PO­LICE BEAT

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram

● A Mel­bourne man’s li­cence has been sus­pended for 12 months af­ter be­ing caught drink-driv­ing on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy at Koonoomoo on Sun­day morn­ing, Septem­ber 3.

Due to a high read­ing his ve­hi­cle was also im­pounded for a month.

● A Yar­roweyah woman had three of her car tyres stabbed overnight on Au­gust 28.

The brand new tyres will have to be re­placed. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

Yar­ra­wonga

In the early hours of Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, a Bur­ramine South farmer dis­cov­ered a haystack on fire in one of his pad­docks.

The haystack con­sisted of 60 large square bails and was worth about $3600.

Bur­ramine and Yar­ra­wonga CFA units at­tended and left the haystack to burn out.

Co­bram de­tec­tives be­lieve the fire was de­lib­er­ately lit and that the of­fender used a ve­hi­cle to go to and leave the scene.

Nu­murkah

● A would-be bur­glar cut them­selves smash­ing a win­dow at a Quinn St home about 9.30 pm on Sun­day.

The res­i­dent re­turned home to find a smashed win­dow and blood.

● In­for­ma­tion is sought in re­la­tion to the theft of a red Honda quad bike from a dairy farm in In­ver­ness Rd, In­ver­gor­don.

Thieves stole the $10 000 TRX500 quad bike from an un­locked shed and re­moved it on a util­ity or trailer overnight on Septem­ber 2.

Other news

● Co­bram High­way Pa­trol is urg­ing all mo­torists in ru­ral ar­eas to treat ‘give way’ signs as ‘stop’ signs fol­low­ing two near misses on the week­end.

Act­ing Sergeant Bill Dock­rey said the in­ci­dents could have been very se­ri­ous col­li­sions and could have been avoided.

When ap­proach­ing a give way sign, en­sure you slow and care­fully check all di­rec­tions be­fore con­tin­u­ing through the in­ter­sec­tion.

● Po­lice in Moira Shire reg­u­larly con­duct road­side test­ing sites for al­co­hol and dru­gaf­fected driv­ers.

Al­co­hol and drugs can be de­tected well af­ter con­sump­tion. Do not drive if you are in any doubt.

● Save your­self $198 and al­ways wear a hel­met when cy­cling. Apart from the safety as­pect it sets a great ex­am­ple for young chil­dren.

● If you have any in­for­ma­tion that you be­lieve the po­lice should know about, phone your lo­cal po­lice or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or visit: www.crimestop­pers.com.au Re­port­ing is con­fi­den­tial; po­lice only need your in­for­ma­tion to solve crime, not your name. Crime Stop­pers says: ‘‘If you see some­thing, say some­thing.’’

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