THINK LIKE A THIEF TO PREVENT A BURGLARY
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.