AN allegedly drunk Portland driver is expected to face court charged with a number of offences following an incident at a city service station on Saturday night.
Portland police’s Sergeant Ray Hastings said the a 40-year-old man was uncooperative when questioned by police about 10pm Saturday.
He said the driver would be charged on summons with drink-driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and assaulting police.
He said it was alleged the man recorded a reading of .139, almost three times the legal limit.
Sergeant Hastings also said the Barkly Street milk bar was broken into early Sunday morning and alcohol and soft drinks stolen.
The front door was forced open, the offender escaping with alcohol and soft drink valued at $320.
Police are also seeking public assistance after items were stolen from two properties at Ferguson Street, Dutton Way, during the past month.
Detective Senior Constable Jack Beanland, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said a green-and-white sea kayak valued at $950 was stolen from one home. He said the two-person kayak was heavy, wieghing about 70 kilograms.
Items were also stolen from a neighbouring property.
Detective Senior Constable Beanland said they included two outboard boat motors, fishing gear and a fuel tank valued at a total of $3230.
Anyone with information about the thefts is requested to contact the Portland police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.