Police beat

August 23, 2017


●On August 14 an elderly Cobram resident was telephoned by a scammer who told him his computer was affected by a virus.

The scammer gained the local’s trust over several phone calls, gained remote access to his computer, and a large amount of money was removed from the local’s bank accounts.

A timely reminder to never share personal details with anyone you do not know and that if something doesn’t seem quite right, it usually isn’t right.

●Cobram Highway Patrol is asking drivers to take extra time and care at intersections following three recent fatalities.

If drivers take a second look to make sure their way is clear before entering an intersection a tragedy may be avoided.

If anyone has concerns about a friend or relative’s driving they can contact VicRoads or Cobram Highway Patrol for advice.

●Has anyone seen a 90kg silver gas bottle stolen from the Yarroweyah Football Club overnight on August 14?

The gas bottle has the words David Walsh Gas printed in red on the body and Property of David Walsh Gas stamped on the collar.

It was secured by chain outside the club rooms.

●Overnight on August 15 thieves forced the front door of Cobram Motorcycles and Mowers in Broadway St and stole several Makita brand chainsaws valued at $7000.

Cobram detectives have recovered one chainsaw and a 26-year-old man has been charged with burglary and theft and will appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on September 4.

●Anyone offered a Makita chainsaw is urged to phone Cobram detectives on 58711977 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit a confidential crime report at:


●About 9.45pm on August 17, a 56-year-old man was parked on the Goulburn Valley Hwy after changing a flat tyre.

A utility travelling south hit the rear of the parked vehicle and the man died at the scene.

The Major Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the matter. The male driver of the utility is assisting police.


●Cobram detectives and uniform members from Yarrawonga and Cobram executed a search warrant on a house in Zorro Dve on August 14.

A large amount of hand and power tools suspected to be stolen were located.

Drugs and a large amount of cash were seized and the investigation escalated after a stolen vehicle was burnt out in Yarrawonga the previous weekend after being stolen from Euroa and linked to the theft of a chainsaw at Tungamah.

A 29-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were charged and bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates’ Court on November 1. A 34-year-old man was also charged.

●If you have any information that you believe the police should know about, phone your local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit:

Reporting is confidential; police only need your information to solve crime, not your name. Crime Stoppers says: ‘‘If you see something, say something.’’

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