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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Lock cars

Police continue to enforce warnings to car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables.

A special operation encouraging community members to lock their cars will be continued in Drouin after running for a month in Trafalgar. Police continue to enforce warnings to car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables. A spate of

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Dogs on the scent

Baw Baw police services area inspector Alison Crombie meets Passive Alert Detection (PAD) dog “Fury” on Thursday ahead of 15,000 people arriving at Lardner Park for New Year’s Eve festival “Beyond the Valley”.

“Do not take any form of drug whatsoever, it’s just not worth it.  It’s not worth risking your life.” This was the message from Baw Baw police services area inspector Alison Crombie on Thursday for the 15,000 people headed for

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Snow closes roads

A resident in Eaton Rd, Neerim South woke up to a garden covered in snow when temperatures dropped below zero overnight on Saturday night.

Severe weather conditions and unprepared drivers forced police to close roads into Mt Baw Baw on Sunday. The arctic blast that took hold on Sunday saw snow fall and settle around the Neerim and Neerim South area but for snow

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Report graffiti

This graffiti tag “Monbulk” has been sighted at a number of locations around West Gippsland including Warragul Regional College and the Lardners Trk rail crossing at Drouin East.  Police are encouraging community members to report incidents like this via a website called VandalTrak to help identify offenders.

Community members are being urged to use a website to report graffiti and help to track down offenders. Police are encouraging community members to use the VandalTrak website to upload photographs of graffiti tags at various locations around West Gippsland.

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Crime down 3.8%

Crime statistics are continuing to trend downwards across the Baw Baw police services area but police continue to hold concerns for increasing incidents of family violence.

Crime statistics are continuing to trend downwards across the Baw Baw police services area but police continue to hold concerns for increasing incidents of family violence. Warragul Police senior sergeant Duncan Bartley said statistics released last week by the Crimes

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Police send message

The results of a targeted traffic operation by Baw Baw Highway Patrol over last weekend’s long weekend were “encouraging.”

Ongoing traffic operations by Baw Baw Highway Patrol appear to be sending a message to drivers that local police will not tolerate traffic and road offences, according to sergeant Andrew Milbourne. Mr Milbourne said the results of a targeted operation

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Making friends with cops

Trafalgar Primary School students Mackenzie Rankin and Thomas Nelson learn talk about local policing with Leading Senior Constable Kevin Scouller.

Students at Trafalgar and Yarragon Primary schools have been fostering positive relationships with members of the local police force through the Copper in a Classroom program. The program, which has been a successful initiative at schools in Moe, aims to

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Matt gains helping hand

Matt Height (centre) at the fundraising dinner in his honour with Ryan Doughty of The Summit and Phillip Wyatt.

Almost $25,000 was raised at a cocktail fundraiser for local policeman Matt Height. More than 120 people attended the fundraiser, held at The Summit on March 19. A number of raffles and auction items on the night helped to raise

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