THINK LIKE A THIEF TO PRE­VENT A BUR­GLARY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch - FIND YOUR LO­CAL PO­LICE TEAM AT FRONTLINE2020.PO­LICE.WA.GOV.AU 1 Call Crime Stop­pers 1800 333 000 if you have any in­for­ma­tion on crime 2 Po­lice As­sis­tance Line 131 444 if you are a vic­tim of crime

DO you ever think like a thief would? Here is how think­ing like a would-be rob­ber could as­sist you from hav­ing your home bur­gled. Thieves are op­por­tunis­tic and of­ten look for vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties in home se­cu­rity, where they can break in and get out with­out be­ing de­tected, so get that sen­sor light fixed if it is bro­ken. Make an ef­fort to keep valu­able items such as mo­biles, tablets and other elec­tronic de­vices out of view through win­dows when you are out; hide them away. Re­mem­ber to keep your doors and win­dows locked, even when you are home. Make a spe­cial point of en­sur­ing this is done be­fore leav­ing for work that day and be­fore head­ing to bed at night. If you are go­ing to be out in the evening, con­sider leav­ing a ra­dio or in­side light on, so it’s not easy for the would-be thief to know if you are out. - Act­ing

Se­nior Sergeant Matt Sharp

1 CLOVERDALE ABOUT 10pm on July 29, a Honda Hatch­back trav­el­ling on Hardey Road in Cloverdale left the road and hit the front bed­room of a house. Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices at­tended the ad­dress and the driver of the ve­hi­cle, a 27-year-old man, was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries.

He was is­sued an im­me­di­ate dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice and sum­monsed to court for al­legedly driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.

2 COMO A BMW mo­tor­bike was re­cently stolen from Como. It had a reg­is­tra­tion on 1BM 136. If sighted, call 131 444 or con­tact Kens­ing­ton Po­lice.

3 VIC­TO­RIA PARK ON July 28, there were mul­ti­ple thefts from around the change rooms at Raphael Park in Vic­to­ria Park. The bags were tar­geted dur­ing sports train­ing. Keep an eye out for sus­pi­cious peo­ple.

4 CARLISLE PO­LICE are re­mind­ing peo­ple not to use their mo­bile phones while driv­ing. On July 28, Kens­ing­ton po­lice is­sued a driver in Carlisle with an in­fringe­ment for driv­ing while us­ing mo­bile phone. It is a $400 fine.

5 MAN­NING ON THE night of July 26, there were two bur­glar­ies in Man­ning, one on Crawshaw Cres­cent and one on Wel­wyn Av­enue. A home and a busi­ness were en­tered. If you see sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour, re­port it to po­lice.

PO­LICE are re­mind­ing the com­mu­nity to check of­fi­cial WA Po­lice so­cial media ac­counts if they read on other so­cial media about at­tempted ab­duc­tions. Many re­ports of at­tempted ab­duc­tions cir- cu­late on so­cial media but many of them are un­sub­stan­ti­ated.

Re­ports of at­tempted ab­duc­tion of chil­dren at­tract con­sid­er­able so­cial media in­ter­est and this can cause un­nec­es­sary alarm in the com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly if a re­port is un­founded. Also re­mem­ber to not re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or a crime on Face­book, con­tact po­lice on 131 444 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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