NEW PO­LICE POW­ERS TAR­GET TRAIL BIKES

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

WEST PERTH

TOUGH new hoon laws will see un­reg­is­tered trail bikes seized and con­fis­cated if they're rid­den on roads. Off-road mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ers do­ing as they please on the roads puts them and other road users’ lives at risk. New leg­is­la­tion gives po­lice pow­ers to con­fis­cate any un­reg­is­tered mo­tor­cy­cle that has not only been rid­den on the road, but is be­lieved to have been rid­den on the road, ir­re­spec­tive of the rider's age. This leg­is­la­tion will as­sist us in re­spond­ing to these types of com­plaints, but we still need the com­mu­nity's help in iden­ti­fy­ing the ad­dresses where these bikes are com­ing and go­ing from. You could also be el­i­gi­ble for a re­ward of up to $1000 from Crime Stop­pers if the in­for­ma­tion leads to an ar­rest. - Sergeant Paul Trim­ble A PERTH man (25) is al­legedly re­spon­si­ble for part of a spree of 21 crimes com­pris­ing seven car thefts, seven bur­glar­ies and seven thefts from cars in the sub­urb since Fe­bru­ary 23.

“One of the cars was dumped on the beach in Scar­bor­ough af­ter it went through bol­lards,” Se­nior Sergeant Craig Davis said.

A car, TV, lap­top, speak­ers and a wal­let with credit cards were taken from a Dehli Street home be­tween mid­night and 3am on Fe­bru­ary 25, be­fore the car was later found aban­doned in Green­wood.

It will be al­leged fin­ger­prints led po­lice to the man, who will face mul­ti­ple bur­glary, car theft and steal­ing charges af­ter be­ing re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court on March 10.

PO­LICE will al­lege an East Perth man (31) is re­spon­si­ble for break­ing into two cars on Ord Street about 9am on Fe­bru­ary 28. “He al­legedly gained en­try into the first ve­hi­cle by smash­ing a rear, driver’s-side win­dow and a boot win­dow,” Se­nior Sergeant Craig Davis said. Elec­tron­ics, a child’s book, a back­pack and a wal­let were al­legedly taken from the car, and cash was taken from an­other car nearby.

The man was charged with two counts of steal­ing from a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, pos­ses­sion of am­phet­a­mines and crim­i­nal dam­age, be­fore he was re­manded in cus­tody to reap­pear at Perth Mag­is­trates Court at a later date.

WEM­B­LEY

A GANG of youths stole from shops in Cam­bridge Street dur­ing the week­end of Fe­bru­ary 25 and 26. Po­lice said the group of four to eight dark-skinned youths dis­tracted staff be­fore tak­ing stock in­clud­ing al­co­hol and clothes.

The robbed stores in­cluded the BWS bot­tleshop and Cam­bridge Street Coles su­per­mar­ket.

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