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Crime spree caused by ‘brain cells fried’

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drug induced criminal offences saw a 29-year-old man on the fringe of a jail sentence in the Bacchus Marsh...

Drink knocks driver off the road

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A security guard will serve a lengthy period off the road after facing charges of driving whilst disqualified, unlicensed...

Highway Patrol to police from inside vehicle

Victoria Police will be able to keep a closer watch on dangerous drivers, with new road safety technology rolling out across Victoria Police’s highway...

Cause still pending

By Meg Kennedy Last month’s motorcycle accident on the Western Highway is still under investigation. Bacchus Marsh Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable John Volf told the...

Jail for serious threats

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 50-year-old Bacchus Marsh man has been sentenced to three months behind bars after facing charges of unlawful assault,...

Charges come in three’s

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Financial hardship was the reason for a Daylesford man fronting the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court to face an offence...

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...

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,...

Thieves target Parks depot

By Meg Kennedy Over $10,000 worth of equipment has been stolen and damaged at the Parks Victoria Depot in Bacchus Marsh, creating potentially dangerous setbacks...

No licence, no worries – drive to bank anyway

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man showed remorse when he appeared before Magistrate Alan Spillane in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court on Friday...