Pushing the envelope
COTTESLOE police have tracked down the addresses of every registered Mosman Park motor scooter owner to offer free locks to stop the machines’ increasing theft and use in crime.
“Given their popularity, and ability to zip between laneways, scooters are the preferred transport of crooks,” Senior Sergeant Neil MortonSmith said.
Last Thursday, he posted 64 letters offering locks to scooter own- ers, after requesting owners’ contact details from the Department of Transport earlier this month.
Police statistics show that the majority of scooter thefts in the Cottesloe police subdistrict, which reaches east to Dalkeith and north to City Beach, occur in Mosman Park and result in many of the machines being dumped.
Last month Cottesloe police charged a Mosman Park boy (16) with the alleged theft of a scooter from an Applecross home on October 23, 2014.
Scooter locks have previously been offered to the public in broadly- advertised campaigns in the inner- city but Cottesloe police have narrowed their campaign before handing out locks on March 9.
Mosman Park scooter owners will get letters from Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith.