Charges laid over theft
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