Local News 30th May 2017

Police seek info on various offences.

Local News 30th May 2017

Local Police are appealing to the public for information on a number of offenses.

A 1995 Toyota Station Wagon was stolen from an address in Cameron Avenue in Merbein. A short time later, the car was located on fire in bushland near Old Wentworth Road.

Three residential homes have been broken into in the Irymple area over the weekend.

Offenders had used forcible entry in all cases with the owners not home at the time of the break ins.

Reports have also come in of three burglaries to business premises along Fifteenth Street in Irymple.

If anyone has any information about these matters they are asked to call the Mildura Police station, or, Crimestoppers on 800 333 000.


A 45-year-old man has caused a stir at the Mildura Workingman's Club last night.

Police were called to the scene after a 45-year-old man began threatening staff.

He was asked to leave, and was taken outside by officers. An officer was then assaulted by the man and he was arrested.

The man has been charged with assault, resisting arrest, and being drunk in a public place and will now face local court at a later date.


Over $600,000 has been provided as a part of the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round.

Amongst those announced for funding is the Murray House Aged Care in Wentworth.

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has said that Australia's rapidly ageing population means that the Australian Government is more committed than ever to providing a sustainable aged care system.

This program ensures that those living in remote, rural and regional Australia will benefit, with over 2,700 residential places being offered for services outside of metropolitan areas.


More than 500 students across the Mildura region will have the chance to create experiments with the Synchrotron.

The students will work with scientists, growing their own crystals and using X-Rays to examine atomic structures of the protein atoms using a video link to the Mildura labs.

The workshops will be held over two days, with Engineering, Psychology, Biotechnology, and Information Technology being offered to students.

The La Trobe Science Outreach program is travelling to areas throughout regional Victoria.


Motorists are being urged to take extra precautions on the road, with the Transport Accident Commission warning that winter conditions can be hazardous.

Samantha Cofield from the TAC says that hazards like mist, rain, fog, black ice and landslides can all present problems for drivers and motorbike riders.