The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
“Walking with The Texan”

“Walking with The Texan”

July 15, 2021

Frances Stratford was partner and carer of old-time villain Billy "The Texan" Longley. Billy was one of the most feared men on the docks during the 1960's and 1970's. She met Billy over the fence one day and her life was never the same. Frances talks for the first time on The Crime Couch.

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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“I wore the white hat and you wore the black hat”

“I wore the white hat and you wore the black hat”

July 8, 2021

Former Detective Inspector Ken Ashworth talks on The Crime Couch about his experiences with one of Australia's most notorious armed robbers and escapees, Christopher Dean "Badness" Binse. It all began when Ken was working in the Armed Robbery Squad.....

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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“She did it her way” - part 2

“She did it her way” - part 2

July 1, 2021

Former Crime Squad Detective Senior Constable Kaye Murphy returns to The Crime Couch and remembers the day Russell Street Police Headquarters was bombed. She also recalls when two young Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre were gunned down in Walsh Street. 

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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“She did it her way” - part 1

“She did it her way” - part 1

June 24, 2021

Former Detective Senior Constable Kaye Murphy paved the way for women in the job. She was the first single Mum to work in Victoria Police and youngest female detective in the CIB.  

Kaye also worked in the toughest Crime Squads; the Breakers, Armed Robbery and Consorting Squads and the Homicide Squad.

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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“A fatal attraction”

“A fatal attraction”

June 17, 2021

Former Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne "Wally" Laver returns to The Crime Couch to talk about the bizarre murder of a nurse in Melbourne's eastern suburbs during 1987.

The young woman was bound, gagged and stabbed by a tradesman who'd been infatuated by her and rejected his advances. It was a case that has stayed with Wally when working in the Homicide Squad.

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 one that got away”

“The one that got away”

June 10, 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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“Inside the big house”

“Inside the big house”

June 3, 2021

Former prison guard Rick "Killer" Kaliszewski returns to The Crime Couch and recalls his tustles with serial killer Bandali Debs, convicted murder Jason Roberts and renown criminal Victor Peirce. 

He talks about an attempt on his life when a bullet was fired through his car's window after on-going confrontations with dangerous crook, Anthony Boulton. 

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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“Holding the line”

“Holding the line”

May 27, 2021

Giovanna Campana may be the first policewoman permitted to ever wear trousers on a freezing night-shift in country Victoria. But there's plenty more important achievements in her stellar career!

Giovanna was the first woman to be stationed in General Duties at Ballarat. She was also the first female Sergeant in Vic Pol's Protective Security Group and the first female Sergeant Negotiator.  Giovanna was also the first female Sergeant posted to East Timor.

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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“A walk in the light green”

“A walk in the light green”

May 20, 2021

Jim Archbold has served his country both as a police officer and in the army as a military policeman. 

He was drafted into the army and served in Vietnam. Jim was awarded the Military Medal for action in the Delta and as an Australian Unit citation for bravery in the battle for the Coral Fire Support Base in Vietnam. 

After serving his time, Jim returned home and resumed working with Victoria Police where he finished with 38 years under his belt.

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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“Watching the detectives - part 2″

“Watching the detectives - part 2″

May 14, 2021

Wrestling with a dangerous, armed crook from the Kangaroo Gang in a house full of dodgy criminals is an experience former Detective Senior Sergeant Warren "Wally" Laver talks about on The Crime Couch this week.

He also recalls a horrendous murder of an 11-year old girl stabbed to death by a neighbor in her home. To this day, Wally still visits her grave in country Victoria to lay flowers and pay his respects.

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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