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Fire erupted in a Moe household on Tuesday evening, engulfing the front two rooms of the Margaret Street residence. 

As of yesterday, a cause was yet to be determined, with fire investigators still working on the scene. 

‘Slingshot’ attacks

Police are investigating a spate of “slingshot type” attacks on Latrobe Valley vehicles and buildings, after two more incidents were recorded in the past week. 

Last weekend a vehicle window in Gilmore Street, Traralgon was targeted, while a window on a Moe household in Lloyd Street was also damaged. 

The events come after similar incidents over the past three weeks, which police believe are related. 

Snr Const Kovacs said the projectiles were coming from a vehicle, and there was no pattern in impacted targets, which have included commercial buildings, vehicles and private residences. 

Witnesses or people with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 

1800 333 000 or Morwell Police Station on 5131 5000.

Petrol thefts

TWO vehicles parked in Auchterlonie Crescent, Churchill were targeted in fuel thefts overnight on 11 September.

Unknown offenders were successful in forcing one vehicle’s fuel flap open to siphon fuel out, but were unsuccessful with the second vehicle.


The Latrobe Valley has seen a number of burglaries in the past week.

Benson’s Timber and Hardware on Latrobe Street, Morwell was broken into early Tuesday morning after two offenders entered the property through a hole cut in its wire perimeter fencing. 

The offenders then allegedly forced entry through the back door, stealing a number of tools and power tools to the value of $1000, including an Xceed circular saw. 

A residence on Oak Avenue, Traralgon was broken into in daylight hours on Tuesday, with $8000 worth of items stolen. 

An unknown number of offenders allegedly forced entry through a bedroom window, before ransacking the house, leaving with a number of items, including a 17 inch ASUS laptop, a Pandora charm bracelet, and a safe. 

A Stihl chainsaw valued at $950 was allegedly stolen from a Yallourn North garage recently. 

The Nardino Road property, unoccupied at the time, was allegedly burglarised somewhere between Saturday and Monday.

The Christian Community Church, Morwell was also broken into over the weekend, with two laptops stolen from the property.

An unknown number of offenders allegedly gained entry to the property by removing timber from a broken window, leaving with an Acer Aspire X3960 laptop, valued at $1000, taken from the chapel.

A second Acer computer was taken from the church office. 

Police have appealed for witnesses or people with information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Morwell Police Station on 5131 5000.