Williamstown Police weekly report July 2019

Photo: File
Photo: File

The state-wide campaign 'Operation Home Safe' places a strong focus on offences linked with the Fatal Five - the factors directly linked with fatal and serious road crashes - in the wake of the state's rising road toll.

Acting Officer in Charge of the Traffic Support Branch, Inspector Epps, said of the deaths so far this year, about two-thirds have occurred in regional areas with the majority of those crashes (about 60 per cent) involving regional people, with the crash occurring within 50km of their home address.

"We make no apologies for taking a strong line with offences linked with the Fatal Five - drink/drug driving, speeding, distraction, seat belts and dangerous behaviours - we simply want people to get home safe," Inspector Epps said.

On the first day of the operation, Williamstown Police detected five speeding drivers on arterial roads.

The worst offender was clocked at 111 kmph in an 80 kmph zone on Cricks Mill Road, Cromer.

The 34-year-old Evanston man received an expiation notice totalling $980 and also accrued seven demerits.

Operation Stop Drink Drive

Williamstown Police conducted 22 mobile driver screen tests for alcohol on July 14.

Police are pleased to report that no drink driving detections were made.

Cattle Theft

Four Jersey dairy cows were stolen from a paddock on Tweedies Gully Road, between March and June this year.

If you have seen Amber, Gold Dust, Sparkle or Pauline please contact Williamstown Police.

Police remind the public to call 131 444 for non-emergencies or report anonymously through Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.