Burglaries

There have been several residential and commercial burglaries throughout Wallan, Kilmore and Seymour during past weeks. Mitchell Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating each incident.

At about 6.30pm on Friday, unknown offenders forced entry through a window at a pub on Sydney Street, Kilmore and stole computer hardware, a 100-inch television, and beer.

Anyone with any information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the police assistance line on 131 444.
Theft of trailers

Between July 13 and August 31, unknown offenders attended a house on Walnut Grove, Kilmore, cutting a chain to steal a black, single-axle trailer with a cage.

Another trailer, a steel tandem trailer, was also stolen from White Street, Kilmore, in August.

Theft from vehicles

At about 12:45am on Friday, unknown offenders attended a house on Rialto Close, Wallan.

The victim heard their garage door opening and closing several times. When the victim went to their garage, they noticed their vehicle had been rummaged through, and a set of house keys and garage fob had been stolen.

At about 4.30pm on Sunday, August 28, the victim parked and secured his vehicle on Commercial Drive, Wallan. Unknown offenders then stole both front and rear plates from the vehicle and the left rear passenger tail light.

Between 5pm on August 29 and 8.30am on August 30, unknown offenders gained access to a compound located on Hume and Hovell Road, Seymour. They then stole rear registration plates from two vehicles on the property.

Police have reminded the community that installing one-way anti-theft screws on their vehicles can prevent number plates from being stolen and used for further crimes. For more information, visit www.police.vic.gov.au/safepl8.

Fire at Broadford

At 8.30pm on Sunday, Kilmore police and Broadford CFA were called to a small fire at Broadford Secondary College.

There was no damage and offenders decamped before emergency services arrived.

Anyone with any information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the police assistance line on 131 444.

Beveridge wire theft

A 44-year-old man has been charged with stealing copper wire twice within hours on Monday.

Police were notified of two men allegedly attempting to steal copper wire from a high-voltage generator on the Old Hume Highway at Beveridge about 4.30am.

On arrival, the area appeared to be deserted.

The dog squad was called in and quickly sniffed out two men hiding in long grass nearby.

A police dog chased down a man, rounding him up for his handler to arrest.

He was taken to hospital to be treated for a minor dog bite and released a short time later.

The Sunshine West man with charged with theft, criminal damage, going equipped to steal and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

The same man had only been charged with theft and bailed several hours earlier for allegedly stealing copper wire at Heathcote Junction 18 months ago.

Investigators are still searching for the second offender.

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