Barossa Weekly Police Report
Nuriootpa Police are urging residents to secure their vehicle’s keys safely out of sight, following a number of recent vehicle thefts.
Opportunistic thieves can be easily tempted by keys left in plain sight.
There are a number of steps you can take to prevent thieves from targeting your vehicle.
Please consider the following security tips:
Remember to lock your vehicle’s doors and close all windows.
Install an audible alarm or immobiliser, and be sure to activate it every time you leave your vehicle.
Park off the road, and if possible in a locked garage.
Avoid leaving your property in the glove box or centre console – this is the first place thieves look.
Engrave your valuables with your driver’s license number prefixed with ‘S’ for South Australia.
Do not hide a spare set of keys on or in your vehicle.
Avoid placing bags and wallets on the passenger seat where they could be easily grabbed.
If you witness any person behaving in a suspicious manner around vehicles, please call 131 444 for immediate police assistance.
Timely reporting assists police in locating offenders and preventing theft.
The following is a report from Nuriootpa Police:
On 27 June Nuriootpa Police reported a 36-year-old Nuriootpa woman for driving without a licence. Her vehicle was impounded.
Between 6 and 25 June entry was gained to a locked shed at Condor Laucke Dr, Nuriootpa via the side door. Assorted tools were taken.
On 28 June a residential property was entered via a rear window at Braunack Ave, Tanunda. The house was ransacked and jewellery was taken. A vehicle was also stolen from the property and later recovered a short distance away.
On 28 June, damage was caused to the front door and entry was gained to a property on Murray St, Tanunda.
Between 26 and 27 June entry was gained to a property on Sawmill Rd, Nuriootpa. A TV, router and coffee was taken.
On 29 June entry was gained to a house on Yettie Rd, Williamstown. A gaming console, toiletries and kitchen utensils were taken.
Between 13 and 27 June a water meter was stolen from a property in Otto Ave, Freeling.
On 18 June a puppy fence delivered to a Nash St, Kapunda property was taken from outside the premises.
Between 25 and 26 June food was taken from a premises on Murray St, Nuriootpa.
On 28 June registration plates were taken from a vehicle parked in Barossa Valley Way at Rowland Flat.
Between 25 and 26 June, entry was gained to a vehicle parked in a driveway on Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat. A purse and its contents were taken.
On 1 July a Toyota Tarago bearing SA registration plate VSR068 was stolen from a premises on Basedow Rd, Tanunda. The same vehicle was also involved in a drive-off from a Nuriootpa service station.
On 19 June an unknown person tried to jemmy open the bonnet of a vehicle parked in Barossa Valley Way at Rowland Flat.
Anyone with information about these incident is requested to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.