Bayswater Police arrest alleged Mt Lawley intruder

WA Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said a 37-year-old Parmelia man was charged after he was allegedly seen climbing a back fence in Mt Lawley and the homeowner saw him attempting to get into the house at 6.30pm.

Ms Usher said the man ran off but the homeowner followed him and saw him entering another yard on the street.

“The homeowner following told the man to leave his neighbours’ property, which he did,” she said. “It will be further alleged a short time later the man was seen entering a home on Grosvenor Road through an open front window.”

Ms Usher said the occupants heard rummaging through their home. The intruder left through a window with several items, including car keys.

“Several neighbours were following the man by this time and he allegedly threatened them with a wooden stake and again a short time later with a broken roof tile before running away,” she said.

The man was charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated attempted burglary, trespass, stealing and two counts of possessing stolen article. The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on February 24.