Police want to speak to the man pictured who they believe can help them with inquires into a stealing incident on Monday, April 3. At 1.40pm, a man entered a Fremantle liquor store and took several items from the shelves before leaving without paying. A nearby security guard tried to stop the man but police allege he pulled out a large screwdriver from his pocket and threatened the guard with it. The man is described as darkskinned, 175cm tall with dark hair and beard. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with the word ‘Emperor’ on the back, black shorts and a fingerless black glove on his right hand. Anyone with information about the incident or the man’s identity is asked to call Crime Stoppers.
A 61-year-old man died after being found floating near his aluminium dingy just off Woodman Point. The man was pulled from the water by other boaties and given CPR before being taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital just before 7.30am on April 16. He died a short time later. A report is being prepared for the coroner.
A 34-year-old man was charged after allegedly leading police on a chase through bush tracks and the Rockingham Cemetery. Police said they attended a Yangebup home about 1.30pm on April 14 to talk to the man before he fled in an FJ Toyota Cruiser. The police helicopter followed the man as he drove through bush tracks and the cemetery. The incident came to an end when police stopped the vehicle in Rockingham. Police allege they seized drugs and drug paraphernalia following a search of his vehicle. The man, of no fixed address, faces seven charges including failing to stop, reckless driving, possessing a prohibited drug and breach of bail.
DRIVER CAUTION AS SCHOOL RETURNS Local police would like to remind motorists to take extra care around schools as kids return to the classroom after the Easter holiday break. Motorists should remember to stick to the speed limit in school zones and watch for students crossing roads. Drivers should also be alert to the fact buses might be stopping frequently to pick up and drop off students. – Cockburn officer-in-charge James Bradley