Harvey police use dogs for drugs search
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.