Officers from the Geraldton Local Policing Team with assistance from the Mid West – Gascoyne District Dog Handler, conducted a series of early morning searches of addresses associated with known offenders who have been actively avoiding police.
In total, seven addresses were searched with three persons of interest located with outstanding alleged offences.
Whilst these searches were being conducted, it will be alleged that a further two offenders were disturbed by home owners from two separate addresses in the Bluff Point area. Officers involved in the searches attended the area, contained the area and conducted patrols which resulted in the arrest of two persons of interest.
As a result of the Bluff Point incidents, a 21 year old female and a 20 year old male, both from Utakarra, were charged with aggravated burglary, stealing and trespass offences and will appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court at a later date.
Three further adult males were charged with a range of offences including aggravated burglary, stealing and fraud offences and one male will appear at the Geraldton Magistrates Court at a later date.
Furthermore, two of the males had outstanding arrest warrants and they were
further charged with breach of bail offences. Those males will appear in the
Geraldton Magistrates Court today.