Bendigo's most wanted

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Eleven offenders wanted by Bendigo police for property-related crime have been located and arrested as a result of information received through the Bendigo Crime Crackdown Campaign.

The three-week public call-out against crime, which launched in the city on March 6, has also led to a reduction in property-related crime in the area, police say.

“This campaign has demonstrated that together we can create a safer and more secure community for us all to work and live,” Bendigo Superintendent Darren Franks said.

“Some of the offenders located handed themselves in as a result of the campaign, while others have been located by police following information received from the community.

“This initiative has sent out a powerful message to those committing crimes in our community – we will find you and you will be put before the courts to answer the allegations.”

As the campaign enters its third and final week, Crime Stoppers Victoria continues to urge the community to help police to locate the remaining nine wanted offenders by reporting information to the crime-fighting charity.

“It seems each day we are bombarded with stories of increased crime in our communities,” Crime Stoppers Victoria general manager Cathy Rhodes.

“That’s why it’s so fantastic to see the community really getting behind the campaign in Bendigo. It has demonstrated the power of people speaking up, of re-claiming their safety and their sense of community.

“We need your help to locate the final 10 wanted offenders and to make your community a safer place. If you know who these people are, or if you have information relating to any other crime, we urge you to report what you know confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or on our website at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au  

“All information received is handled in utmost confidence. There is no caller ID or IP tracing.”

DETAILS OF THE OFFENDERS:

Brooke NUNN

DATE OF BIRTH:      4 January, 1982

HEIGHT:                    165cm

BUILD:                       Thin

EYES:                        Green

HAIR:                         Red/ginger

COMPLEXION:          Fair/freckled

Brooke NUNN failed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on 16 January, 2017 in relation to an alleged burglary and theft incident that occurred in Golden Square in October 2016.

There are currently seven outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 35-year-old. She is known to frequent and/or have an association with Bendigo and the surrounding area.

NUNN is also known to frequent Golden Square, Strathdale, Kangaroo Flat and surrounding areas.​

Craig BUTTON

DATE OF BIRTH:      19 June, 1967

HEIGHT:                     170cm

BUILD:                       Solid

EYES:                         Brown

HAIR:                          Black

COMPLEXION:          Dark

Craig BUTTON failed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on 9 April, 2013, in relation to multiple alleged burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles that occurred in Goornong during September 2012.

There are currently two outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 49-year-old.

BUTTON is known to frequent and/or have association with Bendigo and the surrounding areas.

He is further known to frequent Echuca and the surrounding areas, as well as southern New South Wales

Bradley COX

DATE OF BIRTH:      22 July, 1988  

HEIGHT:                     170cm

BUILD:                       Medium

EYES:                         Brown

HAIR:                          Black

COMPLEXION:          Fair

Bradley COX failed to appear at the Echuca Magistrate s Court on 28 March, 2014, in relation to an alleged burglary and criminal damage that occurred in Echuca during September 2005. There is currently one outstanding warrant for the arrest of the 28-year-old. COX is known to frequent and/or have association with Bendigo and the surround areas.

He is further known to frequent Echuca, Smithton in Tasmania, and surrounding areas.

Nathaniel COTTER

DATE OF BIRTH:      3 November, 1995     

HEIGHT:                     190cm

BUILD:                       Solid

EYES:                         Hazel

HAIR:                          Brown

COMPLEXION:          Ruddy

Nathaniel COTTER failed to appear at the Bendigo Magistrates' Court on 6 June, 2016 in relation to alleged incidents of burglary, theft and assault that occurred in Bendigo during August 2015. There are currently eight outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 21-year-old. COTTER is known to frequent and/or have association with Bendigo and surrounding areas.

He is further known to frequent Heathcote and the surrounding areas.

​Gary MEAKER

DATE OF BIRTH:      31 December, 1981   

HEIGHT:                     173cm

BUILD:                       Thin

EYES:                         Brown

HAIR:                          Brown

COMPLEXION:          Fair

Gary MEAKER failed to appear at the Echuca Magistrates' Court on 1 March, 2016, in relation to an alleged burglary and handling of stolen goods that occurred in Bendigo during December 2015. There are currently six outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 35-year-old. MEAKER

Is known to frequent and/or have association with Bendigo and surrounding areas.

He is further known to frequent Echuca, Lavington in New South Wales, and surrounding areas.​

Zachery PEARCE

DATE OF BIRTH: 28 April, 1993

HEIGHT: 180cm

BUILD: Thin

EYES:  Brown

HAIR: Blonde/Brown

COMPLEXION:  Olive

Zachery PEARCE failed to appear at the Kerang Magistrates' Court on 21 May, 2012 in relation to an alleged burglary related incident that occurred in Boort and Wedderburn in April 2011.

There are currently two outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 23-year-old. He is known to frequent and/or have an association with Bendigo and the surrounding area.  

PEARCE is known to frequent Boort and surrounding areas.

Tonilee BELL

DATE OF BIRTH: 24 September, 1987

HEIGHT: 165cm

BUILD: Medium

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Black

COMPLEXION:  Fair

Tonilee BELL failed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court on 1 June, 2016 in relation to an alleged burglary that occurred in Echuca in April, 2016. There are currently three outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 29-year-old. She is known to frequent and/or have an association with Bendigo and the surrounding area.  BELL is known to frequent Echuca, Jamisontown NSW and surrounding areas.

Shaun HALL

DATE OF BIRTH: 15 December, 1984

HEIGHT: 178cm

BUILD:  Thin

EYES: Blue

HAIR: Brown

COMPLEXION: Fair

Shaun HALL failed to appear at the Echuca Magistrates’ Court on 6 January, 2009 in relation to an alleged burglary that occurred in Tongala in November 2008. There are currently two outstanding warrants for the arrest of the 32-year-old. He is known to frequent and/or have an association with Bendigo and the surrounding area.  HALL is further known to frequent Kyabram, Tongala, Stanley TAS and surrounding areas.