Car theft keeps man in custody
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Darren Ray Newton, 30, appeared in custody at Echuca Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with theft of a motor vehicle, various dishonesty, drug and weapons offences and handling stolen goods.
The Huntly man was further remanded in custody to appear on October 11.
A man was filling his Ford Falcon sedan at a United Petroleum fuel pump on the Northern Hwy about 12.15am on July 3 before he went inside to pay, leaving the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition.
While he was inside, a passenger in a Landcruiser — also being refuelled — got out, jumped in the sedan and drove off.
Later that day, Campaspe detectives, helped by Bendigo-based Central Victoria Response Unit police, arrested Newton.
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