Police seek owners of jewellery

Augusta Margaret River Times
Some of the jewellery recovered by Margaret River Police.
Camera IconSome of the jewellery recovered by Margaret River Police.

Police have arrested a second man after inquiries into alleged thefts along Station Road.

Margaret River Police Station officer-in-charge Luke Fowler said police retrieved a swag of jewellery during the investigation and hoped to reunite it with owners, with alleged theft offences dating back to the end of 2017.

A 20-year-old Margaret River man was charged with five counts of stealing, three counts of attempted stealing, and given charges of possessing unlawfully obtained property, as well as breaching bail conditions.

The accused was also charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell and supply and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Fowler said the charges reflected “our continued focus on drug distribution”.

“The jewellery pictured on social media is some of the jewellery stolen from Station Road which we’ll be able to return to the owner,” Sgt Fowler said.

Last week in Bunbury’s Magistrate’s Court 38-year-old Christian Edgar Osborn pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary as well as stealing.

He was placed on a 12-month community-based order after police uncovered building gear including power tools during a search of the offender’s house.

Sgt Fowler said information from the public via 9757 2222 was always welcome.

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