‘Out of control gathering’ in Yanchep and Darch assault part of busy weekend for northern suburbs police

POLICE attended several disturbances across the northern suburbs over the weekend, including an “out of control gathering” in Yanchep and a serious assault in Darch.

WA Police Sergeant Andrew Maher said police received a call about 10.25pm on Friday about a disturbance in Shannon Street, Yanchep.

“Police arrived to find about 40 to 50 youths gathering in the street and acting disorderly,” he said.

“Bottles were being smashed on the road.

“The party was declared an out of control gathering and extra police vehicles attended.

“Groups were dispersed from the area.”

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Sgt Maher said three boys were charged with disorderly behaviour and investigations were continuing.

Joondalup Detectives are investigating a serious assault that occurred in Darch early morning on Saturday.

“About 4.20am, police were called to a disturbance involving several people in Hampton Road,” Sgt Maher said.

“On arrival, a man in his 20s was located laying on the road unconscious with injuries to his head.

“(St John Ambulance) attended and took the man to Royal Perth Hospital. His condition is considered to be serious but not life threatening.”

Sgt Maher said detectives were investigating the circumstances and anyone with information could call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

Police also charged a Northbridge man (33) in relation to break-ins from vehicles at Larkspur Park, Heathridge on Friday.

Sgt Maher said police received a call about a man allegedly breaking into cars about 10am , and the man fled on foot over neighbouring fences when officers attended.

“Police dog Whiskey was deployed and he located the man on the property of a Channel Drive home,” he said.

“It is further alleged the man attended the area in a black Mitsubishi station wagon which was stolen from Inglewood on the March 24.”

Police charged the man with theft, stealing a motor vehicle, unlawful possession and trespassing.