Crime figures increase in Baw Baw Shire

While crime stats have increased in Victoria, senior sergeant Peter Shallard said people should feel safe in their home, with the area a safe one to live in.

Increased crime in Baw Baw Shire can be largely attributed to opportunistic thefts and property damage rather than crimes targeting individuals, according to local police. Crime Statistics Agency figures released last week showed an 8.1 per cent increase in recorded

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90 year old grandfather attacked at home in Warragul

Rhiannon and Kimberley Damsma said their grandfather was getting ready for bed before the attack happened.

A 90-year-old grandfather attacked in his Tarago Crt home on Thursday night was described as a “kind and gentle” man who always felt safe in Warragul. Rhiannon and Kimberley Damsma said their grandfather Pieter De Graaf had finished his dinner

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Crime statistics show 7.5% increase

While crime stats have increased in Victoria, senior sergeant Peter Shallard said people should feel safe in their home, with the area a safe one to live in.

Complacent attitudes towards locking vehicles and homes is being blamed for continued increases in crime statistics across Baw Baw police services area, particularly thefts from cars. Crime Statistics Agency figures released last week showed a 7.5 per cent increase in

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Police search Labortouche bushland for missing man

Police have conducted a search in Labertouche bushland for a missing Lakes Entrance man.

Police yesterday searched an area of Labertouche bushland for answers to the suspicious disappearance of a Lakes Entrance man who detectives believe was murdered because of his strong links to the “drug community.” Dalibor (Dale) Pantic, 38, was last seen

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Baw Baw police warn residents to stay vigilant as crime stats rise

Police will continue to drive home the message of road safety, after 263 fatalities this year.

Baw Baw police services area inspector Alison Crombie has warned residents not to become complacent as crime statistics continue to rise. Latest crime data recently released by the Crime Statistics Agency showed a 17.2 per cent increase in the number

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Building site crime

Police and building contractors met on site at Waterford Rise last week to discuss increased security initiatives at construction sites.

Building contractors and local police are appealing for residents in developing estates to be their eyes and ears for crime at construction sites. Residential estates in Warragul and Drouin have become hot spots for crime over the past 12 months

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