Arguments, drugs, thefts at show
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.