Narracan Resort fire

AT about 2am on Saturday, April 27, unknown offenders attended the Narracan Resort sales office located near the shore of Lake Narracan in Newborough.

The offender(s) forced entry into the sales office and a nearby shipping container. It is yet to be established if anything was stolen.

The offender(s) started a fire at the door of the shipping container, which caused significant damage to the shipping container, a timber fence and the rear of the sales office.

Police request that anyone who may have seen a vehicle or people in the vicinity of Narracan Resort sales office at this time to contact Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers.


Stolen car

TRARALGON residents have been on edge following a recent spike in burglaries and attempted thefts in the area.

At about 4.20am on Saturday, April 27, unknown offenders attended an address in Wirilda Crescent, Traralgon. The offenders gained entry to the house via an unlocked back door and stole a set of car keys from the kitchen.

The offenders went back outside to the carport at the front of the house where they stole the victim’s Hyundai wagon. The residents of the house were home at the time of the offending. The Hyundai has not been located at this stage.

Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit is urging the public to come forward with information through the LCIU or Crime Stoppers.


Cowwarr Weir damaged

POLICE are investigating about $3000 worth of damage at Cowwarr Weir.

Heyfield Police are investigating multiple instances of damage that occurred at the popular local swimming spot between April 13 and 20.

It is alleged that offenders have attended and driven over the bollards and street signs within the Weir area causing significant damage.

CCTV cameras are installed and Southern Rural Water are taking a hard stance on the ongoing damages to their property.

Police are appealing for any further information to assist with their enquiries.

You can make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or contact the Heyfield Police Station on 51 48 2202.

The Herald Sun reported that if the vandalism were to continue, police speculate it is possible Southern Rural Water would could close the swimming hole off to the public. However, Southern Rural Water confirmed it would not be closing the Weir.


Man charged over Moe ram and raid

A 40-year-old Traralgon man has been charged in relation to a ram and raid at an electrical store in Moe in early April.

The man reversed his vehicle through the front door of the store before stealing electrical items.

He was arrested a short time later and the stolen items were recovered.

The man was charged with burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, multiple counts of theft and driving offences.

He has been bailed to appear at Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court in June.


Lost property

TRARALGON Police have a number of bikes, mobile phones and items of jewellery that they are hoping to reunite with owners.

If you are missing any of these items, please contact the Property Officer at Traralgon on 5172 2700.