IN BRIEF

WANTED: Cameron Brereton

 

Crime drop

Geelong Crime dropped 6.1 per cent in the year to June 2019 according to Crime Statistics Agency data released this week.

State Government lauded drops in burglary and vehicle theft, but assaults, stalking and weapons offences were up on the same time last year.

Youth Summit

Young people from across the region will gather at GMHBA Stadium on 31 October for Geelong Youth Summit, the city’s junior mayor Josie Horne has announced.

Ms Horne invited schools from across greater Geelong to nominate students aged 12 to 17 to tackle issues like mental health and the environment.

Farm Inspector

Geelong Investigation and Response Inspector Karl Curren will soon begin work as the state’s Farm Crime Inspector, Victoria Police has announced.

Insp Curren will work with Victorian Farmers Federation and 71 crime liaison officers to crack down on livestock, wool and diesel thefts and other rural offences.

7/11 heist

A man threatened a Newcomb 7/11 attendant with a knife before making off with the till about 7.40pm on Tuesday, police have alleged.

Police described the alleged offender as Caucasian and wearing a black top and pants.

Political potholes

Roads in southwest Victoria are the worst in the state, an RACV-commissioned study has found.

Western Victoria MP Bev McArthur criticised State Government’s “poor maintenance” stating its “solution to dangerous, pothole-ridden roads is slow-down signs.”

Search warranted

Geelong police are searching for a man and two women who failed to front court on separate offences including theft and drug possession.

Police released images of Cameron Brereton 33, Jackie Smith, 24, and Rebecca Hoystead, 29, following the issue of warrants for their arrest.

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