New Ballajura Police Station hits the ground running with 16 people charged in first week


Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and Ballajura Police officer-in-charge Ian North.
Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and Ballajura Police officer-in-charge Ian North.

THE new Ballajura Police Station has made a promising start after charging 16 people for 20 offences in the first week since it opened its doors on January 9.

Police Minister Liza Harvey and Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan officially launched the almost $9 million station on Cassowary Drive.

Ballajura Police officer-in-charge Ian North said the offences included traffic, thefts and drugs.

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“About five or six of the 16 people charged in the first week since the station opened on January 9 were caught driving without a licence, so they either had their licence suspended or deducted demerit points,” he said.

“So, we are obviously seeing a bit of an increase in that type of activity.”

A man who allegedly drove under the influence in Malaga had his vehicle impounded on January 17.

Ballajura Police were patrolling around Enterprise Crescent at about 11am and observed the car’s movements.

The man also drove with a suspended licence.

He was charged for driving with an excess of 0.8 per cent alcohol and will appear before court at a later date.