Police investigate thefts, fire

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times

Dunsborough police are appealing for information after a series of incidents last week.

A boat was stolen from a property in Dunsborough Lakes last Sunday.

The thieves dragged the vessel more than a kilometre to a nearby waterway and smashed the surr-ounding fence trying to launch the boat.

A deliberately lit campfire in bushland near Dunsborough Lakes Drive escaped on Thursday, May 30, endangering surrounding homes.

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“Thankfully they were alerted in time to extinguish the potentially disastrous fire before it became a danger to nearby homes and no damage to any infrastructure was caused,” she said.

In a separate incident, Dunsborough Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade had emergency equipment stolen last Sunday, while members responded to a fire.

Two portable emergency beacons, which were set up at the entry of the property to guide fire crews, were stolen. The brigade is asking for the beacons to be returned to the Dunsborough Fire Station, no questions asked.

Anyone with information regarding these matters can call Dunsborough police on 9781 3030 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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