CRIME SUCKS, SO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.