Crime Wrap | Stolen ute involved in crime spree on local businesses

Crime Wrap | Stolen ute involved in crime spree on local businesses

A couple of thousand dollars-worth of equipment was stolen from the two charity vans owned by Chosen Church in Kelmscott.

Church and businesses robbed

A stolen white Nissan Navara has been used to break into and steal from a number of local businesses over the past week.

Amongst the items stolen was a fridge/freezer from a charity coffee van owned by Chosen Church in Kelmscott.

The church said it uses the van to “help minister to people who are struggling”.

“Unfortunately, this sees these vehicles parked up, until we can replace,” they said on a Facebook post.

“If you happen to be the people who stole the items, it would be wonderful if you could return them today… no questions asked. And if you need help, please let us know, we want to help.”

One woman commented on the post saying the ute belonged to her, and was stolen on Sunday from Gascoyne Haulage in Maddington after it was transported from Exmouth to Perth.

She said the ute was originally full of gear from her holiday, including a kayak, roof racks and awning.

She said the number plates had now been changed.

Another woman commented with CCTV stills of the same vehicle stealing a 400L diesel pod from an earthmoving equipment hire business in the Forrestdale Business Park just before midnight on Tuesday.

One other woman said her son’s work ute had been broken into and his work tools stolen by someone driving a vehicle matching the description given by the church. The family gave chase but lost track of the thieves in Roleystone.

All incidents have been reported to the police.

Boy falls off cliff in Martin

A 16-year-old boy has been winched to safety after falling 10 metres down the Old Barrington Quarry in Martin.

The boy was reportedly walking along the Bridle Trail with friends just after lunchtime on Tuesday when he ventured to close to the cliff edge.

Emergency services including the rescue chopper were alerted to the accident just before 2pm.

The boy was kept conscious while he was winched out of the quarry, then airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital with multiple non-life-threatening injuries suspected including a possible broken arm and spinal injuries.

Motorcyclists killed

Two motorcyclists were killed last Thursday in separate crashes in Perth’s south.

Officers from the Major Crash Investigation Section are investigating a fatal crash which occurred in Como last Thursday, 11 April.

About 8.50am, a black Honda motorcycle – travelling north on Canning Highway – and a black and grey Nissan Navara utility – travelling south on Canning Hwy – collided at the intersection of Preston Street.

The 47-year-old male rider died at the scene.

The male driver of the utility was uninjured.

Another motorcyclist was killed on the same day along the Kwinana Freeway near Berrigan Drive, Jandakot.

About 2pm, a black Triumph motorcycle was travelling southbound on the Kwinana Freeway when it collided with white Mitsubishi Triton utility travelling in the same direction.

The 35-year-old male rider died at the scene.

The female driver of the utility was uninjured.

Major Crash investigators are appealing for any witnesses to either crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

Police act on Maddington youth crime

Police have cracked down on youth crime in Maddington after pleas from the community.

Gosnells Police initiated a focused operation on juvenile crime last Friday, in response to the concerns raised by community and business leaders in the Maddington area.

Utilising the Identify, Locate and Associate (ILA) approach, officers rapidly apprehended those responsible.

The operation led to numerous individuals being charged with various offences including stealing, criminal damage, burglary, threats and robbery.

In total, five juveniles and one adult were charged.

Acting Senior Sergeant Paul Watts said the arrests sends a clear message to offenders in the community.

“This initiative demonstrated Gosnells Police’s commitment to preventing crime and enforcing the law while reminding the community that threatening business owners and stealing from shops with impunity will not be tolerated no matter what your age is,” he said.

“More operations like this are scheduled in the upcoming months to address different types of crimes in the Gosnells Police Sub-District”.

WA Police encourage anyone with any information about anti-social law to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online via

Several bikes and an electric scooter were found amongst the haul.

Police find drugs, cash

As a result of a quality vehicle stop and subsequent search of a house in Langford the Cannington Police Inquiry Team have uncovered prohibited drugs, cash and stolen property.

Inquiries are continuing.