CONSIDER SAFETY WHEN TAKING TAXI
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.
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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.