Police noticing spike in thefts from tradesmen

Police noticing spike in thefts from tradesmen
Police noticing spike in thefts from tradesmen

POLICE have noticed a spike in thefts and burglaries in the area from tradesmen and their vehicles and their sheds and storage areas, like sea containers.

Tools are being targeted and police want to reiterate that the tools need to be engraved and have serial numbers on them so they can be returned if found. Do not leave unattended vehicles unlocked, police urge locals tradesmen and tools that have been stolen and reported have not yet been located.

–Senior Sergeant Jason Longhorn,

Midland Police Station

BELLEVUE a business premises was broken into in Bellevue on May 5 between 3 and 5pm. Keys to a vehicle were located and used to steal a Ford Raptor F150 Truck parked nearby. When the vehicle was stolen, a silver trailer was attached containing two yellow and black-coloured See Doo jet skis.

The vehicle was last seen in Upper Swan on May 11 at a roadhouse, where occupants stole fuel before driving off. Registrations on the car is GB9498 and GB949 on the trailer. Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

MAHOGANY CREEKAbout 2am on June 7, police were called to a residence on Great Eastern Highway in relation to a man allegedly armed with a baseball bat damaging property inside the house.

A Central Metropolitan Response Team attended and he ran off into nearby scrub land. Canine unit attended and police dog Santos was deployed. PD Santos tracked a scent for about 100m into the dense scrub land and located the man, who was still holding the baseball bat, hiding among bushes.

A challenge was given and the man complied with demands.

A 21-year-old man from Mahogany Creek was charged with unlawful damage, and he is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on June 30.

GIDGEGANNUPA White Nissan tray-top ute towing a green trailer was seen in Berry Road, with the occupants looking over fences into properties.

Police have asked people to keep an eye on your local area, write down suspicious registration numbers and report promptly.

n A property owner from Reserve Road reports that the solar panel and battery from their front security access gate was stolen in recent days. If anyone noticed suspicious vehicle activity on the left-hand side of Reserve Road driving out from Gidgegannup, ring Crimestoppers or Mundaring Police.