Melville Times - - Street Watch -

We are un­for­tu­nately con­tin­u­ing to see open houses and ve­hi­cles bro­ken in to. We can­not stress enough the need for every­one to en­sure that doors and win­dows are locked or se­cure. In the event an elec­tronic item is stolen, it helps a lot to have a track­ing app on the de­vice. We ask that you con­sider turn­ing them on as it can find your de­vice when lost or stolen but also gives you the abil­ity, in most cases, to re­motely wipe your phone so that no per­sonal in­for­ma­tion gets into the wrong hands. – Se­nior Sergeant Rob Read

Po­lice have ar­rested a 44-yearold Spear­wood man after an in­ci­dent on Fri­day, Septem­ber 29. At 6.55pm, the man was driv­ing a Ford Fal­con XR6 Turbo sedan that was stopped at the in­ter­sec­tion of Spear­wood Av­enue and Bar­ring­ton Street. Po­lice al­lege when the lights turned green, the driver revved the en­gine, caus­ing the back wheels to lose trac­tion, and ac­cel­er­ated heav­ily through the in­ter­sec­tion, break­ing the speed limit. Po­lice say the car was next to an­other Fold Fal­con be­ing driven the same way. When Re­gional Op­er­a­tions Group of­fi­cers stopped the car they found a five-year-old child in a booster chair in the front seat that wasn't prop­erly re­strained. The car was im­pounded for 28 days.


Palmyra Po­lice had a win after they picked up a driver who should not have been on the road. “Driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence with a sus­pended li­cence, we have friends who will hap­pily take your car,” the lo­cal team tweeted ear­lier this month.


A sawn-off shot­gun and drug para­pher­na­lia were among a haul un­cov­ered by po­lice fol­low­ing a chase through nu­mer­ous south­ern sub­urbs on Septem­ber 22, of­fi­cers al­lege. Re­gional In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit de­tec­tives say they at­tempted to stop the driver of a Honda Ac­cord sedan in Willagee about 1.20pm. The ve­hi­cle had been re­ported stolen. “Of­fi­cers ac­ti­vated their lights and sirens, how­ever it is al­leged that the driver failed to stop and evaded po­lice through Willagee, Palmyra, East Fre­man­tle and Fre­man­tle be­fore clip­ping two ve­hi­cles and col­lid­ing with a brick wall on Hamp­ton Road,” a po­lice spokesman said. “The driver was ar­rested at the scene.” Po­lice said a search of car un­cov­ered a sawn-off shot­gun, am­mu­ni­tion and drug para­pher­na­lia. A 47-year-old, of no fixed ad­dress, was slapped with a num­ber of charges, in­clud­ing as­sault with in­tent to pre­vent ar­rest, breach of bail, reck­less driv­ing to es­cape pur­suit by po­lice and breach of bail. The driver of the ve­hi­cle, ar­rested at the scene, was taken by am­bu­lance to Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal for pre­cau­tion­ary checks.


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