Freddie puts bite on alleged thief
POLICE dog Freddie bit an alleged burglar armed with a small axe on the arm, allowing officers to make an arrest near Hobbs Street, Dalkeith about 3pm last Tuesday.
“It will be alleged that after fleeing the house, the burglar was confronted by a witness and he reached into his backpack and pulled out a tomahawk which he raised above his head,” Senior Sergeant Neil MortonSmith said.
A Hobbs Street resident reported disturbing a man at his Hobbs Street home at 9.30am.
About 2.40pm, another Hobbs Street resident called police saying she had interrupted a burglar who was in her second car parked on her driveway as she drove in.
“She saw a lot of property loaded into the vehicle, and her property lying on the ground,” Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said.
It was later discovered that all rooms in the woman’s home had been ransacked and searched.
Police called in the dog squad and a helicopter and officers chased the man on foot towards the Swan River.
After the man refused to stop, PD Freddie was released and chased the man through bush.
A Lockridge man (31) was charged with trespass, being armed in a way that may cause fear, burglary and stealing, and he was remanded in custody to reappear in the Perth Magistrates Court on July 7.