Weekly crime report: Naked man at lake arrested

Collie Police are searching for a group of young males who allegedly threatened a group of campers with weapons at the weekend.

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said the victims were driving along Flora Road in Allanson, near Black Diamond Lake, looking for their friends when they were stopped by another vehicle approximately 8pm on January 12.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said three armed men got out the vehicle and threatened the victims, causing damage to the vehicle, before the victims were able to flee.

He said the men were in their 20s and were driving a 75 series Toyota Landcruiser ute with a canopy on the back and a snorkel and spotlights attached to the centre of the bullbar.

Anyone with information about the incident or the vehicle can contact Collie Police on 9734 6333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are also looking for information about a stealing offence committed at Betta Home Living on Friday.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said a man, aged between 20 and 30 with short light brown hair and tattoos on his arm, entered the store approximately 12.30pm.

He then allegedly left the store with items including a toaster and a kettle that he hadn’t paid for, before leaving the area in a white Holden or Ford station wagon.

Police have charged a 22-year-old man from the metropolitan area with committing indecent acts at the Stockton Lake campgrounds on Saturday night.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police were called to the camp at 9pm when campers reported seeing a naked man walking around and ‘talking to people that weren’t there’.

He said police attended the scene and spoke to the man, who was then conveyed to Collie Hospital. He will appear in court next month.

Senior Sergeant Soutar said police had also charged a juvenile who allegedly caused a traffic accident while riding an unlicensed trail bike.

He said the trailbike rider had allegedly attempted to cross the Coalfields Highway from Ferguson Road and crossed into the path of a motorcyclist, causing a collision.

As a result, the trailbike rider was charged with driving offences and had his bike seized by police, while the motorcyclist was conveyed to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are also warning residents not to keep valuables in their cars after a number of vehicles had their windows smashed over the past week.