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Lo­cal po­lice were in­volved in a num­ber of com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties over the week­end in Kata­matite and Co­bram.

On Saturday the first Co­bram-Ba­rooga Ok­to­ber­fest was held at the Co­bram Race­course.

Po­lice ob­served a well­be­haved fam­ily-friendly crowd en­joy­ing many ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain both kids and adults.

Vic­to­ria Po­lice’s Mercedes AMG E43, dubbed the ‘Guardian V2’, was on dis­play at the Kata­matite Fun Week­end and Ritchies IGA Fam­ily Fun Day.

This ve­hi­cle high­lights the im­por­tance of safety sys­tems in new cars, show­cas­ing new safety tech­nol­ogy and en­cour­ag­ing dis­cus­sion among the com­mu­nity to con­sider safety fea­tures when choos­ing a new car.

Sta­tis­tics show that three out of four deaths on country roads hap­pen in cars that are older than 10 years and that a new car will stay on our roads for about 20 years.

● A man was taken into po­lice cus­tody on Fri­day af­ter al­legedly as­sault­ing sev­eral peo­ple at a mo­tel in Burkin­shaw St, Ba­rooga.

The 41-year-old Vic­to­rian man was re­strained un­til po­lice ar­rived at the scene. NSW po­lice ar­rived a short time later and he was taken into cus­tody.

The man was iden­ti­fied and re­leased into the care of his friends and will be is­sued with sev­eral in­fringe­ment no­tices for of­fences com­mit­ted.

The in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for pos­si­ble crim­i­nal of­fences.


On Wed­nes­day, October 11 about 3.30 pm, a cy­clist trav­el­ling west across Woods Rd near the in­ter­sec­tion of Telford St was struck by a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

The cy­clist re­ceived mi­nor in­juries as a re­sult of be­ing struck by the ve­hi­cle.

Yarrawonga po­lice con­ducted an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in to the col­li­sion and as a re­sult lo­cated the of­fend­ing driver and pro­cessed the of­fender for nu­mer­ous traf­fic of­fences which will be heard in the Mag­is­trates’ Court at a date to be de­ter­mined.

● Nu­mer­ous in­fringe­ments were is­sued over the week­end for var­i­ous traf­fic of­fences in­clud­ing ex­ces­sive speed.

Yarrawonga po­lice have re­minded the pub­lic it is an of­fence to pos­sess an open liquor con­tainer while driv­ing mo­tor ve­hi­cle and against coun­cil by-laws to pos­sess and open a con­tainer in Bel­more St in Yarrawonga.


On Sunday, October 15 at 2.30 pm, a 66-year-old man was driv­ing west on Shep­par­ton-Kata­matite Rd through In­ver­gor­don.

He left the road to the right side and con­tin­ued through the shrubs for more than 100 m. The ve­hi­cle col­lided with a tree and rolled a num­ber of times.

The driver was trapped and the SES were re­quired to cut the roof to ex­tract him.

He was air­lifted to Mel­bourne in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing if fa­tigue was a fac­tor.


On Sunday, October 15 at 5.10 pm, a black SUV was trav­el­ling west on Kata­matite-Nathalia Rd out­side the Nu­murkah Hospi­tal.

The ve­hi­cle col­lided with a traf­fic sign at the round­about with Melville St and left the scene with­out stop­ping.

Po­lice lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and driver in Melville St near Sax­ton St. The driver un­der­went a breath test re­turn­ing a read­ing of 0.220 and will be sum­monsed to court in re­la­tion to drink driv­ing, fail­ing to stop af­ter an ac­ci­dent and other driv­ing charges.

● On Sunday, October 15 at 8.50 pm, a white Toy­ota was trav­el­ling south on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy in Nu­murkah when it veered into on­com­ing traf­fic.

The car col­lided into a black Honda head­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion caus­ing ex­ten­sive dam­age to both ve­hi­cles. Noone was badly in­jured.

The of­fend­ing driver fled the scene on foot.

● Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to each of the ac­ci­dents to con­tact the Nu­murkah Po­lice Sta­tion on 5862 3311 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.


Three ve­hi­cles were bro­ken into between October 13 and 15 in Nathalia.

It ap­pears the ve­hi­cles were left un­locked and money, a dig­i­tal cam­era and a lap­top were stolen.

● 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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