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Call to help locate calf and piglet thieves

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April 26, 2017

Cobram Crime Investigation Unit is appealing to the public for assistance to solve two farm stock thefts in Yarroweyah and Cobram recently.

A man remains in custody following an alleged attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Cobram last week.

NSW Police and Cobram detectives arrested a man in Barooga on Thursday evening, following an attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Cobram earlier that afternoon.

Police believe a girl, 15, was walking through the Cobram Showgrounds from Ivy St around 4.40pm on April 20 when the incident occurred.

She managed to escape and was taken to hospital.

The 30-year-old man was extradited to Victoria on Friday, where he faced Shepparton Magistrates’ Court.

He was remanded to face Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on July 18 over charges relating to abduction for the purpose of sexual penetration, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.

Police seek women following supermarket theft

Police are searching for two women after they stacked up a trolley with groceries at a local supermarket and left without paying.

Cobram police Acting Sergeant Phil Armstrong said two women and three children entered Woolworths on Punt Rd just after 4pm on Saturday, April 22.

They began filling a trolley with groceries and 28 minutes later walked through the produce section and out the door without paying.

‘‘Staff were alerted by a member of the public who saw the group leave without paying, but they couldn’t be located outside,’’ Sgt Armstrong said.

One of the women has long brown dyed hair, aged about 40 to 45 and was wearing a black sleeveless top with a pink and white patterned long skirt.

The second is about 30 years old, with blonde hair tied back and was wearing a pink shirt under a black hooded top and black tracksuit pants with ‘Everlast’ written on the upper left leg.

●Anyone with any information should phone Sgt Armstrong at Cobram Police Station on 58711977.

Piglets and calves stolen from district farms

Cobram Crime Investigation Unit is appealing to the public for assistance to solve two farm stock thefts in Yarroweyah and Cobram recently.

On Good Friday, seven one-day-old piglets were stolen overnight from a commercial piggery on Kokoda Rd, Yarroweyah.

These piglets were unwell and are not expected to survive without medication and their mother. The piglets had docked tails.

Last Tuesday, five calves were stolen overnight from a property on Lonergan Rd.

The calves were aged from one day old to three weeks old and included three Hereford bull calves (brown and white), one Murray Grey bull calf (silver) and one Hereford heifer calf (black and white).

People on rural properties are being urged to be vigilant.

●If you have any information about either incident, please phone Senior Constable Hall at Cobram Crime Investigation Unit on 58712866, Crimestoppers on 1800333000 or report it online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Licence suspended after 0.081 blood alcohol reading

A Barooga man will face court after being detected for allegedly drink driving.

Police were patrolling along Vermont St in Barooga about 9.25pm on Friday, April 21, when they stopped a Toyota Hilux utility for a random breath test.

The male driver, 42, returned a positive reading and was taken to the Tocumwal Police Station for a breath analysis.

The reading returned a blood alcohol content rest of 0.081 and the driver was immediately suspended from driving.

He was issued a court attendance notice to face Finley Local Court at a later date.

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