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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

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