Police Beat

March 21, 2018

Attempted ice-creamery robbery

The Avalanche Ice Creamery in Belmore Street was targeted by a would-be burglar overnight on Friday, March 9. The offender entered the back yard, cut a flyscreen and removed a window louvre but could not gain entry into the building.

Chase from Conifer

A Conifer Close resident chased and caught an 18-year-old man who was in his back yard in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 18. The man was caught at McDonald’s and held there until police arrived. He was interviewed and charged with trespassing.

Speeding drivers caught

Two drivers had their cars impounded within one hour on Saturday night, March 17. A Melbourne man driving to Queensland was intercepted when police clocked him driving at 169kmh in a 100kmh zone on Benalla-Tocumwal Road, Katamatite. He will face court for dangerous driving.

Drunk driver apprehended

A female driving on Murray Valley Highway in the Burramine area, had her car impounded for drink driving after she returned a blood alcohol reading 0.11. The vehicle will be off the road for four weeks and will cost the owner of the vehicle in excess of $1,700 to have it released.

Online Safety

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for promoting online safety for all Australians.
They are committed to helping all Australians have safer, positive experiences online, just as they would offline.
The office co-ordinates and leads the online safety efforts of government, industry and the not-for profit   community. It has a broad remit which includes providing:
a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying
identifying and removing illegal online content
tackling image-based abuse.
The office also provides audience-specific content to help educate all Australians about online safety including young people, women, teachers, parents, seniors and community groups.
Their goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world, safely.
Visit their website at to find out more.

Police remind members of the community if they require police attendance to call 000. If it is advice you are looking for check the Victoria Police Website at or call your local police.  Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Or submit a confidential crime report at

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