• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report

Police are reminding vehicle owners to protect their number plates, following the recent theft of number plates in Stockwell.

Number plates are stolen from vehicles to commit crimes including petrol theft, robberies and house break-ins and to avoid speeding fines and other traffic offences. Using stolen number plates makes it more difficult for police to detect and investigate offences.

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

  • Secure your number plates with tamper-resistant screws. The screws lock in place to prevent number plates from being removed easily.

  • Check your vehicle regularly to ensure the number plates on your vehicle are secure.

  • Park your vehicle in a locked garage where possible, or park in well-lit areas.

If your number plate is stolen, please report it immediately to police by calling the Police Assistance line on 131 444.

To order new plates, contact Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure or visit the online page.

The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:


On 8 August Nuriootpa Police reported a 42-year-old man from Nuriootpa for driving with an expired licence.

On 8 August Nuriootpa Police reported a 32-year-old woman from Nuriootpa for driving while disqualified. The car was impounded.

On 11 August Nuriootpa Police reported a 17-year-old boy from Cambrai for drink driving (0.112) and breaching a condition of his provisional licence. His vehicle was subsequently seized.


Between 2 and 4 August a fridge was stolen after entry was gained to a property in Hamiltons Rd, Springton.

Between 5 and 8 August tools, electrical equipment and a TV were stolen after entry was gained to a property in Derby St, Freeling.

Between 8 and 9 August a rotary hoe and electronic scale were stolen after entry was gained to a property in Menge Rd, Tanunda.


Between 4 and 6 August a trailer was stolen from a property on Hancock Rd, Kapunda.

Between 11 July and 7 August a ladder was stolen from a shed at a property in Hamiltons Rd, Springton.

Between 15 July and 8 August a green waste bin was stolen form a property in Whiteman Rd, Williamstown.

On 4 August a radiator was stolen from a property in Craker Drive, Nuriootpa.

Between 1 and 9 August a number plate was stolen from a trailer in Kirchner St, Freeling.

Between 3 and 4 August a debit card was stolen in Tanunda.

On 10 August a back pack was stolen from a public toilet in Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa.

On 10 August registration plates S546AWG were stolen from a car parked in Duck Ponds Rd, Stockwell.


Between 8 and 9 August tanks at a property on Golf Links Rd, Rowland Flat were tagged with graffiti.

Between 8 and 9 August pipes to a tank and a CCTV camera were damaged on a property on Day St, Kapunda.

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.

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