Man Arrested Following Warnbro Siege

A 55-year-old Warnbro man has been charged with Acts creating false apprehension as to existence of threats or danger. Police were alerted to an incident in Warnbro on the morning of Thursday, 19thSep 2019 where a man was behaving erratically and was barricaded in a house in Monterey Cresent. The man made threats and as…

Geraldton Aboriginal woman dies after being shot by police

An indigenous woman has died after she was shot by police in Geraldton on Tuesday evening. The woman who is a mother was shot after a situation that a witness claimed she lunged at police with a knife. She has since been identified as Joyce Clarke. Officers were called to a property in the Geraldton…

Operation Athena Alpha targeting firearm theft

Operation Athena Alpha has seen the WA Police work alongside other Police jurisdictions focussing on firearms thefts within the community, which poses a risk to both public and police officer safety. Over 3.5 years between January 2016 and June 2019, there were 574 incidents in metropolitan and regional WA where 1653 firearms were stolen as…

Trump to tackle mass shootings by building more mental institutions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday (local time) that culprits behind mass shootings earlier this month in Ohio and Texas were mentally ill, and that his party does not “want to have insane people dangerous people, really bad people having guns.” Mr Trump said that America needs more mental institutions…

US to withdraw from UN arms trade treaty

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump told members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) at an annual meeting that he intends to pull the United States out of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which was signed in 2013 by then-president Barack Obama, but was never ratified by the US Senate. The treaty regulates…

Gosnells man charged in home shooting

Police have charged a Gosnells man over shots fired at a home this week. Armadale Police allege that the 36-year-old man visited the home in Rainbow Court at around 9:30pm on Monday and fired numerous shots, causing damage to the front of a house and car parked in the driveway. It will also be alleged…

Man charged in Kelmscott pen gun police lockdown

A Kelmscott man has been arrested and charged after firing a pen gun at a home that resulted in a massive police response earlier this month. Armadale Detectives will allege that the man discharged the homemade gun at the residence in Slee Avenue at around 12:40pm on 11 April. It will also be alleged that…