PALMYRA CRIME TREND IS DOWN
SO far in the 2016-17 financial year crime is trending down in the Palmyra police sub district, with a 16.7 per cent reduction in reported crime at the end of February, which equates to 598 fewer offences. This is a significant reduction in crime, but there still have been concerns with rising burglary offences. –Senior Sergeant Gavin Radice, Palmyra Station Officer in Charge
ALFRED COVE KARDINYA
THREE homes were burgled in the last week with thieves gaining entry to two of the houses through an open garage and unlocked door. Senior Sergeant Ross Eastman said he could not stress enough how big a deterrent locked doors and secure premises are for burglars. He also said thieves continued to target electronic devices like laptops as well as credit cards, which are then used to commit fraud offences.
GARDEN City has endured a spate of thefts from cars, with number plates, plants and a wallet among the items stolen so far in March. Police said Garden City was not a hotspot for car thefts but was occasionally targeted.
A WHITE Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen from a Harris Street home on March 3 but recovered a few days later in Koondoola. A home on Milne Street was burgled two nights later with a stolen motorised bike recovered a short distance away.
A STOCK Road home was burgled on March 5 and a car on Burke Drive was broken in to the same day, with a mobile phone stolen. A purse was stolen from a car parked on Preston Point Road on March 3.
A SOLOMON Street home was burgled on the evening of March 5 and number plates were stolen from a car parked at the Stammers shopping centre that same weekend.
A KNIFE and cash was stolen from a car parked on Queens Road.