Police praise help of locals in Two Rocks

NEW wheels, traffic signals, Dewars Track and Operation Sweep were part of a police update at a recent meeting of residents in Two Rocks.

Yanchep Sergeant Jason Macander told attendees at the September 28 Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association (TRYRA) meeting the station had exchanged one of its police vans for a pursuit car.

“That’s already seen some result the day after we got it,” he said.

Sgt Macander said they used it to follow a stolen vehicle on Marmion Avenue, and they had also received a phone call from “an eagle-eyed local” about a car outside a house where it should not have been.

He congratulated TRYRA and the City of Wanneroo for the traffic signals recently installed on Marmion Avenue at the intersection with Lagoon Drive and Peony Boulevard.

“We will be out as often as we can to check that people aren’t running the red lights,” he said.

Sgt Macander said residents could call police about roads where speeding was an issue.

“We have been out with our camera as often as we can and at the locations that people have told us. If we know that people are speeding at certain times, we will be there,” he said.

Sgt Macander said police and rangers increased patrols at Dewars Track over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

“The track is not closed – we are simply enforcing the by-laws,” he said.

Sgt Macander said there had been 37 arrests, 19 summonses and nearly 100 charges as part of the metropolitan-wide Operation Sweep last month.

He said recent changes to the criminal code meant first-time offenders for thefts would receive fines rather than going to courts.