WHAT TO DO AFTER A BURGLARY
BURGLARY, stealing of vehicles and stealings mean police forensic investigators will conduct an examination and locate evidence that may lead to an arrest and potential recovery of stolen property. Critical to the success of an examination is limiting the contamination of the scene between when the offender left and the arrival of investigators. Victims will naturally search through their property to locate valuables and sentimental items to ascertain the extent of the crime. This usually involves handling items touched or left behind by the offender. The sensitivity of fingerprinting and DNA identification technology has increased in recent years, so it is highly recommended to explain the scene to police as best and as soon as possible. They will tell you the best course of action to preserve those items for forensic examination and how those items are best handled. They can also say which items can be placed back in their usual position so the victim can start their road to recovery.
THIEVES forced open a back door to raid JJ King’s Cafe on Birkdale Street overnight on May 17. “They removed the entire contents of the till, basically the float,” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said. The thieves also stole a laptop computer in the cafe, which had no CCTV or security alarm.
A MAN acting suspiciously has been charged with possessing heroin. Sgt Booker said a police patrol saw the man at the intersection of Forrest Street and Stirling Highway about 9pm on May 17. “He was spoken to and it will be alleged that after he was searched it was found he had a small amount of the drug in his possession,” Sgt Booker said. The Mt Claremont man (32) will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
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A PURSE containing credit cards was taken from a car at the intersection of Murray Avenue and Ecclesborne Street overnight on May 16. “The offenders used something to smash a hole in the right-hand window of the vehicle,” Sgt Booker said. The credit card was subsequently used in fraudulent purchases. Police are waiting for the victim’s bank to provide details of the transactions.
BURGLARS made attempts to get in to Cimbalino Cafe in Warratah Avenue about 5am on May 14. Sgt Booker said two rear doors to the cafe’s kitchen were damaged. Nothing appears to have been taken.
A WEMBLEY man (26) was allegedly carrying 3.5g of methamphetamine. Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said officers stopped the man’s car on McKenzie Street in Wembley overnight on May 18. “Officers then noticed a bag of white powder on the car’s footwell, and it will be alleged the man said it was for his ‘personal use’,” Sgt Foley said. The man was charged with drug possession and he will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.