Police Beat

February 28, 2018

This two vehicle accident occurred on the intersection of Belmore Street and Witt Street early on Monday evening, February 26. Details were yet to be confirmed by police at the time of the Yarrawonga Chronicle going to print.

Antique gates stolen

Between Monday and Tuesday, February 19 and 20, unknown offenders removed antique gates from a property on Johnston Road, Burramine and Powerline Road, Yarrawonga.  A white/silver 4WD tray ute was seen driving in the area.

Hogan’s Road fire

On Wednesday, February 21 police and CFA were called to a grass fire on Hogan’s Road.  The fire was caused by a spark from an angle grinder and was quickly extinguished.

Cyclist hit by car

A 17-year-old cyclist heading to school was struck by a car which then failed to stop on Monday morning, February 26.
The youth was travelling along Irvine Parade between 7.30 and 7.45am and was struck by an alleged white vehicle.
Senior Constable Dave Griffiths said the youth was very lucky to have only sustained superficial injuries and was wearing a helmet.
Police warned about the duty of care of drivers to stop after any accident and to exchange names and numbers.  Police are seeking any information about the incident and are asking members of the public who may have witnessed anything to immediately contact Senior Constable Dave Griffiths at the Yarrawonga Police on 5744 3641.

Perfume thief caught

A female believed to be aged in her 60s has stolen perfume from Terry White Chemist on February 19. The female was captured on CCTV. The perfume was valued at $108.

Electrical cable stolen

Electrical cable has been cut and removed from the old abattoirs on Hicks Road, the offenders are yet to be identified. Wangaratta Crime Scene Unit attended the scene and collected evidence, including DNA swabs.

Secure power tools

Police are investigating a series of theft of power tools from tradesmen’s vehicles and trailers.
Offenders are targeting tradesmen’s vehicles during the late evening and early hours of the morning and stealing expensive power tools.
To avoid becoming a victim, please ensure that your vehicle or trailer is locked and secured when left unattended.  It is also very important that all of your power tools are engraved with your licence number so that in the event your tools are stolen and recovered by police, these tools can be returned to the rightful owner quickly.

If you aware of any theft of items please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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