following a thorough review of the...

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What Bayley did in Jill's final hours

Adrian Ernest Bayley.

Dan Oakes The chilling CCTV footage of Adrian Ernest Bayley's movements in the hours before and after he raped and allegedly murdered Jill Meagher are a small glimpse of a painstaking and careful police...

Police extend crackdown on city's gang robberies

Crime hot spot: Gangs of young men and women are targeting people on the northern side of the Yarra River.

Dan Oakes A trial operation targeting violent gang robberies in Melbourne's central business district and western suburbs will be rolled out indefinitely, senior police have said.

Guns seized in terror raids

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Jane Lee, Nino Bucci, Dan Oakes and Farah Farouque Police yesterday raided up to a dozen properties in Melbourne, seizing guns and arresting one man over alleged links to home-grown Islamist terrorism.

Man on CCTV comes forward

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David Jeans and Dan Oakes A man has come forward claiming to be pictured in CCTV footage of Jill Meagher.

One man's tribute captures sense of loss

A plaque has been erected at the Gisborne South site

Dan Oakes Amid the flowers, cards and other ephemera for Jill Meagher stands what is surely the first permanent memorial to the Irishwoman since she was abducted and murdered 11 days ago.

Images of Jill set a haunting scene

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Dan Oakes It was the moment Jill Meagher ceased to be a phantom and became gut-wrenchingly real.

Bikers incensed at police firearm seizures

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Dan Oakes Up to half a dozen clubs may challenge seizure of weapons, cancellation of firearms licences.

Missing man may have 'self-harmed', police say

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Dan Oakes Police are appealing for help to find a man who has been missing for a year, and who they say might have "self-harmed" in bushland north-west of Melbourne.

Hoodie man footage raises abduction fears

A missing person sign for Jill Meagher in Brunswick.

Dan Oakes and David Jeans It looks increasingly likely that missing Melbourne woman Jill Meagher was abducted from the street within a few minutes' walk of her Brunswick home.

Serial child sex offender tried to bury girl alive

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Dan Oakes A predatory child sex offender who was jailed this week once tried to bury a girl alive and was recommended for indefinite imprisonment by the public prosecutor.

Brunswick street closed after drug bust

Dan Oakes A large section of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy has been closed this afternoon after police pulled over a car and found a large quantity of chemical potentially used for making drugs.

MP queries seizure of bike club guns

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Dan Oakes Tim McCurdy approaches Police Minister to ask why anti-bikie taskforce seized guns from a country motorcycle club.

Why are we criminals but church isn't, bikies ask

Members of the Tramps Motorcycle Club based in Wangaratta

Dan Oakes The president of a bikie club targeted by a special police taskforce has lashed out at the government's plans to criminalise motorcycle clubs, asking whether the Catholic Church will be a deemed a...

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'Sighting' of missing Donny gives family hope

Dan Oakes The family of 16-year-old Donald Govan, who went missing from an Echuca camping ground two months ago, are hopeful he might be found after a man came forward to say he gave a lift to a hitch-hiker...

Gunless bikers set deadline for police chief

Chief Commisioner Ken Lay.

Dan Oakes Motorcycle club members whose weapons were seized by a police taskforce have threatened legal action against the Chief Commissioner unless he decides by noon today whether to give them back.