Op­er­a­tion scores driver a date in court

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A Yar­ra­wonga man has a date lined up with the Mag­is­trates’ Court after his ve­hi­cle was in­ter­cepted by South East State High­way Pa­trol last week.

Po­lice ob­served the al­legedly un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle on McLean St, Yar­ra­wonga about 9.30 pm and in­ter­cepted it.

The 34-year-old sub­se­quently un­der­went a breath test, re­turn­ing an al­leged al­co­hol read­ing of 0.222 per cent.

He also al­legedly tested pos­i­tive to cannabis and is ex­pected to be charged on sum­mons for drink and drug-driv­ing and other traffic-re­lated of­fences.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the man was ar­rested on an out­stand­ing war­rant over as­sault-re­lated mat­ters.

He has been bailed and is due to ap­pear at the Co­bram Mag­is­trates’ Court on Novem­ber 1.

The in­ter­cept forms part of Op­er­a­tion Score­board, a statewide fo­cus on road user be­hav­iour that will tar­get speed, driver dis­trac­tion, seat­belt non­com­pli­ance, fa­tigue and drink and drug driv­ing in an ef­fort to re­duce road trauma.


● A Black­wood Cres­cent house was bur­gled overnight on Septem­ber 25 when the res­i­dent was away.

Thieves stole as­sorted house­hold and shed items and Co­bram de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

● Overnight on Septem­ber 29 of­fend­ers marked graf­fiti over sev­eral sheds on Camp­bell Rd.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion, phone Co­bram po­lice on 5871 1977.

● On the evening of Septem­ber 30, four dead young dogs were dumped in the Tocumwal Bends on Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy.

Po­lice are cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing and if any­one has in­for­ma­tion they should phone Co­bram po­lice on 5871 1977.


● A lo­cal stu­dent is dev­as­tated after a do­na­tion tin left at Yar­ra­wonga IGA as part of a school project went miss­ing on Septem­ber 26.

The 25 cm high tin was painted black and had the words ‘Noah’s Ark’ and an­i­mals on the out­side in white.

It was on a seat near the su­per­mar­ket en­trance but was not se­cured.

Staff are help­ing po­lice with CCTV footage.

● On Septem­ber 26 thieves gained en­try into a River Rd ad­dress, ran­sack­ing the res­i­dence and mak­ing off with a bot­tle of co­gnac and a small safe.

● Four Husq­varna chain­saws val­ued at more than $4000 were stolen from the WB Hunter Home Tim­ber and Hard­ware store on Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy about 5 am on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27.

Thieves broke into a ship­ping con­tainer on the site be­fore break­ing an alu­minium-framed glass door to get into the main store.

They then took the chain­saws from a dis­play and used a store trol­ley to re­move them.

● Po­lice are also check­ing CCTV footage from busi­nesses in Bel­more St, Yar­ra­wonga, after two shop win­dows were dam­aged overnight on Friday, Septem­ber 29.

Win­dows at an In­dian restau­rant and The Re­ject Shop were dam­aged, pos­si­bly by be­ing kicked.

● On Oc­to­ber 2, two ve­hi­cles were in­volved in an at­tempted ram raid at Bun­nings.

A ve­hi­cle tow­ing a stolen trailer was used to re­verse into a Bun­nings Trade roller door.

After leav­ing the scene a 2016 Holden Com­modore was lo­cated by Wan­garatta Po­lice but failed to stop for po­lice.

The sec­ond ve­hi­cle was last seen also head­ing in an east­erly di­rec­tion on the Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy at Yar­ra­wonga.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing links to other sim­i­lar crimes dur­ing the past two weeks.

If any­one wit­nessed any­thing or has in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Co­bram Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit or Crime Stop­pers.


● A Mel­bourne fam­ily’s Barmah hol­i­day home was re­cently bur­gled by a thirsty thief who gained ac­cess through an un­locked laun­dry win­dow.

The fam­ily re­turned to the hol­i­day house last week and dis­cov­ered elec­tri­cal items, a knee­board, cof­fee and a beer from the fridge miss­ing.

● A 42-year-old Barmah man will re­ceive a sum­mons to ap­pear at Shepparton Mag­is­trates’ Court after he re­sisted and as­saulted po­lice dur­ing a ve­hi­cle in­ter­cept on the Shepparton-Barmah Rd in Kaarimba on Septem­ber 22.

The man was sprayed with OC foam due to his ag­gres­sive be­hav­iour and later re­turned a breath test re­sult of 0.156.


● Fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors have at­tended the scene of a fire that de­stroyed a va­cant house in Loofs Rd about 6 am on Friday, Septem­ber 19.

The house, which was de­stroyed, was in the process of be­ing pre­pared for sale.

● Co­bram de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a de­lib­er­ately lit fire at an old com­mer­cial premises on Beek St on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

The old bank build­ing on the cor­ner of Moore St had been used as a res­i­dence in re­cent times and was com­pletely de­stroyed.


Co­bram Neigh­bour­hood Watch will be cook­ing up a sausage siz­zle storm out­side Co­bram Wool­worths this Satur­day from 9 am.

Please buy a sausage and sup­port Neigh­bour­hood Watch and its vol­un­teer staff, who pro­vide a great ser­vice to our com­mu­nity.

● Any­one with in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to any of­fence can con­tact their lo­cal po­lice or phone Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. Or submit a con­fi­den­tial crime re­port at: www.crimestop­persvic.com.au

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