Weekly crime report: police investigating thefts

More than $50,000 worth of valuables were stolen from a property on Mungalup Road.
More than $50,000 worth of valuables were stolen from a property on Mungalup Road.

Police are investigating after a large number of items were stolen from a property on Mungalup Road.

A white ute, a John Deere all-terrain vehicle, a Yamaha quad bike and other items valued around $50,000 were stolen.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the property was vacant at the time and the crime happened sometime in the past month.

Police are also investigating a burglary that occurred on the evening of November 9 at a house on Lowry Street.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said the offender tampered with a meter box on the property and gained entry through a front window before an alarm scared them off. Some cash was taken.

Police are also interested to find information about the theft of a police warning light.

Police had attended a truck crash on the Coalfields Highway at midnight on November 9 and set up warning lights.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said that unbeknownst to police on the scene, a passerby had stolen one of the lights.

A range of other thefts have also occurred over the last week.

The rear number plate was stolen from a motorcycle on Swanston Street on November 9, while a wallet was stolen from an unlocked car on Hutton Street on November 13.

Also, two vehicles were broken into on Atkinson Street on November 12.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said the two vehicles had their windows smashed and had been rummaged through, although nothing of value was missing.

Copper piping was stolen from the back yard of a vacant property on Deakin Street sometime between November 4 and November 10 and a water pump was stolen from a vacant property on Johns Road in Preston Settlement. 

A 25-year-old man was arrested on cannabis charges on November 15 after police attended a residence on Coombes Street to speak to the occupant and found a small amount of cannabis sitting on a bench in the shed.

Collie’s recent spate of rock-throwing continued when two people were targeted along Forrest Street on November 10. Senior Sergeant Soutar said enquiries into the incident were continuing.

A 21-year-old man was involved in an incident on Atkinson Street on November 11 and charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and criminal damage. The man was released on bail and will appear in court in December.

Finally, Senior Sergeant Soutar said the Collie Police would be out and about amongst the community at the Collie Show this weekend.