BIG CRACKDOWN IS UNDER WAY
OPERATION SWEEP is under way. This is a metropolitan wide intensive Police operation to arrest the crime rate, which at present is unacceptable. We will be focusing on many areas of crime. To assist us in reducing easy targets, we again ask for simple crime prevention measures which may prevent you or someone you know from becoming the next victim. Do not leave valuables on show in your vehicle. Laptops, iPhones, GPS navigation devices are soft targets. Many cars are left unlocked. Lock your house, more so when not at home. Secure your mailbox as there have again been a number of mail thefts. Police will be increasing their presence and we ask if you see anything suspicious, call police on 131444 and a response will be generated.
ABOUT 3pm on Thursday, August 13, Central Metro Response East officers conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Navara on Harrow Street in Dayton. A search of the car located approximately 50 rounds of .22 ammunition, 60 grams of cannabis, five grams of cocaine and $1800 cash. Further inquiries led to a search warrant being executed on a home in Swansea Street, East Victoria Park where police located and seized over a thousand rounds of ammunition. Police also found shotgun ammunition, various calibre ammunition for rifles and hand guns, drug paraphernalia, and firearm parts including both controlled and prohibited weapons. A 49-year-old East Victoria Park man has been charged with two counts of possessing a controlled weapon; one count each of an unlicensed person possessing firearm/ammunition, possessing a prohibited drug (dexamphetamine). The man was also charged with possessing a silencer, drug paraphernalia and a prohibited weapon. He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on September 1.
BETWEEN 2.30am and 3.30am on Thursday July 23 , two women gained entry to a unit complex in South Perth and went to the letterboxes in the units. Both women began to reach in and grab various items of mail before leaving. Police have released CCTV images of two women they believe can assist with their inquiries. The first woman is described as dark skinned, 20-25 years of age, of medium to solid build, dark hair tied back in a bun and wearing a grey top, black threequarter length pants and silver thongs. The second woman is described as light skinned, of medium build, dark hair tied in a bun and wearing a white hoodie and black long pants. If you know the identity of these women or have any information about this offence make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on
BELMONT police are seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a stealing incident that occurred on Friday, July 24. About 2.35pm, two men (pictured above right) entered the Bunnings store in Belmont and selected two safes valued at $84 each. They concealed the items and left the store without paying for them. The first man is described as about 19 years old, about 180-185cm tall, of solid build, clean shaven and wearing a dark cap with brown rat’s tail, black adidas hoodie with white writing and black pants. The second man is described as having facial hair, tattoos around his eyes (a teardrop near the right eye), about 19-20, of solid build, around 165-170cm tall and wearing an all grey track pants and top. If you know the identity of these men 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. Quote reference number 7807.