WANTED man Damien Ripper has been arrested and is in custody, as a result of an immense response from the public.
He was arrested without incident at a Lakes Entrance property on Friday morning after investigations by Latrobe and Wellington CIU detectives.
Ripper was arrested at 9.30am, and transported to Sale police station where he was interviewed in relation to a string of offences.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court in Sale on January 31, with informants including members from Sale police Family Violence Unit, Wellington Criminal Investigation Unit, Wellington Highway Patrol, Yarram Uniform police and the Community Corrections Centre.
The 40-year-old was wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court to answer assault, criminal damage and driving charges.
Sale police thanked people who provided information or shared Mr Ripper's image on social media.
Monkey bike seized
Police seized a monkey bike in Sale on Friday.
Investigators were called to Ray St about 6.05pm after someone reported seeing a man riding the bike with a child passenger.
Police found the man riding the monkey bike with a four-year-old boy sitting between him and the front of the bike, and immediately seized it.
The 29-year-old rider is expected to be charged on summons for unlicensed riding, failing to wear a helmet, riding an unregistered motorcycle and other traffic-related offences.
Grass fire quickly controlled
A GRASS fire at Glengarry North was quickly controlled, thanks to a prompt response from local CFA crews.
Reported at 1pm Sunday afternoon in blustery conditions, crews from Glengarry, Toongabbie, Cowwarr and Glengarry East brigades attended the scene promptly, and controlled the fire quickly.