Street Watch

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

1BELMONT KENS­ING­TON De­tec­tives charged two men fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Bel­mont last Thurs­day when the driver of a stolen BMW failed to stop for po­lice. Just be­fore 1.30pm de­tec­tives saw the stolen BMW on Hardey Road in Bel­mont. They at­tempted to stop the ve­hi­cle but the driver al­legedly failed to stop and ac­cel­er­ated away. Ad­di­tional po­lice, in­clud­ing a he­li­copter, were called to the area. The ve­hi­cle was aban­doned in the car park of a res­i­den­tial com­plex on King Ge­orge Street in Vic­to­ria Park and oc­cu­pants at­tempted to flee on foot. Both men were ar­rested af­ter a short time. A 21-year-old man from Lang­ford was charged with steal­ing of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, fail­ure to stop, reck­less driv­ing and no au­thor­ity to drive. A 20-year-old man from Carlisle was charged with steal­ing of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

ABOUT 12.30am on Jan­uary 28 a Kia sedan was seen speed­ing on Brighton Road in River­vale be­fore go­ing through a red traf­fic light at the in­ter­sec­tion of Great East­ern High­way. Po­lice ac­ti­vated emer­gency lights and sirens to stop the ve­hi­cle. The Kia came to a top in the middle of Kooy­ong Road near Newey Street and the po­lice car came to a stop be­hind it. The Kia then re­versed with speed into the front of the po­lice car be­fore ac­cel­er­at­ing away. Po­lice fol­lowed the ve­hi­cle when the Kia en­tered a cul-de-sac. The driver at­tempted to drive-be­tween bol­lards andthe car be­cane stuck. It was al­leged when po­lice ar­rested the driver he grabbed an of­fi­cer’s hol­stered firearm and tried to take it. The of­fi­cer and man strug­gled over pos­ses­sion of the firearm, and dur­ing that strug­gle an­other of­fi­cer re­trieved and se­cured the firearm. The 25-year-old Thorn­lie man was charged with no au­thor­ity to drive, reck­less driv­ing, fail­ing to stop, two counts of as­sault to pre­vent ar­rest, as­sault of a pub­lic of­fi­cer, pos­ses­sion of a smok­ing im­ple­ment and pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon.

2 COMO TWO males were ar­rested in re­la­tion to graf­fiti dam­age in the Como area on Jan­uary 23. At 3am, po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion about a group of up to five peo­ple spray paint­ing on prop­er­ties along Can­ning Pa­rade. The first po­lice car to ar­rive was from the ca­nine unit and the dog han­dler saw the group spray paint­ing on to a wall near the cor­ner of Can­ning Pa­rade and Gen­tilli Way. The dog han­dler told the group to stay where they were or po­lice dog Santos would be re­leased. The group started to run and Santos gave chase. Santos took one mem­ber of the group into cus­tody by hold­ing on to one of his legs un­til the dog han­dler caught up and in­structed him to re­lease. The per­son then tried to run away again and Santos caught him. The 17-year-old Scar­bor­ough youth was taken to Fiona Stan­ley Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment to his dog bite in­juries and will have crim­i­nal charges fol­lowed up at a later date. A 20-year-old Alexan­der Heights man was lo­cated near the scene in Como and was ar­rested and charged on three counts of crim­i­nal dam­age.

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