ROAD SAFETY CAN HIT THE SKIDS IN WIN­TER

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

Win­ter is here, and with that there can be an in­crease in road traf­fic-re­lated in­ci­dents due to wet weather. Po­lice will be ac­tively tar­get­ing the safe use of our roads. We ask that you play your part and drive safely at all times. As al­ways, we en­cour­age ev­ery­one to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their per­sonal be­long­ings; this in­cludes lock­ing your doors and not keep­ing valu­ables in your cars. This is a sim­ple ini­tia­tive we can all take to en­sure the re­duc­tion of crime in our com­mu­nity. If you see some­thing, say some­thing.

SU­BI­ACO

A HEYTESBURY Road res­i­dent con­fronted the thief of her Audi, hand­bags, credit cars and house keys while he was in the ve­hi­cle at her home about 6.50am on July 17.

“She opened her front door and saw a man in the front seat of the Audi, and she ap­proached, scream­ing for him to get out,” Sergeant Ian An­der­son said.

The car drove off and was re­cov­ered in Lands­dale a day later.

A red Subaru ear­lier seen by the woman’s hus­band idling in an ad­ja­cent rear lane is sus­pected to have trans­ported the thief and his ac­com­plice, be­fore bark­ing dogs and an un­ex­pected open side gate alerted the woman and hus­band to a pos­si­ble in­truder.

WEM­B­LEY

A MAN doz­ing on his couch watched a bur­glar creep through his hall­way to a house­mate’s bed­room at their Dodd Street home about 4.45am on June 17.

The man, who had been watch­ing golf on TV, ini­tially thought it was his house­mate re­turn­ing home, but he chal­lenged and grap­pled with the in­truder near the bed­room af­ter a wal­let and keys were taken from a cof­fee ta­ble.

The in­truder es­caped by run­ning out of the slid­ing door, and he was de­scribed

as wear­ing a black hooded jumper, while he ob­scured his face with an arm.

NED­LANDS TO­BACCO was tar­geted when thieves hit an Aber­dare Road shop be­tween 4.30pm on July 17 and 4am the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

“They took 30 pack­ets of to­bacco,” Sergeant Ian An­der­son said.

The thieves ac­ti­vated an alarm when they smashed the shop’s front door.

Cig­a­rette pa­pers, fil­ters and lighters were also taken.

SU­BI­ACO

A SLEEP­ING man and his fe­male part­ner were wo­ken by a bang when a thief en­tered a Barker Road home be­tween 4.05am and 4.15am on June 17.

Po­lice ar­rived a short time later, af­ter which it was dis­cov­ered the part­ner’s hand­bag, a purse and two pairs of sun­glasses had been taken.

COTTES­LOE BUR­GLARS ac­ti­vated an alarm when they raided a Sta­tion Street restau­rant about 1.30am on July 17.

“They smashed a front, plate glass win­dow,” Sergeant Ian An­der­son said.

About $3000 was taken from the reg­is­ter.

PRE­SCRIP­TION drugs in six pack­ets were taken when a thief en­tered a John Street house be­tween 10am on June 11 and 2pm on June 15.

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