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July 14, 2017

Lost and found ute

A ute that was stolen from a Tatura address has been found by police.

Tatura police Senior Constable Peter Aitken said the silver 2009 XR8 Ford ute was taken from a property in Brown St during a burglary.

Sen Const Aitken said an unknown person broke into the house and stole the keys for the ute overnight on Tuesday, July 4.

The ute was found at Epping on Saturday, July 8 without a scratch on it and is in the process of being returned to its owner.

Sen Const Aitken said police were investigating the incident and anyone with information could phone Tatura police 58243099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Drive-offs rife in Rochester

Rochester police are investigating several petrol drive-offs in the town.

Leading Senior Constable Simon Pearson said across the past month there had been four petrol drive-offs with the latest one happening on Monday, July 10.

Rochester’s United Petroleum experienced a petrol drive-off on Saturday, July 8.

‘‘It is very disappointing because we have to pay for it out of our pocket,’’ manager Sunita Sood said.

Ms Sood said petrol drive-offs happened about once a month at the service station and sometimes people would take $30 of fuel or even $80.

‘‘Locals are very good, they never do that, just outsiders from other areas,’’ she said.

Ms Sood said it was disappointing that this happened and it was not just limited to the service station she worked at.

Leading Sen Const Pearson said every service station across Rochester had been the target of petrol drive-offs which was rough on local businesses.

He said police would continue to investigate the incidents and were using CCTV footage made available to them to identify individuals who had taken fuel.

Anyone with information about the thefts can phone Rochester police on 54841100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Man sought

A man known to frequent Shepparton and the Mansfield areas is wanted on outstanding warrants after failing to appear in court.

Jesse Landman failed to appear at the Mansfield Magistrates’ Court in relation to deception matters, police say.

Police are seeking information as to his current whereabouts and anyone with information is urged to phone Tatura police station on 58243099.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Warrant issued

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Brendan Greenaway.

A warrant has been issued for the 29-year-old’s arrest over arson and theft of motor car offences.

Greenaway is thought to frequent the Avenel, Seymour and Nagambie areas.

Police have released an image of Greenaway in the hope that someone might recognise him and be able to provide information on his current whereabouts.

Anyone who sees or has seen Greenaway or can provide information on his whereabouts can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit a confidential crime report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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