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Posted in crime, fremantle, law&order, police, western australia by freoview on September 15, 2016

A  38-year-old man escaped from the Fremantle Police lock-up yesterday and is still on the run. Danny Brooks was arrested in the morning and charged with car stealing, armed robbery and breaching bail conditions, but he managed to escape from the High Street lock up and carjacked a vehicle at the Fremantle train station.

With him a 29-year-old woman also escaped but she was arrested again soon afterward.

The driver of the vehicle was later released and Brooks crashed the car on Mandurah Road around midnight last night. Police believe Brooks might have been hurt in the crash.

It will be interesting to find out how two people could escape from the Freo lock-up as that is obviously not acceptable.

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  1. freoview said, on September 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    What the inner city police station does is having a lot of officers walking the streets, even if it is only to buy coffee or lunch, so that is a preventative plus.
    Most responses don’t come from police stations but from vehicles already out in the suburbs, so the location in High Street is not a big issue for fast response cases.


  2. freoishome said, on September 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I have similar thoughts about the location of the Freo Police Station.
    I think the South Metro aspects of Fremantle should be located somewhere like O’Connor, where there is plenty of industrial type space for locating vehicles, and giving those vehicles better access to their wider region. Also locate the administrative aspects of that wider role at that location.
    Additionally have a Fremantle station that deals specifically with the needs of policing the Fremantle Suburb, ie, closer to the team based model that the whole Police Service operates. The requirement of that office location would be much smaller, and could probably be much closer to the Town Hall.

  3. Steve said, on September 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    The cops should go back to where they belong – the police station, and get off high street. Their ‘temporary move’ into the bank seems to have been made permanent, and looks like a bank isn’t a great place to keep prisoners. They’ve chosen one of the hardest places in the city to get in/out from, and have also chosen to take up a fair few number of parking spots.

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