Melville Times - - Street Watch - PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion from any­body that might have wit­nessed a burglary on Denny Way on Wed­nes­day, March 8. The male of­fender is de­scribed as tan-skinned, aged 35 to 45 with a medium build and goa­tee. He was wear­ing a white shirt, black pan

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


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.

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