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Wind farm thief convicted

Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 45-year-old man has been described by a Ballarat Magistrate as a “career criminal”. Todd Cecil Smith entered a plea...

Theft of Myki vending machine

By Helen Tatchell It weighs close to 300 kilograms and most likely not on the top of the list of things to steal in a...

“Sorry”, court hears

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man has apologised to the court after appearing before Magistrate Tom Barrett for a single charge of...

Lawyer suggests police detected wrong vehicle

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man driving on the Western Freeway, clocked by police at 128kph, tried in vain to convince Magistrate Tom...

Pays to check if vehicle is registered

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A hot 43-degree day saw a number of people enter a guilty plea in the cool of the Bacchus...

LOST – Cat on a hot tin roof

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A feline that ‘hung’ around a local opportunity shop, that raises money for the local hospital, has mysteriously vanished. A...

‘Little patience for this type of offending’ – Magistrate

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni)   A drug-driven burglary has heard Magistrate Leonard Brear tell the court, “this gentleman needs to understand the community has...

Car falls off cliff

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Lal Lal Falls Reserve contains one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Moorabool area however, on Saturday 1...

Lawyer suggests police detected wrong vehicle

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni)   A man driving on the Western Freeway, clocked by police at 128kph, tried in vain to convince Magistrate Tom...

Not road-wise enough

By Meg Kennedy Speeding remains the highest road offence in Moorabool, following the completion of Victoria Police’s Operation Roadwise. The operation, which ran throughout the Christmas...