Ac­tion on rise in theft

Great Southern Herald - - News - Sergeant Si­mon Un­der­wood

In the past fort­night we recorded a small in­crease in theft and dam­age re­ports.

Katan­ning po­lice charged sev­eral ju­ve­niles for dam­age and theft-re­lated of­fences in and near the main busi­ness area of Clive Street.

Court di­ver­sion op­tions have been used by po­lice in some in­stances due to ei­ther the age or first of­fence of the ju­ve­nile, with one ju­ve­nile hav­ing cur­few con­di­tions im­posed by the court.

It is pleas­ing that most of these of­fences have been re­solved by po­lice with the on­go­ing sup­port of our lo­cal agency part­ners.

Sum­mer is recog­nised for an in­crease in crime and it is timely to re­mind the com­mu­nity to re­port sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour.

Po­lice re­mind res­i­dents to pre­vent op­por­tunis­tic theft from your car or prop­erty by se­cur­ing loose ob­jects and keeping cars se­cure at all times, even when pay­ing for petrol or run­ning into the shop.

Katan­ning po­lice with Neigh­bour­hood Watch and Katan­ning Shire have formed ewatch to keep you in­formed. Ewatch is a free monthly email news­let­ter in ad­di­tion to our Twit­ter feed.

For 24-hour po­lice as­sis­tance, phone 131 444, or in an emer­gency dial 000. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can call Katan­ning Po­lice Sta­tion or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. Fol­low on Twit­ter @katan­ning­pol.

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