SHOTS FIRED AT WELSHPOOL
ON Saturday February 9, at approximately 10am, a 50 year-old Port Welshpool man was arrested at his home address. Police will allege that the man was responsible for driving to the main street of Welshpool earlier that morning and stopping near the hotel. He then discharged five to six shots from .22 magnum rifle within that area of the town of Welshpool.
Police from Foster, Wonthaggi and Bairnsdale attended at the incident and blocked the South Gippsland Highway for several hours whilst the crime scene was examined.
The accused man was conveyed to the Wonthaggi Police Station to be interviewed by detectives. The man was remanded in custody until Monday February 11, where he was scheduled to appear at the Latrobe Magistrates Court.
POLICE attended an address in Beanhams Road, Wonga at 1pm on Wednesday February 6 where a male alleged that he had been hit by a passing car and assaulted by the driver. As a result, a 59 year-old Wonga man has been interviewed and will be charged on summons for intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault and assault with a weapon.
FIRE LIT DURING BAN
AT around 5pm on Friday January 25, a day to Total Fire Ban, police officers attended the Franklin River Reserve where a number of campers were staying. A fire had been lit on the ground within a circle rocks. As a result, a 29 year-old Carrum Downs man was interviewed and summonsed to appear in court for lighting a fire on a day of total fire ban.
DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENCE
AT 5.45pm on Thursday February 7, a 44 year-old Foster man was detected riding a motorcycle on the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Toora while his licence was suspended due to demerit points. He will receive a summons to appear in court.
LONE LEARNER DRIVER
ON Sunday February 10 at 7.45pm, a 22 year-old female learner driver from Fish Creek was detected driving her car along Meeniyan-Prom Road, Fish Creek, without being accompanied by an experienced driver. As a result, she received an on-the-spot fine of $704 for not having an experienced driver beside her and was also fined $141 for failure to display ‘L’ plates.
A ladies bicycle was found in Foster and handed to Foster Police Station on Friday February 8. The bicycle can be claimed upon identification by its owner.