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CSS help police with antisocial behaviour

5 September 2019

Recently our Community Safety Service (CSS) helped local police with an investigation into antisocial behaviour happening at a bus stop in Applecross.

Our Community Safety Service (CSS) recently helped local police with an investigation into antisocial behaviour happening at a bus stop in Applecross.

After two residents rang the CSS to report unruly behaviour at a bus stop in Applecross, the CSS immediately dispatched a car to the area to investigate the disturbance. When they got there, the CSS officer saw three males, matching the description, walking down the road as well as the police who had received the report and were in the area.

The CSS officer spoke to the police and was advised they had spoken to the men but were looking for a fourth male who had fled on foot when the police arrived. The CSS officer offered to patrol the area to see if they could find them. The CSS officer left by car and halfway down the road spotted a man matching the description running away from the area down a side street.

The CSS officer immediately waved to the police who were down the road and did a U-turn to follow the CSS car. The male stopped running and the police were able to ask him some questions. It turned out the men had been smoking illegal substances at the bus stop and the one who had fled was the one carrying the supplies.

Have you heard of the Community Safety Service (CSS)? They are your community safety service and operate 24/7 as an extra set of eyes and ears for the community and police. Visit www.melvillecity.com.au/CSS to find out what they do and how they work with police to help keep Melville safe and secure.

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