Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

A 44-year-old East Vic­to­ria Park man has been charged fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent at a hous­ing com­plex on Hubert St in East Vic­to­ria Park last week. About 5.20pm, the male vic­tim went to in­ves­ti­gate smoke com­ing from his neigh­bour­ing unit. Out­side the burn­ing unit, the vic­tim had to re­treat and call po­lice af­ter the sus­pect al­legedly at­tempted to as­sault him and threaten him with a knife. When two po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene, they en­tered the sus­pect’s smoke-filled unit but he al­legedly re­sisted as­sis­tance and was dragged strug­gling out­side to safety, be­fore he was taken by St John Am­bu­lance to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal for smoke in­hala­tion. Mean­while, other po­lice units, to­gether with the Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices (DFES), evac­u­ated other res­i­dents from the com­plex. DFES was able to con­tain the fire to the sus­pect’s unit with­out fur­ther ex­ter­nal dam­age. Both of­fi­cers in­volved in the res­cue suf­fered smoke in­hala­tion and were also treated at RPH. The 44-year-old man has been charge with caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age by fire, be­ing armed in a way that may cause fear and com­mon as­sault.


Po­lice are seek­ing help with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an in­ci­dent that oc­curred at a restau­rant in Burswood on May 20. About 12.30am, a 30-year-old man from Rivervale was as­saulted by a man in the restau­rant toi­lets. Po­lice have re­leased a CCTV im­age of two men (be­low) who they be­lieve may be able to as­sist them with their in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The first man is de­scribed as hav­ing a medium build, short black hair and was wear­ing light blue jeans, black shirt and a khaki jacket with black slip on shoes. The sec­ond man is de­scribed as hav­ing a slim build, short black hair and was last seen wear­ing black jeans, white shirt and a black jacket.

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