SOME LIGHT WORK CAN STOP CRIME

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

Of­ten over­looked and taken for granted as a crime pre­ven­tion and road safety tool is the hum­ble street light. Have you a street light that’s not work­ing near your home or busi­ness? Western Power will fix it. To re­port a faulty of bro­ken street light visit www.west­ern­pwer.com.au/power.com.au/power­outages/re­port-a-faulty-stree­l­ight.

- Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Hazell CRAWLEY

TOURISTS’ parked hire cars have been tar­geted by thieves be­tween Royal Perth Yacht Club and the Blue Boat­shed at the river­side end of Park Av­enue, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Sergeant Rachel Green said pass­ports, back­packs and lap­tops had been stolen.

Po­lice have re­ports of at least seven tourists’ cars from which valu­ables were taken in the lat­est spate un­til last Thurs­day. Last Mon­day, a south­ern sub­urbs boy was charged with thefts from cars in the area in April and he will appear at Perth Chil­dren’s Court at a later date.

CITY BEACH PO­LICE say fraud­sters racked up $900 in debt on a credit card taken from a let­ter­box at a Kalinda

Drive home be­tween June 1 and June 2.

Sgt Green said there had been a spate of thefts from let­ter­boxes in Wem­b­ley and City Beach. A card taken from Kalinda Drive home was il­le­gally used for five hours.

Sgt Green said 17 sep­a­rate trans­ac­tions were con­ducted.

COTTES­LOE IT is al­leged a Dou­ble­view man (18) ran from po­lice af­ter he crashed his Subaru near the Eric Street-stir­ling High­way in­ter­sec­tion 1.05am on June 7. Sergeant Paul Gelmi said the man was arrested in a nearby park. It will be al­leged the Subaru mounted a kerb and struck a wall and a power line, which caused the car to be wrecked.

The man was charged with blood

al­co­hol greater than 0.05, tres­pass, wil­fully mis­lead­ing po­lice and care­less driv­ing. He will appear in court at a later date.

MOS­MAN PARK THIEVES stole a Giant model bi­cy­cle af­ter they en­tered a home through an unlocked garage. Sgt Gelmi said an unlocked garage door en­abled thieves to en­ter and take the bi­cy­cle from a Hope Street home be­tween May 5 and May 31.

WEM­B­LEY PO­LICE said $600 worth of frozen bar­ra­mundi fil­lets were stolen from a Cam­bridge Street restau­rant on June 3.

Sgt Green said the fish were be­ing stored in an out­door freezer at the rear of the busi­ness.

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