Police Investigates Cannington Stationary Store Robbery

Kensington detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in Cannington on Monday 28th March. Around 3:50pm, a man entered a large stationary store on Albany Highway. Whilst looking at various items he took a digital set top box and put it under his shirt. As he attempted to leave the store without paying for the…

Police Investigates Alleged Assault In Oakford

By Nicholas Farrington Armadale Detectives are seeking information regarding an incident in Oakford on Sunday 11 February, in which an elderly couple were allegedly assaulted on their property. The 71-year-old man approached the offender as he walked onto his property and was punched in the head and face, knocking him to the ground, where the…

Man Charged Over Port Kennedy Robbery

Regional Investigations Unit Detectives have charged a man following a robbery at a retail shop in Port Kennedy. It will be alleged a white Ford Falcon carrying three people was reversed into a collection bay of the Saltaire Way store on Tuesday 16 January. Two of the passengers remained in the car while the man…

Rockingham Aggravated Robbery Arrest

A 36-year-old Byford man has been charged with attempted aggravated robbery, after an incident in Rockingham on Tuesday. A 65-year-old man was walking to his car in the Rockingham Shopping Centre carpark, at about 4:30pm, when he noticed a man walking behind him. The man allegedly grabbed the large gold chain the victim was wearing,…

East Perth Apartment Police Search Uncovers Drugs and Stolen Goods

Police have broken up an alleged centre of drug sales following an East Perth search, resulting in charges laid and quantities of drugs, weapons and cash seized. Officers executed three drug search warrants at a Hay Street unit following police surveillance and inquiries in an effort to disrupt activities. They were executed on December 19…

State Government Launches Investigation Following PathWest DNA Mix-Up

Western Australia’s State Government is demanding answers after a DNA bungle by its state-run forensic laboratory resulted in an innocent man jailed for a serious crime while the real offender remained free. The government has referred the matter to the Corruption and Crime Commission while also calling for a Public Sector Commission audit of PathWest’s…

“NAGS” To Target Organised Crime In WA

WA gets its own National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) Strike Team to target organised criminal activities. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan and WA Police Minister Liza Harvey officially launched the operation today. The team is funded by a $10.2 million dollar commitment as a part of the Federal Budget this financial year. The NAGS team will work…

Confiscated Crime Cash Re-invested Into Communities

More than $1.8 million from the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program will benefit victims of crime & at-risk youth. 13 city councils and non for profit organizations received funding to support victims of crime and tackle crimes in WA. Groups including the Nyoongar Sports Association, Gosnells Community Legal Centre, WA Football Commission, Dungeon Youth Centre…

Armadale Residents Demand 24 Hour Police Presence

Fed up residents of Armadale took to the street on Saturday, demanding the police station be available for public access 24/7. “What we are attacking is the policy and the lack of investment in the policing aspect in the Armadale Region,” Mr Buti said. More than 50 local residents in the area turned up to…