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Thieves steal livelihood

By Helen Tatchell It has taken Lachlan Dear 15-years to build a business, and 15-minutes for thieves to destroy it. The Blackwood resident and his family...

Jail for supermarket thief

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Over one thousand dollars-worth of goods stolen from various grocery stores saw a man appear in the Bacchus Marsh...

Alleged kidnapper fronts court

By Meg Kennedy A Darley man who allegedly imprisoned, assaulted and repeatedly raped a woman he met online fronted the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court last week. Robert...

Death on horror road

A truck driver has lost his life in an accident at Parwan last Monday, 25 March. Investigators believe the driver was travelling north along Geelong-Bacchus...

Son to face court with father

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) An alleged assault on CFA volunteers saw a 22-year-old father of two front court for the second time, after...

Speeding to hospital, but not in an ambulance

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A four-year-old’s life was in the hands of his father with his actions leading him to disobey road rules,...

Skimmers scam at festival

By Helen Tatchell Obtaining money or goods by deception is a criminal offence and Ballan Autumn Festival was a target for thieves on Sunday 17...

Stalking case continues against Cr Dudzik

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man who, according to police prosecution “referred to himself as Jesus Christ”, appeared before Magistrate Ron Saines in...

Off-duty policeman shot at with a potato

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A seemingly harmless party trick saw a man appear in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 1 March...

Jail for repeat offender

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “It was a mistake”, were the final words the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court heard from a man before being...