Fuel run-out in cen­tre of Myrtle­ford leads to ar­rest and mu­ti­ple charges

Alpine Observer - - News -

A MYRTLE­FORD man found push­ing a car in Stan­dish Street on Fri­day has been re­manded in cus­tody to answer charges of bur­glary, drug pos­ses­sion and bail breach.

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble An­thony Short said Myrtle­ford po­lice re­sponded at about 8.45am to a caller alert­ing them to sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

They saw a man push­ing a car away from a Stan­dish Street house.

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Short said that when of­fi­cers spoke with the man they no­ticed a tele­vi­sion set and other house­hold items in the ve­hi­cle, which had run out of fuel.

The man had been un­able to give po­lice a plau­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion about how he had come by the items.

The 56-year-old was ar­rested at the scene.

Po­lice will al­lege that they af­ter­wards found a small quan­tity of drugs in the man’s pos­ses­sion.

He was taken to Myrtle­ford po­lice sta­tion and interviewed on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary, un­law­ful pos­ses­sion and the pos­ses­sion and use of drugs.

Po­lice also found that the man was on bail and that a war­rant had been is­sued for his ap­pre­hen­sion.

He later ap­peared in Wan­garatta Mag­is­trates’ Court where he was re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear again in the same court on September 11.

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