Police are investigating the theft of two tinnies stolen from the back of houseboats moored at the Port of Echuca at the weekend.
An aluminium console boat with a 70hp motor was taken about 7.15pm on Saturday.
‘‘The victim’s partner saw two youths on pushbikes in the area at the time,’’ Senior Constable Ross Currie of Deniliquin police said.
The boat was found tied onto the back of the Pride of the Murray at 8.30am the next day.
Another tinny with a 25hp motor was stolen from the back of a houseboat moored near the PS Emmylou between noon on Saturday and 5.30pm Sunday.
It has not been found.
Meanwhile, a theft was reported at Moama’s Riverside Caravan Park overnight Sunday.
Thieves stole a pocket knife from a camping chair and custard from a fridge before unplugging the fridge.
Anyone with information about these thefts is urged to phone Echuca police on 54820099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.
Echuca detectives have charged the partner of Ron Vigenser over his stabbing in Echuca on October 10.
Vickie McKay (aka Atkinson) was arrested at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The 41-year-old is charged with aggravated burglary, intentionally causing serious injury and obtaining property by deception in relation to the stabbing incident at Mr Vigenser’s storage unit in Matong Rd.
Mr Vigenser, 50, suffered two serious stab wounds, one to the abdomen and one to the upper arm.
He was treated at the Echuca hospital for the wounds and significant blood loss, before being flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital where he spent a few days.
The couple initially reported that an unknown man was responsible for the vicious attack on Mr Vigenser.
Police originally questioned Ms McKay after the attack but released her when she and Mr Vigenser insisted he had been attacked by an unknown man.
Ms McKay has been bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on February 21 for a committal mention.
— Riverine Herald