Police beat

August 09, 2017


●On August 2, a vehicle was stolen from a Strathmerton address after the offenders convinced the owner to let them take it for a test drive.

The vehicle and offenders were located in Melbourne.

●There was a lucky escape for two occupants of a Land Rover when they were overtaken by a B-double truck on Murray Valley Hwy at Strathmerton, causing the caravan they were towing to be pulled into the path of one of the trailers on August 2.

A woman in the four-wheel drive suffered minor injuries and was taken to Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton.


●On the evening of July 31, criminal damages were caused to the Wunghnu Tavern and the Foodworks supermarket in Numurkah. Unknown offenders threw bottles through the windows at both locations. If anyone has any information, contact Numurkah Police or Crime Stoppers.

●On Saturday, August 5 at 7pm, Cobram Highway Patrol intercepted a 30-year-old male driver on Katamatite-Shepparton Rd, Numurkah, having detected his speed at 164km/h in a 100km zone.

The utility the man was driving was impounded and he will be summonsed for driving offences related to speed.


●A scooter valued at $389 was stolen from McLeod St, Yarrawonga on August 1.

●On July 31 a male offender stole a Makita cordless impact drill worth $319 from Bunnings in Yarrawonga.

●Bins were set alight in Murray St on August 2 at 8.15pm. The fire was extinguished before it spread.

Police are seeking any information related to the incident; contact Yarrawonga Police or Crime Stoppers.

●On August 2 on Boomahnoomoonah Rd and Bonds Rd, Wilby, a Mazda 2 Neo swerved to avoid a collision with a kangaroo, flipping the vehicle and coming to rest in a nearby paddock. The driver suffered minor injuries and the vehicle was extensively damaged.

Other news

Police stations in Moira Shire are often unattended because members are out on patrol or in attendance at jobs. If you require policed attendance call 000 24-hours-a-day.

●If you have any information that you believe the police should know about, phone your local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit:

Reporting is confidential; police only need your information to solve crime, not your name. Crime Stoppers says: ‘‘If you see something, say something.’’

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