TIME TO PUT THE HEAT ON AR­SON­ISTS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

SINCE De­cem­ber 1, 539 bush­fires and 300 un­de­ter­mined fires have been re­ported to Strike Force Vul­can, in­clud­ing 361 bush­firear­sons across Perth, lead­ing to po­lice deal­ing with 34 peo­ple and lay­ing 45 charges. Sig­nif­i­cantly, 30 ju­ve­nile of­fend­ers have been de­tected. In­for­ma­tion from the public has helped iden­tify of­fend­ers but of­fi­cers are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing bush­fires started in the south­ern sub­urbs, Yanchep Na­tional Park and sur­round­ing ar­eas. In re­cent weeks, there has been a spike in the ar­son-re­lated bush­fires and we still need your help to iden­tify those re­spon­si­ble for ar­son to re­duce the risk to our com­mu­nity. Please be vig­i­lant and re­port any sus­pi­cious per­sons or ve­hi­cles in bush by call­ing 131 444, in a lifethreat­en­ing emer­gen­cies call 000, and in­for­ma­tion about in­ci­dents to Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. With your help we can com­bat ar­son this sum­mer. - De­tec­tive-In­spec­tor Craig White

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