Police Beat

January 29, 2017

Member mourned

Benalla Police want to say goodbye to a member of the station that was sadly killed in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne on the January 12.

The member was stationed at Benalla for two years, and had a huge impact on everyone that she encountered.

Witnesses sought

Police are seeking witnesses to a small accident.

Between 6pm and 7pm on January 19 a white Holden Commodore was parked in the middle lanes of the Woolworths car park Benalla.

It appears that another car could have reversed into the rear of the parked car denting the boot area.

●If you have information, phone Benalla Police Uniform Division 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit

Cars stolen

Police are urging the community to secure their property after two cars were stolen from a property in Benalla’s north.

The cars were stolen after the thieves gained entry to the house by an unlocked sliding door and found the car keys.

●If you have information, phone Benalla Police Uniform Division 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit

Illicit drugs targeted

A 19-year-old male was arrested after a car was searched on Thursday, in which illicit drugs were found.

The male was charged and bailed to face the Magistrates Court at a later date.

Tools nabbed

Police have recently identified a rise in the number of incidents involving tools being stolen from utilities belonging to tradesman.

Between January 16 and 17 tools were stolen from the rear of a ute parked in Clarke St Benalla.

The tools were not secured and were left loose in the rear tray.

Make it hard for thieves. Secure your tools and use an engraver or ultra-violet marker to mark your property.


A 28-year-old female was intercepted on the Hume Fwy after being detected travelling at 131km per hour, and later returning a blood alcohol level of 0.122.

Police were disappointed with the actions of the driver, and the fact that there were three young children in the car at the time.

School crossing safety

School holidays will be finishing on January 30 and that means that school crossings will be active again.

School speed zones are designed to improve safety for school children by lowering the speed of traffic near schools.

They operate throughout each school term between 8am to 9.30am, and from 2.30pm to 4pm, which are the peak times that children arrive at and leave schools.

Motorists should be aware that children in traffic are not like adults. They can be unpredictable and because they are small, they can be hard to see.

So take extra care and slow down when you drive past any school.

Information sought

Police are appealing for information on trail bike/monkey bike riding around residential streets of Benalla between midnight and 4am in the morning.

●If you have seen or heard this happening phone Benalla Police Crime Prevention Office on 57600200.

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