POWER STATION DEATH A REMINDER TO AVOID AREA
A MAN has been sentenced to two years in jail for breaking in to Fremantle Prison and lighting a fire. Adam John Douglas Merrett (44) was sentenced on May 6 and will serve a minimum 12 months for the incident, which occurred in 2014. He gained entry to cottage number two by smashing a window and used paint to set alight a wooden door causing fire damage to the floor, wall and ceiling as well as smoke damage to adjoining rooms. He was sentenced to 15 months for the burglary and two years for the arson, with the terms to be served concurrently.
POLICE want to identify three people who they believe can help in their inquiries into a stolen credit card. Police say the stolen card was used to book a function at the National Hotel on April 5. Anyone with information or the identity of the three people are asked to call Crime Stoppers.
DETECTIVES are investigating a burglary on an Applecross business between April 29 and May 2. During the burglary, cash and a credit card were stolen, and the card was then used at a number of places in Spearwood and Hamilton Hill between 8.30am and 9.30am on Monday May 2. Police believe the women pictured can help them with their inquiries. The first woman is described as being fair skinned, between 25 and 35 years old, with a medium build, dark wavy long hair and wearing a dark coloured Everlast hoody, long dark pants and thongs. The second woman is fair skinned, between 20 and 25 years old with a solid build, long brown hair and wearing a blue Adidas shirt and light coloured pants. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Crime Stoppers.
I WAS first on scene to the tragic and accidental death of the young man at the old Fremantle Power Station last week. I assisted paramedics in giving him CPR but unfortunately he couldn’t be revived. I spoke with the family afterwards and seeing how upset they were was just heartbreaking. The timeline for development at the site is for others to comment on but
A 31-YEAR-OLD Fremantle man has been charged with nine offences following an incident on Pioneer Road on May 10. Police say that around 5.10pm, detectives saw a Ford Falcon sedan being driven erratically, the driver failing to stop when requested. Police followed the vehicle before the driver abandoned it. Police allege the man had a homemade firearm, ammunition, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia with him. Charges include possessing a firearm in circumstances of aggression, reckless driving and having ready access to both weapons and illegal drugs. He will appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on May 20.
until this happens it’s surrounded by a substantial steel picket fence and security guards. Unfortunately, the fence is regularly damaged by young people drawn to the building to graffiti, photograph and explore. A Police officer was left with permanent injuries from an incident there last year. It is not a place to play around in so please stay out. – Fremantle Police acting Senior Sergeant Nathan Trenberth