Po­lice beat:

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Woman ar­rested

On Satur­day, June 20, a 28-year-old Tatura woman was ar­rested for pos­sess­ing a small amount of cannabis and ice.

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Si­mon Hutch­ings said the woman re­sisted ar­rest, hin­dered po­lice and was even­tu­ally se­cured and taken to Shep­par­ton Po­lice Sta­tion where she con­tin­ued to hin­der po­lice and ‘‘play up’’ when placed in a cell.

He said she was charged with two counts of pos­sess­ing a drug of de­pen­dence, hin­der­ing po­lice, re­sist­ing ar­rest and act­ing in a way prej­u­di­cial to gaol.

Lead­ing Sen Const Hutch­ings said the woman was bailed to ap­pear at Shep­par­ton Mag­is­trates’ Court on July 31.


Tatura po­lice at­tended a sin- gle ve­hi­cle roll-over on Bendigo/Rush­worth Rd, Waranga Shores, at 12.30 pm on Tues­day.

Lead­ing Sen Const Hutch­ings said the driver, a Be­nalla woman, was in­jured and was taken by am­bu­lance to the Shep­par­ton Hos­pi­tal.

‘‘In­quiries into the ac­ci­dent are on­go­ing,’’ he said.

Ve­hi­cle thefts

Fol­low­ing a num­ber of bur­glar­ies and thefts from mo­tor ve­hi­cles in re­cent weeks, not only in Tatura but through­out the re­gion, Lead­ing Sen Const Hutch­ings has re­minded res­i­dents and mo­torists to se­cure their prop­er­ties and ve­hi­cles at all times, in par­tic­u­lar, trades peo­ple who may have valu­able tools in the back of their work ve­hi­cles.

‘‘Make sure valu­ables are re­moved from cars and tools are locked up in a se­cure man­ner,’’ he said.

‘‘Res­i­dents should be aware of what is hap­pen­ing around their homes and those of neigh­bours, and re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to po­lice im­me­di­ately.’’


A Mooroopna woman was in­ter­cepted by Tatura po­lice in Echuca Rd, Mooroopna, on June 21 and was is­sued a penalty no­tice of $738, for use of an un­reg­is­tered mo­tor ve­hi­cle.


The Greater Shep­par­ton Po­lice Ser­vice Area has launched Face­book page — Eye­watch (Google Eye­watch Shep­par­ton).

Greater Shep­par­ton PSA crime preven­tion of­fi­cer Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Glenn Gib­son said the pri­mary ob­jec­tive of the Face­book page was to use so­cial media to fa­cil­i­tate the shar­ing of in­for­ma­tion be­tween po­lice and the Greater Shep­par­ton com­mu­nity.

‘‘The page can be used by po­lice to dis­trib­ute lo­cal crime in­for­ma­tion, as well as pro­vid­ing an open fo­rum for po­lice and our com­mu­nity,’’ he said.

‘‘Also, it is to raise aware­ness of lo­cal is­sues, in an ef­fort to re­duce crime and in­crease in­volve­ment in com­mu­nity safety.’’

Lead­ing Sen Const Gib­son said page ad­min­is­tra­tors would col­lect con­tent from po­lice and post on the page.

‘‘How en­gag­ing and ef­fec­tive the page is, will de­pend on the con­tent, and all lo­cal po­lice,’’ he said.

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