Police Beat

August 30, 2017

Forklift stolen

Police are seeking information from the community concerning the theft of a forklift from the rear of a business in Belmore Street, Yarrawonga.  
The forklift was stolen in the early hours of Sunday and driven to Mulwala.  
The forklift was found abandoned after the thieves got it stuck in mud on a dirt track behind the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort in Mulwala.   
If you have any information concerning the theft of the forklift you can contact either Yarrawonga Police Station on 5744 3641 or Mulwala Police Station on 5743 8099.

Yarrawonga theft

Two offenders used a pram to steal several items from the Country Target store around noon on August 25.
A male and female concealed the items under a baby blanket.
The female was wearing a dark-coloured beanie with writing on the front, a dark zip-up hoodie with light coloured sleeves and light colour flared pants.
The male was slim with short dark hair parted on the side and was wearing a dark hoodie with horizontal stripes.

Home burglary

Thieves forced open a sliding door and burgled a house in South Road on August 21. Jewellery was stolen, including a gold wedding ring with ‘29/7/07 Forever’ engraved on the inner face.

Campfire burns

Detectives are seeking witnesses to an incident which occurred at a camp site near Greens Lane, Koonoomoo, on August 5 which resulted in serious burns to a 19 year old female.
A group of around 20 people were camping when a gas canister was apparently thrown into the fire. The canister exploded and the female suffered serious burns.
She was flown by air ambulance to the Alfred Hospital, where she is still undergoing treatment.
Anyone camping in the area at the time but not directly related to the group is asked to contact Cobram CIU on 5871 2866 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Cobram thefts

Thieves cut a padlock and stole a Stihl pressure washer worth $2000 from the rear of Millers Mowers and Motorcycles on the Murray Valley Highway overnight on August 21.
A burglar kicked in the back door of the Youth Opportunity Shop in Jordan Street on the weekend of August 19 and stole items including a $1500 electrical test and tag machine.
Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact Cobram Police on 58711977 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Or submit a confidential crime report at

Family violence

Police have attended several family violence incidents in Moira Shire this week.
Anyone needing advice and referrals to support agencies can contact police or speak to a local doctor.
Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 - “If you see something say something”

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