Driver to face court after alleged drink driving incident

By Shepparton News

A man is set to face court after allegedly being detected driving nearly five times above the legal alcohol limit in Numurkah.

Numurkah police intercepted the alleged driver in town on Sunday about 11 pm.

Police intercepted the utility and an evidentiary breath test was done.

The man recorded a reading of .244, and further checks found he also had an expired licence.

His vehicle was impounded at a cost of $1240 and his licence was suspended immediately for 12 months.

The driver will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date for other offences.

●Early Saturday a vehicle side swiped a parked car in Elizabeth St, Cobram, causing significant damage.

Police believe the vehicle was either a red Mitsubishi Lancer or Elantra.

The driver left the scene without the leaving their details.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Cobram police on 5871 1977.

● Police officers are investigating a number of thefts in Cobram in the past week.

Overnight on January 20, a Jordan St plumbing business had a large amount of copper piping and stainless steel stolen.

Sometime between January 21 and 23, a Black Norco bicycle with red grip handle bars was taken from an open shed on High St.

On January 24, a Stihl whipper snipper and water pump was stolen from an open machinery shed on Healy Rd.

● Two separate thefts from storage containers in Nathalia are being investigated.

Between January 3 and 23, a converted storage container in Stewarts Bridge Rd was broken into.

Towels, blankets and a camping chair were stolen during the incident.

Between January 7 and 24, two locked storage containers on a remote property in Yalca Church Rd were targeted by thieves.

Police said the storage containers had the locks removed, had been entered and searched.

● Sometime between January 17 and 21, a Sunshine farm gate was stolen from a property on Katunga-Picola Rd.

Police officers are investigating the theft.

● On Thursday an unknown offender attended a Butts Rd, Numurkah, property and stole a Nissan Patrol and trailer while the owner was inside eating breakfast.

The vehicle was located shortly after in Wunghnu.

Police believe the same offender is linked to a theft from a vehicle on Tyack St, Numurkah.

The victim's vehicle was waiting to be serviced when the window was smashed and the vehicle searched.

The alleged offender was seen driving a black CRV.

● A vehicle was stolen from a Katunga property on Sunday.

A grey 2007 Toyota Landcruiser, with registration 1DR8GQ, was stolen from the address in Allerts Rd.

On Friday, an Arctic Cat 700 ATV was stolen from a locked shed on the Goulburn Valley Hwy, Katunga.

● Overnight on January 21, a Waeco car fridge and power tools were taken from the rear of a ute parked in Victoria St, Numurkah.

● Numurkah police members have some found property they are hoping to return to their rightful owners.

A electrical multimeter, found on the Goulburn Valley Hwy, outside of Numurkah, on January 19, and was handed in at the Numurkah police station.

A mountain bike, found on Grey St, Numurkah, on January 11 was also handed in to the station.

If these items belong to you, visit the station with proof of ownership.