Police Beat

February 14, 2017

Car theft probed

Police are investigating the theft of a car during the weekend after the keys were left inside, and it was left unlocked.

The 96 Holden Commodore was stolen from Ledger St, Benalla, in the early hours of Sunday, February 5.

The car was found in Goomalibee Rd in the afternoon abandoned.

It’s a reminder that the public has a duty to secure their property against thieves.

Witnesses sought

Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves stole a solar panel light fixture from Jaycee Island between January 30 and 31.

The thieves scaled the light pole to access the solar panel.

●If you saw any suspicious behaviour near the Jaycee Island reserves, phone Benalla Police Uniform Division on 57600200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit

Actions disappoint

Benalla Police are disappointed in the actions of two drivers after being caught exceeding 0.05 during the weekend.

A 40-year-old female returned a positive result of 0.116 after attending a PBT site in Bridge St, Benalla.

A 70-year-old female returned a positive result of 0.142 after being intercepted in Arundel St on Saturday.

The female’s condition was observed by a diligent off-duty police member. Both drivers had their licence cancelled.

Help reduce graffiti

Police are appealing for the community to assist with reducing graffiti in our local areas by taking ownership.

●If you see offenders damaging our community assets, phone 000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit

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