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Threat of jail for no licence

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman told the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday 12 July she “doesn’t drive when hasn’t got...
The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club's Cash a Can trailer, which was stolen over the second weekend of December Photo - Bacchus Marsh Lions Club

Thieves target charity

The Bacchus Marsh Lions Club is reeling after thieves stole their Cash a Can trailer over the weekend. Heartless thieves broke into the Moorabool...

Keep your plates safe

By Helen Tatchell Sadly, it is becoming increasingly popular, and more of a reality, for number plates to be stolen from registered vehicles and used...
Coimadai brigade volunteers Mel Peterson and Stewart Geerling are reeling over the theft of a vehicle and essential equipment last week from their fire station. Photo – Jessica Howard

Thieves strike CFA Brigade

By Jessica Howard Heartless thieves have stolen around $150,000 worth of tools and equipment from the Coimadai Fire Station, rendering it inoperable for hours during...

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...

Damaged by drugs

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man who described himself and former partner as “damaged goods” appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on...

Interlock there for a reason

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court in hopes of having the interlock condition removed from her...

Crime does not pay

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A search warrant at the home of a Bacchus Marsh man, uncovered stolen goods matching items lost in an...
CCTV shows two males loitering around the Ballan Recreation Reserve at around 3:20am-4am on Tuesday (December 19)

Thieves in hot water

By Jessica Howard Two recreational facilities in Ballan have been left without water following the theft of a meter and two hot water units. The Ballan Recreation...

Housemate gives evidence at murder trial

By Meg Kennedy The former housemate of murdered Bacchus Marsh man Paul Hogan has told the Supreme Court of Victoria he was “in shock” after...