Ve­hi­cle fire - man charged

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

A 61-YEAR-OLD Cottes­loe man al­legedly set alight a late­model Range Rover in Geral­dine Street, Cottes­loe about 1.55pm on June 4.

“CCTV of the in­ci­dent has helped iden­tify the al­leged of­fender,” Se­nior Sergeant Tony Booker said.

The man and the own­ers of the ve­hi­cle had an ar­gu­ment about their dogs’ noise in Au­gust but po­lice would not com­ment if that in­ci­dent and the fire were con­nected.

It will be al­leged the ve­hi­cle own­ers saw the man when they left their home a few min­utes be­fore 1.55pm on Satur­day.

A short time later, they were con­tacted by neigh­bours about the fire and came home to see their ve­hi­cle in flames.

Fire­fight­ers said the fire was ac­ci­den­tal but the Range Rover’s own­ers thought it was sus­pi­cious and con­tacted po­lice.

The man was charged with crim­i­nal dam­age by fire, be­fore he was bailed to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on June 21.

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