Drivers at the Crossroads

Police will be out in force during the Easter long weekend as part of Operation Crossroads with increased presence on major roads including the Melton and Western highways and Calder Freeway. Melton’s Leading Senior Constable Allan Edwards said too many motorists overextended themselves on holiday weekends. “There’s a spike in road trauma every year across the state at this time of year, partly due to people travelling further distances.”

Mum’s away, so burglars prey

Burglars broke into a house in Riddle Drive, Melton, on March 18 and took a telephone and cash from a kitchen bench while the occupant was taking her child to school. Police said houses close to lanes and reserves were often a target for burglars.

Now world can see our babies

With Melton and Moorabool’s baby boom showing no sign of easing, the Weekly has added an online gallery of new arrivals. Readers can find pictures of babies born at Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital in January and February in the multimedia section at