Missing woman Charlene Marno


Crash appeal

A two-car crash at Bell Post Hill on Wednesday morning has seriously injured an 18-year-old Lara man and hospitalised three others including a baby.

Geelong Highway Patrol yesterday appealed for anyone who witnessed a Toyota Hilux and a white Kia Rio collide on Ballarat Rd near Geelong Ring Rd, about 11.30am, to contact them on 5247 3500.

Knife arrest

Geelong police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man who allegedly robbed a North Geelong convenience store at knifepoint on January 31.

Police raided a North Geelong house and seized items including clothing on Wednesday, before remanding the man in custody to appear at Geelong Magistrates Court.

Missing woman

The disappearance of 31-year-old Thomson woman Charlene Marno on Wednesday has led police to call for public help to find her.

Police and family held concerns for Ms Marno’s welfare due to a medical condition and urged anyone with information to phone Geelong Police Station on 5225 3100.

Teen pregnancy drop

Geelong’s teen pregnancy rate for girls aged 15 to 19 has dropped from 11.1 per 1000 in 2014 to 7.3 per 1000 in 2018, according to ABS data.

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