I had a heap of fishing and camping equipment in a self storage unit in my name. After the separation between my partner and I, I spoke to her about the concern that I could not afford the storage fees as I am unemployed and on a Centrelink payment. Since this conversation took place, things had gotten worse between her and I and she had taken out an intervention order on me. In August while attending court, I had the duty lawyer (Legal Aid) ask about the gear in the storage. I was informed that my ex partner has gotten rid of most of it and changed the lock on the storage unit. I have been told by the Geelong Police that this is a civil matter as the gear is considered communal property. My question is this, is it? Everything I have read on this subject leads me to believe that it's Larceny as Baliee or theft?