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Fire restrictions are no longer in force for burning off in Moira Shire.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