Police warning to secure valuables
HARVEY police are seeking information from the public following the theft of chainsaws earlier this month.
Offenders broke into RG Upton and Co. on October 7 by damaging the lock on the front door.
Once inside, the offenders stole 15 chainsaws and one hedge trimmer.
“We are still investigating this matter and we are waiting on results of forensic examinations,” Sen. Sgt Laurie Morley said.
“Anyone with information on this burglary can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
Sgt Morley also offered a warning to people to secure their belongings after a handbag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Buckby Road.
“I would like to encourage people to lock their vehicles when not in attendance in order to prevent these sorts of crimes of opportunity,” he said.
Earlier this month police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving along Forrest Highway near Myalup.
As a result of the stop, officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found a quantity of methamphetamine and cash.
A 46-year-old South Perth man is expected to be charged in relation to this matter.
On the same day, Harvey police were called to a disturbance at a house on Knowles Street.
The report indicated there was a person inside the house causing damage.
When officers arrived at the scene, a woman allegedly tried to run away from police.
She was located in a bedroom of the house, allegedly concealed under a bed.
A struggle ensued when the the woman failed to come out from under the bed.
Officers restrained the woman in handcuffs and she was taken to Bunbury Police Station.
A 21-year-old Harvey woman has been charged with criminal damage and obstructing police and will appear in Harvey Magistrates Court.