Detectives charge three teens over Butler hit-and-run

The vehicle was located in Pinjar.
The vehicle was located in Pinjar.

UPDATE, 2pm: JOONDALUP Detectives have charged three teenagers in relation to Friday’s incident in Butler which left a man (27) with serious injuries. 

“It is believed the victim had been walking through the car park of the shopping centre,” a police spokesman said.

“At the same time, two groups of people were having an altercation. 

“It is believed the victim briefly interacted with the two groups, before continuing on walking.

“A short time later three people arrived in a car. 

“It is believed they had been called to the location by a member of one of the two groups involved in the altercation.

“The car was driven around the car park and it will be alleged it was driven at the victim on purpose, striking him and causing him to hit the windscreen of the vehicle and land on the bitumen ground.

“The vehicle left the scene.

“It will be further alleged the vehicle returned a short time later, and that one of the occupants threw a brick at the victim’s head, striking him to the back of the head. 

“At the time the brick was thrown it is believed the victim was still on the ground, unresponsive, and was not able to defend himself.”

Detectives have charged a Butler man (19), Burns Beach man (19) and Burns Beach girl (17) with doing grievous bodily harm to another person. 

Police allege the Burns Beach man was driving and the girl threw the brick. 

Bail has been refused for all three, with both men due to appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court and the girl due to appear in Perth Children’s Court on Monday, May 27.

UPDATE, 2.55pm: Joondalup Detectives located and seized a vehicle that is believed to be the vehicle used during the incident in Butler.

The vehicle, a blue Holden Commodore sedan, was located on Sunday, May 26 burnt out in bush land about 700m north east of the intersection of Wesco Road and Old Yanchep Road, Pinjar.

EARLIER: DETECTIVES have appealed for information after a man was seriously injured in a hit and run in Butler on Friday night. 

About 9.10pm on May 24, police were called to a shopping centre car park near the intersection of Marmion Avenue and Kingsbridge Boulevard. 

“It is believed the man was struck by an unknown vehicle,” a WA Police Force spokesman said.

“Police and St John Ambulance personnel attended the scene. 

“A 27-year-old man was located with serious injuries. He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.”

Joondalup Detectives are investigating and asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.