Action on rise in theft
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.