• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report

Police are reminding motorists that being caught drink driving could lead to your driver’s licence being immediately suspended.

An immediate loss of licence applies for certain drink-driving and excessive speeding offences.

The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for a fully licensed driver is under 0.05. It is an offence to drive a vehicle if your BAC is 0.05 or over.

Learner drivers, drivers on P Plates or those who drive a taxi, bus or truck must have a BAC of zero.

In addition to having your licence immediately suspended your vehicle can be impounded for 28 days and additional penalties can be applied by the courts.

Police, who can pull a driver or rider over anywhere, anytime, urge motorists to do the right thing to ensure their own safety, along with that of their passengers and other road users.

The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:


On 28 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 39-year-old man from Munno Para West and charged him with theft.

On 29 October Gawler Police arrested a 34-year-old man from Williamstown and charged him with serious criminal trespass and property damage.

On 29 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 32-year-old woman from Nuriootpa and charged her with assault and indecent language.

On 30 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 47-year-old man from Williamstown and charged him with cultivating and possessing trafficable Cannabis.

On 30 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Nuriootpa on a warrant.

On 30 October Kapunda Police arrested a 51-year-old man from Bethel on an outstanding warrant.

On 31 October Nuriootpa Police arrested a 55-year-old woman from Swan Reach on a warrant.

On 3 November Nuriootpa Police arrested a 27-year-old man from Nuriootpa and charged him with indecent language, hindering and resisting police.


On 29 October Nuriootpa Police reported a 21-year-old man from Freeling for misuse of a motor vehicle. The driver received an immediate loss of licence and the vehicle was impounded.

On 29 October Nuriootpa Police reported a 62-year-old man from Snow Town for theft.

On 1 November Mt Pleasant Police reported a 59-year-old man from Springton for cultivating cannabis.

On 3 November Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 45-year-old-man from Tanunda for drink driving (0.088%). He received an instant loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded.


On 17 October a wallet was stolen from a premises on Main North Road, Kapunda.

Between 3 and 4 November a metal letter box was stolen from a property in Jubilee Avenue, Angaston.


Between 1 and 2 November a gate was damaged on Menge Rd, Tanunda.


Between 2 and 3 November an attempt was made to gain entry to a vehicle parked in a driveway on Mildred St, Kapunda.


On 3 November a person was disturbed in the rear yard of a property in James 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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