TAKE BREATH BEFORE SCAMMER SEALS DEAL
It’s scammer time! We are asking people to pause before taking any action when being contacted by the telephone, receiving a letter in the mail or an email from an unknown sender or caller. Take a breath and closely review any document, potential scam letters and emails. When read closely, generally they have one or more grammatical errors. The wording is in poor English. If there is some reference to a legitimate website, do some research on Google. If an email has an attachment, don’t open it. Attachments can contain viruses that provide the sender with your logins, helping them empty your bank account remotely. If you are receiving those annoying phone calls, record the day and time. Those people are like clockwork and call at the same time you answered previously, so don’t answer the call at that time again because then they know you are home and it’s worth a shot at getting your money. Feel free to pop into your local station: we could save you a lot of heartache.
POLICE say cafe owners should secure the businesses’ back entrances as thieves are targeting the premises around Subiaco. “It always seems to be the rear door, for some reason,” Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said. Back doors were forced open in an attempted burglary of a Rokeby Road cafe and gift shop overnight on May 20, and attempts were made to enter a rear door at a Shenton Park cafe in Cullen Street overnight on May 16. A small amount of cash was taken when a back door was forced at a Jolimont cafe on Cardigan Street between 3pm on May 20 and 11am on May 21.
BURGLARS caused $20,000 damage at Claremont Medical Centre on Stirling Highway between May 20 and May 23. “The damage was to two dental chairs,” Sergeant Carol Vernon said. The burglars also took a desktop computer.
IT is alleged a Wembley man (46) was carrying a syringe containing methamphetamine when he was arrested by a police patrol on Herdsman Parade late on May 19. Sgt Foley said the man was walking around on the road and was on parole. He was served a return to prison warrant and is now imprisoned.
THIEVES are again targeting valuables left in cars at Lake Monger carparks. “It’s an often-targeted location, as well as Karrakatta Cemetery,” Sgt Foley said. Recent incidents at the lake include a handbag taken from a car between 2pm and 4pm on May 20.
IT is alleged an Orelia man (21) punched another student in the back of his head at the UWA tavern. Sgt Foley said the victim did not need treatment after the alleged assault on March 12. Following an investigation, the Orelia man was charged with common assault. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.