Seymour man charged
A 27-year-old Seymour man has been charged with handling stolen goods following an investigation into the theft of a large amount of items from a rural property in Clonbinane.
The items — which included unregistered motorbikes, a washing machine, television, video gaming machine, lawn mower, chainsaws, whipper snipper, welder, and a gun safe — were allegedly stolen from shedding sometime between October 18 and October 21.
Car stolen from work site
A Subaru Forester wagon was stolen from a business in Delatite Rd, Seymour, about 1am on October 22.
A boat and trailer were also stolen, but later located in Tarcombe Rd.
Other work vehicles were entered and it is believed the offenders returned about 5am and rammed roller doors to a shed before stealing some power tools.
Number plate recognition productive
The highway patrol is continuing its road safety efforts with more Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations around the area.
One Seymour man got more than he bargained for when he saw he was approaching an ANPR site on Hume Fwy near Tallarook on October 22.
Knowing he was a suspended driver, he attempted to drive through the site, but a short distance later crashed into the side railing.
He was not injured but will be summonsed to court for numerous offences, including driving while suspended, evading police and driving an unregistered car.
The man, aged in his early 30s, also tested positive to methylamphetamine.
Other offences detected at this site included another suspended driver, one disqualified and two unlicensed drivers, while five unregistered cars were nabbed.
An operation the day before, set up on Hume Fwy at Beveridge, also resulted in numerous offences detected, with 26 cars found to be unregistered, six drivers caught either driving unlicensed or while suspended, along with four defect notices issued.
Another probationary driver was caught not displaying ‘P’ plates and a learner driver was also not displaying ‘L’ plates.
Canoe taken from jetty
A 5m-long canoe was stolen from a jetty at Kirwins Bridge, sometime overnight on October 25.
It is believed access was gained via the water, with the chain securing the canoe being cut with bolt cutters.
Police are looking for a woman, believed to have stolen property from a Seymour supermarket about 1.15pm on October 26.
After leaving the store she was seen getting into a red sedan with chrome mags and bearing stolen number plates, driven by a man.
She is described as being 165cm tall, with blonde hair, wearing a black jacket, red shirt, black leggings and black ankle-high boots.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
A rear number plate was stolen from a car on October 26 somewhere around the Highlands Rd or Kobyboyn Rd areas.
In another incident, a Hasa brand mountain bike left parked outside Woolworths for a short time about noon on October 24 was found the next day dumped in the yard of a Beta St unit.