In brief

September 20, 2017

Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a Heathcote business yesterday.

Safe stolen

A SAFE was stolen from the Heathcote BP yesterday morning.

Three offenders broke in through the front door after 2am and removed the safe from the premises by force.

The contents of the safe have not been disclosed yet.

Police believe the incident is related to a burglary that occurred at Strathfield IGA earlier Tuesday morning.

The three male offenders drove a dark-coloured Holden Commodore to the station.

One offender was stationed out the front during the burglary.

After leaving the station, the offenders drove south on High St before turning right on one of the side streets.

Police are requesting any witnesses contact Heathcote Police on 5433 3711.

Man injured in assault

HEATHCOTE Police were also called to an assault incident outside the Commercial Hotel on Thursday, September 14.

A 62-year-old man was taken to Bendigo Hospital after sustaining minor injuries.

The police will interview a 32-year-old Heathcote man.

Drunk neighbour arrested

A 56-YEAR-OLD man found intoxicated on his neighbour’s property in breach of bail has been arrested after police were called to a neighbour dispute on Friday, September 15.

The man was taken to Bendigo Police Station and has been remanded in custody, charged with making threats to kill, assaulting police, resisting arrest, breaching bail and committing indictable offences while breaching bail.

In the swim

THE CITY of Greater Bendigo’s 2017/2018 extended swimming season will kick off at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre this weekend.

The Bendigo Aquatic Centre will open daily from 6am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6.30pm on weekends until December when hours will be extended.

The City’s active and healthy lifestyles manager Lincoln Fitzgerald said swimming pools provided opportunities for people to swim for exercise, education or simply to enjoy water play.

The City’s 2014 Active Living Census found swimming is the second most popular physical recreation activity among local residents.

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