Man charged with offences
A 51-year-old Toolamba man has been charged with firearm offences following an incident late last year.
Tatura police Leading Senior Constable Ross Adams said police were called to a dispute at an address in Toolamba, and as a result, located a number of unsecured firearms and a home-made firearm.
‘‘The male was subsequently charged with a number of firearm offences,’’ he said.
Lead Sen Const Adams praised the general behaviour of motorists over the Christmas and early New Year period.
‘‘We issued a number of speeding infringements and other traffic fines including two for unlicensed driving and two for use of an unregistered motor vehicle, but generally speaking, it was reasonably quiet,’’ he said.
On Friday, January 9 at about 2 pm, a chainsaw ‘‘literally fell from the back of a small white truck’’ crossing the Goulburn River Bridge, Murchison.
Leading Senior Constable Ricky Keast said the truck turned right into Stevenson St and was heading towards Tatura when the chainsaw fell off the rear and landed virtually at the feet of a woman, standing near the Murchison Post Office.
‘‘She has since handed the chainsaw into Murchison Police Station,’’ he said.
‘‘The owner of the chainsaw can contact either Murchison Police Station on 5826 2222, or their local police station, and once ownership can be established, they will be reunited with their property.’’