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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...

Alcohol behind family violence

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Year Swinburne Uni) Remorse was evident from a woman’s demeanour in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court November 16, crying silent sobs as...

Abuse fuelled by alcohol

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Year Swinburne Uni) A “terrible case of domestic violence” saw a father staring down the barrel of a potential jail sentence. Ashley Booker,...

Jailed for violent assaults

By Meg Kennedy A young man will spend up to two-years in jail after the court heard three accounts of violence, including assaulting an off-duty...

Keep your plates safe

By Helen Tatchell Sadly, it is becoming increasingly popular, and more of a reality, for number plates to be stolen from registered vehicles and used...

Weeping stuntman goes to jail

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A reappearance from ‘Mad Max’ in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court saw Magistrate Gregory Robinson hand down a jail...

Ignoring opportunity angers Magistrate

By Caitlin Bewley (1st Yr Swinburne Uni) A repeat offender has not amused the Magistrate in the Bacchus Marsh court. The third-time appearance for Christopher Stewart was...