Boys and man charged over thefts from cars

WELLINGTON Criminal Investigation Unit detectives recently charged a 12-year-old boy from Moe and two males from Sale, aged 14 and 20, with numerous counts of theft from motor vehicles.

The charges followed a spate of alleged thefts from unlocked vehicles between Saturday, January 23, and Sunday, January 24, 2021, in the Sale area.

A police spokesperson said it was a timely reminder to residents to lock vehicles and remove any valuable items from sight.

POLICE uncovered a large quantity of materials allegedly used to manufacture explosives during a search warrant in Flaggy Creek, near Lindenow, last week.

Detectives attended the Flaggy Creek Rd address on February 10 after receiving information that an occupant at the address was buying the materials.

Investigators executed a search warrant at the address, where they uncovered a large quantity of chemical substances and other materials related to the manufacture of explosive substances.

The Arson and Explosives Squad and a Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre Arson Chemist returned with East Gippsland CIU members again on February 11 to conduct a full search.

A 53-year-old Flaggy Creek man was arrested and has since been charged with multiple counts of possessing prescribed precursor chemicals, as well as firearms and weapons-related offences.

He appeared at Sale Magistrates’ Court earlier this week.