Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

Images of Jill set a haunting scene

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

Guns seized in terror raids

Flinders Street Train Station.

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.

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.

Assault and robbery: the dark side of the city

Operation North Bank

Dan Oakes Curious families and drunken punters stare at the lanky young man as he sits handcuffed on a bench outside Crown Casino.

Tree-cam drills down on Lorne's junk-in-the-trunk killer

Lorne's tree-killing suspect.

Dan Oakes Could these be the pictures that help solve one of the Surf Coast's most enduring mysteries and bring an attempted killer to justice?

Police put the squeeze on bikie gangs

Australian bikie gangs are expanding aggressively overseas

Dan Oakes Not long ago, there was a complacency within Victoria Police about the threat posed by outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Man jailed for hacking a woman to death with a Gurkha knife

Man who left explosives in a car at Docklands in court.

Dan Oakes A Mornington Peninsula man who hacked a woman to death with a Gurkha knife last year has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison for the "foul and horrible murder".

African youth crime concern

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Tim Cartwright.

Dan Oakes Sudanese, Somali-born Victorians about five times more likely to commit crimes, police warn.

Fleeing driver dies after police pursuit

Mangled car after police chase.

Megan Levy and Dan Oakes A man has died in hospital following a crash in Melbourne's north-west involving a car that a short time earlier was being chased by police.

Letter may hold key to death

Penny Galanopoulos

Dan Oakes Author of letter delivered to police could hold key to suspected murder of young hairdresser.

Facebook page still advertising weapons

Facebook under the microscope (Thumbnail)

Dan Oakes A Melbourne-based Facebook page used to buy and sell weapons is still operating.

Tonnes of swine swiped at height of salami season

Auspork has fallen victim to a pork heist, with tonnes of swine swiped at the height of salami season.

Dan Oakes Crime throws Victorian company into disarray at one of the busiest times of the year.

Trader forgoes $80,000 in bid to clean up Footscray streets

Grant Miles

Dan Oakes After 15 years of trading in the centre of Footscray, Grant Miles could no longer stand by and watch the havoc wrought by alcohol abuse on the streets of the inner west.

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How the West was lost

Harbi Buku Khamis

Dan Oakes With no hope of a job, young African migrants in the western suburbs are turning to alcohol and drugs.

No charges - but no apology for adviser Weston

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan.

Dan Oakes Former ministerial adviser Tristan Weston worked to bring down former police chief commissioner Simon Overland, and is not owed an apology by the government, according to Police Minister Peter Ryan.

'There are under cover jacks on this page'

Knife

Dan Oakes Panic as police raid host of Melbourne Facebook page that offers deadly weapons for sale.

Father's death a catalyst for life of crime

Tony Mokbel arrives at the Supreme Court for sentencing.

Dan Oakes He grew up to become one of the most infamous criminals in Australia's history, but long before that, Tony Mokbel was the 10-year-old boy who walked his mother in the pre-dawn to her job at the meat...

Local link to missing girl

Siriyakorn Siriboon

Dan Oakes Police may have made a breakthrough in the case of Siriyakorn 'Bung' Siriboon, the Boronia girl who disappeared last year while walking to school.

'Local' person behind Bung mystery

Police baffled by Bung's disapearance (Thumbnail)

Dan Oakes Police have announced a significant development in the disappearance of Boronia schoolgirl Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon.

Random drug tests a slur on officers: union

Dan Oakes Random drug and alcohol testing at certain police stations or units could be against the law, and is a slur on the reputation of personnel at those stations and units, according the union...