Ned Kelly had begun his colourful career at odds with the law when, as a lad of 16 years, he became a guest of the Crown in the lockup at Greta (now Greta West). The original Greta Police lockup was first relocated from Greta to the old Glenrowen (original spelling) township police station in 1879. It was moved to the Glenrowan Siege Street Police Station (decommissioned in 2000), when it was built around 1885.