STICK CLOSE TO THE KIDS AT ROYAL SHOW
A RENTAL tenant allegedly threatened two tree surgeons with a flick-blade knife when they came to trim trees at a Shann Street home about 9.30am on September 9. “It will be alleged he said ‘I’m going to stab you through the heart,’” Senior Sergeant Tony Booker said. Before the threat, the tenant and the workers allegedly argued about access to the home. A Floreat man (42) was arrested at the home before he was charged with going armed in public to cause fear. He was released later to be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
A BURGLAR smashed in a front door after he jumped a garden security fence when he falsely believed a Servetus Street home was unoccupied about 2pm on September 12. “He booted the front door in and then took a few steps inside,” Sgt Booker said. The home’s female owner (58) screamed, causing the man to run and go back over the fence, then through a gate where a security camera had earlier caught the man’s unanswered attempts to ring the home’s front bell. The man was described as a redhead with a ginger beard, athletic build, about 165cm tall, who wore a black hooded jumper with a red motif on the front pocket and black trousers.
3 CITY BEACH
IT is alleged a crime spree by a South Lake man (26) since July 29 includes the burglary of a Frinton Avenue home overnight on September 12. Sgt Booker said an iPod, cash, Macintosh laptop and a 2013 grey Mazda 3 were taken from the house, before the car was recovered on September 14 in Coolbellup, where the alleged thief’s mobile phone was still connected to his Facebook page. The man faces 24 charges for stealing, burglary, car theft, possession of a prohibited drug and fraud for his alleged spree, mainly in Fremantle and its nearby suburbs. He was remanded in custody to appear in court at a later date.
4 MT CLAREMONT
A HOMEOWNER caught a glimpse of a burglar who took a handbag and $3000 watch from the kitchen bench of a Charles Lane home about 8.15pm on September 11. “The husband sitting nearby saw a shadow, but he thought it may have been one of his children in the kitchen,” Sgt Booker said. An open garage door allowed the thief to get into the house by using a shopping door between the garage and the kitchen.
THIEVES stripped copper wire worth $1500 from a control unit at a kiosk at McGillivray Oval between September 10 and 13. Sgty Booker said it was suspected the thieves had electrical knowledge to take the wires from an underground earthing system linked to the kiosk. The thieves gained entry to the kiosk by forcing a lock.
5 MOSMAN PARK
MEN allegedly responsible for a spike in stealing from cars, theft and petty fraud in the past six months have been banned from associating with the residents of a Housing Authority apartment block on Wellington Street. “Every time they allegedly come into the area we get a rise in crime,” Sgt Booker said. The men were given barring notices from the Housing Authority on September 14 that, if breached, would result in their arrest. Two of the men are remanded in custody to face charges from the spike or their other alleged crimes, but it will be alleged in a summons that the remaining man breached the barring order on September 15.
It’s Royal Show time soon, when police spend a lot of time and effort finding lost children. This year, each gate at the show will have a check-in where parents can put stickers on their children with their names and contact telephone numbers. This will help us, and parents find lost children quickly. Keep them in sight at all times, and give them clear instructions about what to do if they get lost or separated from you or do wander off. A lost child will cause you a lot of heartache.
- Senior Sergeant Tony Booker