HOW WE TACKLE GRAFFITI
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 crimestopperswa.com.au 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.