Man on charges af­ter al­leged ram­page

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News -

A Man­durah man faces a string of charges over an al­leged crime ram­page.

Po­lice will al­lege the 31-yearold man was a pas­sen­ger in a Ford Ter­ri­tory driven by an­other man about 3.30am last Fri­day, when he pulled a knife and made threats to­wards the driver.

The driver man­aged to stop the car in Ser­pen­tine about an hour later and flagged down a pass­ing Nissan Navara, driven by a 40year-old woman.

Af­ter the woman drove off, the 31-year-old man fol­lowed her in the Ter­ri­tory and rammed her car a num­ber of times, caus­ing it to roll, po­lice al­lege.

Po­lice said the man was then in­volved in ram­ming an­other ve­hi­cle and chas­ing a third car, a Hyundai, driven by a woman, who was able to take refuge at a nearby ser­vice sta­tion.

The man al­legedly aban­doned the Ter­ri­tory and stole the woman’s Hyundai, driv­ing it to the By­ford area, where he rammed a fence, a ve­hi­cle parked in a drive­way and a house.

Po­lice claim the man broke into a house and stole prop­erty, be­fore flee­ing on foot and dam­ag­ing the doors and win­dows of two nearby homes.

The man al­legedly broke into an­other house but was con­fronted by a man liv­ing there, who at­tempted to kick him out.

Po­lice said the man as­saulted the res­i­dent and fled into the loft space of the house.

Po­lice say they ar­rived and en­tered into the loft space to ar­rest the man, but while re­strain­ing him, an of­fi­cer and the al­leged of­fender fell through the loft floor into the room be­low.

The al­leged of­fender was ar­rested shortly af­ter out­side the house. Po­lice al­lege he as­saulted an of­fi­cer on two oc­ca­sions.

The man was taken to Ar­madale Po­lice Sta­tion, where po­lice al­lege he be­haved ag­gres­sively and in a dis­or­derly man­ner.

Two fe­male vic­tims caught up in the al­leged high-speed road rage drama last Fri­day spoke to Seven News on Fri­day night, de­scrib­ing how they thought they were go­ing to die.

The 31-year-old man was due to face Perth Mag­is­trate’s Court on Satur­day on 20 charges in­clud­ing de­pri­va­tion of lib­erty, armed in man­ner likely to cause fear, crim­i­nal dam­age, fail­ure to stop and ren­der as­sis­tance af­ter an ac­ci­dent, steal­ing, acts with in­tent to en­dan­ger life or safety, steal­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and driv­ing reck­lessly, ag­gra­vated bur­glary, as­sault­ing po­lice, com­mon as­sault, acts likely to en­dan­ger life or safety and dis­or­derly be­hav­iour in a po­lice fa­cil­ity.

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