Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -


THIEVES con­tinue to tar­get mourn­ers at Kar­rakatta Ceme­tery. Se­nior Sergeant Mur­ray Gen­eff said two hand­bags were taken from the boots of mourn­ers’ cars be­tween 4.30pm and 5.30pm on Jan­uary 9, and 1.15pm to 1.30pm the fol­low­ing day. “Some­one has ob­vi­ously watched and seen the bags be­ing hid­den as they’ve then gone and popped the boots,” Sgt Gen­eff said. How­ever, it is sus­pected the thefts are

Peo­ple are still leav­ing valu­ables in cars. We had 15 thefts from cars in one night last week. The items taken in­cluded wal­lets, coins, iPods and hand­bags. Th­ese items should not be left in cars. Sum­mer is a time when thieves prey on those who leave th­ese things in their ve­hi­cles. They will smash your car's win­dow and make your day mis­er­able. Help us help you by not leav­ing valu­able items in your car at any time. - Se­nior Sergeant Ca­role Ver­non

un­con­nected to the smash­ing of at least five car win­dows and mourn­ers’ valu­ables be­ing taken at the ceme­tery in a spate be­fore Christ­mas.


CON­TROLLED drugs and the safe they were stored in were taken from a vet’s clinic at Bishop Street overnight on Jan­uary 10. Po­lice said the quan­tity of drugs had yet to be de­ter­mined but the surgery was raided a year ago and a door was forced open be­fore the most re­cent rob­bery.


DE­TEC­TIVES ar­rested al­leged bur­glars about an hour af­ter a credit card and a lap­top were taken from an Oak Lane garage about 12.30am on Jan­uary 9. Sgt Gen­eff said soon af­ter the bur­glary, the credit card was used for pur­chases at the Scar­bor­ough Beach Road BP Ser­vice Sta­tion in North Perth, be­fore it was used at McDon­ald’s Restau­rant, North Perth 55 min­utes later. A Pad­bury man (33) and a Beel­iar man (31) were ar­rested at the restau­rant be­fore be­ing charged with bur­glary, at­tempted fraud, fraud and steal­ing. They were re­manded in cus­tody to ap­pear in Perth Mag­is­trates Court on Fe­bru­ary 1.


A MAN­DURAH man (30) is in Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal with se­vere in­juries af­ter he crashed a VW Tiguan 4WD on the Mitchell Free­way af­ter it was al­legedly taken from an Es­planade home overnight on Jan­uary 10. Sgt Gen­eff said the Tiguan was “wrapped” around a tree at the Hut­ton Street south­bound exit of the free­way and the man had to be cut free be­fore he was taken by am­bu­lance to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal, where he was still be­ing treated late last week. The ve­hi­cle’s fe­male owner was only aware of the theft af­ter po­lice went to her home the day af­ter the crash, when an open laun­dry win­dow was found. The man has been charged with bur­glary and steal­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and will ap­pear in court at a later date.


A MAN break­ing into a car used an iron pole when he threat­ened the ve­hi­cle’s owner at a carpark near a pub­lic bas­ket­ball court on Dodd Street at 5.55pm on Jan­uary 10. Sgt Gen­eff said the man was seen get­ting out of a white Toy­ota sta­tion wagon, reg­is­tra­tion 1BXI 707, break­ing into an­other ve­hi­cle, whose owner ap­proached the thief while film­ing the crime on his mo­bile phone. “The of­fender de­manded the phone and threat­ened him with a metal pole, be­fore driv­ing off,” Sgt Gen­eff said. The man was de­scribed as aged in his mid-30s, 180cm tall and medium build, brown hair, and wear­ing black trousers and a grey top.

BOYS re­ported to be aged 12-13 stole three bot­tles of spir­its from the BWS bot­tleshop, Cam­bridge Street at 12.50pm on Jan­uary 10. Both were de­scribed as slim with dark com­plex­ions, while one wore Nike shoes, a grey hat, brown shorts and a black shirt, and the other had on a Nike shirt, black shorts and a black jumper.

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