Ar­gu­ments, drugs, thefts at show

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

AR­GU­ING stall­hold­ers, about 24 thefts and six con­vic­tions for cannabis were among crimes at the Perth Royal Show at Clare­mont Showground un­til last Satur­day.

Senor Sergeant Ca­role Ver­non said cannabis snif­fer dogs found the hid­den drugs on show­go­ers, who were given in­fringe­ments, on Septem­ber 27.

Sgt Ver­non said po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a pos­si­ble assault that oc­curred when three South Aus­tralian stall­hold­ers, all males in their 20s, al­legedly got into an ar­gu­ment over the place­ment of stock with a 60-year-old WA stall­holder last week.

Town of Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker said there had been fewer re­ports to coun­cil rangers about those go­ing to show an­noy­ing res­i­dents or cre­at­ing park­ing is­sues in streets. “This prob­a­bly in­di­cates at­ten­dance num­bers were down,” Mr Barker said.

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