Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -

WE are now mov­ing into the colder and darker win­ter months, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep in the back of your mind to help you have an en­joy­able and safe evening out in the dark. Think about were you will park even be­fore head­ing out - where light­ing is good and it's busy. Re­mem­ber to re­move valu­ables and lock your car. Your per­sonal safety is para­mount, so for­get the short cuts, par­tic­u­larly at night. Walk briskly with oth­ers on the main strip, be aware of your sur­round­ings, keep your hand­bag close to your body and your mo­bile within reach. If some­one sus­pi­cious stops and asks for help, be care­ful and on your guard. Be po­lite, but stay out of reach. If it doesn't seem right, it prob­a­bly isn't, so walk away quickly in an­other di­rec­tion. In­vest in an alarm on your key ring. Al­ways have a per­sonal safety plan in the back of your mind - how am I go­ing to re­turn home af­ter dark? Which ATM am I go­ing to get money from? What would your first re­sponse be if you were fol­lowed or even ha­rassed? Some sim­ple strate­gies can go a long way to help­ing you en­joy your night and be just that bit safer when out and about. The 20-year-old male driver of the Ac­claim, from Beechboro, had mi­nor in­juries. The Ridgewood woman has been charged with danger­ous driv­ing oc­ca­sion­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm and danger­ous driv­ing oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm. She is due to ap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trate’s Court on Thurs­day, May 28. Ma­jor Crash in­ves­ti­ga­tors are ask­ing wit­nesses who saw the crash to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. about 2pm on Fri­day, April 10 in Oats Street, Carlisle. A man driv­ing his car along the street to­wards the rail­way line had it stolen by two men af­ter he pulled off to the side of the road. As he got out of his car he no­ticed two men ap­proach­ing. He told po­lice they sur­rounded him, de­mand­ing his keys or they would stab him. Fear­ing for his safely, he dropped his keys and phone, and ran to safety.

POINT - South East Metropoli­tan Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Co-or­di­na­tor, Sgt Matt Sharp

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