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Wanted - information about car fire

Roundup of police news in the region - with Nagambie particularly busy.

November 9, 2012 4:16am

Seymour police are seeking information regarding a fire in Redbank Rd just before midnight on October 25, when a Holden Commodore was set alight and completely destroyed.

It was later discovered the front number plate on the car was stolen from Sunshine earlier that evening. Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 57350200.

Crash and run

A Nagambie man aged in his mid 30s was arrested just after midnight on October 1, after earlier allegedly stealing a car from a Vine St driveway and crashing into a fence at the intersection of Goulburn and High Sts.

It is alleged the man fled the scene on foot, but was later arrested hiding in bushes near the crash site. He has been charged with numerous offences and bailed to appear in court in December.

Family duo nabbed

Another man in his late 30s has been spoken to regarding driving an unregistered car without a drivers licence and while over the alcohol limit after giving a evidentiary breath test of 0.113 per cent.

He was intercepted in Plain Rd, Nagambie, about 11pm on October 31, with his teenage daughter who was driving another unregistered car in the same incident. She will receive a caution. The father alleged he was teaching his daughter to drive.

Pee Wee and TV stolen

Nagambie police are also seeking information about an unregistered Yamaha Pee Wee 50 motorcycle stolen from a carport in Shelton St, Avenel, overnight October 29. Also a self-storage shed in Vickers Rd, Nagambie, was entered after the thieves cut a hole in wire boundary fence and cut the padlock of the storage shed door. The shed was rummaged through, but only a television was stolen overnight October 28 or the next day.

Break in and damage

Broadford police are investigating a break in at a shed in Govett St some time during October 29. Property stolen included a McCulloch ride-on mower, a CIG Welder, whipper snipper and other sundry tools.

Investigators believe the thieves may have possibly making some sort of noise as part of the wall was cut to gain entry.

Ethiopian student speeding

Seymour Highway Patrol intercepted a Hyundai sedan on the Hume Fwy, near Seymour, about 5.30pm on October 29 after it was checked on laser travelling at 162km/hr.

The driver, a student from Ethiopia studying in Melbourne, was returning from interstate after just buying the car.

The car was impounded for 30 days with more than $1000 in towing and storage fees, which was more than was paid for the car. The driver is now also facing court for exceeding the speed limit.

Cannabis charges

A Seymour man aged in his mid 20s has been charged with cultivating cannabis after police were called to a Wall St house following reports of a domestic dispute. While at the house about 20 small cannabis plants were seen growing in pots in the backyard. He is due to appear in court in December.

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