GRAFFITI CRACKDOWN IS WORKING
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.