Police Beat

January 10, 2018

Family violence incidents
Police attended six family violence incidents over the Christmas Period – if you consider someone to be part of your family and their actions are making you or other family members fearful ask for advice and help by contacting Yarrawonga Police 57443641 or 000.

Do not leave children in cars
With the hot weather be mindful of what the temperature can reach inside a vehicle.
Leaving children unattended in a car on any day is dangerous, let alone when it’s hot. Even if it is a couple of minutes, that’s all it takes for the inside of the vehicle to reach 50 degrees or more. It could result in serious injury or death.  In Victoria, it is against the law to leave children unattended in a car.  Parents or carers could face fines or up to six months imprisonment.
Multiple positive drug tests
Multiple drivers have tested positive to drugs over the Christmas and New Year period including a 61 year old Cobram male. Cobram Highway Patrol will continue to target speed and drug/alcohol affected drivers into the New Year.
On January 1, 2018 police searched a New South Wales registered vehicle in Cobram. The female driver was in possession of Methyl-Amphetamine. The drugs were seized by Cobram members and the female will face court in February.

Man arrested over quad bike theft
Cobram CIU arrested a male camping along the Murray River for stealing a local farmer’s quad bike, valued at $1500. The quad bike was recovered and returned to its rightful owner. The male will attend court in March 2018.

Suspected stabbing death
Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of a man in Strathmerton on Monday night.
Investigators have been told a 32-year-old Bearii man was located deceased in Williams Road with suspected stab wounds about 1.40am. A 46-year-old Strathmerton man was arrested at the scene and is currently being interviewed by police.

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