Mildura Police Beat

A MILDURA man was allegedly involved in three separate incidents requiring police attendance last week.

On Friday about 3.30pm, police received multiple calls of suspected of holding a machete in Eleventh Street, Mildura. Police attended and seized a modified tree saw. He was interviewed and conveyed to an address in the Mildura area.

About two hours later, police were called to a different address in Mildura where the same was allegedly causing further issues. The man failed to move on as directed by police and was arrested for failure to comply with stay at home restrictions.

As a result, a 56-year-old Mildura male was bailed to appear at the Mildura Magistrates Court at a later date.

On Sunday, the man was allegedly causing trouble in Hornsey Park, Mildura. He was arrested for further breaching the stay at home directions and breaching his bail and was also interviewed in regard to the theft of CCTV cameras on Saturday. The male was remanded to appear at the Mildura Magistrates court at a later date.

Early Sunday police intercepted a vehicle in San Mateo Avenue, Mildura. A search was conducted on the 41 year-old male driver and his vehicle, where it is alleged police located a small amount of cannabis.

The Mildura male was arrested, interviewed and released with an official police warning.

Over the weekend, two males aged 36 and 40 were arrested on outstanding warrants. They were both released on bail to appear at the Mildura Magistrates Court at a later date.

About 11pm last Friday, a 28 year-old female driver was intercepted in Eleventh Street, Mildura. An evidentiary breath test was conducted on the Queenslander who allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.06. She received a penalty notice for $496 and will be disqualified from driving in Victoria for three months.

At 5pm Saturday, Highway Patrol members intercepted a vehicle on Irymple Avenue in Irymple.

A preliminary Oral Fluid Test was conducted on the 51-year-old female driver, which allegedly returned a positive result for an illicit substance.

The sample will be sent for further analysis. Further enquiries revealed her licence to be disqualified.

The driver has had her vehicle impounded which will require a $1605 release fee.

She will also receive a summons to the Mildura Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

Highway Patrol members were out and about in force over the weekend, handing out 12 penalty notices in relation to low-range speeding and one penalty notice to a local driver who failed to stop at a stop sign on Twentieth Street, near the intersection where a fatality occurred last week.

Police are again asking motorists not to become complacent on our roads.

Last weekend was unfortunately a very sad reminder that fatal accidents do occur as a result of our driving.

Police will enforce the rules but they want the public to take responsibility and understand that the road rules are there to keep us safe.

An extra few seconds at a stop or give way sign could save a life.

Last week police placed a post on the Mildura Eyewatch Page asking for public assistance to locate a Pomeranian dog that was wrongly claimed from a supermarket in the Mildura area.

Police are happy to report that ‘Bailey’ was reunited with its owner on Saturday night. Investigations are continuing into the matter.