Police beat

April 12, 2018


A large amount of food and drinks were stolen from Koonoomoo Recreational Reserve Town Hall at the weekend.

There was no sign of forced entry.

Investigations are continuing.

●Two cherry picker engines and two fuel tanks were stolen from a farm on Benalla-Tocumwal Rd at Yarroweyah between April 2 and April 3.

Wangaratta crime scene officers attended and printed the scene.

Investigations are continuing.


Unknown offenders cut a chain of a rear side gate at the Moira Shire depot on Brenion St, Numurkah, and entered a property shed where the council workers park vehicles.

It is not known if anything was stolen.

The offenders left via a walking track at the back of the depot.

●Last Wednesday, $250 was stolen from a cash register at a massage business in Melville St.

Investigations are continuing.


A house fire in Telford St, Yarrawonga last week was caused by an electrical fault.

The fire started about 4.30am on April 3. The residents were woken by the smoke detectors and found the lounge room at the front of the house well alight.

Five CFA units extinguished the blaze.

The lounge room was substantially damaged, but nobody was injured.

CFA investigators established the fire’s ignition point was where a laptop computer was plugged in.

The fire was not deemed suspicious.


Cobram Highway Patrol reminds drivers it is an offence to cross the double lines in Gilmore St, Yarrawonga, at school times.

Drivers are not permitted to cross double lines to enter parking bays, parking areas or to make a U-turn. It carries an infringement penalty of $317 and three demerit points. Cobram Highway Patrol will continue to issue infringements as it is a serious safety issue due to the volume of traffic at school times.

●Cobram Highway Patrol and police will be focusing on drivers following too closely this month.

Drivers need to allow a two-second gap when driving behind another vehicle. Cars travel 27m for each second at 100km/h, so a two-second gap is 54m, about the length of a B-double truck.

Drivers are urged to maintain the safe distance behind the vehicle ahead. An infringement notice will cost $238 and one demerit point because following too closely may cause a serious collision.

●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

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