Har­vey po­lice use dogs for drugs search

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

HAR­VEY po­lice, with the aid of a ca­nine unit, found co­caine and cannabis in searches at Myalup ear­lier this month.

In the early hours of Sun­day, Au­gust 13, Har­vey po­lice were called to Par­tridge Road in Benger where a Mit­subishi dual cab util­ity was found on fire.

Po­lice al­lege the ve­hi­cle had been parked at the farm­ing prop­erty and of­fend­ers had pushed it down the drive­way be­fore at­tempt­ing to start it.

When they could not start the ve­hi­cle the of­fend­ers then al­legedly set it on fire.

A Husq­varna chain­saw, which had been in the ve­hi­cle, was also stolen on the night.

Sen. Sgt Lau­rie Mor­ley said po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether there was CCTV footage from ad­join­ing farms to help find the of­fend­ers.

On Fri­day, Au­gust 11, Har­vey po­lice and a ca­nine drug unit searched two lo­ca­tions in Myalup.

Dur­ing the searches po­lice lo­cated 0.2g of co­caine, about 1g of cannabis and a num­ber drug para­pher­na­lia in­clud­ing scales, sy­ringes, smok­ing im­ple­ments and spoons.

As a re­sult a 43-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, both from Myalup, were charged with pos­ses­sion of pro­hib­ited drugs and para­pher­na­lia.

A driver es­caped with­out in­jury af­ter his truck caught fire just be­fore 6am on Thurs­day, Au­gust 10.

Po­lice be­lieve the driver left the brakes locked on his prime mover ve­hi­cle, which over­heated as he drove and caught fire.

The driver, upon notic­ing the flames, was able to un­hook the trailer, move the ve­hi­cle away and get out be­fore the fire spread.

The re­frig­er­ated trailer was un­dam­aged and no one was in­jured.

Be­tween Au­gust 7 and 11, a com­pactor was stolen from an in­dus­trial site near Stir­ling Dam when of­fend­ers cut a fence to gain ac­cess.

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