Tuart Hill man charged over burglaries after alleged freeway foot chase

Tuart Hill man charged over burglaries after alleged freeway foot chase

A 39-year-old man from Tuart Hill has been charged with a series of burglary and stealing offences after a police search uncovered more than 100 allegedly stolen items.

The arrest followed a dramatic chase, in which police claim the man ran into the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel.

Yesterday, police attended an apartment in West Perth on an unrelated matter and it is alleged the man ran head first into a window and damaged a glass door to avoid police.

The man ran down Newcastle Street, jumping a fence before he is alleged to have run into the Graham Farmer tunnel causing several cars to take evasive action.

Police claim the man attempted to enter a car but was dragged along the road before he was apprehended.

He was taken to hospital for assessment.

A search warrant was executed on the apartment in Harwood Lane, West Perth and during the search, it is alleged police located and seized more than 100 items including two antique pistols, jewellery and electrical items believed to have been stolen.

The man has been charged with 12 counts of stealing, six counts of burglary and commit an offence, four counts of home burglary, three counts of stealing more than $10,000 from a dwelling and two counts of aggravated home burglary.

He was also charged with three counts of possessing a prohibited drug, fraud, obstructing police officers, walking on a freeway and breaching bail.

He is due to appear in court at a later date.

A 20-year-old woman of Thornlie is due to appear in court at a later date in relation to drug-related offences.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information relating to this investigation is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.