Car Chase Leads to Discovery of Home-made Gun and Drugs

policeA police car chase through Perth’s southern suburbs led to the arrest of a Fremantle man who was found with a homemade gun and drugs.

Fremantle Detectives say the 31 year old man refused to pull over when prompted by police and sped off, leading police on a pursuit before abandoning the vehicle at Torgoyle Reserve in Wattleup.

Police proceeded to chase down the man by foot before catching him. They discovered a homemade gun, ammunition, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on May 20th.

Source: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/man-charged-car-chase-leads-to-homemade-gun-drugs/news-story/ba98673032ef16225f882aa913fd0018

Erosion Led to Bridge Closure

bridgeIt seems pier erosion was to blame for the recent Fremantle bridge closure. Although the bridge has since been reopened, the erosion was found at the foundation of one of the bridge’s piers leading authorities to close the bridge.

As a precautionary safety measure Main Roads closed the bridge and northern river channel to all traffic after an inspection revealed concerns.

The¬†inspection found erosion at the foundation of one of the bridge’s four piers.

Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/fremantle-traffic-bridge-closed-for-up-to-a-week-pier-erosion/7372590

 

Man Arrested For Fremantle Prison Fire

fremantle prisonFollowing the Fremantle prison fire, a 44 year old man has been arrested and sentenced to 2 years in jail.

The man broke into Fremantle Prison and lighting a fire.

The middle aged man, Adam John Douglas Merrett was arrested and sentenced by the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He will serve a minimum of 12 months over the incident that happened in April 2014.

The man gained access into the cottage number 2 at the prison, WA’s only world heritage listed building by smashing a window and used paint to set alight a wooden door inside the cottage. Source: https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fremantle-Prison-fire:-man-sentenced-to-two-years-in-jail/7687036

South Fremantle Power Station Accident Claims One Life

south fremantleTragedy struck when a Byford man was killed after falling from the second floor of the old South Fremantle Power Station.

It is believed the 24 year old man fell approximately 15 metres through a hole in the floor while with a woman at the derelict building on Saturday night.

Although emergency crews arrived at the scene and administered medical assistance, the man did not survive. He died on the scene.

The building is a heritage site that has been closed since 1985. Source: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-24-dies-after-falling-from-old-south-fremantle-power-station-20160501-gojfoq.html