Burglary in Euroa
2018 has begun for police with a number of people facing numerous charges following several arrests.
The most dramatic was on January 5, where three men were arrested while allegedly committing a burglary in Euroa.
This followed a spate of recent ram raids and burglaries.
Two police vehicles were rammed about 2.45am during the arrest by the offenders who were in a stolen car.
Two of the three men are believed to have been involved in a series of burglaries and ram raids across metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Some of the regional offences included incidents in Kinglake, Nagambie, Yea, Doreen and Healesville.
The burglaries at Nagambie were committed at the supermarket and service station in mid December.
All of the burglaries targeted commercial premises, stealing cigarettes, ATMs, safes and jewellery.
The trio arrested were a 28-year-old Doreen man, a 25-year-old from Preston and another 25-year-old from Heidelberg West. They were all remanded in custody to appear at court at later dates.
Hughes Creek Rd incident
Following on from a report last week on a car collision and the same car being set alight in Hughes Creek Rd, Tarcombe, Mitchell detectives have charged two men with handling stolen property, criminal damage by fire and recklessly causing a bushfire, because the fire spread to surrounding ground and trees.
A Yea man, aged 21, was remanded in custody and a 22-year-old man from Broadford was bailed to attend court at a later date, with a woman, aged 20 who was still at the scene when police arrived expected to be charged on summons with theft of a motor car.
Serial theft in Seymour
A Seymour man has been interviewed regarding several incidents in the local area.
The 38-year-old man was charged with numerous offences relating to an alleged break-in at a hamburger outlet in Emily St, an attempted burglary of a Wallis St tobacco shop in late October, and a more recent burglary of a house in Delatite Rd in late November. He was remanded in custody.
Another Seymour man, aged 27, and 30-year-old woman, also from Seymour have been charged with burglary and other related offences at a transport business just before Christmas.
A van stolen from the property was later found burned out at Mickleham. The man has also been charged with breaking into a house in Delatite Rd around the same time where a laptop, watches, iPad and camera were stolen.
This property has not been located yet.
Local crime spree
And yet another Seymour man, aged 30 has been remanded in custody.
His alleged crime spree started after stealing two vehicles and other property from a Mitchelton winery in early December.
This then led to other alleged burglaries including a clothing store in Anzac Ave where some cash and shirts were stolen, and the golf course at Yea where power and garden tools were stolen.
One of the stolen vehicles was finally dumped in Telegraph Rd and set alight, with the second one located in Melbourne.
This man has also been charged with burglary of the Avenel sporting complex and an attempted burglary at a Mangalore property.
Two people were arrested following an incident where the Airwing were monitoring a vehicle which police first tried to intercept in Melton South on January 8.
The car initially sped off after police tried to intercept it because it was displaying false registration plates.
The Airwing monitored the vehicle, a Holden sedan, travelling through several red lights, narrowly missing other cars.
The sedan travelled along the Western Hwy, Western Ring Rd, Calder Fwy and Hume Fwy before it stopped at a service station near Seymour.
It sped off again, still travelling north along the Hume Fwy, after highway patrol members tried to speak with the occupants while stopped at the service station.
The car later broke down near Euroa, where the pair, a man and woman were arrested.
The male driver, a 35-year-old from Melton was remanded in custody charged with numerous offences including evading police, conduct endangering life, driving while suspended and driving an unregistered car.
He also tested positive to drugs.
The female passenger, from Preston, aged 22, was charged with possession of drugs after some methylamphetamine was found on her.
Investigations are continuing into the theft of firearms from a Highlands house, sometime during the night of Tuesday, January 9 and the next morning.
The offenders used the residents’ angle grinder to open a gun safe that was in a shed and steal the firearms and ammunition.