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Church’s bell goes missing

By Seymour Telegraph

Police are appealing for information about a church bell that was stolen from the Anglican Parish of Central Goulburn Church between May 16 and May 26.

It is a bronze bell, around 30cm in diameter with an estimated value of $1000.

It is believed the thieves thought the bell was made of copper and wanted to sell it.

Police believe the bell had been cut with a hacksaw or angle grinder and when the bell was cut down it impacted and cracked the concrete below where it was hanging.

If you have heard or seen anything or have been approached by someone attempting to sell the bell, contact Seymour Police on 57350200 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

Weekend operation

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend saw local police busy undertaking duties as part of state-wide traffic Operation Regal.

A motorist bought himself to the attention of police in the early hours of Sunday morning, revving his car excessively in Station St.

After police intercepted the vehicle, the 55-year-old male driver allegedly recorded an alcohol reading of 0.179 per cent while driving on a zero alcohol licence condition.

Police immediately suspended his licence, impounded his vehicle and he will appear in court at a later date.

Man arrested and charged

A 31-year-old Truganina man will face Seymour Court after he was intercepted by police in Emily St, Seymour on Saturday after police observed smoke coming from inside the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly located an amount of cannabis resulting in the male being arrested and charged.

Police are conducting further investigations.

Search warrant executed

Police have arrested and interviewed an 18-year-old Seymour man over alleged drug possession after they executed a search warrant at his home on Thursday.

It is alleged that he was found holding illegal drugs and will face Seymour Court on July 11.

Anti-theft plates available

Police are advising the public that anti-theft number plates screws are still available from the Seymour Police Station following further number plate thefts during the past week.

It takes a matter of minutes to replace existing screws and will ensure your numbers plates remain on your vehicle and not used for an unlawful purpose.