LITTLE ACTIONS HELP PREVENT CRIME
Operation Sweep has police targeting crimes such as burglaries, thefts and vehicle break-ins. As part of Operation Sweep, WA Police are encouraging residents to 'target harden' their homes, workplaces and vehicles. Simple things like locking your doors and windows at night, removing all valuables from your cars and telling your neighbours when you are away can prevent crime and make a big difference. If you need any advice, don't hesitate to call your local policing team. Report suspicious behaviour by calling police on 131 44, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Local policing teams are keeping the community up to date on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #OperationSweep. - Senior Sergeant Simon Hazell
WEMBLEY women aged 55 and 28 face multiple drug, weapons and fraud-related charges after police raided a Moondyne Drive home about 6.55pm on September 11. It will be alleged the older woman had less than 1g of cannabis, less than 1g methamphetamine and 2.9g of heroin. She has been summonsed to appear in court at a later date to faces charges of drug possession and supply, and illegally having $3000 cash. The younger woman will be summonsed at a later date to face charges of unlawfully possessing a credit card, mail theft and possession of an extendable baton, a dagger, pepper spray, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.
Three homes were burgled between September 10 and 16. “The times and locations suggest it is quite likely it is the same offender, and we have increased our police presence in the area,” Senior Sergeant Neil Morton-Smith said. An iPod and wallets were taken from an Alyth Road house between 3.45pm and 3.55pm on September 10, while a bag with an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from a Birkdale Street house between 7.35am and 8am on September 15. The resident of a Salvado Road home was outside when he heard someone enter and spill coins on the kitchen floor, before escaping unseen about 10.10am on September 16.
A BROOME Street resident came home and found two burglars in his house about 7.45pm on September 13. “He called out and saw two people running out,” Snr Sgt Neil Morton-Smith said. The thieves left through a back door they had forced to enter to the house, where they took jewellery worth about $1500. The burglars wore balaclavas and dark clothing.
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A MAN and a woman from a Cowle Street house destroyed by fire allegedly stole from a taxi driver who took them to Leederville IGA supermarket in Vincent Street, Leederville. Senior Sergeant Murray Geneff said the man and woman were picked up by the taxi from the house about 4.30am on September 11, two days before alleged arson destroyed the house in an unrelated incident. They were taken to the supermarket, where the man told the driver they no longer needed to be taken back to the house, after which the driver found his mobile telephone was missing. Both were described as aged in their 40s and dark skinned.
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A BURGLAR kicked down a bedroom door at an Evans Street home between 7.50am and 3.30pm on September 11. Police said it was unknown how the burglar initially got into the house. The thief took $1000 in the bedroom, which the owner said was a cash float for a business.
BICYCLES parked at Princess Margaret Hospital were the target of thieves on September 14. Snr Sgt Geneff said one of the bicycles was locked to a downpipe.