AN Inverleigh man, 46, was charged with assault after a 48-year-old man suffered a fractured ankle in a scuffle at Warrnambool's Cally Hotel early yesterday.
Sergeant Rex Habel of Warrnambool police said the alleged victim, from Craigieburn, had to be taken to hospital for treatment following the incident about 1am.
The accused man was arrested, interviewed, charged and bailed to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed.
Three Warrnambool men will also be charged with burglary and theft after being caught out the front of an unoccupied building in Warrnambool's Wentworth Street just before midnight.
Gym equipment from the building was recovered.
The men, aged 37, 49 and 57, are expected to be charged with burglary and theft-related offences and will appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed.
WARRNAMBOOL police reported an almost trouble-free night after the opening day of the May Racing Carnival.
May races police operations chief Sergeant Brett Bodey said only a handful of issues had been reported.
He urged racegoers and those attending licensed premises after the races to enjoy themselves in moderation.
"We had few real issues on Tuesday night and we would like that to continue," he said.
It is understood the alleged victim from Craigieburn was injured in a wrestle.
The man involved in the assault at the Cally Hotel and one racegoer were arrested and lodged in the Warrnambool police station cells.