Mandurah police operation an effort to reduce antisocial behaviour and illegal road behaviour

Officer Brad Terrey, Officer Rob Hubbard and local skater Koby Atkinson share a laugh.
Officer Brad Terrey, Officer Rob Hubbard and local skater Koby Atkinson share a laugh.

POLICE sent additional police resources into Mandurah on Thursday night in an effort to reduce incidents of antisocial behaviour and illegal road behaviour.

The operation also targeted known prolific offenders committing burglary and stealing offences.

Following the operation a man and a woman were charged with 21 offences on Friday.

Two teens were also charged with shop stealing offences at Mandurah Forum.

District Inspector Ron Adams said police were not just arresting offenders, but reassuring community safety by engaging with local teens and business people.

“Target locations throughout the operation included Mandurah Forum, Halls Head, Falcon and Dawesville shopping centres, Smart Street Mall, Mandurah foreshore and train station,” he said.

“Local police were supported by all South Metropolitan local policing teams, detectives, state traffic operations, youth community interventions officers and the canine section.”

Mandurah Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson said Mandurah police would be focusing more on shopping centres and local businesses in the next few weeks.

Sergeant Andrew Maher and Senior Sergeant Stephen Thompson

“We had a great response to the operation and people said how good it was,” he said.

“It was pleasing to hear. We got some great results and have some people in custody now.”

More than 20 people were arrested or summonsed for offences including burglary, stealing, outstanding warrants, possession of prohibited drugs, driving under the influence, excess .08 per cent and no driver’s licence.

“There were also four people who tested positive to driving under the influence of drugs,” Inspector Adams said.

“Local Police will continue to target those committing offences and being disruptive members of the community.”