Crime in the suburbs: Southern Gazette

Why is it when the rain comes many motorists behave like frustrated race car drivers and break the simple rules of the road?

We don�t have to be Captain Obvious to see the danger and risk they pose to other road users and pedestrians.

Braking distance and speeds always needs to be moderated when driving in the wet.

We see far too many rear end collisions, cars rolled and general non-compliance when the road gets wet.

Check your tyre treads to ensure the car is roadworthy.

Winter is the perfect time to get the car fully serviced and tyres replaced if need be.

Senior Sergeant Ashley Goy, Officer in Charge, Kensington Police

MANNING: Manning library has been broken in to for the second time in two weeks.

Thieves entered the library late on Sunday, June 21 through a window, stole $120 cash, rifled through doors and threw furniture in the main area of the library in a bid to find valuables.

Librarian Crystal Larsen said the front door was replaced after the previous break in, but they were considering upgrading security.

�We are going to have to buy another security camera; we have one but we are looking at getting another one,� she said.

�The library was broken in to two weeks ago so we assume it is the same people.�

Mr Larsen said the break-in was puzzling as staff did not keep a lot of cash on the premises.

Kensington Police are investigating.

Manning library members are asked to return loans to South Perth library until further notice.

VICTORIA PARK:Police are seeking information regarding a burglary in Sunbury Road, Victoria Park on May 25.

Thieves broke into the house and stole property including jewellery, a man�s and a woman�s watch, a ring, a necklace, two Australian passports and other items.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

KARAWARA: Police are seeking the public�s assistance after a burglary on June 1 in Alston Avenue, Como.

Offenders gained entry to the house and ransacked cupboards and drawers.

A car was stolen but later recovered by police.

Police later received information that stolen credit cards were used to purchase food from the Hungry Jacks in Karawara and goods from the Gull Causeway in Victoria Park, BP in Ascot, Caltex Woolworths and a cafe in Rivervale.

The offences occurred between 4.30am and 6.30am on June 1.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.