Fires probed

Stirling Times - - News -

Ar­son Squad de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ries of sus­pi­cious fires in Tuart Hill and Os­borne Park.

SCAR­BOR­OUGH po­lice had one of their busiest nights last week, re­spond­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports of steal­ing, busi­ness break-ins and fires.

Se­nior Sergeant Craig Wanstall de­scribed last Tues­day night’s num­ber of re­ports as “ex­tra­or­di­nary”.

Of­fi­cers were kept busy with 10 re­ports of steal­ing from mo­tor ve­hi­cles, sev­eral more than usual, in Wood­lands, Wem­b­ley Downs, In­naloo, Scar­bor­ough, Church­lands, Stir­ling and Os­borne Park.

Items stolen in­cluded a hand­bag con­tain­ing a pass­port, cash, lap­top and iPad, while in one case the vic­tim’s car was stolen.

The same night, po­lice re­sponded to bur­glar­ies at Kar­rinyup Den­tal Surgery, Odin Road Med­i­cal Cen­tre in In­naloo and West Coast Den­tal Cen­tre in Wem­b­ley Downs, though noth­ing was taken.

Cedric Street Den­tal Cen­tre in Stir­ling was tar­geted the night be­fore.

Sgt Wanstall said there were mul­ti­ple re­ports of fires in the early hours of Wed­nes­day morn­ing, start­ing with two cars set alight out­side a home on Al­bert Street in Os­borne Park.

Not long af­ter, a fence out­side a home on the same street was set alight, fol­lowed by tim­ber deck­ing at the front of an Os­borne Park hard­ware store.

Two skip bins out­side a Hut­ton Street prop­erty were also found on fire.

About 2.15am, a car fire was re­ported in Tuart Hill.

The ve­hi­cle was ex­ten­sively dam­aged.

Two sim­i­lar re­ports fol­lowed, with cars out­side homes in David Close and Hec­tor Street in Os­borne Park set alight af­ter the of­fender/s re­moved the fuel cap, in­serted a rag or cloth and lit it.

Ar­son squad de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the se­ries of sus­pi­cious fires and want to speak to a man seen wear­ing an orange jacket, car­ry­ing a bag and smok­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or make a re­port on­line at www.crimestop­per­swa.

One of the cars that was set alight last week.

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