Alleged threat with unusable gun
A 44-year-old Mt Magnet man, who allegedly threatened a man with an inoperable gun, has been charged after police allegedly found cannabis and methamphetamine during a search of his home last week.
Police said the incident happened when a 43-year-old man who was looking for his girlfriend knocked on the accused’s door about 2.30pm on Monday.
Police said a confrontation ensued and the accused allegedly threatened the other man with an antique pistol which had been rendered inoperable.
After receiving a complaint, police searched the home, allegedly finding 25g of cannabis, about 0.5g of meth, and two smoking implements.
The man was charged with possessing cannabis, possessing methamphetamine, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and possessing an article to cause fear.
He will face Cue/Mt Magnet Magistrate’s Court on November 16.
$25,000 damage bill
Two boys aged 11 and 12 have faced court after allegedly causing damage estimated at more than $25,000 to 12 cars during the burglary of a Mt Magnet mechanics workshop.
Police said several car windows were smashed but the only items stolen were some cans of cool drink belonging to the business.
The incident happened in August and was caught on CCTV, but police said because of technical difficulties, the footage was only later passed on to officers.
The 12-year-old boy was arrested by Meekatharra police in September, while the 11-year-old boy was arrested by Mt Magnet police, also in September.
They were both charged with burglary, stealing, and damage.
The 12-year-old boy faced court on September 22 and was remanded in custody at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre.
The 11-year-old boy faced court on October 19 and was referred to the Juvenile Justice Team.
Drug-fuelled rampage charge
A 28-year-old Mt Magnet man has been charged after he allegedly went on a drug-fuelled rampage, causing damage estimated at more than $10,000 to a car and property last week.
Police said the man admitted to being on a methamphetamine bender when he stormed the home of a relative on Kennedy Court, Mt Magnet about 4.30pm on Wednesday. Police will allege he kicked holes in walls and kitchen cabinets, smashed a TV, kicked a fridge over, ripped off security doors, smashed windows, and broke every window on a Hyundai sedan belonging to the occupant.
He was found wandering the streets of Mt Magnet the next day and arrested. He was charged with criminal damage and refused bail. He faced Geraldton Magistrate’s Court last Friday.
Twitter call-out pays off
Northampton police used social media to help them find four teenagers who allegedly burgled Chapman Valley Primary School and stole sports equipment last week.
Officers posted on Twitter on Monday, appealing for information about the incident.
Police later apprehended a 13-year-old Geraldton boy, a 15-yearold Northampton boy, and a 13-yearold girl and 15-year-old boy, both from Nabawa.
Aboriginal club seized
Police have made an unusual weapon seizure — a nulla-nulla, or traditional Aboriginal club.
Officers from Mingenew and Geraldton seized the weapon, along with a small quantity of drugs, as part of a vehicle stop.
A 40-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, both from Carnarvon, have been charged with possession of a weapon and possession of a prohibited drug.
Police posted a photo of the seizure on Twitter on Tuesday last week.
Cheque excuse ‘unacceptable’
Mid West police have clocked a motorist travelling at 156km/h because the driver allegedly wanted to get to a bank to cash a cheque.
Dalwallinu police pulled over the driver of a Holden Commodore about 3.30pm on Tuesday last week, on Great Northern Highway in Miling, north of Perth.
Police later reacted on Twitter, saying, “bloody hell. . . just not acceptable. 156km/h to cash a cheque!! Slow down”. The driver was fined $1200 and given seven demerit points.
Road fatality near Carnarvon
Police are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man in a crash on the North West Coastal Highway near Carnarvon on Sunday night.
Police said the man was driving a white Ford Falcon ute at South Plantations, about 5km east of Carnarvon, about 8.45pm when it crashed into a small signpost. A passing motorist raised the alarm. Emergency services tried unsuccessfully to revive the man.
Carnarvon police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or a white Ford Falcon Ute driving in the area before the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Three hurt in highway crash
Police are investigating a car crash north of Meekatharra on Monday that left two men with serious leg injuries and a third man with chest injuries.
The crash happened about 75km north of Meekatharra on Ashburton Downs Road, near Great Northern Highway, when a white Ford Falcon collided with an oncoming Great Wall utility, about 11am.
Anyone who saw either car before the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
An antique pistol allegedly used to threaten a man.
The nulla-nulla, or Aboriginal war club, seized by Mingenew and Geraldton police. A small amount of cannabis was also seized.