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November 16, 2017

A Cobram man, 27, was questioned in relation to handling stolen goods, using false number plates, unlicensed driving and using an unregistered motor vehicle after his vehicle was intercepted on the Murray Valley Hwy near Campbell Rd, Cobram, on Saturday night.

Cobram

A Cobram man, 27, was questioned in relation to handling stolen goods, using false number plates, unlicensed driving and using an unregistered motor vehicle after his vehicle was intercepted on the Murray Valley Hwy near Campbell Rd, Cobram, on Saturday night.

The vehicle was impounded and the man will be summonsed to appear at the Cobram Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

●In a similar incident, a 34-year-old Cobram man also had his vehicle impounded after a vehicle intercept on Cobram South Rd on Saturday night.

The man was questioned in relation to drink-driving, unlicensed driving, using an unregistered motor vehicle, breaching an alcohol interlock condition, handling stolen goods and using false number plates.

He will also have to keep a Wednesday free for a court visit.

●A camper at Apex Beach in Koonoomoo had two jet skis vandalised last week.

The jet skis, which were left in the river overnight, had water put in their fuel tanks, were scratched along the front and sides and had the seats slashed.

If you have any information, contact Cobram police.

Numurkah

The bar and kiosk at the showgrounds was broken into overnight on Saturday.

One or more offenders forced entry through the roller door and stole alcohol and soft drinks.

●Cobram detectives are investigating a burglary at the Caltex service station on Saxton St about 10.40pm last Wednesday.

CCTV footage captured two male offenders arriving in a small silver sedan and gaining entry to the store by kicking in the front door. Cigarettes, food and drink were stolen.

One offender wore long camouflage pants and an orange high-vis vest. The other male wore a balaclava and blue rubber kitchen gloves.

If you have any information, contact Detective Senior Constable Prestage at Numurkah police.

Nathalia

Two guinea pigs were stolen on consecutive nights from a Weir St house last week.

Police believe an offender with a dog entered the secured yard and removed the guinea pigs from a purpose-built cage.

The male guinea pigs are family pets and greatly missed. One has short grey and white hair and the other has long brown and white hair.

If you have any information, contact Leading Senior Constable O’Dwyer at Nathalia police.

●A poultry shed and a shipping container belonging to the Lions Club have been broken into at Nathalia Recreation Reserve in Park St.

Cooking items were stolen.

A white four-wheel drive dual cab ute with a distinctive sounding engine was seen in the area.

If you have any information, contact Ldg Sen Const O’Dwyer at Nathalia police.

General

Victoria Police Family Violence Command has released Unspeakable — Understanding Sexual Crime, a series of podcasts aimed to educate the community about sexual crime and encourage and support victims to come forward and report or seek support.

The podcasts feature victims bravely speaking about their experiences.

Victoria Police encourages the community to watch the podcasts, which were featured on The Project on the day of the release.

The podcasts can be found at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/unspeakable/id1278241460?mt=2 for Apple or https://soundcloud.com/unspeakable-by-victoriapolice in the Soundcloud.

Safe Plate Day

Cobram Neighbourhood Watch will be promoting Safe Plate Day at the town’s Woolworths car park in Punt Rd on Saturday.

NHW volunteers will be available to help fit anti-theft number plate screws to vehicles for a small donation.

●Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000. Alternatively they can submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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