Al­leged threat with un­us­able gun

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Adam Poulsen

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.

Pic­tures: Mt Mag­net po­lice/Twit­ter

An an­tique pis­tol al­legedly used to threaten a man.

Pic­ture: WA Po­lice

The nulla-nulla, or Abo­rig­i­nal war club, seized by Min­genew and Ger­ald­ton po­lice. A small amount of cannabis was also seized.

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