Crime Watch: Drugs and weapons charges after traffic stop

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A MAN has been charged after brandishing a 30cm long kitchen knife at an Innaloo shopping centre.

The 50-year-old Innaloo man had the large knife concealed up his shirt sleeve when he attended Westfield Innaloo on Tuesday, May 14.

He then entered HBF at 3.05pm and spoke to two staff members, where he exposed part of the blade.

The staff feared for their safety and called police, who attended and arrested the man.

Scarborough police charged him with being armed in a way that caused fear.

He was bailed to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on June 13.

An Innaloo man was charged over possessing this knife at a busy shopping centre. Photo: Scarborough Police

 

DRIVING while talking on his mobile phone ended in an arrest on drugs and weapons charges for a 28-year-old man.

Traffic Enforcement Group officers stopped the driver of a Toyota Rav 4 on Scarborough Beach Road in Osborne Park on Saturday, May 11, at 3.45pm after he was seen on his mobile phone.

Scarborough police Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said officers had seen the man behaving erratically and attempting to conceal items within his car.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the alleged discovery of 6.4g of methamphetamine, 3.6g of MDMA and several knives.

Police charged the Camillo man with drug possession and intent to sell or supply and possession of a controlled weapon.

He will face court on May 30.

 

THERE has been a spike in burglaries at commercial properties in Osborne Park.

Sgt Wanstall said on May 15 at 3.45am a man who was riding a motorbike broke into a business on Walters Drive.

The offender used an angle grinder to cut a square in the side of a safe at the premises.

His actions resulted in a large amount of dust as he cut through concrete and steel, which triggered the smoke alarm.

The man was wearing a white hoodie and pants, and a backpack.

Sgt Wanstall encouraged people to report any suspicious behaviour in the area, particularly people on motorbikes and bikes in the early hours of the morning.

 

MIRRABOOKA Detectives have charged a man over a stabbing and assault in Scarborough in February.

A group of men allegedly assaulted another man and stole his wallet after they left The Lookout together on February 4.

The victim received stab wounds to his upper body.

Detectives charged a 22-year-old St James man with intent to harm, committing an act causing bodily harm and aggravated armed robbery in relation to the incident.

He will face court on June 7.

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