TAKE EXTRA CARE IN PRESCRIBED BURN AREAS
WA Police work closely with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW), who both have considerable workloads during summer. Both agencies are currently focussed on prescribed burns, which may reduce the visibility of the road and which may attract reduced speed zones. Police will enforce such speeds to ensure personnel engaged in the burns remain safe. As always, please drive to the conditions. Many of WA's prescribed burns are managed by DPAW and generally take place from March through to November each year in both urban and rural areas. For more information, visit the DPAW website.
A SEARCH of a Balcatta house on June 9 led Wembley police to a Yokine home containing 27 allegedly stolen items, including those from recent burglaries at University of WA colleges and an adjacent house. Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said there were two burglaries at St George’s College on June 1, a burglary at St Thomas Moore College on June 4 and a nearby house was burgled on May 31. The allegedly stolen items at the Yokine house included laptops, iPhones and iPods, bicycles and ammunition. Police were expecting to interview a man who could assist them with their inquiries late last week.
COOKERS, cooks tops, dishwashers and ovens worth about $40,000 were stolen from nearly-complete apartments on Freshwater Parade between 3pm on June 6 and 7am on June 8. “He forced the doors to each of the units and entered four of them,” Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said. Police are investigating the availability of any CCTV in the area. A MIDLAND man (24) allegedly assaulted railway transit officers at Claremont railway station about 10.45pm on June 7. Police said they were called after the man allegedly hit one transit officer, causing him to fall, after the officer and his colleague attempted to arrest the man, who was allegedly urinating on the station’s platform. The man was charged with two counts of assaulting a public officer and disorderly conduct, before he was bailed to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court on June 23.
3 MOSMAN PARK
THIEVES found a garage door’s remote control and used it to enter a Gill Street house overnight on June 7. Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said the thieves searched a car at the house and found the remote, which they used to open the garage door. Alcohol was stolen from a fridge inside
THIEVES stole a rug, took $1000 and damaged tills and a computer in burglaries at two 375 Hay Street businesses overnight on June 5.
Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said glass panels at the bottoms of doors were smashed to gain entry. A pink rug was taken from a photographer’s office, while the cash that was taken, and damage to the tills and the computer, was from an adjacent Thai restaurant.
5 CITY BEACH
A CITY Beach man (38) has been charged with possessing cannabis and ammunition after a search of his City Beach home on June 8. Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said the search resulted from the man being arrested for a breach of a violence restraining order and possession of drugs fours days earlier. He will be summonsed to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on July 9.