Burglary DNA leads to man’s arrest in Newman

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
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A 23-year-old man has been charged following a warrant executed in Newman yesterday.

Police will allege DNA left at the scene of a burglary in March led to the arrest of the suspect at his property on Newman Drive where police recovered the majority of stolen items.

The man was charged with stealing and burglary and commit and will appear in court on May 9.

Newman Senior Sergeant Mark Fleskens said police had conducted five search warrants in the past three weeks as part of an on-going operation.

“We have been beefing up our search warrants due to having a change in rostering which will allow us to be more proactive in targeting drug dealing and criminal behaviour,” he said.

“A number of those search warrants have been based around community intelligence and we encourage members of the public to keep reporting to Crime Stoppers.”

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 33 000.

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