Seymour police arrested a man from NSW near Euroa after he had allegedly started a fire in a rest area near Benalla.
The fire was set about 7.30am on Australia Day and burnt an area of about 30 by 30m before the CFA was able to extinguish it. An amount of methamphetamine was found on the 33-year-old.
He was remanded in custody.
A report of illegal spotlighters along Landscape Rd, Tallarook, resulted in two people from the northern suburbs charged with numerous offences.
A Toyota HiLux was seen near a property just after midnight on Thursday, January 25, and police later saw the vehicle parked in Ennis Rd.
A search of the car located numerous rounds of ammunition, some drug paraphernalia and an amount of cannabis and methamphetamine. A firearm was later found dumped on the side of the road.
A 54-year-old Roxborough Park man is facing drug and firearm charges.
He was the holder of a current shooter’s licence, but the ammunition was not properly stored.
A woman in the car, a 30-year-old from Glenroy, was also charged with possession of a drug of dependence and possession of ammunition without a licence.
The recent positioning of security staff at the court house has resulted in two people being interviewed by police.
A 31-year-old Seymour woman was issued with a drug caution notice after some cannabis was found during a search of her handbag, and a 26-year-old Seymour man is expected to be charged on summons after a shotgun cartridge he was carrying set off a security alarm.
A Broadford man was remanded in custody following the execution of a drug search warrant at a house in Chisholm Cres last Friday morning. The 39-year-old was charged with traffic and possess methylamphetamine offences after an amount of methamphetamine and drug-selling paraphernalia was seized. He was also charged with having proceeds of crime after a large amount of money was found on him.
Another person at the house at the time was also charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a prescribed weapon.
A 41-year-old Kinglake man got more than he bargained for while using the drive-through at a fast food outlet in Seymour recently.
He was nabbed for being a suspended driver and police found an amount of cannabis in his car.
Holiday house theft
A TV and DVD player were stolen from a holiday house in Spring Lane, Bailieston, sometime between late January and early February. A generator was also stolen from a shed after the shed’s padlock was cut off.
A house near the corner of Gerrards Rd and Goulburn Valley Hwy was broken into sometime during January. A window next to the front door was smashed to gain entry to the building. It is believed cupboards were looked through, but nothing was stolen.
Road safety operations
Police are continuing their focus on road safety, with another automated number plate recognition operation held on Sunday on Hume Fwy near Tallarook.
Four unregistered vehicles were detected, an licensed driver was nabbed travelling at 127km/h, and another driver was caught at travelling at 122km/h.