Police to target beach and river

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

As the days continue to get warmer, WA Police will be putting extra patrols along beaches and popular riverfronts across the south metropolitan area in a bid to eradicate anti-social behaviour, excessive alcohol consumption and stealing offences.

Acting Metropolitan Regional Office police commander Charlie Carver said officers policing beachfronts would be adopting a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour.

‘Drinking in public places is illegal, and where identified liquor infringements will be issued,’ Supt Carver said.

‘Officers will be targeting those people that are creating disturbances or acting in a drunken, aggressive manner.

‘Behaving responsibly on the beaches ensures everyone can enjoy our favourite summer pastime and also remain safe.’

South Metropolitan crime prevention officer Paul Sampson said police were also urging locals to ensure doors and windows were locked. He said hot weather prompted locals to keep windows and doors open for air, giving thieves easy pickings.

‘People cannot go out and leave their homes unlocked and expect it not to be burgled when they return,’ he said.

‘Open doors and windows in summer is the easiest and most frequent way of thieves getting in.’

Anyone who witnesses anti-|social behaviour in public or a break-in at a home or car is urged to call police on 131 444.