Police news from around our region.February 14, 2013 4:37am
Police Search and Rescue Squad members came up to Nagambie on February 5 in an operation relating to the recent thefts occurring around the area, which have resulted in a local man being charged. Most of the stolen property was recovered during the search warrant of a Nagambie house, but information led police to the Goulburn River, where they were able to locate this motorcycle, which was also stolen from one of the rural properties.
An automated number plate recognition operation was held in Anzac Ave and Emily St, near the Coolabah roadhouse.
A total of 775 car number plates were checked with one driver detected driving without a licence and four other penalty notices issued for unregistered motor cars. The Sheriff’s office also assisted in the day-long operation, clearing 110 outstanding warrants, with more than $30
Help stop theft
There has been another spike in theft from motor cars, with thefts occurring in Delhi St, Mallet Cr, Heffey Ct and Abdallah Rd.
Again portable property such as iPods and money was taken from usually unlocked cars parked in driveways. In at least two of the incidents a person was seen or heard within the vicinity of the offences.
Police are urging residents to contact them straight away if they see anyone loitering around the streets, whether it be day or night, for no apparent reason.
Detective Senior Constable Jamie Emond said if a person raised interest or suspicion then there was probably a reason for that.
Investigations are continuing into the theft of a ‘‘wicket’’ cover from a Chittick Park cricket pitch, sometime between about 6
The cover was unpegged from the ground and would have needed at least two people to carry it away. If anyone saw any activity around the pitch during that time, can they please contact police.
Exhaust can ignite
Police would like to warn motorists to be careful when parking or stopping cars on long dry grass. A recent incident near Nagambie, where the hot exhaust of a car ignited the grass underneath resulted in about 12
Altercation involving assault
A man had to be subdued by OC spray on Thursday night after he was involved in an altercation with a woman in Tallarook St, just outside the police station. After police witnessed the initial incident and tried to calm the man down, it is alleged he become increasingly agitated. The 34-year-old has been charged with several offences, including assault, assault of police and resisting arrest, and will appear in court in March.
Veteran Newman to play for Dandenong once more
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
AFFORDABLE housing is only one of the reasons Melbourne property buyers are zeroing in on Echuca-Moama.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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