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 5735
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 11
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 5.30
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.
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.
Thirty-five tonnes of tomatoes from Murchison's Vraca Produce was pelted at participants of Saturday's Tomato Battle in Melbourne.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Motorists are encouraged to attend a safe plates day on Saturday, after police statistics showed 23 numberplates stolen from Echuca in the past year.
The inaugural Rochester Mural Festival is in full swing with hundreds of cars stopping to check out the talent.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
Federal Government contributes $200 000 towards strengthening historic timber bridge.
The NSW Coalition government will not waver in its approach to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
Red balloons adorned fences, letterboxes and verandah posts across the district on Saturday as the community thanked its firefighters for keeping them safe.
Local sporting talent was celebrated at the Sports Star of the Year awards night last Thursday at Barooga Sports Club.
A court case site visit has lead to a brief closure of the Cobb Highway at Mathoura.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
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