Police crack down on unsolved crime

AN increase in police resources in the region has lead to an initiative by the Moe Police to crackdown on outstanding issues.

Since its establishment earlier this month, the Moe Police Tasking Unit has executed warrants on properties across the Latrobe Valley, concentrating on crime and public order.

Moe Police Sergeant Mick Morris said dedicating the tasking unit addressed historical matters and targeted “hot spots”.

“It has had a good result cleaning up outstanding matters,” Sgt Morris said.

The unit is responsible for investigating ongoing matters and executing warrants, as well as supporting surrounding police who have investigations linked to the Moe township.

Following leads from a serious assault recently, the unit executed a warrant on a Traralgon property last week where ammunition, fire-arms and a quantity of cannabis was seized.

In one week, the unit also executed warrants in Churchill and Newborough where stolen goods were seized.

Sgt Morris said the tasking unit would be focused on cracking down on trends as they develop in criminal circles.

He said the success of the unit, which would be evaluated next month, may lead to a similar initiative being rolled-out across other Latrobe Valley police stations.