Copper, weed and guns

March 02, 2018

A drug search warrant executed at a Seymour house recently netted more than just a few cannabis plants. An amount of copper wire was also found at the O’Shea Crt residence, which was believed to have been stolen earlier from the railway line near Kilmore East.

Two firearms which had allegedly been stolen from a Caveat property previously were also seized. A 34-year-old Seymour man and a 42-year-old man from Northwood were remanded in custody, with a third local man, aged 24 released on bail.

Sheep rustled

Nagambie police are investigating the theft of 18 sheep from a Locksley property some time in the past six weeks. There was no sign of forced entry to the property so it is believed the thieves may have used portable yarding and dogs to round up the animals. Another 65 sheep were stolen in early January from the Nagambie-Locksley Rd property. Police asked residents in the area to stay alert and report any suspicious behaviour.

A Melbourne woman, aged 26, has been charged with handling stolen property after police attended a Highlands Rd property and found stolen number plates on a car. Some passports and multiple identification cards in other people’s names stolen from other areas were also found in the car.

Break-in investigated

Investigations are continuing into the break-in at a Tarcombe Rd house, on Wednesday, February 14. After an unsuccessful attempt to force open the front door, the culprit/s forced open a glass sliding door to the backyard. Cash, jewellery and model cars were stolen and carted away in a clothes basket from the house.

Weapon found

A 46-year-old Kinglake man was interviewed in relation to possession of a controlled weapon after he was found with a hunting knife. He was being spoken to in relation to theft of some chocolate from a local supermarket when police found the knife on him on Friday, February 16.

Trio wanted

Mitchell detectives have released images of three people they would like to speak to regarding a burglary and criminal damage at a self storage yard in Cameron Parade, Broadford. Two men and a woman drove into the fenced and gated yard in a blue Ford Falcon after another vehicle left the premises on December 12, 2017. CCTV shows them stopping in front of one of the storage units and entering it after they cut off the padlock. Nothing was stolen from the unit. They were unable to leave the property because they could not activate the remote-controlled front gate, so they cut a large hole in the cyclone fencing to drive through.

Anyone with information can phone Mitchell detectives on 57350216 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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