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February 15, 2018

Grass fire

Emergency Services attended a fire in grassland at the end of Anglesey St, around 12.30pm on Sunday, February 11. A nearby resident tried to extinguish the fire before contacting the CFA. Investigations are continuing into the cause.

Clothes lifted

A 30-year-old Werribee woman was remanded in custody after she was arrested for allegedly stealing some clothing from a local department store. She was nabbed on Thursday, February 8 after bragging about her morning activities to staff at another business. Most of the stolen clothing, worth close to $190 was found in her possession.

Drug bust

An amount of cannabis was found at a Perrin St house after police executed a drug search warrant at the property on Tuesday, February 6. A 35-year-old man staying at the house was charged with possession and use of a drug of dependence and was bailed to appear at Seymour Magistrates Court in late March.

Burglaries

An Anzac Ave hardware shop was broken into just before midnight on Sunday, February 11, with a black spray paint can and some tools being stolen. The thief climbed over a rear side fence, rummaged through a staff fridge, before grabbing the tools and leaving the same way.

An electrical business in Highlands Rd was broken into sometime during the day or evening of Sunday, February 4. Entry was gained by smashing an office window, but it is believed nothing was stolen.

Investigations are continuing into the theft of alcohol, sporting equipment and a juke box from a sporting club. The clubrooms in Pollard St were entered between midnight on Saturday, February 3 and 8am on the following Monday. This follows on from an earlier break-in the previous weekend, where a cash register was stolen. Anyone seeing suspicious activity around the building during those times is urged to phone police on 57350200.

Wire theft

Police intercepted a man driving along Anzac Ave recently and discovered an amount of copper wire in the rear of the vehicle. Inquiries also indicated the 42-year-old driver to be driving while suspended. It is believed the wire had been stolen from along the railway tracks in the area.

Collision

A man was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital following a collision on Upper Goulburn Rd, Tallarook around 3.50am on Friday, February 9. The car he was driving veered across the road, possibly due to excessive speed and struck several trees.

A Toyota Landcruiser, travelling in the opposite direction had to take evasive action to miss colliding with the car, a Hyundai, but its windscreen was broken due to stones being sprayed up from the other car. The second driver, a Seymour man, was not injured.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the collision, with the driver of the Hyundai, a Kirwans Bridge man, aged 38, expected to be interviewed in relation to numerous traffic offences.

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