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Petrol thief convicted

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 52-year-old Pentland Hills man entered a guilty plea in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court after stealing petrol from...

Compassion for victim of violence

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman feared her safety may be compromised if she reported her ex-partner as the complainant in a speeding...

Nose punch ‘silly thing to do’

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A 20-year-old woman created a ‘bloody’ mess for herself after attending a Ballarat address to back-up her brother in...

Washing hands becomes concerning

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Soap dispensers in public conveniences have been damaged and now removed, after an allegation of an unknown substance causing...

Introduced to drugs at an early age

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Repetitive positive drug testings saw a man appear before Magistrate Bob Kumar in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court via...

Refused bail – unacceptable risk

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A Darley man escorted by police, attended the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court to appeal bail with a lengthy list...

Got a business? Are you on the register?

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Ballan Police are currently reviewing their after-hours business register for the township, ensuring contact details with business owners and...

A ton of charges

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) “He uses a cocktail of drugs as a way to deal with his mental health”, lawyer Manny Brennan said...

Son stabs father in face

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A father told a local court he feared for his safety if his son (accused) was released on bail. The...

Plan to protect the ex fails

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) An attempt to protect his ex-partner from her current partner, saw a man attend the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court...