DON’T LET THEFT RUIN YOUR DAY
Stealing from cars continues throughout the police district. People are still leaving their valuables on display in vehicles. Criminals take this as an invitation. Do not leave valuables in cars. Theft will ruin your day and solving these crimes takes up police time when the incidents could have easily been prevented by the valuables’ removal from cars. - Sergeant Warren Ameduri
IT WAS a busy time for police during the Easter period, with several search warrants executed in the area. One warrant in Brixey Court resulted in more than 20 grams of illicit drugs, mostly methamphetamine, and stolen property being found. The occupants are currently before the courts. There were seven reported burglaries, on Seventh Road, Little John Road, Gladstone Road, Claunelle Road, Benjamin Street, William Street and Seventh Avenue. Many of these took place due to unlocked windows and doors.
THERE were three reported burglaries in Haynes on Bison Lane, Windom Road and Rickett Street. One residence was entered while the owners were on holiday and the other two are currently
under construction. Report suspicious behaviour to 131 444.
KELMSCOTT is a continued focus for local police, with six burglaries reported and three businesses targeted. Police believe this focus on businesses may be a result of residential properties being better secured in the area and the vigilance of residents. During the Easter period, police conducted an operation in Kelmscott and Armadale shopping precincts, which resulted in a large drop in offences.
ROLEYSTONE had six burglaries over Easter, with four over the long weekend. Properties on Brookton Highway, Soldiers Road, Simons Drive, Welch Road, Palm Road and Holden Road were targeted. Police believe
the four weekend burglaries are linked as the result of a number of factors, including descriptions from neighbours and CCTV footage. A motor vehicle was also located outside a hair salon and was identified as being involved in a burglary in Thornlie a few days before.
THERE was a burglary reported on Poad Street in Seville Grove, which police describe as unusual due to the means of entry. The burglar removed a number of roof tiles to gain access to the property. There was also a trespassing that took place on Henderson Drive but an alert neighbour got up to confront the offenders, who fled in their vehicle. While gathering information on offenders is important, it’s vital residents call police on 131 444 if they see suspicious activity.