Police step up patrols but no more deer decapitation
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.