Tip-off leads to drug haul: police

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph
Detective Senior Constable Greg McDougall and First-Class Constable Teresa Booth with some of the items allegedly seized from a Hillman home last week.
Camera IconDetective Senior Constable Greg McDougall and First-Class Constable Teresa Booth with some of the items allegedly seized from a Hillman home last week. Credit: Sound Telegraph

Police raided a Hillman home last week after a tip-off from a member of the public, with an alleged haul of drugs, weapons and stolen property seized.

Proactive team officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Bolaro Place with the assistance of Rockingham Detectives last Tuesday.

A loaded semi-automatic handgun, loaded single-shot handgun, ammunition, an extendable taser, a hunting slingshot and a home-made silencer were allegedly seized.

About 80 grams of methylamphetamine, 2g of cocaine, 5g of cannabis, 10 dexamphetamine tablets, a cannabis plant and drug paraphernalia were also allegedly seized.

Some of the drugs allegedly seized.
Camera IconSome of the drugs allegedly seized. Credit: WA Police

Rockingham Detectives confirmed alleged burglaries on Unnaro Street in Hillman and at a Parmelia home led to a 43-year-old man’s arrest at the Bolaro Place address, with an array of allegedly stolen property also confiscated.

They said this included mountain bicycles, a telescope, a portable fridge, snow skis, portable computers and an array of jewellery.

Officers also claim they found $550 of counterfeit notes.

Peter Ronald Hearle appeared at Rockingham Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday and faced 13 charges including possession of prohibited drugs, the intent to sell/supply and three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.

He was remanded in custody to reappear at Rockingham Magistrate’s Court on April 7.

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