• Hannah Phillips

Schools Targeted in Mid North Break-ins


Yorke Mid North police are investigating a spate of break-ins at schools at Auburn, Saddleworth, Riverton and Tarlee over the past few weeks.


Sometime between 4.30pm on Monday 23 October and 10.30am on Tuesday 24 October, the lock on a school shed at St Vincent Street, Auburn was cut.

A John Deere ride on mower, blower vac, whipper snipper and chainsaw were stolen.

Between 5pm on Wednesday 8 November and 8am on Thursday 9 November, another school shed was targeted on Saddle Road at Saddleworth.

The padlock was cut and a blower vac, lawnmower and tools were stolen.

Thieves targeted three sheds at a school on Oxford Terrace at Riverton between 3.30pm on Friday 10 November and 9.30am on Saturday 11 November.

A number of items were stolen including a Sidchrome tool kit were stolen after locks were cut.

Just before 3am on Monday 13 November alarms were activated at a school on Craig Street, Tarlee with sensors activated on the grounds keepers shed.

Entry was gained by cutting a padlock on the door. Nothing appeared to be stolen.

Police urge local residents to contact police immediately on 131 444 should they see anything that seems suspicious.

Any vehicles with trailers or similar vehicles seen around schools out of hours should be reported to police at the time.

If anyone has any information that may assist the investigation, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.