Mayhem as car crashes into home
A MAN has been charged after he allegedly went on a rampage in a car in Rockingham and Medina on Wednesday.
Police claim the man threatened multiple people with a metal pole, including a man in his 60s, who he is accused of seriously assaulting after crashing the vehicle into his Rockingham home.
Investigators have charged the 38year-old Balga resident, who is not believed to know any of the victims, with 12 offences.
Police claim the Nissan Navara struck a home on Barnes Street about 7.15am.
The man is accused of assaulting a man at the home with a metal pole and threatening a woman before the victims ran to the safety of a neighbour’s house.
The accused allegedly then bashed on the door of the neighbour’s house with the weapon.
The male victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.
Police further allege the man drove to a Seabrook Avenue house and smashed two windows at the property about 7.30am.
The residents are believed to have confronted the man but retreated into the house when he allegedly threatened them.
At 8.05am, he is accused of reversing the utility into a car while they were stopped at a red light on Thomas Road in Medina. The victim got out of his car to question the man, but fled to the safety of his vehicle when he saw the accused was allegedly wielding a hammer and metal pole.
Police put out a public appeal and a member of the public recognised the Nissan Navara and called police.
Police apprehended a man at Joondalup Health Campus about 4.15pm after learning he had attended a medical centre at Balga hospital and been transferred to the northern suburbs hospital.
A public appeal for information was held and later in the day a member of the public who had heard the appeal saw the Nissan Navara and contacted police.
Detectives attended the Balga Shopping Centre, where it was established the man had attended a medical clinic due to injuries he had sustained.
The medical centre had called an ambulance, which had taken the man to Joondalup Health Campus.