Crime Watch: Police charge Carine man over cannabis plants

Items allegedly seized by police during a search of a Carine home. Photo: Scarborough Police
Items allegedly seized by police during a search of a Carine home. Photo: Scarborough Police

SCARBOROUGH Police have charged a Ballajura man with fraud.

Police allege the 33-year-old man made purchases using a bank card lost by the victim on October 20.

He made the fraudulent transactions at shops and service stations in Gwelup, Innaloo, Padbury, Woodvale and Currambine.

The man was arrested on February 27 on outstanding warrants and allegedly admitted to the bank card offences.

He was charged with 12 counts of gaining benefit by fraud, attempted fraud and receiving stolen goods, and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on April 12.

 

A CARINE man is facing court over drug offences.

Police seized 27 large cannabis plants from the 53-year-old man’s Carine home following a search last week.

It stemmed from information provided to Crime Stoppers.

Officers also allegedly found about 30g of pre-packaged cannabis, cannabis seeds and multiple smoking implements.

He was charged with cultivating cannabis with intent to sell or supply, and possessing a prohibited drug and drug paraphernalia.

The man is on bail and scheduled to appear at Perth Magistrates Court on April 4.

 

A MAN has been arrested after allegedly shooting a cyclist in North Beach with a gel blaster toy gun.

Scarborough Police charged the 25-year-old Mirrabooka man with possessing an unlicensed firearm, discharging a firearm to cause fear to the public and common assault over the February 13 incident.

It is alleged the offender was a passenger in a silver Subaru travelling south behind a cyclist on Marmion Avenue between Beach Road and Reid Highway.

He pointed the gel blaster firearm out the window and discharged several rounds of the pellets at the victim, hitting him in the face and body.

The cyclist was alarmed but did not receive serious injuries.

He saw the gun nozzle sticking out of the car’s passenger side window as it passed him and was able to record the vehicle’s registration number.

The accused attended Scarborough police station on March 13 and handed in the gun, which will likely be destroyed, and will face court on April 12.

 

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Scarborough Police (non-urgent issues): 9441 6400