Police say reported crime on downward trend in Yanchep sub-district

Sergeant Chris Wride.
Sergeant Chris Wride.

REPORTED crime is on a downward trend in the Yanchep sub-district, local police said.

Sergeant Chris Wride said the sub-district, which covers Yanchep, Two Rocks, Eglinton, Alkimos and Carabooda, had a 12 per cent decrease in reported offences in the year to date compared to the same period last year.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on May 22, Sgt Wride said statistics for the two northernmost suburbs were also lower than in Alkimos and Eglinton.

“The only thing for concern is damage complaints are up a little bit,” he said.

“Two Rocks is travelling a lot better than Yanchep (but) Yanchep is right down on domestic assaults.”

Sgt Wride also told residents police had charged a juvenile offender with several burglary offences recently.

He said expansion works at the station on Yanchep Beach Road were due to finish by the end of October.

The sergeant said the bigger premises would accommodate more officers and allow them to work 24 hours a day in the future, although the opening hours for the front desk would remain 8am-4pm.

Officers to target specific traffic offences in Alkimos

COMPLAINTS from Alkimos residents have prompted police patrols at the Shorehaven Boulevard and Marmion Avenue junction.

Yanchep Sergeant Chris Wride said officers would be targeting traffic offences such as “entering a choked intersection when a second car enters that median strip”, obstructing a carriageway and illegal U-turns.

“There will be no cautions – they will be infringed up to $150,” he said.

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