MOE police are again holding a firearms amnesty this month to encourage residents to hand in firearms.
Sergeant Cameron Blair said an amnesty meant people could hand in guns, ammunition or any imitation firearm in their possession without the fear of being prosecuted.
“People may have a friend or know someone who has a firearm that is worried about how to dispose the gun. This way people can feel comfortable knowing the gun can be handed in with complete reassurance that no action will be taken,” Sgt Blair said.
Sgt Blair said residents should attend the Moe Police Station to surrender firearms, where they could be disposed lawfully, rather than sitting in a cupboard with people not knowing what to do with them.
“The community of Moe has always demonstrated a great commitment to the local people and I’m hoping the same level of support can be shown during the amnesty,” he said
“Perhaps you know somebody who does have an unregistered or unwanted firearm, maybe somebody who is close to you. If you do, I encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity as no one wants to see guns being used for the wrong reasons.”
For more information, phone Moe Police on 5128 1100 or the Divisional Firearms Officer on 5131 5072.
Drug seizes in Moe
MOE police have reported significant inroads in combatting drug trafficking and possession following the Dob in a Dealer campaign.
On Friday, a search warrant in Newborough resulted in a 29 year-old male charged with trafficking methamphetamine, cannabis and other drug related charges.
The male is remanded to appear at Latrobe Magistrates Court on 16 November.
A 38 year-old female was also charged and fined in relation to cannabis possession and will be bailed in January
Sergeant Darren Eldridge said the flow of information had been constant since residents were asked to anonymously report suspicious drug activity earlier this year as a part of the campaign
He said Moe Police received anywhere between four to nine lots of information per week in relation to drug trafficking and possession.
“The information the community provides us, allows us to obtain search warrants. It’s a proactive relationship with us and the community in an attempt to eradicate ice and cannabis from the local area,” Sgt Eldridge said.
Anyone with drug-related information can phone Moe Police on 5128 1100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Assault at fast food chain
THREE people were assaulted at Traralgon McDonalds in early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police reported an intoxicated, verbal argument at the fast food chain resulted in a fight involving five offenders and three victims about 3am.
Three offenders have been arrested, but charges have not yet been laid.
Any witnesses are urged to phone Morwell Police on 5131 5000 or Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
A MOE mother and daughter have been taken to hospital for assessment and treatment after rolling their car.
The Holden Rodeo was travelling east-bound on Old Sale Road, when the 42 year-old driver lost control and rolled about 8.20am Wednesday.
She and her 16 year-old daughter were taken to Latrobe Regional Hospital for assessment and treatment.
Latrobe Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Grant Phillips said police were investigating the circumstances, including wet weather conditions.
“I plea drivers to drive to conditions, road and weather conditions and adjust driving to the conditions,” Act Sgt Phillips said.
If you witnessed the incident, phone Moe Police Station on 5128 1100.
Churchill police are investigating a theft of a distinctive limited edition motorcycle near Manning Drive.
The YZF250cc bike was started by the offenders, who rode through the park area between Latter Grove towards Williams Avenue, about 2am on Tuesday.
Police report the recreation registered vehicle, plate number 90811H, may be advertised for sale on sites such as eBay, Gumtree, Trading Post or Buy Swap Sell.
Any person who may have heard or have knowledge of this bike is urged to phone Churchill Police on 5122 1790 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.