Police charge man with numerous offences

Fremantle Detectives have charged a man as a result of their investigation into a series of incidents that occurred between 23 July and 26 July 2020 across several suburbs.

About 4.10am on Sunday 26 July, it is alleged two men entered a home in East Fremantle where an altercation took place between the offenders and the occupants. It is alleged the offenders pepper sprayed a man in his 50s inside the home before using a pick axe to smash the front glass door, shattering the glass which caused multiple cuts to the victim.

Around 5.30am on the same day it is alleged the offenders went to another home in East Fremantle. As the occupant of the home went to a window to look outside, it is alleged the offenders threw a concrete candle holder through the window resulting in the victim being cut by glass. Another object was thrown through the window breaking more glass. The victim received cuts to his stomach, arms and feet from the glass. As an offender attempted to climb through the window he allegedly pepper sprayed the victim.

About 6.50am on the Sunday, it is alleged the offenders stole a black Hyundai Tucson from a home in East Fremantle. It is alleged the offenders were involved in an altercation with the driver of a Ford Falcon at the intersection of Riseley and Marmion Street in Booragoon. It is alleged the offenders reversed the stolen Tucson with enough force into the Ford Falcon that the rear wheel mount went onto the Falcon’s bonnet. The driver of the Falcon, a man in his 30s was not injured.

Between 8.30pm on Saturday 25 July and 8.30am on Sunday 26 July, the offenders entered a campervan that was parked in carpark at a unit complex in East Fremantle. It is alleged oil was poured inside the vehicle and was wiped over all surfaces in the interior and several items were stolen.

It is further alleged around 8.45am on Sunday 26 July, a woman in her 30s was standing next to her campervan (the same one) when the offender spoke with her before pulling a small canister of pepper spray from his pocket, threatening her.

Fremantle Detectives investigating the above incidents executed a search warrant on a residence in Alexandra Road East Fremantle on Tuesday 28 July 2020 where they located various items of interest and took a 20-year-old man into custody.

A 20-year-old man from East Fremantle is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today (29 July 2020) on the offences of:-

• Home burglary and commit;

• Aggravated home burglary and commit;

• Stealing;

• Attempted aggravated Robbery;

• 2 x Unlawful Wounding with a Circumstance of Aggravation;

• Home Burglary with Intent;

• Aggravated Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm;

• Steal Motor Vehicle.

• Unlawful Act or Omission with Intent to Harm (Endanger life, health or safety of any

• person);

• 3 x Attempted Gains Benefit by Fraud;

• Criminal Damage or Destruction of Property;

• Being Armed in a Way that May Cause Fear;

• Possessed any Drug Paraphernalia in or on which there was a Prohibited Drug or Plant; and

• No Authority to Drive.

The investigation is ongoing into the second offender. Anyone with any information in relation to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

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