STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL – FOR NOW
RECENT incidents of damage to letterboxes in Manning have been a concern. Acting Snr Sgt Kerber said people needed to maintain awareness of belongings while in shopping centres. Purses are still being stolen from unattended handbags inside stores, leading to a large number of fraud offences where stolen credit cards are being used. In instances where you discover that your bank or credit cards have been stolen, report the matter to your bank immediately and have a stop put on the card. With the school holidays drawing to a close over the coming weeks and parents breathing a collective sigh of relief, can we remind everyone that school premises are still off limits. Recent incidents at Kensington Primary School, where damage was caused in several rooms and a small grass fire was located outside one of the buildings, has police and Education Security alike on alert. Police continue to monitor and patrol the schools but we can't be everywhere all the time. Call the Police Assistance Centre on 131 444 to report any incidents that are occurring, or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
– Kensington Acting Senior Sergeant Gavin Kerber
The first occurred about 2.10pm on January 15 in Redcliffe when a man entered an adult store on Great Eastern Highway and fled with cash. The second occurred about 6.30pm on the same day, when a man entered a delicatessen on Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, again fleeing with cash. In both incidents the man threatened staff with a knife. He is described as about 30 years old, about 180-185cm tall, with fair skin and a medium build. He was wearing a dark blue singlet, black jeans and had dark sunglasses on top of his head. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if you can help.
found a man hiding in a Kewdale business overnight on January 18. At about 12.40am, police were called to business premises on McDowell Street in Kewdale. Police attended and Enzo entered the building to search for the offender. Enzo found the man in a storage room hiding behind some machinery. The 23-year-old Bentley man was taken into custody and charged with burglary and criminal damage. He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on February 3.
The Carlisle Local Policing Team had a win recently. They conducted a two-day operation. Nine people were dealt with for public order, domestic violence and traffic offences.