Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

OF­FI­CERS par­tic­i­pated in an anti-graf­fiti op­er­a­tion called Quad­ran­gle in­volv­ing en­force­ment and crime pre­ven­tion to tackle graf­fiti that costs more than $30 mil­lion each year in clean-up costs. Graf­fiti of­fend­ers con­trib­ute to a costly prob­lem in our com­mu­nity but the im­pact is much greater than the clean-up costs. Graf­fiti in­creases per­cep­tions of crime and re­duces pride in our com­mu­ni­ties, and is a com­mon cause of com­plaint from the pub­lic. Pre­ven­tion strate­gies were vi­tal com­po­nents of Quad­ran­gle, in­clud­ing vis­its to schools. - In­spec­tor Wayne Dohmen


A 24-YEAR-OLD Leda woman was ar­rested on the roof of a home in Bel­mont last Mon­day af­ter she was al­legedly de­tected run­ning a red light on the Great Eastern High­way. Po­lice al­lege re­sponse team north of­fi­cers saw a stolen Holden Cap­tiva go through the red light at the in­ter­sec­tion of Hardy Road and Great Eastern High­way just af­ter 11pm. It will be al­leged the driver failed to stop for po­lice. Po­lice fol­lowed the Holden for a short time but stopped af­ter it went on to the wrong side of the road. About 10 min­utes later the Holden was found sta­tion­ary and as a po­lice car stopped near the Holden the driver al­legedly did a U-turn, hit­ting the car which re­ceived mi­nor dam­age. Po­lice lost sight of the car, but it was de­tected later af­ter pa­trols of the area. The fe­male driver fled on foot and climbed on to the roof of a home in Ch­ester Road, Bel­mont, where she was ar­rested. She was charged with steal­ing, steal­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, reck­less driv­ing, wil­fully mis­lead­ing po­lice and fail­ing to sup­ply blood for anal­y­sis. She is due to ap­pear in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court on July 8. 2 COMO PO­LICE have re­leased CCTV im­ages of two men (right) they be­lieve can as­sist with their in­quiries af­ter a lap­top and two wooden jew­ellery boxes were stolen from a Como house on June 13. About 1.40pm the two men en­tered the home by forc­ing a door lock. They then al­legedly stole the items and left the house through a rear door. The first man was de­scribed as dark-skinned, of thin build, 32-38 years old and had col­lar-length dark hair. He was wear­ing a cream-coloured hoodie with a blue T-shirt over the top and blue che­quered three­quar­ter length shorts. The sec­ond man was de­scribed as dark-skinned, of solid build, 40-50 years old, short, grey­ing dark hair and was un­shaven. He was wear­ing a dark-coloured Tshirt and a Jack Daniels cap. If any­one knows the iden­tify of these peo­ple or has any in­for­ma­tion about this of­fence, visit crimestop­per­ or call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. 3 VIC­TO­RIA PARK KENS­ING­TON De­tec­tives have charged a Bent­ley man af­ter an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an armed rob­bery at a store in Vic­to­ria Park. About 2.40pm on June 20, a man en­tered the store on Al­bany High­way and smashed a dis­play cab­i­net with an axe and re­moved a piece of jew­ellery. As the man left the store, it will be fur­ther al­leged he held the axe in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards a staff mem­ber. On Fri­day , a man was ar­rested by South East Metropoli­tan Re­sponse Team of­fi­cers on an un­re­lated mat­ter and was iden­ti­fied as a per­son of in­ter­est to the armed rob­bery in­ves­ti­ga­tion. He will ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court on July 8.

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