The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”The Cop with a PhD in survival”

”The Cop with a PhD in survival”

March 18, 2021

Ron Fenton is dying. The former Victoria Police Sergeant has been diagnosed with terminal cancer but is at peace with what he faces. Ron has had a a PhD in survival; he's been shot in the head, broken 37 bones in a motorbike accident, tried to take his own life five times and been diagnosed twice with terminal cancer.

His life changed forever on November 21, 1984 when Ron and his partner Senior Constable Paul Gilbert confronted a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle and 200 rounds.  

Ron attributes his survival to a very special brown labrador, a trauma assistance dog called Yogi. The dog is from Defence Community Dogs (DCD) a program that involves prison inmates training rescue dogs.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”Stand by Your Man” #2

”Stand by Your Man” #2

March 11, 2021

The final of a two-part podcast series about the true story of Ann-Marie Presland, who fell in love with "Aussie Bob" Trimbole, who in the 1980's became Australia's most wanted man. He was accused of being a crime tsar and the all-powerful head of a mafia family allegedly dealing in drugs, fraud, tax evasion and murder. Ann-Marie talks about being on the run, living in Hong Kong, Ireland and Spain. She lived in fear and in exile with the man she loved as he was arrested in Ireland and chased by the media until he's driven inexorably to his death. Ann-Marie reveals how a media image of Bob lying in a Spanish morgue still haunts her. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“Stand by Your Man”

“Stand by Your Man”

March 4, 2021

Ann-Marie Presland has led an extraordinary life. She was the former partner of "Aussie Bob" Trimbole; one of Australia's most wanted men during the 1980's. Bob Trimbole was accused of being a crime boss; and an all-powerful head of a mafia family dealing in drugs, tax evasion and murder. But Ann-Marie denies that Bob was a criminal and ever involved in criminal activity. She went on the run with Bob and lived overseas in exile and in fear with the man she loved. Her and Bob's love story is no ordinary tale. Ann-Marie not only stood by Bob until his untimely death in Spain in 1987, but has remained staunch ever since. Part 1 of Ann-Marie's story is featured on The Crime Couch this week and Part 2 published next week.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @wwwfearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“The one that got away”

“The one that got away”

February 25, 2021

Adrian Donehue is a former Homicide detective with 31 years under his belt. He headed up the Major Crime Squad and retired as a Detective Superintendent. But one case has stayed with him. It's a 50 year old cold case that still remains open. The Homicide detective describes it as "one of the worst crimes I'd ever had to deal with". It involves the brutal murders of a pregnant woman and her three children. A 1971 coronial inquest found husband and father Elmer Crawford to be the killer. Elmer Crawford was an unqualified electrician and today would more than 90 years old if he was alive. He has never been located and did a runner after the horrific crimes. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“The prison guard with a heart”

“The prison guard with a heart”

February 19, 2021

As a prison guard Rick Kaliszewski spent more than three decades in Victoria's toughest prisons dealing with the hardest crooks and villains. He had his life threatened and survived riots in Pentridge. Rick worked in the Canine Units and later became a prison supervisor. He tells an amazing story of chasing gangland crook Lewis Caine with a loaded gun through the streets of Melbourne after Caine had done a runner from the Supreme Court. After threatening to shoot him, Rick ended up forming an unlikely alliance with the underworld figure. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it'll make it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch.

“The prison guard with a heart”

“The prison guard with a heart”

February 18, 2021

As a prison guard Rick Kaliszewski spent more than three decades in Victoria’s toughest prisons dealing with the hardest crooks and villains. He had his life threatened and survived riots in Pentridge. Rick worked in the Canine Units and later became a prison supervisor. He tells an amazing story of chasing gangland crook Lewis Caine with a loaded gun through the streets of Melbourne,  after Caine had done a runner from the Supreme Court. After threatening to shoot him, Rick ended up forming an unlikely alliance with the underworld figure.

Contains Snappy © 2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgment to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We’d love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch.

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