Cop's Corner: Wannabe thieves looking for food

ON APRIL 8 police received a number of call outs, mostly for breaking and entering offences.

One incident was related to a domestic violence issue which resulted in a man being charged with aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm.

A woman was taken to hospital to have a gash on her face attended to.

It is believed the incident was alcohol related.

There has been a spate of burglaries occurring over the past week which often spikes with the onset of school holidays.

The Moora Bowling Club in Gardiner Street received damage to the front door of its premises where it is believed that someone had being trying to force entry.

The Moora Playgroup in Clinch Street had the front door kicked in.

It is thought the offenders were most likely looking for food.

The Moora Recreation Centre was broken into when offenders forced entry by breaking the glass window over the servery area.

Again it is thought offenders were looking for food.

A forensic officer from Wheatbelt District Office was able to obtain blood samples from this incident.

A vehicle stop was carried out on the Moora Bindoon road early evening on April 9 which resulted in the seizure of 30 grams of good quality of cannabis.

While talking to a 45-year-old male travelling back to Carnamah officers detected the smell of the prohibited drug which instigated a search of his vehicle.

He will appear in the Moora Magistrate’s Court on May 2.

On April 11 the Seventh Day Adventist Church classroom was broken into.

On the same day, an alleged assault occasioning bodily harm occurred at the Drover’s Inn.

A man had been drinking in the hotel when he attacked another patron.

Enquiries are continuing into the incident and the offender is known to police and will be questioned.

Witnesses to the incident have indicated there was no provocation by the person who was attacked.

On April 14 a residence on Drummond Street was broken into while the resident was away. The offenders trashed the house with the throwing of food items.

The Central Midlands Senior High School was broken into.

Entrance was gained through the girls’ change rooms in the gymnasium and the offenders then proceeded to go through teachers’ offices.

It is unknown if anything was taken due to school holidays.

The community is reminded that there are strangers in town and if you see any incident at all that you think is suspicious, contact police immediately – don’t leave it until the next day.

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