May­hem as car crashes into home

Weekend Courier - - Front Page -

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.

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