Crime in your suburb: Southern Gazette

We are now moving into the colder and darker winter months, so here are a few tips and tricks to keep in the back of your mind to help you have an enjoyable and safe evening out in the dark.

Think about were you will park even before heading out � where lighting is good and it�s busy. Remember to remove valuables and lock your car. Your personal safety is paramount, so forget the short cuts, particularly at night. Walk briskly with others on the main strip, be aware of your surroundings, keep your handbag close to your body and your mobile within reach.

If someone suspicious stops and asks for help, be careful and on your guard. Be polite, but stay out of reach. If it doesn�t seem right, it probably isn�t, so walk away quickly in another direction.

Invest in an alarm on your key ring. Always have a personal safety plan in the back of your mind – how am I going to return home after dark? Which ATM am I going to get money from? What would your first response be if you were followed or even harassed?

Some simple strategies can go a long way to helping you enjoy your night and be just that bit safer when out and about.

South East Metropolitan Community Engagement Coordinator, Sergeant Matt Sharp

SALTER POINT Major Crash Investigation officers charged a 44-year-old Ridgewood woman following a crash on Kwinana Freeway in Salter Point on Sunday, May 3.

Police allege that between 9.15-9.20pm the woman drove a black Holden Commodore in the wrong direction (north in the south bound lanes) of the freeway.

The car, travelling towards Perth and to the north of the Mt Henry Bridge, crashed head-on with a beige Holden Acclaim travelling south.

A front seat passenger in the Acclaim, a 19-year-old woman from Viveash, received life-threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old male driver of the Acclaim, from Beechboro, had minor injuries.

The Ridgewood woman has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving occasioning bodily harm.

She is due to appear at Perth Magistrate�s Court on Thursday, May 28.

Major Crash investigators are asking witnesses who saw the crash to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

CARLISLE Police have released animage of one man wanted in connection with stealing a car about 2pm on Friday, April 10 in Oats Street, Carlisle.

A man driving his car along the street towards the railway line had it stolen by two men after he pulled off to the side of the road.

As he got out of his car he noticed two men approaching.

He told police they surrounded him, demanding his keys or they would stab him.

Fearing for his safely, he dropped his keys and phone, and ran to safety.

The car, a grey Audi Q5 with the registration 1EJJ 708, was found later that night abandoned on Taree Street in Bentley.

The wanted man is described as dark skinned with a pointy chin and stubble, dark hair touching his eyebrows, about 178cm tall and wearing a dark top and scruffy blue jeans.

If you know this man or have any information about the offence, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, where calls are strictly confidential.