DON’T GET YOUR CAR IMPOUNDED
SINCE 2009, if you are caught driving after you’ve lost your licence, WA police will impound the car on the spot for a period of 28 days, not matter who it belongs to. This means that if you lend your car to an unlicensed driver, it's your car that will be impounded. This law will take into effect in addition to existing penalties. – Sergeant Warren Ameduri
ARSON Squad officers have charged a South Perth man who allegedly started a fire at his business in Rivervale on June 18. About 6.15pm, emergency services responded to a fire at the premises on Great Eastern Highway. A 41-year-old man was found at the front of the building and was arrested at the scene before being taken to Royal Perth Hospital for a health assessment. It is alleged the man, who is the owner of the premises, started a fire inside the building and failed to extinguish it or alert emergency services. He has been charged with breach of duty under Section 444A.
BETWEEN 8.15 and 9.30am on May 20, a vehicle was broken into on May Street in Bayswater. A mobile phone and credit cards were stolen from the vehicle. The cards were used by a man and woman at several locations to fraudulently purchase items in the Belmont area later that day. Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation. The man is described as darkskinned, 20-25 years old, of medium build, short dark hair, wearing a black baseball cap, dark coloured T-shirt with ‘33’ on the front and long dark pants with three yellow stripes. The woman is described as light skinned, 20-25 years old, of thin build with dyed blonde hair.
POLICE are calling for any witnesses to an incident at 12.40pm on May 12 on Vista Street, near Collins Street. A motorcyclist pulled up alongside a vehicle and began speaking with the 66-year-old male driver despite still having his helmet on and the car window was up. The driver wound down the window and heard the rider say something about cutting him off. The rider punched the driver to the side of the face, causing a laceration above the drivers eye. The rider then rode away. He is described as 18-30 years of age.