Police Beat

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Secure items and vehicles

There have been a spate of incidents of theft recently from unsecured vehicles, trailers, sheds etc. Please ensure all vehicles, trailers and buildings are secure. It only takes an opportune thief a short time to access and steal items in these circumstances. Do not leave your keys in your vehicle or the vehicle running when unattended no matter how short the time is. If you are at a service station, parked outside shops, ATMs etc. ensure you lock your vehicles. Leaving vehicles unlocked with keys and trailers unsecured is like presenting offenders with a gift. 

Victoria Police currently has a campaign highlighting this ‘the thankful thief’. These videos along with other valuable crime prevention tips and information can be found on the Wangaratta Eyewatch Facebook page.

Drug and traffic charges for Mulwala man

A 44 year old Mulwala man has been charged and bailed with drug and traffic offences following a vehicle intercept on Saturday, February 2. Deal bags containing methylamphetamine were located in the car. The man was charged possessing methylamphetamine, driving whilst disqualified, using an unregistered motor vehicle and displaying false registration plates. He was bailed to appear at Cobram Court in April

Tradelink theft

Tools valued at $1,500 were stolen from the Tradelink store on Enterprise Drive off the Murray Valley Highway, about 2.30am Thursday, January 31. Thieves stole a five piece DeWalt power tool kit, Kinchrome tools and a small amount of cash. 

Garden hose douses fire

A 65 year old woman woke to the crackle of fire in her unit on Hume Street in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, January 31. The women tackled the blaze with a garden hose and extinguished the fire which was started by an exhaust fan. The fire caused considerable amount of damage to the woman’s unit.

Sentimental jewellery stolen

A large amount of sentimental jewellery was stolen from a bedroom when a burglary occurred at a rural residential property on Katamatite-Yarrawonga Road between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, February 10.  A small amount of cash was also stolen. 

Sports store theft

A 27-year-old Mulwala man was arrested by police after stealing clothing from Intersport Wingates Sports store in Belmore Street on Saturday morning, February 9. The man was charged with theft and was bailed to appear at Cobram Court in April.

Police contact

Members of the community are reminded to call 000 for police attendance. For general advice 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