Crime

Home Crime

Fatal crash following high speed police pursuit

By Jessica Howard UPDATE A 17-year-old man has been arrested in Ballarat following a fatal crash and search operation. Police addressed media at the...
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...

Illegal slingshots seized at Ballan Night Market

By Jessica Howard A man selling sling shots illegally at a Ballan night market could face up to two years’ imprisonment. Ballan Police discovered the...

Driver off the market

By Meg Kennedy Local property mogul John Kontek recently found himself in some less-than-prime real estate: the Bacchus Marsh Courthouse. Mr Kontek appeared before Magistrate Letizia...

Murder trial begins

By Jessica Howard The trial for a man accused of murdering missing 46-year-old Keith Foggin is expected to span over three-weeks. Christopher John Trotter appeared in...
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...
craig jones, bacchus marsh magistrate court, bacchus marsh police

Tell him he’s dreaming

By Oliver Powell It was no souvenir that went ‘straight to the pool room’ for Christopher Castle, who chose to represent himself in the Bacchus...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

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...

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...

Magistrate describes family violence as ‘grubby little thing behind closed doors’

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A 22-year relationship has come crashing down after serious acts of family violence, fuelled by alcohol. Mark Gillespie,...