Belmont: man arrested after WA Police dog Mako gets involved

Police dog Mako in action.
Police dog Mako in action.

A MAN has been charged with a string of offences after WA Police dog Mako was deployed to apprehend him in Belmont overnight.

About 10.20pm, officers attempted to stop a stolen Volkswagen Golf hatchback in the Armadale area.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle and it was last seen heading towards Roleystone.

Later officers were called to a car fire in Roleystone which turned out to be the Volkswagen Golf.

About the same time a Mazda sedan was stolen from a nearby residence.

Just after midnight, officers observed the stolen Mazda in the Thornlie area.

The Mazda was abandoned at the intersection of Belgravia and Fulham Streets in Belmont and the driver fled on foot.

Police Dog Mako was deployed and he tracked the driver who was hiding on the roof of a home on Fulham Street in Belmont.

A 21-year-old man was taken into custody.

The man, of no fixed address, is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today on the following charges:

  • Possessing a Prohibited Drug (Cannabis);
  • Stealing Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly;
  • Obstructing Public Officers;
  • Stealing;
  • Possessing drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant;
  • Driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation) ;
  • Reckless driving to escape pursuit by police;
  • Driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop (circumstance of aggravation);
  • Stealing Motor Vehicle;
  • Reckless driving to escape pursuit by police;
  • Possessing a Prohibited Drug (Amphetamine);
  • Criminal damage by fire;
  • Aggravated home burglary and commit; and
  • Never held a drivers licence.