Police beat

October 12, 2017

Tools stolen

Benalla Police are investigating the theft of trade tools from the rear of a ute parked in Carrier St between October 4 and 5.

Police are reminding tradies, and the community, to ensure their property is secured and marked with the owners’ details.

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

School crossings

School holidays have finished and that means school crossing 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 children arrive at and leave schools.

Motorists should be aware 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

Suspicious behaviour

Benalla Police are urging the community to report suspicious behaviour after a car window was smashed in Perth St, Benalla, between October 1 and 2.

Reporting suspicious behaviour could assist in solving a crime or stopping a crime in progress.

You could report it to triple zero while it’s in progress, or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or by visiting if you have information on a crime.

Information sought

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

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

Hume crash

Police are investigating after a car struck a tree north of Euroa on Sunday, October 8.

It is believed the driver of a south-bound car on the Hume Hwy was attempting to pull into a rest stop at the intersection of Griffin Rd about 1.15pm when he lost control and struck the tree in Balmattum.

Two female passengers were airlifted to a Melbourne hospital.

One of the females was in a critical condition and the other a serious condition.

The driver and two teenage passengers were transported to hospital.

South-bound lanes on the Hume Hwy were closed and traffic was being diverted through Violet Town.

●Anyone with information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit an anonymous report at

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