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Man arrested over Echuca East crime spree

By Ivy Jensen

A MAN has been arrested over a five-week crime spree in Echuca East.

Bradley Kennedy has been charged with 18 offences after being arrested on Tuesday, February 11, at a Freeman St property.

Detective Senior Constable Troy Wickham of Campaspe criminal investigation unit said the 35-year-old faced Echuca Magistrates Court  yesterday, February 12, where he was remanded in custody to the same court on March 24.

His charges include two counts of burglary and theft in Ogilvie Ave on January 4, as well as burglary and theft of a Hovell St home and aggravated burglary, burglary and theft in Eyre St, both on January 9.

He faces two counts of attempted aggravated burglaries, one in Mitchell St on February 3 and the other in Sutton St on Sunday, February 9.

On Sunday, he is also accused of an aggravated burglary in Hovell St and an attempted burglary in Eyre St.

Det. Snr Constable Wickham said the Echuca man was further charged with failing to answer bail, committing offences while on bail and other bail and traffic-related offences.

“We would like to thank everyone who assisted police in this investigation,” he said.

“Observations of the suspect were very valuable."