Youth jumps on bonnet of Rockingham City Smartwatch vehicle

Youth jumps on bonnet of Rockingham City Smartwatch vehicle

REPORTS of a youth jumping on a City of Rockingham Smartwatch car in Hillman have been confirmed.

Mayor Barry Sammels said it happened on Tuesday December 6.

“A City of Rockingham Smartwatch vehicle driven by a female officer attended the area in response to a report that several children had climbed onto the roof of the Hillman hall,” he said.

“After arriving at the hall the Smartwatch officer saw four children, estimated to be around 10 years of age, on the roof of the hall.

“She immediately advised them that it was unsafe to be there and asked them to climb down. The children all complied.

“She explained to the children that an elderly lady in the hall had been alarmed by their presence on the roof.”

“Before the car left the location, and while it was still stationary, one of the children jumped onto the bonnet of the vehicle momentarily.

“The child was not injured; no damage was done to the car.

Mayor Sammels said rock throwing had also been reported in the area.

“A resident has reported several incidents of rock throwing and anti-social behaviour in the area recently,” he said.

Rockingham OIC Brett Reyne said they were aware of anti-social behaviour in Hillman.

“There has been increased activity in Hillman the past two and a half months and we have active lines of inquiry into it,” he said.

“There has been an increase in burglaries the last three weeks although that has been across the board.

“We are looking at some persons of interest.

“There have been a couple of cars damaged at the community centre which we are investigating.”