• Hannah Phillips

Nuriootpa Police Report

Bicycle theft is a big problem in the Barossa, but Police say with a few simple precautions you can significantly decrease the chance of someone making off with your property.

Please consider the following crime prevention security tips:

  • Consider using a strong U or D-style lock to secure your bike – other styles can be easily cut.

  • Engrave or mark your bike frame (near the serial number) with an ultraviolet (UV) pen, microdot or by other permanent means with your driver’s licence number prefixed by the letter ‘S’ for South Australia, e.g. S123456 – police know that marking your property can act as a deterrence, and can make it easier to return stolen property.

  • Mark all your accessories, including helmet, lights, pump, saddle, etc.

  • Take a photograph of your bike.

  • Always park and secure your bike in well-lit and populated areas.

  • Always lock the bike frame and both wheels to a secure object.

  • When securing your bike, remove equipment including helmet, lights, pump, etc.

  • When at home, secure your bike in a locked shed or inside your house.

If you notice anyone acting suspiciously around bicycleracks, call police on 131 444.

The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:


On 23 July Nuriootpa Police arrested a 32-year-old man from Nuriootpa and charged him with driving without a licence, illegal use and deception.

On 26 July Nuriootpa Police arrested a 65-year-old woman from Tanunda and charged her with theft.

On 26 July Williamstown Police arrested a 38-year-old man from Gawler East and charged him with being unlawfully on premises.

On 27 July Nuriootpa Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Nuriootpa and charged him with aggravated assault.

On 28 July Freeling Police arrested a 33-year-old man from Freeling and charged him with breaching an intervention order and breaching bail.


On 28 July Nuriootpa Police reported a 55-year-old man from Athelstone for drink driving (0.265). As a result his vehicle was impounded and he was issued with an instant loss of licence for 12 months.


Between 22 July and 23 July a padlock was cut to a shed to gain entry to a property on Penrice Rd, Nuriootpa. Nothing was stolen.

On 26 July a lawnmower, power tools and hand tools were stolen from a shed at a property in Nottingham St, Kapunda.

On 26 July various items were stolen after entry was gained to a property on Penrice Rd, Angaston.


Between 10 December 2017 and 1 July 2018 a trailer portaloo was stolen from a property on Rifle Range Rd, Tanunda.

Between 22 and 23 July a rear wheel was stolen from a vehicle parked in First St, Nuriootpa.

On 25 July a trailer plug was stolen from premises on Murray St, Nuriootpa.

Between 22 and 26 July a road bike was stolen from the rear yard of a property on The Parkway, Nuriootpa.

On 26 July Nuriootpa Police arrested a 64-year-old woman from Tanunda for theft.


Between 29 and 30 July a Ford station wagon SA registration XRJ468 parked in Bessen Court, Freeling was stolen.

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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