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June 20, 2017

Tatura police are investigating the vehicle theft on Saturday evening.

Licence suspended

Murchison police intercepted a Toyota dual-cab utility on River Rd, Murchison, about 2.10pm on Saturday, June 10.

The male driver, 49, from Broadmeadows, returned a positive preliminary breath test for alcohol.

Later, he underwent an evidentiary breath test, recording an alcohol reading of 0.178 per cent.

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended and he will receive a summons to attend court at a later date.

The man was allegedly intending on driving to Melbourne after camping for a short time in the Murchison area.

Murchison police Leading Senior Constable Keast was astounded the driver did not contemplate he was a risk of being involved in motor car accident and causing serious injury to himself or other road users.

Utility theft probed

Tatura police are investigating the theft of a vehicle on the evening of Saturday, June 10.

The blue 2002 Holden utility was stolen from a Baldwin Rd, Tatura, address some time between 5pm on June 10 and 10am on June 11.

The vehicle is valued at $5000 with the registration number 1DS8AX.

■Anyone with information regarding the vehicle’s whereabouts is encouraged to phone Tatura police on 58243099.

Witnesses sought

Tatura police are investigating the theft of goods worth $4700 from two parked vehicles on the Midland Hwy at Burnside between 6.30pm on June 8 and 9am on June 9.

A police officer said there was numerous farm and vehicle equipment stolen including truck batteries, power tools, fuel and more.

Tatura Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

■Anyone with any information should phone the station on 58243099.

Home damaged

An address in Francis St, Tatura, sustained $100 worth of damage after a window was broken between 5pm on June 7 and 10am on June 8.

Another address in Service St, Tatura, also sustained glass damage valued at $1250 between 8.45pm and 9.15pm on June 7.

It is not known whether the incidents were linked.

Tatura police are appealing for witnesses to the incidents.

■Anyone with any information should phone the station on 58243099.

Monitors stolen

Tatura police are investigating the burglary of a Casey St, Tatura, property, which took place between 2.40am on May 28 and midnight on May 29.

Nine computer monitors totalling $2000 were stolen from the premises’ rear shed from its rear entrance.

Tatura police are appealing for witnesses to the incidents.

■Anyone with any information should phone the station on 58243099.

Cash taken

Cash and personal items were stolen from a vehicle in Edgar St, Tatura, between the early hours of June 5 and 6am on June 6.

Tatura police are appealing for witnesses to the incidents.

■Anyone with any information should phone the station on 58243099.

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