YOU CAN HELP STOP THEFTS FROM CARS
THERE has been a noticeable increase in stealing from cars recently. Car theft is an opportunistic crime and an “easy win” for the offender. Thieves target small easily disposable items, but in particular your credit cards. Before you realise that they are missing, the cards have been used for a number of fraudulent transactions, and let us not forget the hoops that you have to jump through to cancel your old cards and get a new one. You can help prevent this type of crime by doing a few simple things when leaving your vehicle. Remember to remove the suction cup marks from your window caused by GPS and other holders, these indicate there may be something hidden in your vehicle and remove valuable items on view. – Senior Sergeant Steven Martyn, officer-in-charge Belmont Police
A 24-YEAR-OLD man from Manning was stopped by Kensington Police in Downey Drive in Manning on Saturday, August 9. Police located a quantity of methamphetamine and MDMA as well as drug paraphernalia while searching his car. An amount of cash was also located as well as computer equipment, which is believed to have been stolen. His licence was under suspension and his vehicle was subsequently seized. Fourteen charges have been laid against the man.He was remanded to appear in Perth Magistrates Court later this month.
BELMONT Police carried out a search warrant at a house in Wright Street, Cloverdale on Tuesday, August 11 because of a burglary, which happened in May. A replica firearm, ammunition, pre- scription drugs and several small amounts of cannabis were located. Two people have been charged with possessing prohibited drugs, and possessing ammunition. Inquiries are continuing.
POLICE are seeking the public’s help after a man was seen smashing a car window with an unknown object about 8.10pm on Wednesday, July 15 in Waterford Plaza Shopping Centre. Police released CCTV footage of the man they are seeking to help with their inquiries. If you know this man, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or call 131 444.
4 SOUTH PERTH
POLICE are reminding householders to lock their garages after thieves targeted a number of homes in the southern suburbs recently. Police report that thieves often access houses via unlocked garages stealing valuables. Items stolen have included numerous bicycles and jewellery, credit cards and electronic equipment. If you see any suspicious behaviour, call police on 131 444.
5 COMO AROUND
7pm on Thursday, July 2, a car parked near Bill Graden Reserve Como was broken in to. A number of items were stolen from the vehicle, including a mobile phone, wallet and a credit card. A short time later, the credit card was used fraudulently to the value of over $300 in the South Perth area. Police have released a CCTV image of a woman who they believe can assist with inquiries. The woman is described as light skinned, of slim build, about 25 years of age, dark hair with a red tinge, tied back, wearing a grey coloured jacket with a darkcoloured blouse underneath. If you know the identity of this woman or have any information about this offence make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where all calls are strictly confidential, and rewards are offered.