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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...

Two sides to every story

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) What was described as an “extremely serious matter” by police prosecution in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court on May...

Desperate and drug driven

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drug driven theft charges saw a young Bacchus Marsh man appear before Magistrate Gregory Robinson in the Bacchus Marsh...

Driving with no licence, twice

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man who proceeded to drive a motor vehicle only a few months after his licence was initially suspended,...

Accused ‘sick of doing jail’

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) An angry confrontation between neighbours turned into a police chase early this year with a man appearing in Bacchus...

Loss of license won’t impress the boss

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drugs, driving and a pedestrian crossing weren’t a good mix for a 54-year-old man facing charges before Magistrate Steven...

Police target illegal riders

By Meg Kennedy Complaints from the community to police about brazen and illegal motorcycle riders has kick started an operation to curb the behaviour. Unlicensed motorcycle...

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...

Joyrider hits street sign

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A period of disqualification didn’t stop a man from taking his unregistered dirt bike for a joyride along a...

Murderer sentenced

By Meg Kennedy She never pulled the trigger, but Hong Kong national Yu Tung Lo will spend the next two-decades behind bars for the murder...