The Round-up

Fatal fire in Lilydale

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale on 27 September.

Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Road following reports several explosions were heard about 3am.

Sadly, a person who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene.

A crime scene was set up and the circumstances surrounding the fire are yet to be determined.

An arson chemist and fire investigators from the Arson Squad attended the site to process the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log on at

Lilydale man arrested

Numerous businesses have had their property returned following the arrest of a 37-year-old Lilydale man on 2 September.

The man was charged with the offences of theft, multiple burglaries, handle stolen goods, theft from motor vehicles and other offences.

Police said he was remanded in custody and is currently awaiting a hearing before court.

Police allegedly located property in relation to the recent burglary at Hoogies Hardware Store in Yarra Glen, Heritage Golf and Country Club and other businesses.

Police said property has been returned to the different businesses, exceeding $10,000 value.


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