Police Beat

October 12, 2016

BMX bikes stolen

Police are urging the public to engrave their details on their bikes, after two BMXs were stolen from Williams St between October 7 and 9.

Both bikes have the brand of CRANE and the first one is black and white with red pedals and the other one has a white seat.

●Any information, phone Benalla Police on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or by visiting

Help to reduce Graffiti

Police are appealing for the community to assist with reducing graffiti.

Benalla area has seen an increase in graffiti tags, especially at our local schools and the botanic gardens.

●If you see something suspicious, phone 000. If you have information, phone Benalla Police Uniform Division on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or by visiting

Traffic update

●A 40-year-old male was arrested for an outstanding warrant and the 38-year-old driver returned a positive result for illicit drugs after being intercepted on the Hume Fwy on Sunday, October 9.

●Two drivers received penalty notices after being caught using their mobile phones while driving and eight drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit on the Hume Fwy during the weekend.

Police want to remind the community that speed and distractions are the main contributor to fatalities and serious injuries.

Crime Stoppers Hoon Hotline

Reports of hoon driving help Victoria Police target repeat offenders and focus on specific locations.

If you know the identity of a hoon driver, have knowledge of hoon driving activity, or are able to provide a description of vehicles involved (make, model, colour, registration number) you can report this to Crime Stoppers without revealing your own identity.

●Phone the Crime Stoppers Hoon Hotline on 1800333000 or report it online at

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