Youths charged for arson

Youths charged

TWO Traralgon boys have been arrested and charged with 32 incidents of arson, burglary, theft and criminal damage.

Latrobe Criminal Investigations Unit reported the 10 year-old and 12 year-old both fronted court last week, were bailed and would appear in court later in the month.

In one incident, the CIU was investigating a deliberately lit fire, one south of Shakespeare Street in the scrub land and a second in the public toilets next to the Traralgon Recreation Reserve cricket room.

Many of the other alleged crimes were committed at schools and kindergartens, with damage to one east-end Traralgon school amounting to more than $70,000.

Police ask anyone with information in relation to any of the damages to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit

Fence palings stolen

MOE police are investigating the theft of fence palings from a Moe property.

The palings were taken from a Service Road site about 6pm on Wednesday, 30 September.

Police said two men were seen at the vacant block loading fence palings from two pallets that were in the block into the rear of a purple utility vehicle.

The ute is described to have a lid on the rear section and a ‘FOX Racing’ sticker on the rear window.

Police are asking anyone with information to the theft or the identity of the men or utility to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, visit or phone Senior Constable Jade Fitzsimmons on 5128 1100.