Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

PO­LICE are work­ing ex­tremely hard to re­duce steal­ing from mo­tor ve­hi­cle of­fences but un­for­tu­nately ve­hi­cles parked any­where at any time can be tar­geted, which makes ap­pre­hend­ing those re­spon­si­ble quite chal­leng­ing. Re­move all items of value while en­sur­ing doors are locked when the ve­hi­cle is unat­tended as re­ports in­di­cate hand­bags, lap­tops, wal­lets and mo­bile phones are still be­ing left in ve­hi­cles in plain sight which is very tempt­ing for would be thieves. If you are un­for­tu­nate enough to have your ve­hi­cle bro­ken in to make sure you re­port it to Po­lice on 131444 ASAP as this en­sures the ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions are made in at­tempt to catch those re­spon­si­ble. - Se­nior Sergeant Peter Arancini


KENS­ING­TON De­tec­tives have charged a man af­ter a rob­bery in Bent­ley on Wed­nes­day, July 20.

The vic­tim had ad­ver­tised a mo­bile phone for sale on an on­line clas­si­fieds web­site. A per­son made con­tact with the vic­tim re­gard­ing the mo­bile phone and they ar­ranged to meet at the vic­tim's res­i­dence in Bent­ley.

About 6.35pm the po­ten­tial buyer ar­rived and was shown the phone. It will be al­leged the man kicked the vic­tim and stole the mo­bile phone. He then ran to a ve­hi­cle that was waiting nearby and was driven away from the scene.

A 19-year-old man was ar­rested on Satur­day, July 30.

The man from South­ern River was charged with rob­bery and will ap­pear in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Thurs­day, Au­gust 25.


KENS­ING­TON De­tec­tives charged a 28-year-old man from Camillo with a num­ber of of­fences af­ter he al­legedly stole a milk truck in Bent­ley about 4.25am on Au­gust 14.

Po­lice al­lege the man stole about $7500 worth of milk, which was ei­ther spilled from the truck or dam­aged.

The man al­legedly caused dam­age to the traf­fic lights at the cor­ner of Charles and Vin­cent streets in North Perth and drove reck­lessly around East Victoria Park, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

He has also been charged with en­dan­ger­ing the lives of po­lice of­fi­cers af­ter al­legedly ram­ming a po­lice ve­hi­cle, un­law­ful dam­age to a telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions hub and a re­tail store on Oats Street, at­tempt­ing to steal an­other mo­tor ve­hi­cle, pos­ses­sion of stolen or un­law­fully ob­tained prop­erty, tres­pass and giv­ing false de­tails to po­lice.


PERTH De­tec­tives are seek­ing pub­lic as­sis­tance to lo­cate a stolen Isuzu tray back util­ity, reg­is­tra­tion num­ber 1DTT 333.

The ve­hi­cle was stolen dur­ing a bur­glary in Palmyra some­time be­tween July 30 and July 31.

Since then the ve­hi­cle has been seen in the Bel­mont area on Au­gust 2 and the North­bridge area on Au­gust 4.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the where­abouts of this ve­hi­cle is asked to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or make a re­port at www.crimestop­per­


AN in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the sale of psy­choac­tive sub­stances at re­tail out­lets across Perth, in­clud­ing Victoria Park, re­sulted in 314 drug charges against 18 peo­ple.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion started in No- vem­ber and in­volved both in­spec­tions and search war­rants con­ducted un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act at stores in Victoria Park, Rock­ing­ham, Ar­madale, Man­durah, Wan­neroo and High­gate.

This ac­tiv­ity oc­curred in Novem­ber, Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary, March and July, with some in­spec­tions con­ducted un­der amend­ments to the act re­lated to psy­choac­tive sub­stances.

Th­ese in­quiries re­sulted in the seizure of 4573 items which were taken for fur­ther anal­y­sis, and the sub­se­quent in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­sulted in 11 peo­ple be­ing charged with one count each of pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited drug with in­tent to sell or sup­ply.

Four peo­ple have been charged with a to­tal of 38 counts of sell­ing a pro­hib­ited drug.

A 20-year-old woman has been charged with three counts of pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited drug with in­tent to sell or sup­ply and 57 counts of sell­ing a pro­hib­ited drug.

A 20-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited drug with in­tent to sell or sup­ply and 48 counts of sell­ing a pro­hib­ited drug.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with 11 counts of pos­sess­ing with in­tent to sell or sup­ply, 143 counts of sell­ing a pro­hib­ited drug, and one count of un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of cash.

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