PREMIUM
News

Police issue warning about gel blasters

Victoria Police is reviewing the classification of gel blasters in Victoria.

Gel blasters are toy guns similar in design to airsoft guns, but the projectiles they shoot are 6 mm to 8 mm water beads.

Victoria Police does not currently issue approvals for gel blasters to any individual or organisation and there is no lawful genuine reason to possess or use them in Victoria.

It is recommended that individuals and businesses do not purchase gel blasters to avoid the risk of being charged with possessing either a firearm or an imitation firearm.

It is important to remember an imitation firearm can cause significant public alarm or can be used to commit serious criminal offences if used inappropriately.

Individuals place themselves, the public and police members in a potentially dangerous situation.

If people are found in possession of gel blasters, Victoria Police have and will continue to seize them.

Owners of gel blasters are encouraged to surrender them during the national firearms amnesty.

For more information about the amnesty, visit crimestoppers.com.au/FirearmAmnesty

Fire at Chittick Park

Police are looking for information after two Molotov cocktails were set off at the Seymour skate park in Chittick Park on July 11.

Two large explosions were caused by the devices about 11.30 pm but no-one was injured and only minimal damage was made to the skate park.

If anyone knows the identity of the perpetrator or knows anything about the fire, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Theft from IGA

Police are appealing for information after a theft from O’Keefe’s IGA Seymour.

At 2.20 pm on July 3, a woman entered the store, selected three boxes of Aspirin and numerous chocolate bars and concealed them in her hoodie.

She then selected a bottle of cordial and only paid for the cordial before exiting the store.

The woman was wearing a grey hoodie and black vest.

If you know the woman, phone Seymour police on 5735 0200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man on drug charges

A man was charged with possessing a drug of dependence after a traffic stop in Seymour on July 9.

A Rosebud man, 30, was a passenger in a vehicle intercepted by police on Edward St about 3 am.

A small amount of a drug of dependence was found on the man and he was arrested and taken to Seymour police station.

He was interviewed before being charged and bailed to appear at the Seymour Magistrates’ Court later this year.