June 2019 Building and Construction Crime Statistics

June saw a total of 38 reports of burglary, stealing and damage across Perth construction sites and land development areas.  Offences included Burglary x 7, Attempted Burglary x 6 and Stealing x 25 with 77% of offences occurring in the southern suburbs.

The Calleya Estate in Treeby was a major hotspot area with 7 reported incidents of water meter theft, 3 stealing reports of lintels and timber beams. 3 burglaries resulted in the theft of uninstalled hotplate, hot water system and a bathroom sink from one site, a basin from another site and 30 bags of cement from a site shed.

Hammond Heights Estate in Hammond Park had 5 reported burglaries with several other sites also targeted. Investigations are continuing into information supplied by witnesses who observed a male driving a dark Blue Ford BA/BF model utility, registration number similar to 1GRB 956, which was involved in the burglaries at 6.30am on June 27th.

In other areas Brabham had 3 reported incidents of water meter theft and a burglary where a hotplate was stolen, Ellenbrook had 1 report of electrical cable theft, theft of timber and a burglary where offenders have slept at the premises causing damage to carpets and the kitchen area. A forensic examination was completed should provide the offenders identity.

An adult male offender has been charged with theft from site in Golden Bay after investigators gathered evidence from a witness and liaised with Mandurah Police. The male used his girlfriends vehicle to remove a quantity of roofing timber from a building site on June 15th.

PACT Site Security works with WA Police and the building and construction industry to provide efficient and effective reporting systems to identify crime trends. Accurate reporting of all crime activates resources to reduce theft risk, track and recover property, as well as deter future incidents.  Police liaison, GPS Tracking, CCTV, patrols and community engagement are just some of the tactics assisting to reduce crime and illegal rubbish dumping within the industry. 

Builders, Land Developers and Civil contractors can contact 1800 272 836 for more information.

Craig Pages-Oliver