Police Beat – July 25 2023

Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding two burglaries at the Stratford Transfer Station.

Alleged burglaries in Stratford

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding two burglaries at the Stratford Transfer Station (update: one person is assisting police).

‘Burglary 1’ occurred at approximately 2am on July 2.

‘Burglary 2’ occurred at approximately 5.30am on July 18.

Police have released several images of the people they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries (please note, the images are not from the one incident).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sale Police Station on 5142 2200 (quote incident number: 230239919) or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police believe these individuals can assist them in their enquiries.
Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding two burglaries at the Stratford Transfer Station.

Slow and swerving doesn’t win the race

Members of the public reported to police that a black sedan travelling along the Sale-Heyfield Rd towards Sale was moving at a very slow speed and swerving in and out of its lane.

Wellington Highway Patrol located and intercepted the vehicle. A 43-year-old male was driving and exited the drivers door.

Police say he was “extremely unsteady on his feet”.

The driver allegedly returned a positive breath result on the evidentiary breath test at the Sale Police Station, which was four times over the legal limit.

The male’s licence was immediately suspended for 12 months, the vehicle was impounded for 30 days and he will be summons to appear at court at a later date.

Wellington Police took to Facebook to thank the local community for their assistance in reporting the high-risk driver.

The public reported this black sedan was travelling very slowly and swerving in and out of its lane. Photos: Victoria Police.