‘Our police look into all matters’

‘Our police look into all matters’

Snr Sgt Craig Stephen. Photograph — Richard Polden.

Thieves broke into her house four times in a period of four months and Julie Sanders is to this day still recovering from all the loss and frustration she went through in Walter Street, Gosnells.

Gosnells Senior Sergeant Craig Stephen contacted The Examiner to reiterate that the WA Police investigates all crimes reported by victims.

“I can advise our community that two offenders have been arrested and charged for three out of the four burglaries including fraudulently using a stolen credit card,” he said.

In one of the incidents the intruders took Ms Sanders’ credit cards and used it at a service station in Gosnells.

Ms Sanders said police were not able to get CCTV video or images from the petrol station as they did not have compatible software.

But Snr Sgt Stephen said after investigations they finally got footage and identified a person using a card.

He said a juvenile was arrested at a location in Thornlie on Tuesday and appeared in court.

He also said another person was charged with burglary and possession of stolen property from one of the incidents.

“I acknowledge resident’s stress and frustration when they are a victim of crime but I emphasise all reports made to police will be thoroughly investigated with all offenders identified, arrested and charged,” he said.

“As I have previously stated I am contactable either by e-mail or telephone and will endeavour to address any concerns you have regarding a compliant you have made or ongoing issues in your area.

“If you report something to police I take it seriously as it is a matter concerning you and even though police investigations go unnoticed at times I can assure you they are ongoing 24/7.

“I want all potential offenders in the City of Gosnells to know that local police will not stop investigating an incident until all available avenues of inquiry are exhausted, no matter how trivial some people may believe them to be.”

Snr Sgt Stephen said more security patrols have been implemented in Walter Street as well as curfew checks and targeted patrols in affected areas.