Crime and Justice Wrap| Drugs, weapons found in Harrisdale home

Crime and Justice Wrap| Drugs, weapons found in Harrisdale home

Some of the drugs seized by police


Drugs and weapons found after search of Harrisdale home

Central Regional Operations Group have charged a 28-year-old Harrisdale man after stopping his vehicle on Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale, last Saturday.

Drugs and weapons were found in the vehicle and as a result the man’s home was searched.

Police found cocaine, steroids, cannabis, ammunition and an assortment of other prohibited drugs.

The man was charged with numerous offences including possessing prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply, ready access to weapons and drugs, possessing ammunition and his vehicle was seized for 28 days for Road Traffic Act offences.

Beckenham armed robbery

Cannington detectives are seeking information in relation to an armed robbery in Beckenham on Saturday, January 20.

The incident occurred about 9.50am on Sevenoaks Street, and detectives believe the person in this image may be able to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who recognises the motorcycle and rider, or who has information regarding residences or other locations the motorcycle rider may have visited in Beckenham, Kenwick and Maddington the same day is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at

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Worker fined for stealing

A worker in Thornlie has been fined for taking money from the till.

Katherine Marie Passeri appeared at Armadale Magistrates Court on January 15 and pleaded guilty to ‘stealing as a servant’.

Ms Passeri admitted to dipping into the Liquorland till four times, taking $2200 in total from her employer over a four-day period in September.

Magistrate Brian Mahon asked her if the money was to service a drug habit?

But Ms Passeri said it was because she hadn’t coped very well when her partner was imprisoned last year.

The judge noted she had no criminal history and fined her $1500 for the stealing. She was also order to pay compensation from what she stole.

“Far out” – lesson learned

A young man who represented himself at Armadale Magistrates Court on January 15 was audibly shocked when the judge handed him his sentence.

Kobe Mark Barnes pleaded guilty to driving an unlicensed vehicle on a suspended license in Byford, and possessing three grams of cannabis.

He was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for a further nine months.

“Far out!” Mr Barnes exclaimed before Magistrate Brian Mahon explained he’d shown leniency to him because of his early plea.