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Long list of theft ends in jail

By Jessica Howard The Ballan man who was found with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items has been jailed for nine months. Shaun...
Ken Handford and his grandson Photo - sumbitted

Family seeks justice

By Jessica Howard The family of murdered war veteran Ken Handford was gut wrenched when the convicted killer received a considerable discount on his jail...

No license, theft and unregistered vehicle

By Jessica Howard A female fuel thief who stole from a Ballan service station was disqualified from driving at the time, a court has heard. Julie...

Murderer sentenced with a concession

By Jessica Howard The man who murdered Springbank war veteran Ken Handford has been jailed for 16 years. Jonathan Jeffery Cooper broke into Mr Handford’s home...
Max Dennison Photo - Helen Tatchell

Mad Max told to grow up

By Jessica Howard The young Bacchus Marsh man who stole from a local CFA and performed dangerous burn-outs on the main street has been released...

Court in action

By Steven Barnes and Jessica Howard A 24-year-old woman found in possession of stolen goods, methamphetamine and cartridge ammunition has been condemned by a Bacchus...
Operation gun safe – Constable Andy Goel and James Peterson from Bacchus Marsh police with confiscated weapons. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Firearms must be safe

By Jessica Howard Local police are urging gun owners to be vigilant in keeping track of and storing their weapons. Ballan Officer in Charge, Sergeant Michael...

Avenue fatality

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man has fronted court following a fatal crash in the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour. Paul Smith appeared in the...

‘Flight risk’ remanded

By Jessica Howard A man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of items to fund his lifestyle and pay off debt has...
Coimadai brigade volunteers Mel Peterson and Stewart Geerling are reeling over the theft of a vehicle and essential equipment last week from their fire station. Photo – Jessica Howard

Thieves strike CFA Brigade

By Jessica Howard Heartless thieves have stolen around $150,000 worth of tools and equipment from the Coimadai Fire Station, rendering it inoperable for hours during...