Po­lice fo­cus on road safety for fes­ti­val

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A four-day road safety op­er­a­tion has been con­ducted in Moira LGA fo­cus­ing on the in­creased traf­fic due to the Straw­berry Fields Fes­ti­val in Tocumwal.

The Vic­to­rian op­er­a­tion fo­cused on two phases — mo­bile pa­trols of main high­ways and roads in the Moira LGA, and a ve­hi­cle check­point on the Goul­burn Val­ley Hwy at Koonoomoo on Sun­day and Mon­day.

While the re­sults of the op­er­a­tion are not yet avail­able, there is clear in­di­ca­tion of the change in the be­hav­iour of driv­ers on our roads. De­tec­tions of drink-driv­ing were min­i­mal com­pared to those tak­ing drugs and driv­ing.

It is a con­cern to Vic­to­ria Po­lice and other emer­gency ser­vices that th­ese driv­ers put the lives of their pas­sen­gers, other road users and them­selves at risk.

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


A Nu­murkah farmer has had a num­ber of tools stolen af­ter ad­ver­tis­ing them on Face­book.

Be­tween late Septem­ber and early Novem­ber thieves took the op­por­tu­nity to by­pass Face­book and help them­selves to the farm tools, which were stored in a large tool box.

The tools in­cluded a large Stan­ley socket set, a large span­ner set, pli­ers and fenc­ing equip­ment. A trac­tor P.T.O shaft was also stolen.


A seven-year-old boy miss­ing from home for two hours prompted a rapid re­sponse from lo­cal emer­gency ser­vices on Satur­day.

The boy, who suf­fers from Asperger’s syn­drome and ADHD, re­turned home with a friend and was un­fazed by the fuss.

Co­bram po­lice, who had alerted Vic­to­ria Po­lice’s air wing and dog squad and the SES for sup­port, were re­lieved the boy re­turned safe and well.

Po­lice would like to thank the com­mu­nity for its sup­port and as­sis­tance.

● A trailer used to store and trans­port horse jump­ing equip­ment was stolen from the Co­bram and Dis­trict Pony Club in Sand­mount Rd, Muck­atah, overnight Satur­day.

Thieves used a bolt cut­ter to cut a chain on the front gate and stole the un­reg­is­tered blue tan­dem axle trailer, which had one flat tyre on the driver’s side.

The trailer has a tool­box on the A-frame and a metal frame in the trailer body to store horse jump wings and poles.

● A Co­bram Angli­can Church op­por­tu­nity shop vol­un­teer had her purse stolen on Satur­day.

The vol­un­teer left her hand­bag on a ta­ble at the back of the shop for a short time and an op­por­tunis­tic thief stole the purse.


Bur­glars have made off with jewellery worth more than $10 000 from a Pin­niger St home.

En­try was gained to the house by forc­ing open a lounge room win­dow on Thurs­day or Fri­day last week while the res­i­dents were away.


An Echuca res­i­dent’s trip to Bun­nings turned sour when his car was stolen.

The ve­hi­cle was stolen from the car park and found four days later near Nathalia in bush­land off Ste­warts Bridge Rd, Lower Moira. The num­ber plates, NUT S64, are still miss­ing.

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