Weekly crime report: Police investigate assault

Collie Police are looking for information about a man who allegedly assaulted another man on Sunday afternoon.

Acting Senior Sergeant Terry Townsend said the victim had been walking along Atkinson Street North near the Amaroo Deli on the afternoon of August 5, when he was approached by a Caucasian man riding a BMX bicycle.

Sergeant Townsend said the man allegedly punched the the victim in the face, knocking out two teeth and causing a blood nose.

He said police were calling for any potential witnesses to the assault to come forward in order to help police with their inquiries.

He also said the alleged offender had a dog on a lead and a child with him at the time of the assault.

In other news, police charged a 42-year-old Collie man with several offences after a traffic stop.

Sergeant Townsend said police had pulled over an unlicensed vehicle that was driving along Prinsep Street on the evening of August 4.

He said police spoke to the driver and found that he also did not have a driver’s licence.

They then searched the vehicle and seized a small amount of cannabis and several knives.

The man was charged with no authority to drive, driving an unlicensed vehicle, possession of an illicit drug and possession of a prohibited weapon. He will appear in court later this month.

Police also charged a 58-year-old man with damage offences after he allegedly smashed a window on Forrest Street.

Sergeant Townsend said the man had been drinking at the Crown Hotel when he was evicted just before midnight on August 4.

He said the man then allegedly kicked the door of the premises and hit a window, causing it to smash.

Sergeant Townsend said the man had received a significant cut to his hand and was taken to hospital where he received several stitches.

The man was charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct offences and will appear in court later this month.

Police are also looking for information about a number of burglaries and thefts that were reported over the past week.

Sergeant Townsend said a rear shed at the Collie Scout Hall had been broken into some time between July 26 and August 1.

He said the offender had gained entry through a panel in the shed door before leaving with camping gear and hand tools.

A bicycle and a pink scooter were taken from the back verandah of a property on Porter Street sometime during July, while a pink and white Giant mountain bike was taken from a shed on McCamish Street in the early hours on August 2.

Sergeant Townsend also said a property on Denton Street had been broken into sometime on August 3, after the offender smashed a sliding door and a lounge window. He said it was unknown what had been taken.

Sergeant Townsend said traffic offences had been a focus for police over the last week, with several unlicensed vehicles seized and speeding drivers fined.