Man charged after Churchill incident

A 19 year-old Mount Waverly man has been charged after a traffic incident in Churchill at the weekend.

Police were called to Federation University following reports of a suspicious vehicle in a car park on Saturday night.

The man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at police direction, dangerous driving, wilful damage and driving while disqualified.

Man dies in collision

A 36 year-old Glengarry man has died after his car collided with a tree on Friday night.

Police said the car was travelling along Traralgon-Maffra Road when it left the road about 11.50pm.

The driver, the single occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

Yallourn North car fire

A car fire in Yallourn North on Saturday morning is being treated as suspicious.

Police said a 1997 Ford Falcon was found smouldering by a passer by about 5.30am.

It’s alleged the car had been set alight sometime before its discovery.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Latrobe Criminal Investigation Unit on 5131 5000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Stolen car

Traralgon police are calling for witnesses after an early model Toyota sedan was stolen from a residential address on Taylor Crescent in Traralgon on the morning of Tuesday 16 May.

Police said the owner of the vehicle woke to hear the vehicle driving off about 2am.

The registration of the 1988 car is TBQ 339.

Police ask anyone with information to phone Traralgon Police Station on 5127 2700 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at