P-plater busted for booze

POLICE intercepted a vehicle for a random breath test in the early hours of Tuesday, January 16 in Traralgon.

The 20-year-old male driver blew over the legally prescribed concentration of alcohol (0.00 for a probationary driver) and was taken back to the station for an evidentiary breath test, where he blew 0.112.

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended, and his vehicle was impounded, at a cost of $1133.

He will be summonsed to attend court at a later date.


Lost property

TRARALGON Police has numerous bikes and mobile phones that have been handed into the station.

If you have lost a phone or bike, contact the property officer at Traralgon on 5172 2700.

Proof of ownership will be required to pick up lost property.


Moe man arrested and released

POLICE were called after witnessing a number of males fighting in a shopping centre car park in Murray Road, Preston on January 15, just before 2pm.

Police attended the scene, before a number of people fled on police arrival.

A silver Holden commodore bearing no registration plates was observed by police leaving the shopping centre car park.

With the assistance of the Air Wing, police followed the car to an address in Wakanui Street, Northcote.

Officers attended the address before swiftly taking four males into custody.

It is alleged the group were involved in other incidents, including a robbery in Reservoir on the same day at 1.20pm and a robbery in Thornbury on January 14 at about 9.20pm.

An 18-year-old Moe man and a 14-year-old Reservoir boy were both arrested at the time but later released pending summons.

A 15-year-old Reservoir boy was charged with home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft from motor vehicle and commit indictable offence whilst on bail.

A 17-year-old Fitzroy boy was charged with aggravated burglary, theft from motor vehicle, commit indictable offence whilst on bail, unlicensed driving and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

The duo will appear at a children’s court at a later date.


Do you recognise this man?

LATROBE Crime Investigation Unit are investigating a burglary that occurred at a supermarket in Morwell on WednesdayJanuary 3.

Police believe the middle aged male – pictured with long hair wearing a flannel shirt and jeans may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Local police are urging anyone who recognises this man or has any information to contact Detective Acting Sergeant Warren Gardner at Latrobe CIU on 5131 5000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Help: Police are looking for this man to assist with an investigation into a Morwell supermarket burglary.