A KANIVA sergeant has warned he has run out of patience with people flouting social distancing rules, after two people visited the town at the weekend.
Sergeant Darren Wright said police issued two infringement notices after two men breached chief health officer orders.
He said on Friday, a man from the Ballarat area, 44, attended a Kaniva address to stay with friends.
On Saturday, a Bordertown man, 29, was issued with an infringement notice after attending an address in Lilimur.
Sergeant Wright said the man was also a suspect in relation to dangerous driving offences that occurred in Lilimur's main street about 4.35pm on Saturday.
He said Kaniva police were working with Bordertown police on the matter. He asked any witnesses to the alleged driving offences to come forward.
Sergeant Wright said Kaniva police had issued a number of warnings in relation to breaches of COVID-19 restrictions.
He said more than 10 warnings had been issued for minor breaches and one substantial breach.
"We've run out of patience," he said.
"Everyone knows and understands what the directives are. Breaches will be viewed more stringently.
"This is one of the reasons the first male got a notice - there was no need for him to be there."
He said police were also looking into the people who allowed the man to visit.
Despite the warnings, Sergeant Wright said overall most people had been well-behaved.
"We're very happy with the way the community has responded to the crisis," he said.
Nhill Sergeant Matt Currow said there had been warnings issued for breaches.
But he said police were yet to issue penalty notices in the Nhill-Rainbow-Jeparit area.
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