Charges laid over theft

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Sey­mour man charged

A 27-year-old Sey­mour man has been charged with han­dling stolen goods fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the theft of a large amount of items from a ru­ral prop­erty in Clon­bi­nane.

The items — which in­cluded un­reg­is­tered mo­tor­bikes, a wash­ing ma­chine, tele­vi­sion, video gam­ing ma­chine, lawn mower, chain­saws, whip­per snip­per, welder, and a gun safe — were al­legedly stolen from shed­ding some­time be­tween Oc­to­ber 18 and Oc­to­ber 21.

A Subaru Forester wagon was stolen from a busi­ness in De­latite Rd, Sey­mour, about 1 am on Oc­to­ber 22.

A boat and trailer were also stolen, but later lo­cated in Tar­combe Rd.

Other work ve­hi­cles were en­tered and it is be­lieved the of­fend­ers re­turned about 5 am and rammed roller doors to a shed be­fore steal­ing some power tools.

Car stolen from work site Num­ber plate recog­ni­tion pro­duc­tive

The high­way pa­trol is con­tin­u­ing its road safety ef­forts with more Au­to­mated Num­ber Plate Recog­ni­tion (ANPR) op­er­a­tions around the area.

One Sey­mour man got more than he bar­gained for when he saw he was ap­proach­ing an ANPR site on Hume Fwy near Tal­la­rook on Oc­to­ber 22.

Know­ing he was a sus­pended driver, he at­tempted to drive through the site, but a short dis­tance later crashed into the side rail­ing.

He was not in­jured but will be sum­monsed to court for nu­mer­ous of­fences, in­clud­ing driv­ing while sus­pended, evad­ing po­lice and driv­ing an un­reg­is­tered car.

The man, aged in his early 30s, also tested pos­i­tive to methy­lam­phetamine.

Other of­fences de­tected at this site in­cluded another sus­pended driver, one dis­qual­i­fied and two un­li­censed drivers, while five un­reg­is­tered cars were nabbed.

An op­er­a­tion the day be­fore, set up on Hume Fwy at Bev­eridge, also re­sulted in nu­mer­ous of­fences de­tected, with 26 cars found to be un­reg­is­tered, six drivers caught ei­ther driv­ing un­li­censed or while

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