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Feisty court appearance

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) An agitated and angry 53-year-old man attended the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court in a dishevelled state to contest multiple...

Spotlight on crime prevention

The Jonathan Drive Public Lighting Project has received funding from the State government, to the tune of $99,000. Member for Melton Steve McGhie MP announced...

Theft of Myki vending machine

By Helen Tatchell It weighs close to 300 kilograms and most likely not on the top of the list of things to steal in a...

Accused pens a threat

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “You’ve got a familiar face; you’re a bit of a trouble maker,” Magistrate Gregory Robinson told a man who...

Undiagnosed mental health issue causes burnout

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “Get out of bed, find a job and pull your weight,” were the words Magistrate Gregory Robinson said to...

No license, theft and unregistered vehicle

By Jessica Howard A female fuel thief who stole from a Ballan service station was disqualified from driving at the time, a court has heard. Julie...

Lerderderg vandals leave behind clues at scene of crime

By Jessica Howard Vandals who damaged several large trees at the Lerderderg State Park have left behind identifying evidence. Brandon Traynor, an avid camper who runs...

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...
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DNA linked to missing man Keith Foggin

By Jessica Howard Police say DNA found in the back of Christopher Trotter’s vehicle belonged to missing man Keith Foggin. Forensic officer for Victoria Police, Janelle...

State Park Safety

The state parks and forests in Moorabool often attract large numbers of motorcyclists and four-wheel enthusiasts, but the areas have also seen a significant...