Pool visit ends in car chase

Amy Caverley in her car.
Amy Caverley in her car.

Last month, Mrs Caverley was relaxing at the pools when two Canning Vale sisters, aged 19 and 13, allegedly climbed over the fence and stole her swimming bag, which contained her car keys.

The sisters then went to the car park and allegedly used the alarm on the car keys to locate Mrs Caverley’s new blue Hyundai, which they jumped in to and drove off in.

Unbeknown to them, a teacher and two parents from John Wollaston Anglican Community School were also at the pools and had seen the girls acting suspiciously, prompting them to search the car park when they heard that Mrs Caverley’s bag had gone missing.

‘The two mums took off after my car, which was stolen by the two young girls,’ Mrs Caverley alleged.

‘These brilliant ladies sent back information on where the car was, including a stop at Coles and what roads they were turning into, while the teacher co-ordinated all this and relayed their location back to the police.’

Detective Sergeant Stuart Mansell said police were able to trap the girls in a cul-de-sac in Kelmscott, arrest them and return Mrs Caverley car intact.

A 19-year-old teenage boy from Mirrabooka, who the girls are believed to have been connected with, was also on the scene.

Det Sgt Mansell said when police closed in on the girls, the boy allegedly fled in a blue Commodore sedan, which led to a police pursuit, involving the police helicopter.

He has since been arrested and charged with failing to stop, aggravated dangerous driving and no licence.

The sisters were both charged with stealing a motor vehicle.

Mrs Caverley said she was very grateful for the support and help people at the school gave to help her get her car back.

Coincidentally, Mrs Caverley used to be the head of science at John Wollaston Anglican Community School.

She delivered a bunch of flowers to the teacher and two mums, who wished to remain anonymous, the next day to show her appreciation.