RESOLVE TO SECURE YOUR HOMES
Christmas has been and gone and it’s 2016 already. I imagine many of you have made a New Year's resolution and quite possibly, more than a few of you may be guilty of breaking it/them already. This got me thinking, do baddies make New Year's resolutions too? I googled the top 10 New Year's resolutions and I noticed that resolving to break into more houses didn't quite crack the top 10. However, there were plenty of positive affirmations. How about keeping our houses secure? Fit sensor lighting; ensure doors are locked; if windows are left open in the hot weather make sure they have secure mesh screens ; don't leave valuable property visible in cars, and if you see something suspicious ring the police. - Detective Sergeant Gary Thwaites
1 BELMONT ARSON Squad detectives have charged a 25-year-old woman after a fire in her home on January 4. Emergency services were called to the two-storey unit in Daly Street about 10.25pm after a fire was reported. The woman received minor burns and was treated at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Two dogs in the unit died in the fire. The Belmont woman was charged with criminal damage by fire, endangering life, health or safety of a person and unnecessary harm to an animal. She appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on January 5 and will be remanded in custody until she faces court again on January 13.
2 COMO JUST before midnight on October 2, 2015 the Collier Park Golf Course on Hayman Road was broken into. A group of men gained entry to the course by cutting a large hole on the perimeter fence which allowed a vehicle to drive in. The men then broke into the club house and attached a snatch strap from the vehicle to a safe. The safe was dragged out of the building and across part of the golf course. Due to the weight, the snatch strap snapped and the safe was left inside the grounds of the golf course and the men left without it. Police have released images of one of the men they think can help with enquiries (above). If you have any information make a report online or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number 7958.
3 EAST VICTORIA PARK ABOUT 12.30pm December 7 a small grey car (above right) was seen pulling up outside a house in East Victoria Park.
A man was driving and there was a woman in the front passenger seat. The man got out of the vehicle, walked through the front gate of a house and down the side of the house and took a box. He carried the box over his shoulder and walked back to the gate. Two occupants in the house saw and chased after the man to the street. The man apologised, gave the box back and drove away. Police have released a CCTV image of a man (right) who can assist with enquiries. The man is described as light skinned, medium build, 20-25 years of age and wearing a black Adidas hoody. The vehicle is described as a 1998 grey Holden Vectra station sedan. Call Crime Stoppers with any information.