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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...

Crime spree caused by ‘brain cells fried’

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drug induced criminal offences saw a 29-year-old man on the fringe of a jail sentence in the Bacchus Marsh...

Drink knocks driver off the road

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A security guard will serve a lengthy period off the road after facing charges of driving whilst disqualified, unlicensed...

Highway Patrol to police from inside vehicle

Victoria Police will be able to keep a closer watch on dangerous drivers, with new road safety technology rolling out across Victoria Police’s highway...

Cause still pending

By Meg Kennedy Last month’s motorcycle accident on the Western Highway is still under investigation. Bacchus Marsh Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable John Volf told the...

Jail for serious threats

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 50-year-old Bacchus Marsh man has been sentenced to three months behind bars after facing charges of unlawful assault,...

Charges come in three’s

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Financial hardship was the reason for a Daylesford man fronting the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court to face an offence...