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By Seymour Telegraph

Thieves disturbed

A worker working late at a technology shop in Anzac Ave, Seymour, disturbed two would-be burglars.

The pair was seen breaking into a shipping container at the rear of the business and, once confronted by the worker, fled on foot, towards Loco St.

This occurred about 10.10pm on Tuesday, September 4.

Drug drivers aplenty

Seymour Highway Patrol recently conducted a special operation targeting drug drivers in Seymour.

Nine drivers were tested with five returning a positive result to an illicit drug.

A 23-year-old Seymour woman refused to undergo further testing and will be charged on summons. This followed on from another incident earlier in the week when she tested positive to drugs.

Three men, aged 42, 26 and 29 and a 30-year-old woman returned a positive result and their samples will be analysed before any further action is taken.

Police will continue to conduct preliminary drug testing of drivers in and around Mitchell Shire in coming months to ensure everyone remains safe on our roads.

Loo thief flushed

A man was arrested after the Kilmore night-shift patrol intercepted him in William St, Wallan, towing a port-a-loo in the early hours of Tuesday, September 4.

Investigations revealed the port-a-loo had allegedly been stolen from a worksite in Hidden Valley.

The 20-year-old Heathcote man was charged with this theft, along with several other incidents where port-a-loos were stolen from worksites at Broadford and Kilmore in late July.

It is believed the toilets were going to be advertised for sale on social media sites.

Nagambie man caught

A Nagambie man was remanded in custody after police checked him in a vehicle at a rest area on Hume Fwy, near Beveridge.

He was spoken to about 3.30pm on Sunday, September 2 after he was found to be driving an unregistered vehicle, and a search of the car located some methyamphetamine.

Follow on Facebook

Those community members who are on Facebook can now keep up-to-date with local police activities, arrests and other police-related stories by checking out the Mitchell Eyewatch page.

The page will have regular stories relating to police happenings in the shires of Mitchell and Strathbogie.

Follow the page, and you may even be able to help solve a crime.