Operation Strawberry Fields nabs drivers
Police ran an operation that included a traffic management point at Koonoomoo on Sunday and Monday.
The focus was to reduce road trauma by targeting drink and drug drivers travelling to and from the Strawberry Fields Festival at Tocumwal.
Police had mobile units, solos, drug bus and automatic numberplate recognition during the operation.
The operation showed some people were putting themselves, passengers and other road users at risk by taking drugs and driving.
Police detected 60 drivers with drugs in their system while driving and eight over the legal alcohol limit. More than 400 other traffic offences were detected during the operation.
Cobram police were kept busy on Wednesday with a number of incidents.
A man was taken to hospital following a single-vehicle collision near Finley beach, Koonoomoo. The man’s red utility collided with a tree; he sustaining minor injuries and was taken to hospital. The cause of the collision is being investigated.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Murray Valley Hwy and Cobram-Koonoomoo Rd. One vehicle failed to give way and collided with a second vehicle. Both drivers sustained minor injuries and a penalty notice was issued to one of the drivers.
Offender/s stole a large amount of copper wire from a storage shed on Murray Valley Hwy, Strathmerton.
About 5 pm, fire brigades were called to a grassfire outside Santoro Fruit Shed, Mywee-Koonoomoo Rd, burning about 1000 sq m of grass and scrub. The fire is being treated as suspicious and anyone with information is urged to phone Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit on 5871 1977.
A car was burnt outside a Glory Court property on Sunday. The cause is not yet known and investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information should phone Cobram police on 5871 1 977.
Offender/s stole cash, a laptop computer and assorted items form a staff room at the Prep-12 College in Gilmore St on November 13.
A light removalist-style truck was stolen from a Belmore St motor inn overnight Thursday. The truck’s registration is S075 BXB and it contained gym equipment and furniture.
A unit in Conifer Close was destroyed by fire on Friday. Noone was inside the property at the time and the cause was not yet known, investigations are continuing.
Some time between November 9 and 15, offenders forced entry to a McGregor St property and stole two Fujitsu airconditioning units and the outside compressors.
Offenders forced entry to Home Hardware in Melville St on Friday, causing damage and stealing cash.