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EASTER BOOZE BIKES

Posted in alcohol, drinking, fremantle, police, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2017

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The WA Police gave Fremantle people and visitors an Easter surprise mid Monday morning on Marine Terrace.

It wasn’t the booze bus but three booze bikes who stopped motorists and tested them for alcohol.

Oooooh, I am over the limit? It must have been the Grand Marnier inside the Easter egg I ate earlier. ; >)

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$ 1 MILLION FOR POLICE ASSAULT ON FREMANTLE ESPLANADE

Posted in fremantle, law&order, police by freoview on December 9, 2016

Fremantle couple Robert Cunningham and Catherine Atoms have been awarded $ 1 million in damages by the WA District Court for an arrest made on the Esplanade and tasering by police in November 2008.

They  claimed they had been falsely imprisoned and assaulted when they were tasered and handcuffed  outside the Esplanade Hotel.

They had alleged the behaviour of the officers constituted battery and assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

Amazing that it took them eight years to get justice!

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ANOTHER STABBING IN FREMANTLE

Posted in alcohol, anti-social, city of fremantle, law&order, police, violence by freoview on December 1, 2016

It is a crying shame that there has been another stabbing in Fremantle, this time a 17-year-old boy was stabbed just before midnight in front of a kebab shop on the Cappuccino Strip last night. Earlier this week a man who had been stabbed near the railway station died, and reports of violence in the inner city are damaging Fremantle’s reputation as a family friendly city.

My observations when walking through the CBD daily is that at daytime there is not enough police on the beat but there is good visual presence of CoF security officers, however the latter only work till early in the evening and not at night so the cops need to increase their foot patrols at night.

Violence and anti social behaviour is not something council can fix, but the City of Fremantle needs to start looking at rigorously implementing its alcohol policy and not adding more fuel to the fire by allowing more alcohol outlets.

I am not sure that I like the big billboard on Stirling Highway at all that proudly announces that Bathers Beach is the first beach in Australia where one can drink alcohol on the beach. It’s not the sort of reputation Fremantle needs.

Roel Loopers

MAN ESCAPES FROM FREMANTLE POLICE LOCK-UP

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.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE CRIME RATE NOT BAD

Posted in city of fremantle, crime, law&order, police, western australia by freoview on July 27, 2016

New crime statistic released is the West Australian today show that Fremantle is doing relatively well compared to other suburbs, with the City of Perth CBD being the worst one.

Fremantle was only 7th in the Worst Crime Suburb, 8th in the Worst for Assaults, 8th again in the Worst Car Thefts, and it did not come in the top ten for the Worst Home Burglary Suburb category.

There is no doubt there is always room for improvement when it comes to crime and anti-social behaviour but it is good to see Freo is not near the top of criminal behaviour.

Roel Loopers

FUGITIVE FALLS THROUGH FREMANTLE MARKETS ROOF

Posted in crime, fremantle, law&order, photography, police, western australia by freoview on July 19, 2016

 

High drama at the Fremantle Markets late this afternoon when a fugitive escaped from police when they wanted to arrest him on outstanding warrants.

The man jumped on the roof of the markets but allegedly fell through the roof, climbed out and resisted arrest.

The fire brigade assisted WA Police to get the man down from the roof where ambulance officers were waiting.

Two TV helicopters and three crews on the ground recorded it all for this evening’s news.

Roel Loopers

 

FREMANTLE TRAFFIC BRIDGE SEARCH FOR SUITCASE MURDER

Posted in crime, fremantle, law&order, police, western australia by freoview on July 6, 2016

 

WA Police continued their search for more evidence at the old Fremantle traffic bridge today to find more clues to the murder of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in the Swan River on the weekend.

Specific tiles that were found in the suitcase were also found yesterday near the traffic bridge.

The Asian woman was approximately 35-45 years old. If you did see her before the weekend or know who she is or where she lived please do contact Crime Stoppers.

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WOMAN’S BODY IN SUITCASE IN SWAN RIVER AT FREMANTLE

Posted in crime, fremantle, murder, police, western australia by freoview on July 4, 2016

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Police have released this photo of the poor woman who was found murdered and stuffed in a suitcase  in the Swan River at East Fremantle on the weekend.

The woman is between 35 and 45 years of age Police believe, and was 158cm tall and weighed 59kg. She was wearing a Tokyo Disneyland shirt and Kathmandu vest.

If you know who this woman is please do call Crime Stoppers!

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BODY FOUND IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports, harbour, law&order, police, western australia by freoview on July 1, 2016

The body of a man was found at near C Shed in Fremantle harbour at around 11 am this morning.

Nine days ago 40 year-old Daniel McCartney went missing from Bathers Beach and has not been located yet, so it will be interesting to find out the identity of the body in Fremantle Port.

Roel Loopers

MAN MISSING AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, police, western australia by freoview on June 22, 2016

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The media and police were at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this morning as 40 year-old Daniel McCartney went missing there early on Monday morning. His car was found at the railway station and some of his belongings at the beach.

If you have seen McCartney since Sunday night please do contact police!

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