• Hannah Phillips

Nuriootpa Weekly Police Report


There have been a number of break-ins to parked vehicles recently in the Nuriootpa area, with thieves targeting vehicles for items of value such as GPS devices, cash, phones, or other property.

Police are reminding vehicle owners to remove all valuables from their vehicles before they leave them parked on the street.


If you have to leave anything in your parked vehicle, lock the items away out of sight in the glove box or boot.

To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of theft, please consider the following security tips:

* Lock your vehicle doors and close windows. * Install an alarm or immobiliser and activate it. * Park off the road and if possible in a locked garage. * At night, park your car in a well-lit area. * Avoid placing bags and wallets on the passenger seat where they could be easily grabbed. * When at home keep your keys in a safe location. * Remove valuables such as purses, GPS devices, mobile phones, laptops, fishing rods and cameras from vehicles. If you can’t remove them, conceal them before you arrive at your destination in case you are being watched. * Do not hide spare keys inside in your vehicle.

The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:

ARRESTS

On 5 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Elizabeth East in relation to breaching his bail.

On 7 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Elizabeth East in relation to breaching his bail.

On 8 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Nuriootpa on an outstanding warrant.

On 10 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 32-year-old man from Nuriootpa and charged him with using offensive language and refusing to provide a name.

REPORTS

On 8 June Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 32-year-old man from Kapunda for drug driving and driving unregistered.

On 9 June Nuriootpa Police reported a 32-year-old man from Nuriootpa for drink driving (0.190). He received an instant loss of licence and his vehicle was seized.

On 1 June Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 26-year-old man from Tanunda for driving at an excessive speed. He was instantly disqualified from driving as a result.

SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS

On 4 June a camp stretcher was stolen from a property on Day St, Kapunda.

Between 4 and 5 June a bag containing bank cards were stolen from a property on C Rogers Rd, Flaxman Valley.

On 5 June a room was ransacked and jewellery and cash were stolen after entry was gained to a property on Stonewell Rd, Nuriootpa.

THEFT

Between 20 and 28 May a tandem trailer was stolen from a property on Springton Rd, Springton.

PROPERTY DAMAGE/GRAFFITI

Between 5 and 6 June the front and back tyres were slashed on a parked vehicle in a driveway in Christchurch St, Kapunda.

On 7 June damage was caused to a shed and a fence on Pinot Crescent, Nuriootpa.

ILLEGAL USE

Between 4 and 7 June a grader was stolen from a work site on Hanson St, Freeling.

ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE

Between 4 and 5 June a vehicle parked in Eva St, Williamstown was broken into. No items were taken.

Between 2 and 3 June entry was gained to a vehicle parked in Bateman St, Mount Pleasant by smashing a window. The glove box and middle console were rummaged through.

DAMAGE BY FIRE

On 11 June a business premises on Murray St, Nuriootpa was extensively damaged by fire. The fire appears to have been deliberately lit.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online - you can remain anonymous.

If you notice anything suspicious in your area please call police immediately on 131 444.

Timely reporting assists police in locating offenders and preventing further crime from occurring.