Crime Wrap | Trampoline escape falls flat, and fraudster caught scamming the...

Crime Wrap | Trampoline escape falls flat, and fraudster caught scamming the elderly

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Man’s bedroom and garden gymnastics fall flatA 38-year-old man’s dreams of making the Olympic gymnastics team have fallen flat during an arrest attempt in Langford this week.About 5:40pm, on Tuesday 9 July 2024, officers entered the Langford home with an arrest warrant; sparking the 38-year-old man’s ambitious escape attempt.It will be alleged; the man climbed out of a bedroom window, into the backyard where he used a trampoline to try and propel himself over the neighbouring fence.He was arrested a short distance away by pursuing police.The 38-year-old man was charged with several offences, including one count of ‘Criminal Damage’ for the destruction of two fence panels.

Man’s bedroom and garden gymnastics fall flat

A 38-year-old man’s dreams of making the Olympic gymnastics team have fallen flat during an arrest attempt in Langford this week.

About 5:40pm, on Tuesday 9 July 2024, officers entered the Langford home with an arrest warrant; sparking the 38-year-old man’s ambitious escape attempt.

It will be alleged the man climbed out of a bedroom window, into the backyard where he used a trampoline to try and propel himself over the neighbouring fence.

He was arrested a short distance away by pursuing police.

The 38-year-old man was charged with several offences, including one count of ‘Criminal Damage’ for the destruction of two fence panels.

 

Man attempts to steal from 93-year-old

Cannington Detectives have charged a 25-year-old man with fraud related offences after he attempted to scam a 93-year-old woman out of $58,000.

Between Wednesday 26 of June and Thursday 27 June 2024, the victim received several phone calls from a man who claimed to be investigating scammers that were attempting to hack her bank accounts.

It will be alleged; the man – who was later identified as the accused – demanded she withdraw $58,000 to enable the investigation of the scammers to be finalised.

He advised the victim that a man would come to her house on Friday to collect the money.

The victim spoke to her neighbour about the phone calls, who then advised her to contact police.

About 9.40am on Friday 28 June 2024, the accused attended the victim’s address in South Perth to collect the cash.

He was arrested a short time later on the Causeway Bridge near Riverside Drive in Perth.

The 25-year-old Victorian man has been charged with two counts of ‘Intent to Defraud by Deceit’ and one count of ‘(Att) Intent to Defraud by Deceit’.

He is next due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on 18 July 2024.

Officer in Charge of Cannington Detectives, Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Thompson said the investigation has identified various groups who target elderly and vulnerable people in the community.

“Victims are being contacted by telephone from people posing to be fraud investigators. These groups convince victims they are in danger of being ‘hacked’ and pose as legitimate fraud specialists willing to assist.

“Once trust is gained, the group’s request large sums of cash and gift card payments to conduct their investigation.

“Cannington Detectives Office would like to urge the public to remain vigilant of fraudulent activities and scams within the community.

“Please have a conversation with elderly or vulnerable people in your lives, and remind them of the dangers that these scammers present.”

All cybercrime reports must be submitted online at the ReportCyber website, which refers reports to the most applicable agency in Australia.

For more information about scam prevention, visit https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ or call the Consumer Protection Advice line on 1300 30 40 54.

Man sustains serious injuries in Maddington hit and run

Officers from the Major Crash Investigation Section are seeking information regarding a hit and run serious crash that occurred in Maddington on Monday, 8 July 2024.

About 7.30pm, a dark coloured vehicle travelling north along Albany Highway, struck a male pedestrian near the 7 Eleven service station.

The 38-year-old pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was conveyed to Royal Perth Hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit.

The driver of the vehicle failed to render assistance to the pedestrian and drove away.
Major Crash officers are investigating the crash and are urging anyone who saw the incident, or who was driving on Albany Highway around the time of the crash, or has any information relating to this crash, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this crash, can be uploaded directly to investigators via this link: https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/community-request/public/seriousmaddington2024

Police looking for 50-year-old

Have you seen this man?

Cannington Detectives are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of 50-year-old man, Robert John Oliver.

Police believe Mr Oliver may be able to assist with an ongoing investigation.

Mr OLIVER is described as being approximately 180cm tall, of medium build with short brown hair and a tattoo on his left hand.

He is believed to be transient but is known to frequent the Perth, South Perth and Mandurah areas.

If sighted, do not approach Mr Oliver but call police immediately on 131 444.

Anyone with information in relation to Mr OLIVER’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online via www.crimestopperswa.com.au.