In brief

January 10, 2018

Multiple drivers test positive

Cobram Highway Patrol detected multiple drivers who tested positive for drugs during the Christmas and new year period, including a Cobram man, aged 61.

Cobram Highway Patrol continues to target speeding and drug/alcohol-affected drivers into the new year.

In possession of drugs

Cobram police caught a woman driver allegedly in possession of methylamphetamines on New Year’s Day.

Police searched the NSW-registered vehicle in Cobram, where officers seized the drugs.

The woman will face court next month.

Take care in the heat

Police are reminding people not to leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.

With recent hot weather, people should be mindful of the temperatures that can be reached inside a vehicle.

Police warned that leaving children unattended in a car on any day was dangerous, let alone in stifling heat.

‘‘Even if it is a couple of minutes, that’s all it takes for the inside of the vehicle to reach 50°C or more. It could result in serious injury or death,’’ police said.

In Victoria, it is against the law to leave children unattended in a car and parents or carers could face fines or up to six months’ imprisonment for doing so.

Cruelty to animal laws apply to people who leave animals in cars.

Winding the window down does not make any difference to the temperature inside the vehicle.

Fuel stolen, car found

The theft of $80 worth of fuel at a Numurkah service station led to police recovering a stolen vehicle on December 28.

The offender drove off from the station before Numurkah police found him.

The man will face court.

Man arrested for theft

Cobram Criminal Investigation Unit arrested a man camping along the Murray River for allegedly stealing a farmer’s quad bike, valued at $1500.

The quad bike was recovered and returned to its owner.

The man will appear in court in March.

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