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Theft of Motor Vehicle

At about 9:30AM on 23 January 2019, a woman parked her car in the Tecoma Primary School car park.

The woman returned to her vehicle at about 10:30AM to discover it had been stolen.

The vehicle was located at about 11:10AM at the Upwey Football Ground.

A male was observed walking away from the vehicle.

The same male was also observed riding a pushbike in the vicinity of the vehicle at Tecoma Primary School shortly before it was stolen.

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify the male.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Leading Senior Constable Bailey-Taylor at Belgrave Police Station on: 9754 6677

Unlocked cars targeted

Police are pleading for residents in the Dandenong Range to lock their cars.

Between 27 and November there was a spate of thefts from cars in Monbulk in and around Moxhams road and Davey Hill Road.

Police said that all the thefts were form cars, which were left unlocked.

“The moral of the story is if you don’t want to be a victim and lose your belongs, lock it up and keep valuables out of sight,” said police.

Operation Furlong

At about 9:15PM, Highway Patrol members performing speed detection duties in the Croydon area as part of operation Maston identified a Ford utility travelling at 138 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Maroondah Hwy.

The vehicle was observed failing to stop at a red traffic light at Maroondah Highway and Kent Avenue.

Shortly prior to being intercepted, the vehicle was again detected speeding at 105 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Kent Ave.

The 20-year-old male probationary driver returned a positive Preliminary Breath Test and accompanied the members to a police station where he returned an Evidentiary Breath Test result of 0.115.

The man’s licence was immediately suspended, and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $825.

The man will face Court at a future date charged with speeding, drink-driving, speed dangerous, using defective motor vehicle and other traffic offences.

Maroondah Highway Patrol OIC Sergeant Aston said the incident was extremely concerning.

“It is extremely concerning that inexperienced drivers believe that they can behave in such a dangerous manner without any consideration for other road users or with the belief that they will escape detection by police.”

“On this occasion, thankfully, catastrophic and potentially tragic consequences have been avoided through the excellent and dedicated work of Highway Patrol members”.

Road closures

With the weather warming up, the seasonal road closures period is now over and from now Forest and Wildlife Officers will be actively patrolling State Forest and Reserves within the Yarra District.

Officers will be chatting to visitors about responsible forest use, such as firewood collection, campfires, off-road vehicle use, trail bikes and litter.

Officers encourage everyone to be respectful and responsible while in the bush.

For a full list of tracks and road which have been re-opened from Thursday, 31 October, visit: https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/…/closur…/seasonal-road-closures2\

Ring found

A gold ring was Located at the Mt Evelyn Skate park on 21 October at about 1pm and handed into Police. The owner will be able to identify ownership by knowing the writing on the inside.

Please contact Mt Evelyn Police on 9736 2473

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