News in brief

March 21, 2017

A car crashed into a Numurkah house.

Tamara Tobiasz.

Men on the loose

Two men responsible for multiple assaults and a spate of crimes in Mooroopna in the early hours of Sunday remain on the loose.

Police attempted to arrest the men for assault and damages that happened in Elizabeth St, Mooroopna, about 3am, but were attacked and forced to use capsicum spray.

The offenders managed to escape and are believed to be responsible for further damages to a house and caravan on Ann St and a burglary on the corner of Ann and McKean Sts.

They are from the Mooroopna area and are known to police.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should phone Shepparton police on 58205777.

Car hits house

Police are speaking to a female driver who lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a house in Numurkah overnight Sunday.

‘‘The vehicle was travelling north and has collided with the front of a house, going through a fence and damaging the verandah,’’ Numurkah police Senior Constable Damien Duggan said. Police said the woman fled the scene before emergency services arrived at the Murray Ave house about 3am.

‘‘The owner of the vehicle that was left at the scene has been spoken to and is assisting police with inquiries,’’ Sen Const Duggan said.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is urged to phone Numurkah police on 58623311.

Girl still missing

Shepparton girl Tamara Tobiasz, 16, remains missing and police are asking for the community’s help.

Police said several pieces of community information have been useful but so far unsuccessful in confirming her welfare. Her mobile phone remains switched off.

Anyone with information that may assist police in their investigations is urged to phone Shepparton police on 58205777.

Drivers nabbed

Police were kept busy in Kyabram at the weekend with three drivers booked for drink-driving.

‘‘At 12.06am on Saturday morning a Kyabram man, 30, returned a positive breath test reading of 0.134, had his licence suspended for 12 months and will face court at a later date,’’ Kyabram police Constable James Scambler said.

‘‘At 1.13am a Kyabram man, 26, blew 0.073 and received an infringement notice along with having his licence suspended for six months.’’

Furthermore, on Sunday morning just after midnight a Kyabram man, 44, returned a positive breath test reading of 0.115, Const Scambler said.

‘‘His licence was immediately suspended for 11 months and he received an infringement notice,’’ he said.

Lock up cars

Police are reminding people to lock their cars at night following a spate of thefts in Kyabram.

‘‘We’ve had a number of thefts from motor vehicles and more often than not it’s people leaving their cars unlocked,’’ Kyabram police Constable James Scambler said. ‘‘Our message is to lock your cars at all times and to keep valuables away from sight.’’

Charge imminent

A Sunday Creek man, 23, is expected to be charged on summons with refusing to accompany police after returning a preliminary breath test reading of .046.

Seymour police intercepted the unlicensed driver about 6.30am on March 12.

Algae bloom

A blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting Lake Moodemere, west of Rutherglen.

The public is warned not to swim in the lake and to avoid direct contact with blue-green-algae-affected water.

Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions, sore eyes, ears and nose, or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting.

People who come into contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water.

Any fish harvested from the lake should have gills and guts removed prior to cooking.

People should not eat whole fish, or shellfish or crustaceans collected from the lake.


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