Roundup of police news in the region - with Nagambie particularly busy.
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.
City of Greater Shepparton councillors have chosen not to provide support for the Slap Tomorrow forum on climate change to be held next month.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
Echuca East Primary School students had to remove dog poo before they could play a game of junior football at Echuca East Recreation Reserve on Friday.
The Elmore Events Centre has received a $500,000 grant which it will put towards the centre's $1.1 million upgrade.
Service groups, sporting groups, schools, businesses and the general public are being urged to get involved in the Salavation Army's Red Shield Appeal this weekend.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A fire on a historic bridge on the Heathcote Spring Plains Rd is being treated as suspicious.
Koonoomoo’s recovery from a tornado which hit the township in March is continuing — but this weekend the process will take on a lighter note.
The Roos, after losing four games in a row, have won their second straight with an 80-point thrashing of Picola United.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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