Australia Day arson charges
POLICE have charged a man over a fire in Ascot on Australia Day.
Strike Force Vulcan detectives allege about 3pm on January 26, the man set fire to a small tree on the verge of Grandstand Road, in close proximity to houses backing onto the road.
As the man approached the Garratt Road Bridge, it is alleged he crossed to the other side and set fire to a large section of bamboo plants next to a Western Power station.
Department of Fire and Emergency Services extinguished both fires.
The 36-year-old man from Belmont was been charged with two counts of wilfully lighting a fire likely to injure or cause damage.
The maximum penalty is 20 years in prison.
He appeared before the Perth Magistrates Court. appeal for information from the public to help identify the person responsible for creating racist material that has been found in public areas of Belmont and Rivervale.
Similar items have been located in these areas since 2018.
Police want to speak to anyone with information that may assist in identifying the person responsible for creating these items.
If anyone has CCTV capturing the person, or locates similar items, they should contact Crime Stoppers.
Quote reference number 12640.
The pair drove away at speed, with a member of public driving a 4WD or SUV, following the stolen vehicle on to Lichfield Street.
The stolen vehicle has since been recovered.
Police would like to speak anyone with information, including the man that attempted to follow the stolen vehicle.