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Speeding without a licence

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man who lost his licence indefinitely fronted court on charges of driving without a licence. Riley Dart appeared before...

Priest betrays trust

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman fighting significant health issues trusted a priest to apply a spiritual healing, instead he betrayed that trust,...

Chase ends in court

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Chased by four people on bikes led a man to break a window and trespass. Chase McBain, 35, appeared before...

Club cross after theft

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) Bacchus Marsh Motocross Club is a not-for-profit, hard-working volunteer-run group, but that didn’t stop heartless thieves from stealing some...

Would you like ‘fines’ with that?

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) It is not out of the ordinary to drive to a local fast food outlet however, it is when...

Patron punched in pub

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man walking his dog punched a hotel-patron in the face after being allegedly antagonised on the street. Frank Vitielo,...

Conviction with one last chance

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man entered a plea of guilty in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court after disobeying interlock conditions. Appearing before Magistrate...

Petrol thief convicted

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 52-year-old Pentland Hills man entered a guilty plea in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court after stealing petrol from...

Compassion for victim of violence

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman feared her safety may be compromised if she reported her ex-partner as the complainant in a speeding...

Nose punch ‘silly thing to do’

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 20-year-old woman created a ‘bloody’ mess for herself after attending a Ballarat address to back-up her brother in...