Pair charged over string of Perth burglaries

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CRIME WATCH

KARRINYUP

A MAN has been charged with assault after a domestic violence incident.

Police were called to a Karrinyup home on May 30 at 8.30pm after an 18-year-old woman reported her 19-year-old partner had struck her with a large spanner.

The man also allegedly broke a window at the home.

Police found the man hiding in bushes outside the property and arrested him.

The woman also reported assaults that occurred on May 26 and 27.

The man was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful damage and released on conditions he not attend the woman’s home.

But he returned to the property the following morning and was subsequently arrested.

Scarborough Police Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall urged people who are victims of family domestic violence to report it.

“Police will take the strongest action possible,” he said.

“To perpetrators of family domestic violence, this behaviour is not acceptable and you will be arrested and charged.”

Crisis Care Helpline: Free call 1800 199 008

 

SCARBOROUGH

SCARBOROUGH police were last week trying to find a man missing from Osborne Park.

Trevor Hocking (29) was last seen leaving his partner’s home on Edwards Street on May 28 at 5.45pm.

Concerns were held for his welfare.

Mr Hocking is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, of medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should contact police.

 

STIRLING

A MAN was taken to hospital after an alleged assault by a group of men in Stirling on Thursday.

The victim, in his 50s, was sitting in his silver Hyundai Hatch near Poincaire Street and Cedric Street just before 11.30pm.

He was approached by a group of men who allegedly demanded his wallet and assaulted him, resulting in a stab wound to his chest.

The man managed to escape and drove to Cedric Street and Karrinyup Road, where he called St John Ambulance, who treated him and took him to Royal Perth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the incident or has dashcam vision of the area at the time.

 

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GLENDALOUGH

SCARBOROUGH police recovered a $5000 bike from a Glendalough home.

Officers arrested a man on Thursday after locating the Giant bike, which was stolen from Glendalough station earlier in the month.

The 22-year-old Butler man was charged with a range of offences allegedly committed in the past two months, including eight stealing charges related to incidents in Glendalough, Innaloo, Osborne Park and Scarborough.

He will face court on June 14.

 

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OSBORNE PARK

TWO people have been arrested after police investigations into a string of burglaries in Osborne Park.

Mirrabooka Detectives launched the investigation after an increase in violent crime in the area, with commercial properties targeted.

A 31-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were charged after officers executed a search warrant at their home on Edwards Street in Osborne Park.

They allegedly found distinctive clothing, masks and bulletproof vests worn during offences, as well as smoking implements.

The woman was charged with aggravated burglary and stealing. The man was charged with attempted and aggravated burglary, stealing, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a bulletproof vest.

The charges relate to burglaries at a Coolbinia home and Osborne Park café and attempted burglary at an Osborne Park business.

 

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NORTH BEACH

POLICE charged two men after a pursuit throughout Perth on Friday.

Officers tried to stop a black Holden Astra hatchback in Welshpool about 1.45pm after reports the driver had a firearm.

The driver, a 26-year-old Girrawheen man, allegedly refused to stop and sped away, causing police to disengage.

The police helicopter later found the car in Yokine. It then travelled to North Beach, where police managed to force the vehicle to stop on Marmion Avenue by using a tyre deflation device.

The passenger was taken into custody but the driver ran from the car to a nearby front yard of a house.

The man then stole a silver Toyota Landcruiser ute that was being loaded by the owner and again evaded police.

The police airwing found the ute in Joondalup shortly after and maintained visual contact throughout several suburbs. Officers deployed another tyre deflation device on the Graham Farmer Freeway and the vehicle came to a stop near Charles Street in West Perth.

Police arrested the driver and allegedly found a loaded firearm inside the hatchback and drugs and ammunition inside the ute.

The Girrawheen man was charged with 12 offences, including reckless driving, aggravated robbery, stealing a motor vehicle and drug possession.

A 35-year-old Armadale man was charged with aggravated robbery.

 

Report information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online

Scarborough Police (non-urgent issues): 9441 6400