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Man killed in bike crash

By Seymour Telegraph

A man has died following a motorcycle crash in Highlands on Friday afternoon.

The 65-year old Geelong man was travelling in a group of seven riders and died at the scene.

Investigators have been told the motorbike was travelling along Highlands Rd, near Old Saleyards Rd, when it veered and struck a tree about 12.40pm.

Police are yet to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Drug busts
Two Broadford men were spoken to by police when they were parked at Mill Lake in Broadford on the evening of September 9. A subsequent search of their car turned up some cannabis. 

A 22-year-old received a drug caution notice, while the second man, also aged 22 is expected to be charged on summons.

A 22-year-old Kilmore man also received a drug caution notice after he was found with some cannabis on him following a routine licence check as he was driving along Emily St, Seymour, about 4.20am on September 7.

Drugs seized
A Seymour man was remanded in custody after a drug search warrant executed at a Highlands Rd, Seymour house on September 10 resulted in some cannabis and methylamphetamine being seized.

Seymour police also executed another drug search warrant at a Martindale Cres, Seymour house on September 12 when some methylamphetamine and a street sign were found.

A 32-year-old local man has been charged with drug offences and handling stolen property relating to the street sign.

Investigation continues
Investigations are continuing into a burglary at sporting club rooms at Chittick Park, Seymour.

A front window was smashed and some alcohol stolen early on Sunday, September 9.

Furphy tank stolen
Nagambie police are investigating the theft of a Furphy water tank, which was being used as a garden ornament from a rural property in Deanes Rd, Wahring. 

The tank was last seen in late August and noticed missing on September 12.   

The owner also discovered that a sheep had been shorn and the fleece stolen.

Wallan cemetery vandalised
Wallan police are investigating the senseless desecration of several headstones at Wallan Cemetery recently.

The damage occurred between 10am on September 13 and noon the following day. 

Memorabilia, such as crosses, flowers and ornaments were removed from the grave sites and thrown around the cemetery.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is urged to contact First Constable Rohan Evans at Wallan Police, phone 5783 0400.

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