Weekly crime report: Police make drug arrests

Collie Police had a busy week with several separate drug arrests around town.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said police had made two arrests as a result of a search warrant on May 4.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had executed the search warrant at a house on Prinsep Street and as a result a 30-year-old Collie man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and three counts of offering to sell or supply prohibited drugs.

Senior Sergeant Soutar during the search of the man’s house, another vehicle turned up.

Police spoke to the 26-year-old male driver and after a subsequent search of his car, he was also charged with possessing a prohibited drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Both men will appear in the Collie Magistrates Court later this month.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also made a drug-related arrest on May 2.

He said police had been called to the Federal Hotel about 6.30pm to speak to a man who was asleep out the front.

As a result of the conversation and a search, the 47-year-old man was charged with disorderly conduct and possessing a prohibited drug.

He will appear in court later this month.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also nabbed another person in a routine vehicle stop.

He said police had pulled over a vehicle in Benwell Place on May 7 and spoke to the 22-year-old male driver.

Police then searched the car and as a result the man will be appearing in court later this month, also charged with possessing a prohibited drug.

Senior Sergeant Soutar also said police were seeking information about two suspicious fires lit on the weekend.

He said on May 5, police were called to a suspicious fire on McAvoy Road in Allanson where several small fires were lit in bushland.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police were also interested in a suspiciouly-lit fire that burned a small area near Rigby Street and Gladstone Crescent on the evening of May 5 before it was extinguished.

Police are looking for information after a car was broken into on Atkinson Street overnight on May 6. Senior Sergeant Soutar said it didn’t appear that anything had been taken.

Any one with information can contact Collie Police on 9734 6333 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

Senior Sergeant Soutar also said Collie Police would be holding a Mothers’ Day raffle this weekend to raise money for Police Legacy, which supports families of police officers who have lost their lives.

He said tickets for the raffle were available from the Collie Police Station, with the prize drawn on Saturday, May 12.