Police news from Moora and the surrounding areas from June 13 to June 20.
Moora Police with Senior Constable Peter Toia
ON JUNE 12 while it was wet and stormy someone took the liberty of sneaking around and committing a burglary in Broad Way and an attempted burglary in Stafford Street, Moora.
The owner of the Stafford Street property was alerted that someone was trying to get into the house by the family dog which resulted in the person disappearing.
The Broad Way burglary offender gained access to the house through an open garage door and then through sliding glass doors into the house.
A wallet and purse was stolen.
On June 14 Cellarbration Liquor Store had its front double glass doors smashed.
The offender was unable to gain entry because of the steel roller door.
On June 16 in Roberts Street a stereo system was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
The Moora Hotel drive-through bottle shop was robbed on June 17 when a male and female customer who bought a six pack of beer also helped themselves to four bottles of spirits while the attendant was busy.
The offence was filmed on CCTV and the woman offender was recognised as being local and has since been charged.
The male offender, not local, has also been charged with the offence.
Three of the bottles of spirits were located.
Also during last week at about 7.30pm while Moora police were attending an accident scene on the Great Northern Highway, they were almost victims themselves of another accident when an oncoming motorist failed to take note of flashing emergency lights and proceeded to approach the scene at speed, crashing into the trailer that was still blocking the road from the first crash.
It is timely to remind motorists that flashing emergency lights are for a very good reason and at all times you must either stop or proceed with caution until it is safe to continue driving.
RAC Rescue was sent to a car versus tree crash in Robinson Street, Gingin last Wednesday, June 13 at 1.05am.
Gingin South Bush Fire Brigade firefighters were also called to the scene.
On June 14 just before 7pm a 26-year-old woman, Amber Smith from Woorree was killed while travelling as a passenger along Brand Highway south about 15kms north of the Gingin townsite.
The male driver of the vehicle veered off the road, rolled down a steep embankment and hit a tree.
The woman, who died at the scene of the crash, was trapped in the vehicle and it was some time before emergency services were able to free her body.
The male driver of the vehicle was taken to Joondalup Hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.
Wongan Hills Police with Sergeant Ben Tomasini
Over the past week local police have apprehended and charged a 56-year-old woman with being the owner driver of an unlicensed vehicle, a 43-year-old male with a blood alcohol level in excess of 0.08 grams, a 41-year-old female on three counts of stealing, a 22-year-old female with attempt to pervert justice and a 42-year-old female with attempt to pervert justice and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and a blood alcohol level in excess 0.08 grams.