Police Beat with Tom Hayes


Traralgon motor vehicle theft

DETECTIVES are currently looking into multiple thefts of motor vehicles in the Traralgon area.

The thefts occurred in the early hours of Saturday, May 25, 2024, occurring in the vicinity of Marshalls Road, Cambridge Way, Harvard Avenue, Ellavale Drive, and McNulty Drive, between 3am and 9am.

The offenders are utilising a white dual cab Ford Ranger utility, with signwriting on the side of the vehicle.

If you have been the victim of the reported theft, attempted theft, or have any CCTV vision, contact Detective Senior Constable Thomas Hughes, at Latrobe CIU 5131 5000, or the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.


Arrest made

A 37-year-old male from Hampton Park has been arrested after Traralgon Police located him in a vehicle with stolen number plates. Additional stolen items and drugs were located in the vehicle.

The male was arrested and has been charged with handling stolen goods, possessing a drug of dependence and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

He has been bailed to appear at Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court next month.


Carjacking investigation

LATROBE Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an alleged carjacking on Thursday, May 16.

The victim was on Mountain Glen Drive, Moe when the incident occurred around 7.30pm.

A computer-generated image of the offender has been created. He is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40-years-old, 175cm tall, with a distinctive large nose, wearing a dark hooded jumper and dark coloured stockman button up jacket. He was driving an older model red Holden Commodore at the time.

Lookout: A computer-generated image of the alleged Moe carjacker has been released. Image supplied

If you recognise this male, or have any information, contact Detective Senior Constable John Park at Latrobe CIU on 5131 5000, or Crimestoppers on 1300 333 000.


Walker found

HAVE you lost your Wheelie Walker? The one pictured was handed into police on Wednesday, June 5 after it was located in a residential garden on Franklin Street, Traralgon.

If it is yours, or you know who the rightful owner is, contact the Property Officer at Traralgon on 5172 2700.

Found: This walker was recovered from a residential garden on Franklin Street, Traralgon. Photograph supplied