Bunbury police have reconfirmed their commitment to lowering the crime rate in Dalyellup but arresting a 22-year-old man from Katanning who was wanted in relation to a number of burglaries.
Earlier in November, a member of the community contacted police to let them know the man had allegedly broken into his property and was still on the premises.
Bunbury police sergeant Robert Fay said at the time officers were in the street, investigating a related burglary and were able to attend within one minute to make an arrest.
“The man from Katanning was originally charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of stealing, one count of common assault and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia,” he said.
“A forensic analysis then linked the man to an alleged burglary that happened between November 4 and 6 which added another aggravated burglary and stealing charge to his record.
“He was bailed to appear in Katanning Magistrates Court on December 6.”
Sergeant Fay said the arrest was testament to members of the community remaining vigilant and using technologies such as CCTV to catch criminals.
“Coming into summer and the hot weather it is important for everyone to remember to secure their valuables along with windows and doors – not just leaving them open and presenting an easy target,” he said.
“Many burglaries are opportunistic and we must work together with the community to prevent them wherever possible.”
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