KEEP SCREEN DOORS LOCKED
I'm no climatologist, nor do I have any statistical evidence to back me up, but in my opinion the recent winter measured 'extreme' on the miserable scale. Now that there's the slightest hint of warmer weather, I like letting a little sunshine and warm breeze come in through my front flyscreen door. Unfortunately crooks see an unlocked flyscreen door or open window as an opportunity to sneak in and steal your stuff, even when you're at home. Police always see an increase in this type of opportunistic theft, where crooks get into homes and units through unlocked doors and windows, in the warmer months. You can take simple measures, such as ensuring your front screendoor is always locked, even when you're home, to significantly reduce your chance of being a victim of this type of crime. – Sergeant Nathan Trenberth
Armadale detectives have charged a 26-year-old Maddington man after an alleged assault on Girraween Street, Armadale, on October 27. At 9.10pm the man was involved in a verbal altercation with a woman before driving his Mitsubishi Lancer into a parked Honda Civic. Police say the man then assaulted the Honda’s 25-year-old male driver. He was charged with two counts of unlawful act with intent to harm and one count of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm. Police investigations continue. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.
BECKENHAM Police have charged a 31-year-old Beckenham man after he evaded police on November 2. Police say they tried to stop the man’s Holden Acclaim on Kalamunda Road, High Wycombe, at 9.50pm but he failed to stop. They lost sight of the car but saw it again later on Ridge Hill Road, Gooseberry Hill. When police went to talk to the man he drove off, leading them through Gooseberry Hill, Helena Valley and Midland before he was stopped by a tyre deflation device in Bellevue. The driver ran away but was arrested shortly after. Police seized an axe under the driver’s seat. They said the 31-year-old female passenger also had her four-year-old son unrestrained on her lap in the car. The man has been charged with offences, including reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, possessing a prohibited drug and carrying an article with the intent to cause fear.
GOSNELLS Police need the public’s help about an incident outside a George Street deli on August 29. Police say a young girl went to the store with friends at 5.40pm and was paying for items when an unknown man approached and spoke to her. The man followed her outside and put his hand on her shoulder. After a short time she walked away and the man went and sat in a nearby vehicle before driving off. The vehicle is described as a grey small/medium hatchback/ wagon. Police want to speak to the man (pictured) who they believe can help with their inquiries. He is described as being fair-skinned with a medium build, approximately 35 years of age with short brown hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a yellow high-viz shirt, red, black and white adidas jacket and dark pants.
JARRAHDALE Police are seeking witnesses to a Jarrahdale car crash that killed a 42-year-old man on October 31. The victim was driving a red Honda Accord south on Albany Highway when it collided with two trucks travelling in the opposite direction. The Seville Grove man died at the scene. The truck drivers were not injured. Officers wish to speak with anyone who may have seen the Honda travelling on the highway between Armadale and Jarrahdale prior to the crash.
MADDINGTON About 10.50pm on October 21, police received a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Virginia Avenue. The offenders left the scene in a black Holden Adventra. The vehicle was located and officers tried to stop it, but the driver failed to stop. A short time later the vehicle was sighted by another police unit, and the Police Air Wing was called in. The car was monitored by the police helicopter crew and a stinger device was deployed on Hale Road in Wattle Grove, deflating two tyres. The vehicle was abandoned near the intersection of Tonkin Highway and Welshpool Road and three occupants of the vehicle fled. One of the occupants, a 27-year-old man from Forrestfield, was taken into custody after he tried to hide in a tree and received a bite wound from a police dog. A 19-year-old man from Armadale was taken into custody in the rear yard of a property on Welshpool Road East, while a 19- year-old man from Port Kennedy was arrested a day later on Welshpool Road, Kelmscott.
CAMILLO Armadale police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a stealing incident at a shopping centre on Westfield Road on October 9. At 8.35am a woman entered the shop and took items from the shelves and hid them in a shoulder bag. She then walked through the checkout without trying to pay for them. Police want to speak to a woman (pictured) who they believe can help with their investigations. She is described as being dark skinned, 160cm tall, in her early 20s with black shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a grey adidas jumper, black leggings and dark sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.
Armadale Police want to speak to the man (pictured) who they say can help with investigations into a stealing incident at a shopping centre on Westfield Road on September 25. At 10.20am a man entered a store and began browsing. He took a number of items and stuffed them down his pants before leaving the store. He is described as being fair skinned and was last seen wearing a black cap and a black and grey jacket over a red Everlast shirt. Anyone with information about the man’s identity, or the incident, is asked to call Crime Stoppers.