• Hannah Phillips

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:

REPORTS

On 27 June Nuriootpa Police reported a 36-year-old Nuriootpa woman for driving without a licence. Her vehicle was impounded.

SCT

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.

THEFT

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.

ILLEGAL USE

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.

ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE

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.