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Anti-social behaviour addressed

Wallan police has teamed up with management at both Wallan McDonald’s and Wellington Square to assist in addressing an increase in youth anti-social behaviour.

Police will more actively engage with youth and hold them to account for behaviours that are deemed not acceptable.

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Police will also engage parents and guardians of youth causing trouble and consider banning those not behaving appropriately.

People are strongly encouraged to contact Wallan police on 5783 0400 when they see anti-social behaviour, whether criminal or not, so police can address the issues in a timely manner.

Burglary in Wallan

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a burglary in Wallan, which occurred between the noon on July 7 and noon on July 18.

Police believe the offenders attended the Shepherd Street address, and stole several items including a 1×2.5×2.5-metre light colour rug, several art pieces with a striped/abstract pattern, towels, bed linen, and indoor fake plants.

Anyone with any information or CCTV is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or First Constable Alice Cardwell at Seymour Police on 5735 0200.

Wanted on warrant

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate 62-year-old Thomas Manns, who is wanted on a warrant for road policing offences.

Thomas Manns is described as 175cm tall, medium build, blue eyes, grey hair, grey beard and moustache, and is known to frequent Kilmore and Seymour areas.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au/report-a-crime.

Illegal truck parking

Following concerns raised by the community regarding truck parking police teamed up with Mitchell Shire Council to address the matter.

From 1am on July 1 to 5am on July 2, officers began patrols in Beveridge where one heavy vehicle was detected, which was identified as being parked for a certain period of time and later infringed for parking longer than one hour in a built-up area.

Officers then went to Taylors Lane in Wallan, where there were a total of seven heavy vehicles parked. All seven were issued with infringements – five by Mitchell Shire Council and two by police.

There were another four heavy vehicles issued infringement notices in the Wallan township at various locations.

In Kilmore, there was one infringement issued for parking longer than one hour, and one for parking on a council nature strip.

Also there was one infringement issued in Broadford for parking longer than one hour.

A total of 15 infringements were issued during the six-hour period – 13 by Mitchell Shire Council and two by police.

Police say the operation was only considered due to the concerns raised by residents.

“We want to remind those that feel inclined to parked their trucks in residential areas of the consequences. It is not only the parking that impedes drivers visibility but the starting of loud trucks in the early hours of the morning that impacts local residents,” the police spokesperson said.

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