• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report


Residents in the Barossa are being reminded to be vigilant about the security of their property and report any suspicious activity immediately to police.

To reduce the opportunity for thieves to gain entry into your home, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:

  • Ensure appropriate keyed locks are fitted to all doors and windows.

  • Even when you are outside, be sure to lock all doors and windows.

  • Lock gates, garages and sheds when not in use.

  • Keep trees and bushes in front of doors and windows trimmed to avoid being used as hiding places.

  • Install and activate an alarm system.

  • Lock all garden tools and ladders away securely so they cannot be used to break into your home.

  • Don’t leave valuables in obvious places. Thieves often target jewellery in jewellery boxes on bedroom dressers and other valuables in bedside drawers and cupboards.

  • Break down packaging of expensive items and place it in your bin.

  • Don’t leave it next to your bin on the street.

  • Lock your meter box to prevent thieves interfering with your power supply (contact your local electricity provider for more information).

  • Mark Valuable Property

  • Use an engraver, ultra violet (UV) pen or microdots to mark property.

  • UV pens are best used for items that cannot be engraved e.g. ceramics, antiques etc.

  • Mark your valuables with your driver’s licence number, prefixed by the letter ‘S’ for South Australia e.g. S123456.

  • Photograph jewellery with a ruler beside it to give an indication of the actual size.

  • Record all details on the Property Record and keep this in a safe place.

If you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner in your local area, please call police immediately on 131 444 – timely reporting can assist police in locating offenders and ensuring property is returned to its rightful owner.


The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:

ARRESTS

On 13 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 33-year-old woman of no fixed address and charged her with assault.

On 15 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 32-year-old woman from Angaston on an outstanding warrant.

On 16 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 38-year-old man from Nuriootpa and charged him with assault.

On 16 June Nuriootpa Police arrested a 49-year-old man of no fixed address and charged him with threatening to kill. He was refused bail.

REPORTS

On 15 May Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 38-year-old man from Evanston Park for drug driving. His vehicle was subsequently seized.

On 12 June Nuriootpa Police reported a 30-year-old woman from Angastson for breaching her bail conditions.

On 12 June Nurioopta Police reported a 53-year-old man from Tanunda for insecure firearms and ammunition.

SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Between 11 and 12 June entry was gained to a shed on Willows Rd, Light Pass. No items were taken.

Between 12 and 13 June entry was gained to a property on Francis St, Nuriootpa. No items were taken.

Between 11 and 15 June two motorcycles, a chainsaw and a metal detector were stolen after entry was gained to a shed on Perry Rd, Kapunda.

THEFT

Between 8 and 12 June an air conditioner, brake drum, fireplace and wine barrel were stolen from a property on Gray St, Freeling.

Between 11 and 12 June four potted strawberry plants were stolen from a property on Tod St, Kapunda.

Between 11 and 16 June a portable toilet on a trailer was stolen from a property on Sturt Hwy, Stockwell.

Between 16 and 17 June six wheel rims were stolen after a fence was cut to gain entry to a property on Gray St, Feeling.

PROPERTY DAMAGE/GRAFFITI

On 13 June a locked door on an amenities block on Penrice Rd, Nuriootpa was damaged when an unknown person kicked it.

On 14 June an excavator parked at premises on Tolley Rd, Nuriootpa had a brick thrown through the window and the flashing light was removed.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/ - 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.


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