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Plate thefts arrests

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November 15, 2017

Cobram police have arrested three people in the past week allegedly for stealing number plates in separate incidents across the region.

On Friday, police intercepted a vehicle on Murray Valley Hwy at Strathmerton, driven by an individual who already had an outstanding warrant.

Cobram police Senior Constable John Brunskill said the car was unregistered, and the driver was unlicensed. He was carrying two number plates allegedly stolen from a car in Pakenham earlier this month.

In a second incident, a man was intercepted allegedly intoxicated and driving an unregistered car with false plates stolen in July last year.

A third man was arrested on Thursday night after police intercepted a car on Murray Valley Hwy at Cobram.

The man had a false plate on his vehicle and a stolen plate on the rear of his car.

Sen Const Brunskill said instances of number plate theft had risen in the past couple of months.

Used as a way to avoid number plate theft, SAFEPL8 is an initiative of Victoria Police, with many local police stations participating.

Through the initiative, number plates are secured with one-way anti-theft screws.

Police have urged anyone who has had their number plates stolen to immediately contact police.

For more information about the SAFEPL8 program, contact your local police station.

Road closure

A section of Arcadia-Tamleugh Rd at Karramomus will be closed for about two weeks so a major culvert can be replaced, Greater Shepparton City Council has said.

Arcadia-Tamleugh Rd, from Merrylees Rd to Coach Rd, closed yesterday.

The council has asked residents to obey all traffic and detour signs in place.

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