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Operation gun safe – Constable Andy Goel and James Peterson from Bacchus Marsh police with confiscated weapons. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Firearms must be safe

By Jessica Howard Local police are urging gun owners to be vigilant in keeping track of and storing their weapons. Ballan Officer in Charge, Sergeant Michael...
Bacchus Marsh Magistrates' Court Photo - Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Court safer to attend

By Jessica Howard Security at Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court has been tightened, with handheld scanning wands, roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people.  The security...

Jail for assault, alcohol and accidents

By Jessica Howard A Ballan woman who wrote off a Mercedes Benz before punching a police officer in the face will spend the next six-weeks...
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...

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...
Inset or main - BM Soccer Club players show their distaste after their clubrooms were robbed and vandalised. Photo – Pat Scamangas

Heartless theft

By Jessica Howard Callous thieves have stolen a life-saving heart machine from the Bacchus Marsh Soccer Club. The defibrillator was stolen from the Scorpion’s clubrooms...

Accused admits to not making smart decisions

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “Kidnapped and bashed” was a man’s ultimate reasoning when caught by police driving intoxicated on a busy Bacchus Marsh...

Alcohol thieves strike

Who are these thieves? Bacchus Marsh police are investigating a theft at a local business in Main Street Bacchus Marsh. An unidentified male and female...

Man ‘finds’ stolen car in his driveway, with the keys in it

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Possession of illegal firearms had a man appear before Magistrate Ron Saines in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on...

Jail for ‘stupid decisions’

By Meg Kennedy Former Ballan resident Melissa Imberger will spend the next two months behind bars, following a string of charges; including driving whilst disqualified,...