“Bring Back Corporal Punishment” to Cut Youth School Violence: Expert

A youth expert has called for the return of corporal punishment in classrooms to help cut youth violence in schools. Police & Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) WA CEO John Gillespie said stronger disciplinary measures were needed to ensure school students were “behaving properly in the classroom and also in the playground” while also protecting teachers…

Man Wanted Over South Lake Petrol Station Armed Robbery

Police are seeking a man involved in armed robbery at a South Lake petrol station. Regional Investigators allege a man entered the petrol station on 17 August at 12:47am and threatened a staff member with a knife demanding cash before fleeing on foot. The man is described as being 170 centimetres tall, with a slim…

RSPCA Offers Support to Domestic Violence Victims

The RSPCA is offering support to domestic violence victims who are fearful of leaving their homes in case their pets are harmed. The State Government has granted $100,000 to the RSPCA to support their Pets in Crisis program, which will set up a foster care-like situation where the family pet is cared for while the…

Two Police Officers Stabbed In Geraldton

A 23 year old Narrogin man has been charged by Geraldton Detectives, over a serious assault last night in Spalding. It is alleged that when officers attempted to arrest the man in relation to suspect burglary offence, he struggled violently and bit one of the officers on the arm. A taser was then successfully deployed…

Police Officer Suffers Head Wound from Samurai Sword Attack

Police Minister Michelle Roberts has said the Western Australian Police officers need better protection following an incident in which a man allegedly attacked a police officer with a samurai sword. Ms Roberts said that police are “absolutely” facing increasingly more violent criminals, and linked the increased violence to Methamphetamine. She also criticised the previous Barnett…

Mandurah Man Arrested After Road Rampage

A Mandurah man has been arrested after a string of incidents, including allegedly ramming multiple cars, forcing entry into multiple houses and assault. Police allege that the 31 year old man threatened the driver of the vehicle he was in around 3:30am on Friday 14th while being driven from Greenfields. He held the driver at…

Police Bust Brothers 4 Life Gang

Police have seized drugs and weapons during an investigation on the Brothers 4 Life street gang. Over the past fortnight police have searched nine properties linked to suspected gang members and associates. A total of seven gang members have been charged with 27 offences relating to illicit drugs, assaults, weapons and firearms. Detective Senior Sergeant…

Teen Left With a Concussion After Claremont Attack

Wembley Police are investigating an assault in Claremont last month that has left a Nedlands man with a concussion. The 17-year-old was walking along St Quentin Avenue at approximately 12:30am on Monday June 5 when he was approached by two men. They had a brief conversation before one of the men punched the teenager in…

WA To Join Nationwide Illegal Firearm Recall

By Taylah Hanna The State Government is encouraging West Australians to take part in the Nationwide Firearms Amnesty, where they can surrender their guns without fear of being prosecuted. Commencing on July 1st this year, people will be able to hand in their illegal or unlicensed guns to WA Police Stations where they will be…