Police news

Volatile powder

Latrobe Valley police have called for gun owners to be mindful of their gunpowder storages, after a volatile sample was brought into the station recently.

Churchill Police attended a property on Tuesday to retrieve firearms and ammunition from a deceased estate, where a tin of gunpowder was located.

Senior Constable Robert Kovacs said once the gunpowder was returned to the station it was deemed unstable and WorkSafe was called in to ensure it was properly disposed of.

“There are a large number of people with guns in the area, shooters and hunters, but a lot of the older hunters would have been loading their own ammunition, and have old gunpowder on site… the stuff can become quite dangerous,” Snr Const Kovacs said.

Cry for attention

A CHURCHILL man who was kicked out of home threw a rock through the glass facade of the local police station overnight on Thursday in what police say was a bid to seek attention. The man later handed himself in to the Morwell Police Station on Friday and was charged and bailed to appear before the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court in November.

Roof antics

A HIGHLY-intoxicated 25 year-old Newborough man was discovered on the roof of a building in Kay Street, Traralgon in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Traralgon police say they heard noises on the roof and located the man sitting on the corner of the roof of a neighbouring building. According to Police Media, the man said he was up there to “meet his mates”.

Police negotiated with the man and he agreed to climb down with the assistance of the Country Fire Authority.

Tyre caps

Churchill police have come into possession of a number of motor vehicle tyre valve caps that are believed to have been stolen from vehicles in the Churchill area over the past 10 or 11 months.

The valve caps are of various colours and designs. For more information phone Churchill Police Station on

5122 1790.