GRAF­FITI CRACK­DOWN IS WORK­ING

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

PO­LICE have been run­ning an oper­a­tion on graf­fiti, in par­tic­u­lar rais­ing aware­ness, ed­u­cat­ing and prose­cut­ing of­fend­ers. WA Po­lice have had some good out­comes this week and have had the op­por­tu­nity to visit schools to ed­u­cate stu­dents. We en­cour­age peo­ple to be vig­i­lant and to use the Good­bye Graf­fiti web­site, which has great re­sources avail­able as well as al­low­ing the on­line re­port­ing of graf­fiti. - Se­nior Sergeant Rob Read

BURSWOOD PO­LICE al­lege two men on a meth-induced $28,000 crime spree used stolen iden­ti­ties from bur­glar­ies in East Perth, High­gate and Burswood to make fraud­u­lent pur­chases, trash ho­tel rooms and hire cars. A West­min­ster man (30) was ar­rested in Joon­dalup on Fe­bru­ary 16 and re­manded in cus­tody to face 40 as­sorted fraud, steal­ing, crim­i­nal dam­age and bur­glary charges at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on March 29. His al­leged ac­com­plice (27), of no fixed ad­dress, was ar­rested in Yokine a short time later and was also re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear on March 1. He will face 15 charges, in­clud­ing steal­ing, bur­glary, trespass, car theft and fraud. The spree started af­ter a Red­cliffe res­i­dent re­ported his driver’s li­cence, bank and credit cards stolen in mid-Jan­uary. The cards were al­legedly used to book into sev­eral Perth ho­tels, in­clud­ing a $4000 bill and theft of prop­erty worth $1000 at Crown Casino in Burswood $15,000 was taken from vic­tims’ bank ac­counts and stolen ID was used to get credit at elec­tri­cal stores for prod­ucts worth about $8000 across Perth. The cars were al­legedly used in sev­eral bur­glar­ies near Burswood be­fore they were found by po­lice in Perth and Joon­dalup.

A MAN with an al­leged blood al­co­hol con­tent in ex­cess of 0.08 per cent has been charged with reck­less driv­ing and other of­fences af­ter a slowspeed chase on Fe­bru­ary 25. He will ap­pear in the Perth Mag­is­trates Court on March 24.

ST JAMES A BUR­GLARY oc­curred at a house on Bedford Street in St James about 2.50am on Jan­uary 14. Two men al­legedly forced en­try to the vic­tim's ve­hi­cle parked on the drive­way and stole nu­mer­ous items. One man has been charged in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent. Po­lice are ask­ing for as­sis­tance from the pub­lic with iden­ti­fy­ing the sec­ond man, de­scribed as dark-skinned, 18-25 years old, of thin build, short dark hair with a rat’s tail, wear­ing a ‘Thug Life’ T-shirt and a Raiders base­ball cap.

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