Rise seen in crime fig­ures

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Training & Education -

A TWO-WEEK-OLD po­lice oper­a­tion con­tin­ues to tar­get crime in Mos­man Park and Cottes­loe.

“Cur­rent crime sta­tis­tics have shown a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in vol­ume crime of­fences, in­clud­ing bur­glar­ies and steal­ing from ve­hi­cles, par­tic­u­larly in Mos­man Park and Cottes­loe ar­eas,” Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

His of­fi­cers and those from other sta­tions have been pa­trolling streets in the suburbs near lo­ca­tions of sus­pected of­fend­ers.

“Us­ing a plain ve­hi­cle and of­fi­cers in plain clothes, a num­ber of well-known ad­dresses of pro­lific vol­ume crime of­fend­ers, and known drug deal­ers were tar­geted with the marked ve­hi­cles con­duct­ing pa­trols of nearby streets,” Sgt Booker said.

The pa­trols re­moved any­one who may have been ar­rested and stopped ve­hi­cles driven to and from ad­dresses of sus­pects.

Af­ter this month’s pa­trols, a Swan­bourne woman (27) was charged with an al­leged blood al­co­hol level of 0.225 per cent. She will be sum­monsed to court at a later date.

Po­lice stopped 34 cars for ran­dom breath tests, searched 25 and is­sued 15 traf­fic cau­tions.

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