Tip-off leads to raid

Sgt Bruce McDonald with some of the items.
Sgt Bruce McDonald with some of the items.

Police arrested six people and charged them with offences relating to drugs, weapons and stolen property, seizing methamphetamine, cannabis, cash and items linked to burglaries as far away as the Vines.

Murdoch local policing team 3 Sergeant Bruce McDonald said the successful bust was initiated by a phone call from a concerned member of the public.

He said police then followed the lead and gathered enough information to conduct search warrants on two neighbouring addresses and found the items in one of the homes.

Sgt McDonald said his team gathered 86 items from the Curan Street address and charged four men and two women.

Police allege some of the items seized during the search were suspected of being stolen from burglaries and stealing offences and then exchanged for illicit drugs. This included computers, toolboxes, jewellery, alcohol, televisions, stereo equipment, collector coins, cash and a handgun.

Sgt McDonald said the result was a good example of the residents and police working together to address a problem in the community.

A 27-year-old Coolbellup man was charged with possessing methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply, possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property, receiving, possessing a controlled weapon, possessing drug paraphernalia, and having ready access to both a weapon and illegal drug. He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on October 6.

A 23-year-old Hamilton Hill man appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on September 13 charged with breach of bail and giving a false name to police and was remanded in custody. He will appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on October 8.

A Coolbellup man (62) will be summonsed to appear in court on charges of possessing methylamphetamine with intent to sell and supply, using premises for the use of prohibited drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

A Kardinya woman (22) will be summonsed to appear in court on charges of possessing methylamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia and possessing MDMA with intent to sell or supply.

A Coolbellup man (54) and a 38-year-old Coolbellup woman will be summonsed on various charges.