WE ARE CRACKING DOWN ON BULDING SITE THEFT
WE are conducting Operation Drum in conjunction with Meridian Services’ BUSTED (Builders United to Stop Theft) program to try to curb building site crime. Many houses under construction in the area are the target of thieves who are stealing things such as sinks, cook tops, dishwashers, ovens, insulation and cement. My advice to property owners is that if they know their whitegoods are going to be delivered or installed at a certain time, touch base with the delivery people and make sure they can be secured if houses aren’t at lockup stage. Generally stealing from cars continues to be an issue, so I remind residents to take their property with them when they leave their cars.
A WOMAN was walking on Walanna Drive in Karawara at lunchtime last Tuesday when another woman suddenly snatched a mobile phone from her. A witness confronted the offender and asked her to give back the phone to the woman. When confronted by the witness the offender handed her another mobile phone not belonging to the woman. The offender is described as an 18 to 25-year-old woman with slim build and black hair. Police are continuing their investigations. ■ Thieves targeted a large number of cars in the Waterford shopping centre car park in Karawara last week with handbags, wallets, mobile phones, ipads, GPS systems and other valuables stolen. Police are reminding people not to leave any valuables in their car. ■ A 32-year-old man from Thornlie has been charged with stealing and burglary offences after allegedly stealing an electronic brickpaving saw machine from the George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara on March 6. He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court in June. the 48-hour period in the suburbs of Manning, South Perth, Como and Waterford.
COMO A 22-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at his Como residence after police acted on an outstanding bench warrant. When police attended, the man allegedly tried to give a false name. Inquiries are continuing. ■ Police received reports of two vehicles broken in to in Lockhart Street in Como and five house break-ins in the Como area. This comes after a spate of 17 burglaries in the region in the past week. Other suburbs targeted by thieves include South Perth, Lathlain, Carlisle, Kensington and East Victoria Park. ■ Police pulled over a vehicle in Como and found guns and drugs after a search. A 32year old Como man has been charged with possessing unlicensed ammunition and possession of a prohibited drug. The man will appear in court in April. SOUTH PERTH POLICE have laid fives charges against a man who was in possession of drugs, a large amount of cash, numerous mobile phones and credit cards which were allegedly stolen. The man was riding his bicycle through South Perth and was stopped and searched after police received information about suspicious activity. ■ Police are seeking not-so-cool thieves wearing Ray Bans after several pairs of the designers sunglasses were stolen from a house in Angelo Street in South Perth last week. If you have any information regarding this incident please call 131 444. ■ Thieves are again targeting satellite navigation units from parked cars in the South Perth area.. Five units have been stolen in the past week, with four of them stolen in one day. VICTORIA PARK A MAN has been charged with driving with an unsecure load and fined $400 after police spotted a car in Sussex Street with an old couch tied loosely to the roof. The man found the couch on the side of the road and was collecting unwanted items left on the verge as part of the Victoria Park Council’s roadside collection this month. Police are reminding people that if they are going to carry an overweight load, it needs to be secured adequately and legally. ■ Police are still seeking information about the woman (pictured top, right) who allegedly stole a wallet from a 91-year-old man in a mobility scooter. The incident occurred in East Victoria Park ■ Police report that counterfeit notes are in circulation, with shop owners in the South Perth area reporting an increase in the fake notes. If you are unsure of the authenticity of the note, contact police immediately on 131 444.
Senior Sergeant Shandell Castledine
– Canning Vale Police officer-in-charge