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