MIDLAND Detectives have charged a Belhus man (22) following investigation into large volume burglaries.
Detectives searched a property on Goomalling Road in Northam on Wednesday and allegedly found more than 450 items of stolen property worth more than $500,000.
WA Police spokeswoman Sarah Dyer said that included three quad bikes, a mini bobcat, motorbike, lounge, dining and bedroom settings, TVs, a Segway, war medals, fridges, washing machine, clothing and tools.
“Inquiries have revealed the seized property relates to a large number of burglaries which have been committed across the metropolitan and Wheatbelt areas including, Sorrento, Quinns Rocks, Upper Swan, Aveley, Ellenbrook, Gidgegannup, Mundaring, Herne Hill, Northam and Forrestfield,” she said.
The man was allegedly driving one of two Toyota Landcruisers involved in a pursuit in Gidgegannup on Tuesday, and arrested at the Northam property after the driver abandoned the vehicle on Chitty Road and fled on foot.
His charges include stealing a motor vehicle, criminal damage, reckless driving and failing to stop for police.
Detectives arrested the other 18-year-old driver without incident on June 14 and charged him with numerous offences including stealing a motor vehicle, reckless driving and no authority to drive.
Inquiries are continuing and further charges will be laid in relation to the seized property.