Submitted by Pat Hart for our community. 

The last month has seen a slight reduction of burglary offences within the City of Armadale in comparison to the same period for 2009. In total, 89 burglary offences were reported to police for the month of May.

Kelmscott recorded the highest number with 27, closely followed by Armadale with 24. Seville Grove recorded 11, Camillo 10, Brookdale 4, Mount Nasura and Harrisdale 3 each, Bedfordale had 2 and Wungong, Roleystone Champion Lakes, Hilbert and Mount Richon all recorded a single burglary.

With school holidays approaching I would urge you all to be extra vigilant and to keep your houses secure even when you are at home. Please report any suspicious activity to police on the number listed below.

Methylamphetamine Manufacture (Update)

The response to last month’s bulletin was outstanding and resulted in 5 clandestine laboratories being located within the City of Armadale.
In the year to date commencing 1 January 2010, approximately 39 laboratories have been located within Western Australia, which is an increase of 15 since the last bulletin was disseminated. The 5 located within the City of Armadale took this years tally to 8, which equates to roughly 20.5% a jump of 8%.
Information received from the public resulted in successful search warrants being executed at residences in Cudal Place, Armadale, Devonshire Terrace, Armadale and Kootingal Road, Armadale.
A further 2 were located in bush land in Karragullen. On occasion methylamphetamine ‘cooks’ will convey the necessary ingredients and apparatus to remote locations to minimise the likelihood of detection.
If you happen to be in a remote area and observe suspicious behaviour, obtain the registration number of any vehicles if it is safe to do so, and supply the information to police. For your own safety do not intervene or engage person’s believed to be involved in this type of activity.
For future bulletins I encourage input from the community. If there are particular issues within your suburb that you feel the Armadale Police can assist you with, or you have information that may assist us then please email and the information will be passed on to us.
Furthermore if there are particular topics or questions pertaining to policing that you would like some information on then feel free to ask and we will endeavor to clarify some of those issues in each bulletin.
If you observe any suspicious persons or activity, please contact the WA Police Call Centre on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 (callers can remain anonymous). Your assistance is vital in reducing crime in your area.
I encourage you all to forward this email to community members who may be interested in becoming a City of Armadale eWatcher.
Those wishing to be added to the ‘eWatch’ distribution list can register their interest at or by calling the City of Armadale, Community Development Officer on 9399 0689.

Web Sites
I strongly suggest you view the police website
This will give you an insight into the many facets of policing and can only assist you as an eWatcher.
Remember, if you would like any security or safety tips, go to the Neighbourhood Watch website for information which can assist with personal, vehicle or home security.
The site is located at