PUTTING THE HEAT ON SECURITY
WITH spring and summer on the horizon, residents should take time to secure their homes and consider security screens and all methods to stop criminals getting into their homes in warmer months. People like to leave windows, doors and balconies open in summer. These are an invitation to criminals to gain entry and steal. Those with balconies and verandas should remove valuable items. - Senior Sergeant Julie Foley NEDLANDS
IT is alleged an 82-year-old Claremont man was punched without provocation while walking from a restaurant with his son on Stirling Highway about 8.20pm on August 10. “He was punched for nothing, and fell to the ground,” Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said. The elderly man suffered minor injuries and sought treatment the following day. A man (43) of no fixed address was charged with assault, before he was bailed to reappear in court at a later date.
A SUBIACO man (30) is accused of grabbing another man’s genitals from behind at a Nedlands hotel in late May. Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said it would be alleged a man was waiting to buy wine when his genitals were grabbed. His alleged assailant was bailed to reappear at Perth Magistrates Court on August 30.
A WHITE truck was stolen from a Carrington Street business between August 6 and August 8. Senior Sergeant Julie Foley said the truck was found burnt out in Mosman Park about 7am on August 8. It was not reported to have been involved in any other crimes.
A MOSMAN Park man (62) allegedly had five stolen bicycles and drugs when his home was searched by police on Wellington Street about 2.20pm on August 9. Sergeant Darren Gates said it would be alleged the man had a stolen bicycle frame, cannabis seeds, a shedding device, bunches of keys and loose ammunition of different calibres. He was charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, five counts of stealing and possessing ammunition, and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
A BURGLAR was seen by security guards in the middle school at Methodist Ladies’ College about 9.45pm on August 10. “It was reported he was carrying a black and white bag and something described as similar to a baby’s crib,” Sergeant Darren Gates said. The man ran after being seen and was described as aged 30-35, with dark-coloured skin and slim build.
KEYS to two Renault cars were taken by thieves at a McCabe Street home overnight on August 11. Sergeant Darren Gates said resident heard a noise when the thieves initially entered through a garage door. “They then entered the housing using the garage’s shopper door, and found two set of keys before searching the two cars,” Sgt Gates said. Nothing else was taken.