NEW POLICE POWERS TARGET TRAIL BIKES
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.
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.