Man charged with stalking in Butler

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A Yangebup man, who was charged with aggravated stalking in Butler, was due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Thursday, March 15.

JOONDALUP detectives have charged a man as a result of their investigation into an incident in Butler on Wednesday, February 28.

A WA Police spokeswoman said sometime between 3pm and 4.30pm, a 12-year-old girl was walking along Lukin Dri when she noticed a white Holden Commodore was keeping pace alongside her.

She said police would allege the male driver was filming her on his mobile phone.

“The girl sought assistance from a member of the public and the vehicle was also seen in the carpark of the shopping centre at the corner of Connolly and Lukin drives,’’ she said.

Inquiries by Joondalup detectives resulted in the apprehension of the man.

“A search of his vehicle was conducted and police located and seized two mobile phones.

“Images on the mobile phones led to a search warrant being executed at the man’s home in Yangebup where a number of electronic storage devices were located and seized by police.

“Further analysis of the seized electronic storage devices and mobile phones is currently being undertaken.’’

The 37-year-old man of Yangebup was charged with aggravated stalking and was due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Thursday, March 15.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with any information regarding the matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au