WE ARE TARGETING METH DEALERS
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.