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Mitchell Shire Weekly Police News: March 14, 2023

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Theft of copper

About 300 metres of copper wire was stolen from a powerline in Kilmore, some time between 8pm on March 5 and 4am on March 9.


Unknown offenders attended a residential home on High Street, Broadford, and removed and stole a screen door affixed to the back of the property between March 6 and 7. No entry was believed to be gained to the property.

On March 7, an unknown offender attended a shopping centre in Wallis Street, Seymour, and stole a wallet belonging to another person. The offender removed $90 from the wallet and then disregarded the wallet in the car park.

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A six-square-metre skip bin was stolen from the corner of Dorset and Bromfield Road, Northwood, between 5.30pm on March 3 and 5.30pm on March 5.

Criminal damage

A vehicle parked at Wandong Railway Station was damaged by possibly a key being used to scratch the vehicle, leaving damage across the whole panel of the door. The criminal damage occurred at about 7.30am on March 7.

Criminal damage by fire

At about 5.30am on March 7, two cars were set alight in Hamilton Street, Broadford.

Police believe an unknown offender attended the property on foot, carrying a large jerry can, and poured an unknown accelerant on the vehicles parked in the street, ignited it and causing both vehicles to catch fire.

Both vehicles were damaged, but due to the attendance of the CFA, the fires were contained, and no residential property was damaged.

Police seize 467 cannabis plants

The Seymour Divisional Resource Unit continued its effort to keep drug cultivation, trafficking and use out of Mitchell Shire, with two search warrants in Wallan resulting in the identification of two hydroponic houses containing a total of 467 mature cannabis plants.

If anyone believes there is suspicious activity in their street, contact Crime Stoppers or a local police station.

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