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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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