Laser user charged

A man has been charged after allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter. file photograph

A man has been charged after allegedly pointing a laser at a police helicopter. file photograph

A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly shining a laser pointer towards a police helicopter in Moe on Monday night.

Police have charged a 41-year-old Newborough man with interfering with an aircraft and possessing a prohibited laser. The helicopter was conducting a search at about 11pm when the alleged incident occurred.

Moe acting Sergeant Dany Carbonneau said he was released on summons.

Construction thefts

Three road construction vehicles were damaged sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Police said fuel was stolen from the vehicles, which included a grader, roller and a truck.

The offenders smashed most of the vehicles' windows.

Consoles were also damaged and UHF radios were stolen.

The vehicles were parked on Old Melbourne Road between Scrubby Lane and Traralgon.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Traralgon Police Station on 5127 5200.

Newborough burglary

Police have charged a man and a woman following an alleged aggravated burglary in Newborough on Monday night.

A 49-year-old woman sustained minor injuries during the break-in, which allegedly occurred at a home on Old Sale Road about 7pm. Police arrested a 33-year-old Moe man shortly after the alleged incident and charged him with aggravated burglary.

A 28-year-old Moe woman was released pending further enquiries.

Police put drivers on notice

Late night drivers have been put on notice that police are watching after a four-day operation resulted in 104 offences being detected.

Latrobe Highway Patrol and State Highway Patrol police conducted Operation Nightwatch over four nights in late July.

During the operation, police found 35 speeding drivers, five drug drivers and three drink drivers.

A further 14 offenders were caught driving defective vehicles and four people were found to be driving while disqualified.

Three vehicles were im­­pounded.

Latrobe Highway Patrol Sergeant Mick Williams said drivers needed to be aware that police were enforcing road rules around the clock.

"Drivers are reminded that even though they may be driving late at night, there is no excuse for speeding or poor driving behaviour," Sergeant Williams said.

"The Latrobe area is currently experiencing a decline in fatalities but we have seen a significant increase in people being seriously injured on the roads and we want to ensure everyone completes their journey safely."

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