Three Cobram businesses broken into

By Cobram Courier


A water pump was damaged at a farming property on Cottons Rd, Cobram, last week.

Police believe entry was gained to a shed and an item had been used to damage the pump.

● Overnight November 17, three men wearing hooded jumpers entered a vehicle parked in Campbell Rd, Cobram.

A number of items were stolen, including a handbag and electronic items.

A review of CCTV footage in the area shows the men also attempting to gain entry to other vehicles.

● Overnight on November 11, an offender attempted to break into three businesses in High St, Cobram.

The offender attempted to jemmy the rear doors of the businesses open before fleeing when unsuccessful.

That same night, an offender gained entry into a school in Butt St, Strathmerton.

Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit are investigating.

● Police intercepted a vehicle on November 13 on Campbell Rd, Cobram.

A woman in her late 20s was arrested and charged in relation to possession of a drug of dependence.

She was bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

● A vehicle parked at a home in Campbell Rd, Cobram was broken into overnight on November 17.

Banking documents and wireless headphones valued at about $400 were stolen.

● On November 15, police and CFA personnel attended fire at a property on Benalla-Tocumwal Rd, Cobram.

A man in his 50s was interviewed by police in relation to lighting a fire in the open air without authority.


On the afternoon of November 17, a house in Patrick St, Strathmerton, was broken into.

Entry was gained by forcing a window to the house and jewelry, cigarettes and collectable items were been taken.

● A home in Strathmerton was burgled on November 17.

Police confirmed an offender gained entry to the Patrick St property via a window, allegedly stealing jewellery, cigarettes and cash.


Cobram Highway Patrol officers intercepted a vehicle on Katamatite-Yarrawonga Rd, Katamatite, on November 11.

A man in his 30s was charged in relation to reckless conduct, endanger serious injury and other offences. He was bailed to appear at Cobram Magistrates’ Court at a later date.


About 9.15 am on November 20, a man allegedly went to a house in Robertson St, Nathalia, and destroyed a letter box.

Police attended and the man was arrested at a nearby house.

He will appear in court at a later date for criminal damage.


Early Sunday, a suspicious fire started on Picola-Barmah Rd, Picola.

About 80 hectares of crops were destroyed by the fire, which took about an hour to control.

Around the same time, a fire started near the intersection of Picola-Barmah Rd and Myers Lane, Barmah, which was quickly brought under control by CFA who attended the initial fire.


Between Wednesday and Saturday, unknown offenders entered a house on Spences Rd, Katunga, through a window.

A number of household items and diesel were taken during the burglary.


Overnight Friday, a house in Railway Pd, Numurkah, was entered by an unknown offender while the owners were asleep.

Once inside the house, the keys for a while Holden station wagon were taken.

The vehicle was stolen and recovered later that day near the intersection of Kinards and Creek Rds.

The vehicle was damaged and the wheels had been removed.

● On Friday, access was gained to a white Holden utility parked behind a business on Quinn St, Numurkah.

The vehicle was entered and a leather wallet was stolen from inside.

● CFA personnel and police attended a roadside grass fire along the Goulburn Valley Hwy, Katunga, on November 12, about 9.45 pm.

The cause of the fire is not known and police are investigating.

The man was arrested and will appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

● Early on November 13, a vehicle was stolen from a property in Railway Pl, Numurkah.

The vehicle has since been recovered and investigations are continuing.

● On Saturday, November 16, about 1.50 pm, a woman and two men allegedly attempted to gain entry to a school on Tocumwal Rd, Numurkah.

The offenders smashed windows at the school and caused damage to a tap.

Numurkah police officers are investigating.

● On Sunday, November 17, a vehicle and a window at a property on Tocumwal Rd, Numurkah, were damaged.

A Numurkah man has been interviewed in relation to the matter.


On Saturday, November 16, a woman was intercepted at the corner of Telford St and Benalla Rd, Yarrawonga. She has been charged with dangerous driving while being pursued by police.

She was also charged with other traffic offences and was remanded to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court.

The vehicle was impounded at a cost of $1500.


A stolen vehicle was set alight in Barmah early on November 12.

Police and CFA personnel attended the scene at Moira Lakes Rd.

Investigations are ongoing.