In that instance, a male person drove onto the property and walked into a shed while shearing was in progress, as if attempting to look like part of the shearing team. He was disturbed looking through items in the shed and promptly told to leave. Described as thin with scruffy hair, he was seen driving a white Toyota HiAce style van.
It is concerning to see people being fairly brazen and I urge anyone seeing a van of this description in the outlying areas to call police immediately so that we can attempt to intercept and search the vehicle. This will also allow us to gather further information on both known and unknown people with the view of taking action, such as search warrants and/or theft charges.
We can be contacted on 9863 4143 or, if you would rather email us with information if it is not urgent, we can be reached at Dumbleyung.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Be vigilant in securing your own property as well as keeping an eye out for your neighbours, especially as we enter another busy seeding period.
We are still receiving reports of suspicious people wandering Dumbleyung at night which is concerning. We are not receiving much in the way of reports of theft so either they aren’t stealing or people aren’t reporting matters to us.
Once again, I can’t stress the importance of reporting suspicious behaviour to us, and more importantly, when it occurs. By doing this, it allows us to locate and identify these people at the time and if they have something on them they shouldn’t, take appropriate action against them.
Reports have also been received about poor driver behaviour on some of our unsealed roads, especially down around Damper Flats Road where someone has been damaging the road through ‘cutting up’ in their cars. It would appear the rain has brought out some of our wet weather warriors.
Any information, images or video of drivers engaging in this type of behaviour is welcomed and where enough evidence exists, we will not hesitate to seize cars under hoon legislation and send these people to court where they will receive a lengthy suspension from driving.
Aside from that, the recent wet weather should be a good reminder to check your tyres and wiper blades again so that you can drive safely out there. Be careful, be patient and arrive alive.
Article supplied by Sergeant Alby Van Den Berg, Dumbleyung Police Station