CRIME SUCKS, SO TAKE EX­TRA PRE­CAU­TIONS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

RE­MEM­BER to re­move the suc­tion cup marks caused by GPS and other hold­ers of elec­tronic de­vices. These in­di­cate there may be some­thing valu­able hid­den in your ve­hi­cle. Also re­move valu­able items on view. There has been a no­tice­able in­crease in steal­ing from cars re­cently. Car theft is an op­por­tunis­tic crime, and an easy win for the of­fender. Thieves tar­get small, easily dis­pos­able items, but par­tic­u­larly your credit cards. Be­fore you re­alise they are miss­ing, the cards have been used for a num­ber of fraud­u­lent trans­ac­tions. You can pre­vent this type of crime by re­mov­ing your GPS, lap­tops, phones, CDs, sun­glasses and any­thing else that might be invit­ing to a thief. Make sure you park in a well-lit area, and en­sure your ve­hi­cles' door and win­dows are locked. - Se­nior Sergeant Steven Mar­tyn

1 CLARE­MONT

A BED­FORD man (28) has been charged with the bur­glary of the Party Town party sup­plies store on Stir­ling High­way about 12.10am on Au­gust 16. Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­ton-Smith said it would be al­leged the man also stole a Hyundai panel van from Greenwood Shop­ping Cen­tre the pre­vi­ous day. At the party store, a glass door was bro­ken be­fore an un­suc­cess­ful at­tempt was made to re­move a safe, be­fore po­lice in­quiries later iden­ti­fied the man. He was charged with steal­ing, bur­glary, car theft and dam­age, and was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court at a later date.

2 DALKEITH

PO­LICE swooped when a Balga man (49) and a Gir­rawheen man (44) al­legedly bur­gled Dalkeith-Ned­lands Bowl­ing Club about 4.30am on Au­gust 23. “Po­lice were on hand as they walked out, and they grabbed them,” Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­ton-Smith said. It will be al­leged the men took soft drinks and a cash register from the club. Both were bailed to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 21.

3 MT CLARE­MONT

PO­LICE hunted for a man in a stolen car who ran and scaled a fence be­fore he was con­fronted by a res­i­dent at a Men­gler Av­enue home about noon on Au­gust 25. Se­nior Sergeant Neil Mor­ton-Smith said po­lice swooped when the Holden Ac­claim, thought to con­tain two men af­ter it was stolen ear­lier from a Wil­lagee home, was seen in the area. The car was left on nearby Al­fred Road but pa­trols and a po­lice dog could not find ei­ther man. The man at the Men­gler Av­enue house was de­scribed as Cau­casian, aged 2833, 160cm-175cm tall, un­shaven with brown, wavy hair and wear­ing a light­coloured cap and a white jumper.

4 LEED­ERVILLE

WEM­B­LEY po­lice al­lege a Balga man (46) had metham­phetamine in a small mag­netic case at­tached to his car when the ve­hi­cle was searched as part of Op­er­a­tion Sweep in Rich­mond Street, about 12.45pm on Au­gust 26. “It may also be al­leged he was dis­tribut­ing stolen prop­erty in ex­change for drugs,” Se­nior Sergeant Dave Stephen­son said. Po­lice will al­lege the drug was in the case stuck to the car’s door in­ter­nal door pil­lar. The man was charged with pos­sess­ing a pro­hib­ited drug and hav­ing drug para­pher­na­lia, and was bailed to reap­pear on Septem­ber 18.

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