LIT­TLE AC­TIONS HELP PRE­VENT CRIME

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

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

1 WEM­B­LEY

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.

2 FLOREAT

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.

3 COTTES­LOE

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.

4 WEST PERTH

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.

5 SHEN­TON PARK

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.

6 SU­BI­ACO

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.

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