There has been some good community policing this July, with several people being caught and charged with offences thanks to observant residents acting quickly and reporting suspicious behaviours to the Police.
On 11th July, an electrical turret on a footpath in a new Charlotte St subdivision was damaged and a cable was stolen. On the same night, a locked vehicle parked in a car park at the front of units in Andrews St, was entered via the canopy, and a toolbox was stolen.
Overnight on 17th, four windows were smashed at a residence in Andrews St. Entry was gained but nothing appears to have been stolen.
19th – Over a period of a week, a house under construction on McCarty St, had its back door jemmied and building materials were stolen. Also on 19th on North Crescent, an unoccupied residence was entered via an unlocked door, with jewellery, a play-station, and alcohol being stolen. The offender attempted to enter a vehicle on the same premises, and has been apprehended and charged withTampering with a motor vehicle, Aggravated Burglary and Stealing.
And on Fairfax Terrace on this same day, a glass louvre panel was removed from a rear door at a residence, but nothing was stolen. The offender has been charged with Aggravated Burglary.
21st – Two persons were observed smashing a window on Oakdale Rd in Lawitta, and when a witness yelled out, the persons ran off. Also on this day in Macquarie Court, two persons were observed entering a residence via a rear sliding door. Jewellery, cash, and alcohol were stolen.
And the IGA supermarket on Benjamin Terrace was targeted yet again, with a roller door being forced and glass doors smashed. Cash was stolen. As CCTV footage was available and widely distributed on social media, the offender was apprehended and has been charged withBurglary/Stealing.
On 22nd on Fairfax Terrace, rocks were thrown through the windows of two vehicles parked at a residence, on two separate occasions. Police are pursuing suspects.
24th – Over the period of a week, three glass louvre windows were removed from a residence in Warner Ave and the house was entered by offenders, but nothing appears to have been stolen. Glass louvres are a very easy target for thieves , so if you have these installed in your house, please consider replacing them with more secure windows or security grills if possible. Criminals will always target the easy option.
A shipping container on a building site on Gateway Drive was entered some time over the weekend prior to 26th July, with power tools being stolen.
Some time around 30th July, a front number plate was removed from a vehicle parked on the street outside a Southview Crescent residence.
All of these matters remain unsolved unless otherwise stated. Police are anxious to hear from any member of the public who may have witnessed any of the above incidents or who have observed any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.
Police Contact Numbers: 131 444 for Non-urgent matters; 1800 333 000 for Crime Stoppers (www.crimestopperstas.com.au)