Police beat

January 10, 2018

Multiple drivers tested positive to drugs over the Christmas-new year period, including a 61-year-old Cobram man.


Multiple drivers tested positive to drugs over the Christmas-new year period, including a 61-year-old Cobram man.

Cobram Highway Patrol will continue to target speed and drug and alcohol-affected drivers.

On January 1, police searched a NSW registered vehicle in Cobram. The female driver was in possession of methamphetamine. The drugs were seized by Cobram members and the female will face court in February.

●Cobram CIU arrested a male camping along the Murray River for stealing a local farmer’s quad bike, valued at $1500. The quad bike was recovered and returned to its rightful owner. The male will attend court in March.


On December 28, a man put $80 worth of fuel into his vehicle at a Numurkah service station and drove off without paying.

Numurkah police later found the vehicle and recovered a stolen vehicle.

The man will attend court soon.


Police attended six family violence incidents over the Christmas period.

If you consider someone to be part of your family and their actions are making you or other family members fearful, ask for advice and help by contacting 000 or Yarrawonga police on 57443641.


With the hot weather upon us, we all need to be mindful of what the temperature can reach inside a vehicle.

Leaving children unattended in a car on any day is dangerous, let alone when it’s hot. It only takes a couple of minutes for the inside of the vehicle to reach 50°C or more. It could result in serious injury or death.

In Victoria, it is against the law to leave children unattended in a car. Parents or carers could face fines or up to six months’ imprisonment.

Be mindful of leaving animals in the vehicle. Winding the window down does not make any difference to the temperature inside the vehicle. Cruelty to animal laws will apply.

The Victoria Police North Eastern Region has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. Nonetheless, with the assistance of the community, police are striving to reduce property theft levels.

This is what you can do to help:

●lock vehicles when left un attended;

●do not leave valuable items in vehicles;

●do not leave Eskies containing alcohol or any other valuables outside caravans, tents and cabins; and

●report people acting suspiciously via 000 or by contacting the local police.

Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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