Police Beat

Central Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team (SOCIT) detectives have charged a man following an investigation into historical sex assaults.

Alyssa Fritzlaff

Drugs and cash seized after Moe South crash

MOE police arrested and charged a man after drugs and a significant quantity of cash was
seized following a crash in Moe South in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police were patrolling in the vicinity of Wirrana Drive and Coalville Road when they
noticed a solo motorbike bearing allegedly false registration plates about midnight.

The rider allegedly sped off from police before he appeared to lose control and crash.
The 25-year-old ran from the scene before he was arrested nearby.

A first constable was injured during the arrest when the man allegedly struck the
male first constable to the face.

He received minor injuries.

A subsequent search uncovered more than $50,000 cash, as well as a quantity
of methylamphetamine, pills and liquid believed to be GHB.

The man, of no fixed address, has been charged with traffic commercial
quantity of methylamphetamine; traffic methylamphetamine; traffic GHB; possess
methylamphetamine; possess GHB; proceeds of crime (in excess of $53,000); assault
emergency worker; resist emergency worker; and driving offences (unlicensed/unregistered/false plate).

He was remanded to appear at Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court today.


Firearms seized in Morwell

FIREARMS were recovered at a Morwell address on October 13.

Four people were arrested as a result and are currently in police custody.

One individual has been reprimanded, the remaining three are assisting police with


Firearms allegedly stolen

THREE firearms and ammunition were allegedly stolen from a vehicle in Churchill on
October 8.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers on
1800 333 000 or Latrobe CIU on 5131 5000.


Gatherings in spotlight

MORWELL police reported a number of public gathering breaches over the last couple of weeks.

The breaches were in violation of the Chief Health Officer’s directions, some with more
than 10 people in attendance.

Police urged people to abide by restrictions, warning that if called to a property in breach
of regulations, penalty notices will be issued.