Po­lice pep­per-spray dog

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

PO­LICE pep­per-sprayed a dog that bit a of­fi­cer dur­ing an ar­rest in Wem­b­ley in the early hours of last Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Of­fi­cers stopped a white BMW on Powis Street about 1.30am, driven by a woman (45) with a male pas­sen­ger (41), and al­legedly dis­cov­ered a gun inside.

“On hear­ing he would be ar­rested, the man ran away from the car and po­lice and was re­cap­tured 150 me­tres down the road,” Se­nior Sergeant Kate Vi­vian said.

The dog fol­lowed the man and bit one of the of­fi­cers after the male pas­sen­ger al­legedly en­cour­aged the dog to at­tack.

The stafford­shire bull ter­rier was un­harmed and re­treated from the of­fi­cers.

Po­lice say the car was stopped on sus­pi­cion of pre­vi­ous of­fences, in­clud­ing the man al­legedly be­ing armed with a knife dur­ing a road rage in­ci­dent in Kwinana in April.

It will be al­leged a search of the BMW found a small quan­tity of crys­tal metham­phetamine in the woman’s hand­bag, a glass smoking de­vice un­der the driver’s seat, a cam­ou­flage face mask and a cut-down .22 ri­fle with a mag­a­zine taped to its side in the spare wheel well of the boot.

It will be al­leged a later search of the pair’s Herds­man Pa­rade in Wem­b­ley unit un­cov­ered 16 rounds of .22 am­mu­ni­tion, stolen credit and fuel cards, a switch­blade knife, a sec­ond face mask and a false mo­tor­bike num­ber­plate.

The man ap­peared in court last Thurs­day and was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 16, when he will face charges of go­ing armed in pub­lic, es­cap­ing le­gal cus­tody and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of the am­mu­ni­tion and bank cards. Firearms charges may also be laid. The woman will be sum­monsed to face driv­ing, firearms and drugs charges at a later date.

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