Po­lice step up pa­trols but no more deer de­cap­i­ta­tion

Alpine Observer - - News -

PO­LICE have be­come more vis­i­ble in Har­ri­etville af­ter an in­ci­dent on Au­gust 27 in which a deer was shot and de­cap­i­tated in a house yard in the town.

Se­nior Sergeant Doug In­coll of Bright po­lice said the move was to re­as­sure the com­mu­nity that po­lice were con­cerned about the shoot­ing.

But it seemed to have been an iso­lated in­ci­dent and was the only one of which po­lice were aware.

“We con­duct numerous, multi-agency op­er­a­tions around hunt­ing in the Hume re­gion,” Sen Sgt In­coll said.

“What oc­curred is no more of an is­sue in Alpine Shire than any­where else.

“We took it se­ri­ously – as we do any is­sues that come to po­lice at­ten­tion.”

Sen Sgt In­coll said peo­ple with con­cerns about any in­ci­dent could also call Crime Stop­pers or make an on-line re­port at https://www.crimestop­persvic.com.au/re­port-a-crime.

Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Val­ley) re­cently re­counted in par­lia­ment some con­cerns about the shoot­ing raised with him by Har­ri­etville res­i­dents.

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