Joint operation between City of Stirling and WA Police targets graffiti

joint effort nets offenders
joint effort nets offenders

CITY of Stirling Mayor Giovanni Italiano says a joint operation between WA police and City security officers targeting vandalism has been a success.

Operation Clean Slate ran between October 13 and 19, targeting specific graffiti areas through Carine, Watermans Bay and North Beach.

The intelligence-driven operation was based around collecting information on graffiti offences at specific sites, identifying people involved or tags of interest.

From the information gathered by police and City of Stirling officers, offenders will be more easily identified in the future.

Cr Italiano said he was pleased with the outcome of the operation.

‘The City is very proud to work in conjunction with the WA police on this matter and we are glad to see several people have been charged as a result,’ he said.

Seven officers between two unmarked cars surveyed five areas including Carine Rise Estate, Carine Skate Park, Carine Pump House, the Watermans Bay Marine Research Centre and Charles Riley Reserve.

The operation identified seven people, including five people at once in Carine Open Space.

Of the seven identified, police laid charges, including possession of drugs, possession with intent to sell and graffiti.