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Mathoura woman escapes burning house

A candle could be to blame for a fire which destroyed half a home in Mathoura last week.

It was just after 10pm Thursday when the woman, 46, awoke to find the Livingstone St home full of smoke.

She was able to escape through a rear door and call 000.

There was damage to about 60 per cent of the home.

Authorities are warning residents to take care with candles and heaters during the winter months.

Barooga police find meth amphetamine during car search

A Cobram woman will face FInley Local Court after allegedly being caught in possession of meth amphetamine on Saturday morning.

The woman, 33, was a passenger in a car being driven along Vermont St, about 12.55am, when police stopped it for a random breath test.

Police then searched the car, finding two bags of a substance police will claim is meth amphetamine.

She was charged with possession.

Moama fire brigade were quick to respond

When a power pole caught fire in Moama on Friday morning, the local fire brigade didn't have far to travel to put it out.

The pole was at the corner of Maiden St and Francis St, which is in front of the local fire brigade.

It was put out promptly and the energy company will repair the damage.

Police catch woman with traffickable quantity of meth amphatmine at Moama club

Police have charged a woman with possession and supply of a traffickable quantity of meth amphetamine after being arrested at a Moama club on Friday.

Officers were walking through the venue at 11.30pm, when they checked the woman, 27, for her ID.

She left the club, leaving behind a tablet, containing suspicious information, which was handed to police.

Police caught up with her at the front of the club and searched her.

They found four bags of a crystal substance, which police will claim to be meth amphetamine, greater than the traffickable quantity of three grams.

She will face court at a later date.

Deniliquin man sprayed with capsicum spray after breaching AVO

A Deniliquin man will fac court for resisting arrest and breaching an apprehended violence order.

On Sunday afternoon the man was caught by police within 100 metres of the victim's Deniliquin south home, allegedly in possession of a knife, which police didn't sight.

After failing to comply with police instructions, he then sprayed with capsicum spray and arrested.

He was charged with resisting arrest and breaching an order.

ITunes fraud catches out a Deniliquin resident

Police are again warning residents to be careful giving strangers access to your computer after another fraud was detected in the town last week.

A Deni man, 67, was contacted by someone claiming to be from Telstra on Tuesday last week.

He was asked for remote access to his computer to help them catch a hacker.

The caller awked the man to purchase a large quantity of iTunes cards, which were claimed by the scammers before the man could realise.

Police are warning residents and retailers selling items like iTunes cards to be aware of suspiciously large amounts of gift cards being bought.

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Car stolen from Barham

Police are investigating after an older model silver Toyota Camry was taken from a Barham property last week,

The car was taken from the property between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.

Heartless thieves rip off charity

Berrigan Lions Club is the target of a senseless theft.

Between 20 and 25 car batteries were taken from a rural property between 7pm Friday and 7am Saturday.

The batteries were being collected by Berrigan Lions Club to recycle and use the money to help the community..

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call police.

Cards, cash taken from a wallet in Tocumwal

A man has hard cash and bank cards taken from his wallet on Sunday morning.

The wallet was left in an unlocked car parked next to a cabin at a Tocumwal resort between 1am and 7am.

The victim realised he was the target of a theft when he went to pay for items the next morning.

Televisions stolen from Moama home

Two televisions were stolen from a Moama home this month.

Thieves targeted the home on the outskirts of the town, while the owners were away between July 14 and 27.

Two televisions and a remote control caddy were taken.

Police are investigating.

Thieves target Moama business

A rural business on Hillside Lane Moama was the target of thieves overnight Friday.

The thieves broke into two trucks and a shed, stealing tools and truck tyres between 7pm Friday and 7am Saturday.

Investigations are continuing.

Diesel stolen from machinery in Tocumwal

Ninety litres oif diesel was syphoned from machinery and a jerry can in Tocunwal at the weekend.

Between 4pm on Saturday and 4pm Sunday the fuel was taken from a tipper and bbobcat parked at the property.

A jerry can of fuel was also taken, with police investigating.

Stolen items, medication found in car in Barooga

A woman will face court after a stolen hot water service and medicaiton were found in a car during a routine search in Barooga on Friday.

Police pulled over the car at 10pm and searched the car.

Medication without the proper script was found, along with the brand new hot water service in the boot.

A woman, 25, will face court charged with having stolen goods in custody.