A man has been remanded in custody after allegedly threatening to detonate a bomb inside a Traralgon service station on Tuesday morning.
Omar Jamal fronted the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court yesterday charged with attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery and assault.
Mr Jamal was represented by Legal Aid and did not apply for bail.
The court heard he required a Lebanese Arabic interpreter because he did not speak English.
Mr Jamal’s court-appointed duty solicitor told the court the accused “suffers with ill mental health” but was unable to provide a specific diagnosis.
He will return to court on May 3 for a committal hearing.
Unit fire suspicious
A fire at a set of accommodation units in Traralgon is being treated as suspicious after a small blaze broke out in a room just after 7am on Wednesday.
Traralgon police said a prompt response by the CFA prevented the fire from spreading to other rooms.
Fire investigators said the boarding house experienced minor smoke and water damage.
No injuries were reported
Anyone with information is asked to phone Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit on 5131 5000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A Traralgon man’s Harley Davidson was impounded on Wednesday after he was allegedly clocked riding at more than 80 kilometres above the limit.
The 29-year-old was allegedly caught at 162km/h in an 80km/h zone just after 5pm earlier this week.
Latrobe Highway Patrol alleged the man tested positive to a drug of dependence.
He will face Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court later this year..
A woman has been caught driving 40 kilometres per hours above the speed limit at Morwell at the weekend.
Latrobe Highway Patrol allegedly detected the 42-year-old driving at 120km/h in an 80 zone along Alexanders Road, Morwell about 1pm on Saturday.
She was issued with a penalty notice for speeding and her was licence suspended for six months.