A 23-year-old Yarrawonga man has been remanded in custody after Cobram detectives intercepted a stolen vehicle bearing altered registration plates on the Murray Valley Hwy on October 31.
The black Holden sedan had been stolen earlier from a Mulwala property and contained items that were linked to a house break and enter in Mulwala.
The man was charged with multiple offences including burglary, theft and handle stolen goods. He was remanded to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on November 24.
● Four offenders were caught on CCTV cameras rummaging through donation items outside a Cobram opportunity shop on Thursday evening.
Police will soon be speaking to the two females and two males in relation to the theft of a DVD player and other items.
● A Yarroweyah house suffered smoke and water damage after a pan of oil on the stove caught fire last week.
CFA officers praised the quick action by a 15-year-old boy at the house and the fire was contained to the kitchen area. They boy was treated by ambulance paramedics for smoke inhalation.
● A lost bank card has fallen into the wrong hands and has been used in 28 unauthorised transactions in the Cobram area.
Police are compiling CCTV footage from several businesses in relation to the spending spree, totalling more than $1000, and are confident of identifying two male offenders.
The paywave transactions were all under $100 and did not require a PIN.
A thief used bolt cutters to cut a chain on a Flanagans Rd farm gate last week. The offender drove his vehicle through the gate to an open shed and stole components from an oxy acetylene welder.
● A thief used bolt cutters to cut locks on three charity clothing bins in Witt St last week. The St Vincent de Paul bins are located in the car park beside Sacred Heart Church.
A bag of clothes and tools were stolen from a truck parked in Moor St, Barmah, on Friday evening. The Kenworth’s passenger window was smashed and the bag was removed from the cabin.