Crime

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If a tradesman unexpectedly appears at your door with an offer that sounds too good to be true, they may be a travelling con man. For more information, visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-tools/scams/travelling-con-men. Photo: Asphalt Concepts

Conmen on the prowl; beware

By Jessica Howard Bogus tradesmen are targeting Bacchus Marsh properties by offering dodgy asphalt laying services at a discounted rate. The posing tradesmen are believed...

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...

Former butcher a silly sausage

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) The former ‘Ballan Sausage King’ Salvatore Fusca made a plea of guilty to driving whilst suspended in the Bacchus...

A little bit fast with no licence

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A Magistrate has told a man he “might need to slow down” after caught driving whilst suspended and speeding. Gregory...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

Mother of murdered Bacchus Marsh man speaks in court

By Jessica Howard The mother of Paul Hogan found out about her son’s brutal murder while watching the 11:30am news, a court has heard.  A...

Side-show continues

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A Love Close resident is known for his ram Jackie Chan; stripping down to orange underpants at a Moorabool...

Would you like fines with that?

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Cancelling of all licences due to drug driving didn’t deter a man from attending multiple fast food restaurant drive...

Unlucky break with the wishbone

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Giving a false name to police wasn’t the smartest idea a Creswick man had. Daniel Buckland appeared in the Bacchus...

Christopher Trotter Trial: Day two

By Jessica Howard Keith Foggin reported his alleged killer to police for theft just months before his disappearance, his mother and daughter have told a...

Travelling salesman home invasion

By Jessica Howard Moorabool CIU are searching for a suspect in a home invasion that occurred in Daylesford last month. An unknown male attended...