Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -


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.


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.


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.


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

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