●Cobram Highway Patrol police are concerned with the number of drivers who continue to put the community and themselves at risk by driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Between August 1 and 8, Cobram Highway Patrol intercepted and interviewed five drivers for drink driving and 10 for driving with drugs in their system.
●On August 7, thieves broke into a Young St home stealing jewellery. If anyone has any information, phone Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit on 58712866.
●Police are investigating a single vehicle collision on the Murray Valley Hwy at Yarroweyah on August 7.
The male occupant was lucky to escape without injuries.
If anyone saw the white Holden Commodore before 3pm on August 7, phone Cobram Highway Patrol on 58711977.
●On Wednesday, August 9 several Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances warrants were executed resulting in three people being processed for possession, cultivate and theft of motor vehicle, all to appear at the Cobram Magistrates’ Court.
●On August 7, an accidental fire occurred at a Henderson Crt address when a man was spray painting a bull bar.
The engine caught fire, extensively damaging it and the shed the man was working in.
●On August 12, police attended a house fire in Numurkah Rd, Katunga. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, however, police are satisfied it is not suspicious.
A possible cause is electrical and police remind people to not leave portable items plugged in to chargers and left unattended.
The house was extensively damaged, estimated in excess of $100000.
●About 10pm on August 13, police attended a single vehicle collision on Walshs Bridge Rd, Numurkah.
The driver of the vehicle veered off the road into a light pole and was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Tips to help prevent theft from motor vehicles:
●Remove all valuable items when you leave your car.
●Lock all doors and close all windows before leaving your car. Always physically check it is locked, even when parking at home or just leaving your car for a moment.
●Tradespeople: Lock external tool boxes and equipment if they can’t be removed.
●Park your car in a well-lit and secure area.
●To report a crime, phone local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit: www.crimestoppers.com.au