PO­LICE BEAT

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Co­bram

Two French back­pack­ers boat­ing along the Mur­ray River have had their trip cut short af­ter be­ing tar­geted by thieves.

The back­pack­ers moored their boat un­der the old Co­bram-Ba­rooga bridge about 1 pm Satur­day, be­fore returning later that evening to find a 9.9 hp Ev­in­rude out­board mo­tor, camp­ing gear, fish­ing gear and back­packs con­tain­ing cloth­ing had been stolen.

● A large num­ber of wooden fenc­ing panels have been stolen from some old cat­tle yards on the cor­ner of Co­bram-Koonoomoo Rd and Maid­ment Rd.

Po­lice be­lieve the theft oc­curred on Fri­day night.

● A fire de­stroyed a twoseater couch overnight Fri­day.

An Aca­cia St res­i­dent woke about 2.30 am to find a couch on his front lawn fully en­gulfed by fire. The fire is be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

● A search war­rant was ex­e­cuted at a Wilkur St ad­dress on Thurs­day morn­ing.

A Co­bram man, 58, was arrested and charged with pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

Nu­murkah

A sus­pi­cious fire on a va­cant block was ex­tin­guished by CFA units last week.

The fire burnt grass and shrubs along a fence at the back of Avon­lea St prop­er­ties.

● A Kialla man, 22, has re­ceived an in­fringe­ment no­tice af­ter a ve­hi­cle in­ter­cept in Sax­ton St.

Three large hunt­ing knives were found un­der the front seat of his ve­hi­cle. The penalty for pos­sess­ing a con­trolled weapon with­out law­ful ex­cuse is $1000.

Nathalia

A farm­house in Yie­lima was de­stroyed by fire on Sun­day, April 29.

The house was un­oc­cu­pied at the time and it is be­lieved the fire was caused by an elec­tri­cal fault in the kitchen.

Gen­eral

Fire re­stric­tions are no longer in force for burn­ing off in Moira Shire.

Please en­sure all fires are at­tended and ad­e­quate safety pro­vi­sions are in place.

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

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