Drouin drug bust as crop house shut down

Warragul Police Station (3)

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

Victoria Police 2

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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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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