Man on charges after alleged rampage
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.