• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report

Police are reminding residents and business owners to lock and secure their vehicles, and where possible, to park them off-street overnight, following several reports of number plate theft and fuel caps being jemmied open in the Nuriootpa region.

The following is an update from Nuriootpa Police:


Freeling Police arrested an 18-year-old Freeling man on 1 October on a warrant.

On 1 October, Nuriootpa Police arrested a 34-year-old Mt Pleasant man in Tanunda for assault.


A 27-year-old Tanunda man was reported by Nuriootpa Police on 29 September for breach of bail.

Between 17 and 18 September entry was gained via a rear bedroom window to a property in View Street, Freeling. Various items were stolen.

Between 30 September and 1 October entry was gained to an unlocked shed at a property in Borrow Street, Freeling. A crossbow was taken.


Two gas bottles were stolen from a premises in Schaedel St, Tanunda between 10 and 24 September.

Between 23 and 24 September, access was gained to the rear of a property in Koch Street, Freeling and a number of stools were stolen. Entry was also gained to an unlocked vehicle parked in the same property’s driveway but nothing was taken.

Between 25 and 26 September a rear number plate (XTZ078) was stolen from a vehicle parked in a carpark at Murray Street, Tanunda.

A purse was stolen from a premises in Melrose St, Mount Pleasant on 26 September.

A registration plate (S869ATB) was stolen from a vehicle parked in the front yard of a property at Clyde St, Greenock.

Between 26 and 27 of September, entry was gained to a vehicle compound on Old Kapunda Road, Nuriootpa. Six vehicles had fuel caps jemmied open.

Between 21 and 27 September, fence wire and two fence posts were removed and stolen from along a disused rail line between Owen and Newman Roads, Wasleys.

A bottle of liqueur was stolen from a premises in Murray Street, Tanunda on 28 September.

On 30 September, a Makita drill and chainsaw kit were stolen from a vehicle parked in Gawler Street, Nuriootpa.


Between 21 and 24 September a front window was broken at a property in Main Street, Kapunda.

On 26 September a panel on a vehicle parked in High Street, Kapunda was damaged following a parking incident.

Graffiti was sprayed down the side and in the interior of a truck parked in Murray Street, Nuriootpa on 30 September.


On 26 September, a vehicle parked in Braunack Avenue, Tanunda was destroyed by fire.

A broken-down vehicle left by the roadside on Brock rd, Rowland Flat was set fire to on 29 September, with the fire contained to the vehicle’s boot and interior. The fuel cap was also jemmied open.

If you have any information relating to these incidents, please phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or report online at crimestopperssa.com.au - you can remain anonymous.

Remember to report suspicious vehicles or activity in your area by phoning the Police Assistance Line at the time on 131 444.

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