The round-up

By Derek Schlennstedt

Queens Park damaged

Only days after the Queens Park play space re-opened on 15 May, vandals caused about $8000 damage to the play equipment.

Healesville Acting Sergeant Tim Stewart said the bandits cut through ropes and part of the deck netting and cut down newly-planted trees.

He said it was extremely disappointing, considering the playground had only opened weeks before and urged anyone with information to call Healesville Police Station on 5962 4422.

Bottle from Bordeaux

Thieves stole a $1000 bottle of wine from the Barrique wine store in Healesville.

Police said a man aged in his forites entered the shop at 4pm on 4 June and allegedly left with the bottle without paying for it.

Anyone with information should call Healesville Police Station on 5962 4422.

Harley Davidson stolen

Lilydale CIU is seeking information about a distinctive blue customised 2008 FLHTC Harley Davidson motorcycle stolen from an address in Launching Place.

Thieves struck at the Timberline Road home between 25 and 30 May, and the bike is valued at $20,000.

Anyone with information should call Detective Sergeant Mark Smithwick on 9739 2364.

Yarra Glen break-in

Thieves broke into a Bell Street business and stole power tools valued at $1000.

Police said the incident took place about 2.45am on 3 June and urged anyone with information to call Yarra Glen Police Station on 9730 1296.

Dude, where’s my car?

A Healesville duo is on drug charges after their hire car was towed from a clearway in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, on Monday 3 June.

Car hire company staff arrived at the depot to collect the vehicle on Wednesday 5 June but allegedly noticed a strong smell of marijuana inside.

When the pair that hired the car also showed up to the depot, the police were called to the scene.

The officers allegedly seized cash and drugs from the vehicle and drivers, including what’s believed to be methylamphetamine, heroin, ketamine and cannabis.

They arrested a 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, both from Healesville, at the scene.

They charged the pair with possessing and trafficking drugs of dependence and they will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

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