Police appeal for witness after a spate of incidents over the weekend

By Shepparton News

Shepparton Country Fire Authority personnel were called to a car fire in Shepparton on Friday night.

CFA District 22 operations officer Peter Bell said they were called to an address in Poplar Ave, Shepparton around 8.30pm.

Mr Bell said a man was working on a car when he started the engine which caused a fire through the petrol lines.

Two CFA units attended the scene along with Ambulance personnel who treated the man for superficial burns.

Mr Bell said the man was not seriously injured and was not transported to hospital.


Police are investigating a car fire which occurred in Moorilim yesterday morning.

Country Fire Authority District 22 operations officer Peter Bell said they were called to the fire on Murchison-Violet Town Rd just after 1am on Monday.

Two CFA units from Murchison and one from Moorilim attended the scene where the car was on fire on the side of the road.

Mr Bell said CFA had the fire under control at 1.21am.


Police are appealing for witnesses after several Numurkah businesses had scrap metal and spare parts stolen from their yards.

Police are currently making inquiries into a dark grey Ford SUV that was seen on Naring Rd, Numurkah at the time of one of the thefts.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information about the thefts is urged to contact the Numurkah police Station on 58 623 311.


A driver has been given a penalty notice after failing to give way at an intersection in Numurkah.

Police said on Saturday a male, 18, driving a blue Ford Falcon failed to give away to a female, 20, driving a silver Ford Sedan.

The vehicles collided at the roundabout on Saxton St and Melville St.

Police said both vehicles were towed from the scene and the male driver received a penalty notice for failing to give way.


Two crossbred lambs were killed in their paddock and stolen from Old Coach Rd, Strathmerton overnight on August 17.

Police said their current market value is approximately $220 each.

Anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious is urged to contact the Cobram police Station on 58 711 977.


Two males were arrested after police located drugs and cash in their vehicle during an intercept.

Police intercepted the vehicle on Wondah St, Cobram just after 10pm on Saturday.

One male was charged and bailed to appear at the Cobram Magistrates' Court at a later date.

The other male was remanded to face the Wangaratta Magistrates's Court yesterday.


A male effected by a substance was arrested last Tuesday for marking graffiti on several businesses in town.

He was charged and bailed to appear at the Shepparton Magistrates' Court in November.


Police are appealing for witness after several petrol drive-offs in town.

A purple Ford Falcon Ute with registration MJC509 is believed to have committed several petrol drive-offs in the area.

Police are urging petrol station employees not to start the pumps and if the vehicle is sighted to immediately call the police.

Police are investigationg a collisions on Cobram South Rd.


A Cobram man, 25, collided a Toyota Prado into a power pole last Tuesday.

The damage caused the road to be closed for an extensive amount of time while repairs could be made.


A chainsaw was stolen from an Almonds Rd, Pelluebla property last Friday.

A silver coloured vehicle was seen leaving the area at the time of the theft.


Police are investigating a series of bin fires in Bundalong.

Several recycling bins were set alight at Bundalong last Friday.


A driver was issued a penalty notice after failing to give way at an intersection in Yarrawonga.

A female, 66, driving a white Ford Territory failed to give way to a white Hyundai Sedan at the intersection of the Murray Valley Hwy and Hogans Rd.

The 87 year old passenger of the Hyundai was taken to hospital for observation.