DON’T LET YOUR MAIL ACCUMULATE
POLICE encourage people to make sure their mail is cleared regularly and their letterboxes are secured after a spike in thefts. If you're going to be away from home, organise for someone to collect your mail. Wherever possible maintain an awareness of when the bank posts mail and be vigilant of them posting out new cards. Make sure you also change your mailing address if you move home.
A WOMAN and two men were charged after committing a string of thefts from shops on Bay View Terrace, St Quentin Avenue and Stirling Highway last Wednesday. Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said the group mainly targeted bottleshops after 10am, before they were reported by a Claremont Quarter security guard and arrested by police about 2.30pm. A full inventory of what was stolen was still being collected late last week. A Subiaco woman (21) and a West Leederville man (28) were bailed to face stealing charges at a later date and an Albany man (23) faces stealing and damage charges, and assault and breach of bail charges from previous offences, and was remanded in custody to reappear at Fremantle Magistrates Court at a later date.
2 SHENTON PARK
A WOMAN was armed with a knife with a 25cm blade when she attempted to rob a man of alcohol at his John Street home about 8.25am on June 24. Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said the woman had a hooded jumper tied so that only her eyes could be seen when she knocked on the front door; when it was opened, she demanded alcohol. “The man quickly shut the door and went to get a cricket bat,” Snr Sgt Vivian said. The woman ran before the man reopened the door. She was described as in her late 20s, of slim to petite build, tanned skin, brown eyes and wearing a black hoodie.
3 CITY BEACH
A WARRI Road resident confronted a burglar in his home about 10.50pm on June 20. “(The resident) challenged the burglar, who ran. The resident followed and saw a group of four to five other men in his yard, before they all jumped the fence and ran,” Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said. The burglar took laptops and mobile phones from the house.
■ A WEMBLEY Downs man (35) has been charged after the theft of two televisions and a till’s float in two raids on a shop at Ocean Village Shopping Centre, City Beach overnight on June 12 and 14. Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said CCTV from the centre identified a man and it would be alleged that items from the thefts were at his house when it was searched by Cottesloe police on June 19. The man has been remanded in custody to appear at Perth Magistrates Court this week.
4 MOSMAN PARK
POLICE say mounted police patrols to combat thefts from cars reduced all crime in Mosman Park on June 23. “We had no offences in the area,” Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said. The horse patrols are used to target sites of particular crimes and were used last week after a spate of car windows were smashed and valuables were stolen from beachside cars in Mosman Park and Cottesloe this month. Snr Sgt Morton-Smith said targeted operations would continue.
Sergeant Brendan Moore