• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report


Police have received a report of graffiti vandalism in the area.

Graffiti is a criminal offence, where offenders vandalise the property of others without consent by the use of spray paint, marking pens or other similar items.

Having property marked with graffiti can be distressing for property owners and can be expensive to remove. Graffiti prevention can be achieved in a number of ways.

Consider the following crime prevention tips to help prevent graffiti:

  • Ensure existing lighting is operating correctly.

  • Consider installing sensor lighting.

  • Apply graffiti resistant coatings to protect walls, fences and buildings

  • CCTV can enhance the physical security of your business and assist in the identification of people involved in anti-social or criminal behaviour.

  • Limit access to areas that are likely targets of graffiti vandals.

  • Keep your property looking neat and tidy – an unkempt property may attract graffiti.

  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed to reduce concealment opportunities and increase visibility to your home and business.

  • Keep spray paints and other items that could be stolen and used for graffiti locked away and secured at all times.

If you are witnessing graffiti being marked, please immediately call police on 131 444.


The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:

ARRESTS

On 24 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 37-year-old woman from Nurioopta and charged her with disorderly behaviour.

On 25 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 37-year-old woman from Nuriootpa and charged her with breach of bail.

On 26 October Barossa CIB arrested a 41-year-old man from Milang and charged him with manufacture of a controlled drug.

On 25 October Freeling Police arrested a 24-year-old man from Freeling on an outstanding warrant.

REPORTS

On 28 Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 40-year-old woman from Freeling for driving while disqualified and drug driving. As a result her car was subsequently seized.

On 28 October Nuriootpa Police reported a 39-year-old man from Munno Para West for theft.

SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS

Between 23 and 24 October an unknown person/s climbed the rear of a fence of a property in Barossa Valley Highway, Nuriootpa and forced the window door of a shed.

Between 13 and 27 October a chainsaw was stolen from an unlocked shed on Truro Rd, Moculta.

THEFT

On 23 October numerous items were stolen from a property in Main St, Kapunda.

Between 24 and 25 October a purse containing cash and cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway at a property in Rothes Way, Tanunda.

On 26 October a bottle of Grange Hermitage was stolen from a business on Murray St, Nuriootpa.

PROPERTY DAMAGE/GRAFFITI

Between 21 and 22 October graffiti markings were sprayed on an outside wall of a building in Gawler St, Nuriootpa.

On 25 October the windscreen was smashed on a vehicle parked at a property in Fifth St, Nuriootpa.

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.