Vig­i­lance urged amid tres­pass­ing re­ports

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Act­ing In­spec­tor Brad Bird

This week Ger­ald­ton po­lice have at­tended a lot of re­ports re­gard­ing peo­ple tres­pass­ing on pri­vate prop­erty.

Tres­pass­ing is closely as­so­ci­ated with bur­glary of­fences and I would ask all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to re­main vig­i­lant and re­port any­thing sus­pi­cious, es­pe­cially dur­ing hours of dark­ness.

We are as­sist­ing the pub­lic with a bur­glary check list, en­sur­ing sim­ple things like not leav­ing valu­ables in view and lock­ing win­dows and doors, even if leav­ing for a short pe­riod. These things are es­sen­tial in mak­ing your prop­erty as safe and se­cure as pos­si­ble.

We want to make it as tough for crooks as pos­si­ble, so if you want some ad­vice just pop into the Ger­ald­ton Po­lice Sta­tion in Marine Ter­race and we will as­sist.

A quad bike and two off-road dirt bikes have been stolen in the past seven days.

Se­cure your ve­hi­cles in a car­port or garage and en­sure you keep a record of your en­gine num­ber some­where safe. If you have seen the pic­tured bikes, please call the po­lice sta­tion on 9923 4555.

We would also like to speak to the peo­ple pic­tured be­low re­gard­ing steal­ing of­fences in the Ger­ald­ton area. Any­one who knows these peo­ple should con­tact the sta­tion or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Fi­nally, I would like to raise an is­sue re­gard­ing bank cards and bank de­tails.

Do not, un­der any cir­cum­stances, give your bank de­tails to any­one, es­pe­cially your bank card PIN code.

We re­ceived re­ports of com­mu­nity mem­bers be­ing de­ceived on the phone or by of­fend­ers us­ing the cards with the PIN.

It should also be noted that banks are not al­ways li­able to give a re­fund. Again, if it doesn’t sound right, let us know.

Pic­ture: WA Po­lice

Po­lice would like to speak to these peo­ple re­gard­ing steal­ing of­fences in the Ger­ald­ton area.

Pic­ture: WA Po­lice

If you have seen these bikes, please call Ger­ald­ton Po­lice Sta­tion on 9923 4555.

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