Weekly crime report: break-in at waste facility

Police are investigating after a number of items were stolen during a break in at the Collie Waste Transfer Station. 

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the burglary occurred shortly before 9pm on the evening of October 5. 

A number of items were stolen during the break-in, and police have CCTV footage of a suspect wearing a balaclava. 

A number of items were stolen including a TV, tools, air compressor, blower machine, they were all put into a red wheelie bin which was used to take the items off the premises. 

Police said the suspect had gained entry to one of the locked rooms oj the premises, by forcing his way in. 

The person police wish to question over a break-in at the Collie Waste Transfer Facility.

The person police wish to question over a break-in at the Collie Waste Transfer Facility.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said if anyone notices a red wheelie bin they haven’t seen before or some of the items identified as stolen, to let police know. 

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said police were still investigating the ongoing problem of random rock attacks on homes. 

“We are still having rocks being thrown at houses for no apparent reason,” he said. 

“People wanting to scare the occupants, and unfortunately they are causing a bit of damage to windows etc.” 

“We really don’t know what these people are trying to achieve, just pointless vandalism. Quite often we are having elderly people targeted.”

“We would love any information which would assist us in apprehending these offenders.”

The latest rock-throwing incidents have occurred in Regents and Roberts Streets.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said there were now special marker pens available at the Collie police station for people to mark their valuable goods. 

“We have some UV pens available at the station if anyone wants to drop in and pick them up, to mark any important items in the house,” he said. 

The pens can be used in an effort to identify items which may have been stolen. 

Police are investigating an incident where a red four-wheel drive vehicle was stolen from a Collie premises during the week. Police believe it was two youths that took the vehicle, which was later recovered out near Minninup Pool. Police are seeking any information regarding the theft. 

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said local police were going to be targeting speeding over the coming weeks. 

You can keep up to date with Collie Police on Twitter via their account @ColliePol. 

If you have any information regarding a crime call Collie Police on 9734 6333. 

You can also make an anonymous report via Crimestoppers- www.crimestoppers.com.au or on 1800 333 000