Three charged as police target car crime
ELLENBROOK police have charged three people after a spate of damage to cars in the suburb.
Officer-in-charge Walter Brierley said this type of crime had recently been a focus for police officers in the area.
He said stealing from motor vehicles and damage often happened at night and could result in windows being smashed on parked cars and items being stolen.
“I instructed my team to focus to nipping this crime spike in the bud,” he said.
Following this information, less than 10 hours later police charged a 14year-old boy with two counts of stealing from a motor vehicle, one count of unlawful possession of property, seven counts of fraud and breach of bail.
An 18-year-old man was charged with three counts of stealing from motor vehicles and seven counts of fraud and a 17-year-old boy was charged with three counts of stealing from a motor vehicle and seven counts of fraud.
Senior Sergeant Brierley said although police would always investigate these types of crimes, it was preferable to prevent them occurring in the first place.
“You can help us by removing valuables from your parked cars, ensuring you lock the doors and wind up the windows of your cars when you are not in attendance,” he said
Mr Brierley also encouraged the community to follow the Ellenbrook Police Twitter @EllenbrookPol page for updates on crime.