Crime statistics show 7.5% increase

Police have said complacent attitudes when it comes to locking cars and homes have contributed to the increase in crime.

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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Warragul Police honour officers killed in Melbourne

Warragul officers stand outside in the rain to honour those tragically killed last week in Melbourne.

Warragul Police members have stood united in commemoration of the four police officers tragically killed in Melbourne last month. At the conclusion of each of their funerals, police members across the state stood to honour leading senior constable Lynette Taylor,

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Significant boost to Baw Baw police resources

Police have said complacent attitudes when it comes to locking cars and homes have contributed to the increase in crime.

A significant boost to police resources will be rolled out across the Baw Baw police services area over the next 12 months, delivering 14 extra front-line police. Warragul, Drouin, Trafalgar and Neerim South stations will benefit from extra resources. Baw

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Victoria suffers its highest road toll in three years

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

Police will continue to drive home road safety messages this year, following the highest road toll in three years which showed the majority of fatalities occurring on regional roads. The Baw Baw police services area was not exempt from the

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Drouin drug bust as crop house shut down

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More than 250 cannabis plants were seized when police shut down a sophisticated crop house in Drouin on Thursday night. Divisional Response Unit police executed a search warrant at the Summerhill Bvd home. Police said the warrant unveiled a sophisticated

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Crime wave hits Trafalgar

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Police are investigating a crime wave that targeted Trafalgar over the past week including stolen cars, burglaries and thefts from cars. A 2003 Holden Rodeo utility was stolen during a burglary in Ashby St last week. The theft occurred between

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Police tell residents to lock their doors

Warragul Police Station (3)

Baw Baw police are pleading with residents to make it harder for opportunistic thieves after a wave of burglaries over the past week. Sergeant Craig Van Breugel said there appeared to be two separate spates, the first overnight between Sunday

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Drouin business fire

A fire that consumed the workshop area behind Stihl Shop Drouin on Thursday morning has been deemed non-suspicious by investigators.  Photograph by Peter Eshuis.

Investigators have ruled out any “foul play” in a fire that destroyed the workshop area of a Drouin business last week. Drouin CFA members had to force entry to Stihl Shop Drouin in Princes Way after a passer-by noticed a

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Smash for cash

Calls for extra police in Drouin have been answered with two additional officers set to start in the next couple of months.

A spate of burglaries in Trafalgar, Warragul, and Yarragon over the past week has been a smash for cash, according to detectives. Business premises were targeted in a series of burglaries as offenders smashed their way into more than 15

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