Street Watch

Cockburn Gazette - - STREET WATCH -


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

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