Police beat

By Cobram Courier


Cobram police are investigating after a vehicle was set on fire in Torgannah Rd, Koonoomoo, on Saturday night.

The white Hyundai Getz hatchback had hit a tree. The fire spread to grass and trees before being extinguished by firefighters.

●A Cobram man, 65, has been charged with drug possession after cannabis was found in a post item sent to him.

Detectives executed a search warrant and found cannabis seeds and drug paraphernalia.

●Three workers were assaulted by a man at a Strathmerton sand storage yard last week.

A confrontation occurred when the man, 60, who appeared to be alcohol affected, was walking his dog on the private property in Williams Rd last Wednesday.

●Cobram Highway Patrol members have processed two truck drivers for drug and drink-driving.

A B-double truck driver returned a positive reading for methamphetamine after being detected driving at 67km/h in a 40km/h school zone on the Murray Valley Hwy at Strathmerton on Tuesday.

A Koonoomoo man, 46, will lose his licence for three months after blowing 0.035 on May 2. He came to police attention after crossing double lines on the Murray Valley Hwy at Strathmerton.


Two unregistered paddock basher cars were stolen from a Cullens Rd property overnight on Friday.

The grey Holden sedan and white Commodore station wagon were in poor condition and were both left unlocked with the keys in the ignition.


A ride-on mower, power tools and computer games were stolen during a burglary in Lake Rowan between May 6 and 8.

The premises is a semi-rural property with a house under construction. The mower had been left in the yard, while the other items were stolen from a caravan.

●A white 1998 Toyota Starlet sedan, registration 1JX6MW, was stolen from a Wilby house on Sunday.

The keys were left in the car, which was parked under a carport at the Swanson St house.


Members of the community are reminded to call 000 for police attendance. For general advice, check the Victoria Police website at or call your local police.

●Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or submit a confidential crime report at