Four charged with various theft offences

Four charged with various theft offences

Senior Sergeant Gary Saunders said they had charged a mother, her two sons and one of the men’s girlfriend on separate occasions recently.

Sgt Saunders said they charged a woman (51), from a Graham Road address, with six counts of possessing stolen property following a search at the house on May 15.

He said detectives located a multitude of Apple products such as iPads and mobile phones, and a significant quantity of other computer and electrical device brands.

‘Police seized the items suspecting they were proceeds of stealing or burglary offences,’ he said.

‘As a result of further investigations, the items were found to be stolen.’

Sgt Saunders said they charged a man (29) and woman (21) in June with receiving stolen property and fraud in relation to incidents in Clarkson.

He said police would allege the man used a stolen credit card to buy $400 worth of gift cards from a hardware store on May 13, which he then gave to the woman, who used them to buy expensive tools.

The detective said they would also allege the woman received a mobile phone and jewellery that the man bought using the stolen credit card, and had sold them to a pawnbroker the same day.

According to Sgt Saunders, detectives charged another man (27) from the same house with four counts of fraud and two of receiving stolen property on July 3.

‘Police conducted a vehicle stop of a Holden Commodore in Mindarie; a search of the vehicle located phones and credit cards that had been reported stolen the night before,’ he said.

Sgt Saunders said the man was also facing charges of possessing amphetamines and drug paraphernalia and was due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on July 30.

The detective said people should record details of their valuables and if property was stolen, include detailed descriptions in online police reports.

‘If someone is a victim of a crime, or something gets stolen, it’s important that they update their police report as soon as possible,’ he said.

‘It allows detectives to have a better chance of tracking the property if they get a report in a timely manner.’