Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - – Se­nior Sergeant Dave Whitnell


AN East Perth man (21) rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle has been charged with com­mon as­sault for an al­leged road rage in­ci­dent at the Eric Street and Curtin Av­enue in­ter­sec­tion at about 1.30pm on July 16. Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­ton-Smith said the man and the driver of a car had an ar­gu­ment at the in­ter­sec­tion that stemmed from the rider al­legedly cut­ting in front of the driver and slow­ing on Curtin Av­enue, North Fre­man­tle. Dur­ing the ar­gu­ment, the mo­tor­cy­clist NO mat­ter where you are picked up by a taxi, there are a num­ber of safety con­sid­er­a­tions to keep in mind. Li­censed taxis in WA have CCTV cam­eras in­stalled, both in and out­side, for the pro­tec­tion of both driv­ers and pas­sen­gers. Be­fore you get in, note down the taxi’s plate num­ber. En­sure the ID pic­ture of the taxi driver matches the ac­tual driver. If it doesn’t match, leave the taxi. The taxi driver’s ID is nor­mally on the dash­board or on the wind­screen vi­sor. At night, sit in the back seat of the taxi on the op­po­site side of the car to the driver. If you know you are go­ing to be trav­el­ling alone, limit your al­co­hol in­take. If you are in­tox­i­cated, en­sure some­one else ac­com­pa­nies you in the taxi. Re­mem­ber taxi driv­ers are not re­quired by law to carry in­tox­i­cated pas­sen­gers. Book your taxi through a taxi com­pany. al­legedly lifted his hel­met vi­sor and spat at the car driver, be­fore rid­ing away. The mo­tor­cy­clist was also charged with con­tra­ven­ing a stop sig­nal and will be sum­monsed on both charges to ap­pear in court at a later date.


A PORSCHE Cayenne parked un­der­ground was the tar­get of thieves at Chelling­worth Mo­tors, Stir­ling High­way, overnight on July 16. “They’ve stolen two back wheels and two tyres,” Se­nior Sergeant Dave Steven­son said. The tyres and wheels were worth $9600 and CCTV from the mo­tor deal­er­ship is be­ing ex­am­ined.


THIEVES opened a side gate and en­tered a slid­ing door be­fore steal­ing from an oc­cu­pied Thelma Street house about 6.30am on July 21. “Some­one was home at the time, but they didn’t hear the bur­glar,” Snr Sgt Mor­ton-Smith said. The house was searched and a wal­let, iPads and iPods worth about $350 in to­tal were taken.

A FRONT door was forced open when a bur­glar en­tered an un­oc­cu­pied Fairlight Street house be­tween 4pm on July 21 and 9am the fol­low­ing morn­ing. The thief took an iPad but a list of other items that may have been taken is still be­ing com­piled. Snr Sgt Mor­ton-Smith said there was no “ob­vi­ous” con­nec­tion, other than prox­im­ity, to the Thelma Street bur­glary.


A MOTHER had sun­glasses taken from her car while she cared for her sick child at Ron­ald McDon­ald House, York Street. Snr Sgt Steven­son said the theft oc­curred be­tween July 18 and July 21. “They got in through the car’s right door and rum­maged through, tak­ing the glasses from the glove box,” he said.


CAR thieves took a blue 2012-model Ford Fal­con from a Drew Street home overnight on July 21. Snr Sgt Steven­son said a se­cu­rity screen was forced open, be­fore a slid­ing door was smashed and the house searched. “They found a hand­bag in which there were car keys,” he said. The car had not been re­cov­ered or con­nected with other crimes late last week.

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