Street Watch

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Street Watch -


At 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. There was a res­i­dent home at the time but they were not in­jured. Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices at­tended the ad­dress and State Emer­gency Ser­vice vol­un­teers made the house safe for the ve­hi­cle to be re­moved. The driver of the ve­hi­cle, a 27year-old man, was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor in­juries. He was is­sued an im­me­di­ate dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice and sum­monsed to court for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence.


On Fri­day July 31, an elec­tri­cal con­trac­tor con­duct­ing work in the public bath­room fa­cil­ity at the Bel­mont Fo­rum shop­ping cen­tre found a con­cealed record­ing de­vice. The de­vice was dis­guised as a smoke de­tec­tor and at­tached to the ceil­ing of the toi­let block. The con­trac­tor re­ported it to WA Po­lice who seized the de­vice and con­ducted a foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion of the bath­room area. Kens­ing­ton De­tec­tives con­ducted an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter and ar­rested a 51-year-old man from Queens Park on Au­gust 4. He has been charged with un­law­fully in­stalling an op­ti­cal sur­veil­lance de­vice. Po­lice en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to con­tinue re­port­ing any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour on 131444 or via Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.


A 46-year-old South Perth man has been ar­rested af­ter he al­legedly en­tered houses in Dyson and Bourke streets, Kens­ing­ton. Both houses were oc­cu­pied at the time and the man was con­fronted by mem­bers of the house­holds af­ter be­ing seen to be al­legedly break­ing in to their houses. Po­lice at­tended the scene a short time later af­ter re­ceiv­ing calls from res­i­dents. The man has been charged with ag- gra­vated bur­glary, was re­fused bail and re­manded to ap­pear in Perth

Mag­is­trates Court on Au­gust 14. 4 VIC­TO­RIA PARK

A car be­lieved to be stolen was pulled over by Kens­ing­ton Po­lice on Fri­day, July 31. Po­lice spoke with a 38-year-old woman, who was driv­ing the car at the time and she was later ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of steal­ing a car. Po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at her Vic­to­ria Park home ad­dress where they al­legedly lo­cated stolen tools es­ti­mated at about $15,000. The woman has been charged with steal­ing of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and re­ceiv­ing of stolen prop­erty. Some stolen prop­erty is still out­stand­ing. Any­one with any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this mat­ter is en­cour­aged to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. The woman will ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court in Septem­ber.

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