Weekly crime report: Man charged with assault

Collie Police have charged a 46-year-old man with assault after an incident at Woolworths last week.
Collie Police have charged a 46-year-old man with assault after an incident at Woolworths last week.

Collie Police have charged a 46-year-old man with assault after he allegedly assaulted another man at Woolworths last week.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the victim had been shopping on Thursday, July 5 and was using a self-serve checkout when he was approached from behind by a man. The man then allegedly punched the victim in the face multiple times before walking off into the store.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said staff at the supermarket intervened and aided the victim. He also said it appeared to be an unprovoked attack.

Police found the alleged assailant later that day and he was charged with assault. He will appear in court later this month.

Police also charged a 57-year-old female with several offences after being called to a disturbance in Porter Street.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police arrived and found the woman acting strangely next to a bonfire in bushland. He said police had cause to search the woman, where the found a small quantity of methamphetamine.

The woman was charged with disorderly conduct, possessing a prohibited drug and possessing smoking implements. She will appear in court later this month.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also charged two male juveniles with trespass offences. He said the two males had been disturbed while attempting to break in to a house on Swanstone Street on Tuesday, July 10.

As a result of the incident the two males were charged with trespass offences, with one being remanded into custody and facing court in Bunbury on Wednesday, while the other will appear in the Collie Children’s Court later this month.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also recovered a car that had been stolen during a burglary at a business premises on Marshall Street on Saturday night.

He said the offender had cut through the mesh window of the building and cut through a lock to a workshop. The offender then stole a set of keys and left with a Toyota LandCrusier, which was recovered by police from a river crossing on Lintott Road at 7pm on Sunday, July 8. Its licence plates had been taken.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police charged 12 people with a range of offences over the past week and that police had taken 68 separate reports.

He also said there were currently four juveniles from Collie currently in custody awaiting court appearances and a number of other juveniles on enforced curfews, which were regularly monitored by police.

Anyone with information should contact Collie Police on 9734 6333.