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