WE ARE TAR­GET­ING METH DEAL­ERS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

UNI­FORMED po­lice and de­tec­tives all across Perth's suburbs are run­ning a big op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing methy­lam­phetamine deal­ers. Meth is be­hind many crime types, in­clud­ing bur­glar­ies, rob­beries and as­saults, so it is im­por­tant that we catch the deal­ers. We need pub­lic as­sis­tance to do this. This week is also a big mile­stone for po­lice as of­fi­cers across the met­ro­pol­i­tan area move to a new way of de­liv­er­ing lo­cal polic­ing. Lo­cal po­lice teams are now ded­i­cated to look­ing af­ter just a cou­ple of spe­cific suburbs, al­low­ing them to know the lo­cal peo­ple, streets and is­sues bet­ter than ever. Those same of­fi­cers will be ac­count­able for how good their ser­vice is lo­cally, and im­por­tantly, can be con­tacted di­rectly by res­i­dents who can be safe in the knowl­edge that their po­lice are never far away. You can get more in­for­ma­tion at www.big­ger­pic­turewa.wa.gov.au. – Bel­mont Lo­cal Polic­ing Team Act­ing Of­fi­cer in Charge Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Shane Markham

ABOUT 12.35am on Tues­day, Novem­ber 25, po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing a per­son be­lieved to be en­ter­ing cars along East­wood Way in Hamer­s­ley. A 16-year-old from Rivervale was charged with three counts of at­tempted steal­ing, two counts of pos­sess­ing stolen prop­erty and one breach of bail. gency Ser­vices per­son­nel at­tended and ex­tin­guished the fire be­fore it could spread to other nearby busi­nesses. The fire caused ap­prox­i­mately $50,000 dam­age. De­tec­tives are seek­ing the iden­tity of the two peo­ple shown in the CCTV im­ages (left). Any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing this in­ci­dent is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

JAMES TRAF­FIC En­force­ment Group of­fi­cers charged a man af­ter con­duct­ing a rou­tine ve­hi­cle stop in St James on Satur­day, Novem­ber 22. The driver of a Mit­subishi van with an ob­served bro­ken brake light was stopped and a the driver al­legedly failed a breath test. He was taken to Kens­ing­ton Po­lice Sta­tion for a se­cond breath test and it will be al­leged the driver recorded a read­ing more than four times the le­gal limit for a stan­dard li­cence. The 34-year-old New Zealand na­tional from East Vic­to­ria Park was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence, fail­ure to wear a seat­belt, and fail­ure to carry over­seas of­fi­cial doc­u­men­ta­tion of driv­ing au­thor­ity. He is due to ap­pear in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 19.

RE­GIONAL In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit de­tec­tives are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion about three armed rob­bery in­ci­dents at ser­vice sta­tions in Kew­dale, Red­cliffe and Bull Creek, be­tween Novem­ber 16 and 18. At 11pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 16, a man en­tered a ser­vice sta­tion on Or­rong Road, walked be­hind the counter and de­manded cash from a staff mem­ber. The staff mem­ber com­plied and the man left with cash and cig­a­rettes, and was last seen run­ning south east on Or­rong Road. The next night, about 11.25pm, a man en­tered a ser­vice sta­tion on Great Eastern High­way in Red­cliffe, pro­duced a knife to de­mand cash from a staff mem­ber, who fled the store. The of- fender left empty handed and was last seen run­ning north on Cen­tral road. On Tues­day, Novem­ber 18, a man en­tered a ser­vice sta­tion on Parry Av­enue in Bull Creek and walked be­hind the ser­vice counter and pro­duced a knife, de­mand­ing cash. The of­fender left with cash and cig­a­rettes and was last seen run­ning to­wards Wheat­ley Av­enue. It is be­lieved the same man was in­volved in all three in­ci­dents, de­scribed as fair-skinned, about 30 years old with short brown hair, a goa­tee beard and a mous­tache.

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