LOOK OUT FOR THE VULNERABLE
ABOUT 7.30pm on November 17 police received a report that a man was slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway and Brighton Road in Rivervale. Officers allegedly found the man in the driver’s seat of the idling vehicle. He was taken to Cannington Police Station and breath-tested. He allegedly recorded a reading of more than seven times the legal limit. The 33-year-old man of Belmont has been charged with driving under the influence. He will appear in court at a later date. YOU probably read the news last week and were horrified just as I was about the violence used on one of our elderly citizens. Thanks to assistance from the community, media and some clever police work, all four alleged offenders were caught and charged. There are many vulnerable members of our community and one of the key messages the South East Metropolitan District Community Engagement Unit promotes is that all people have the right to feel safe. Respect for each other, looking out for our vulnerable community members and being decent human beings will go a long way to making this festive season peaceful for all.
A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN was left shaken but unharmed after her bag was snatched on November 18. The suspect was wearing all black. Call 9474 7555 with any information.
POLICE are looking for a 183cm tall male with light skin after he held up United Fuel on Orrong Road on November 16. Anyone with information should call police and quote 641465.
A RESPONSE unit tried to stop a car on November 15, about 10.30am. The female driver allegedly did not stop and took police on a journey up the Mitchell Freeway and into the northern suburbs before abandoning the car and running off. She was arrested shortly after. The vehicle was unregistered and her licence was suspended. She faces a string of serious charges.
ABOUT 4pm on October 11, a male and female entered a liquor store on Belgravia Street. The man picked up a carton of Jack Daniels and Cola cans valued at $95 and the couple left the store making no attempt to pay for the alcohol. About the same time on October 13, the same male and female entered the liquor store again. This time the male picked up two cartons of Jack Daniels and Cola cans valued at $170 and both again left the store making no attempt to pay for the alcohol. Police have released a CCTV image of a manand woman who they believe can assist them with their inquiries. The man is described as dark skinned and about 18-20 years-old. He is about 177cm tall with a slim build and short black hair. The woman is described as dark-skinned and about 18-20 years-old. She is about 170cm tall with a medium build and brown hair. If you know the identity of these people or have any information about this offence, make a report online or call Crime Stoppers. Quote Reference Number 7408.
– South East Metropolitan community engagement co-ordinator Sergeant Matt Sharp