• Hannah Phillips

Barossa Weekly Police Report


Residents in the Barossa are being reminded to be vigilant about the security of their property and report any suspicious activity immediately to police.

To reduce the opportunity for thieves to gain entry into your home, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:

  • Ensure appropriate keyed locks are fitted to all doors and windows.

  • Even when you are outside, be sure to lock all doors and windows.

  • Lock gates, garages and sheds when not in use.

  • Keep trees and bushes in front of doors and windows trimmed to avoid being used as hiding places.

  • Install and activate an alarm system.

  • Lock all garden tools and ladders away securely so they cannot be used to break into your home.

  • Don’t leave valuables in obvious places. Thieves often target jewellery in jewellery boxes on bedroom dressers and other valuables in bedside drawers and cupboards.

  • Break down packaging of expensive items and place it in your bin.

  • Don’t leave it next to your bin on the street.

  • Lock your meter box to prevent thieves interfering with your power supply (contact your local electricity provider for more information).

  • Mark Valuable Property

  • Use an engraver, ultra violet (UV) pen or microdots to mark property.

  • UV pens are best used for items that cannot be engraved e.g. ceramics, antiques etc.

  • Mark your valuables with your driver’s licence number, prefixed by the letter ‘S’ for South Australia e.g. S123456.

  • Photograph jewellery with a ruler beside it to give an indication of the actual size.

  • Record all details on the Property Record and keep this in a safe place.

If you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner in your local area, please call police immediately on 131 444 – timely reporting can assist police in locating offenders and ensuring property is returned to its rightful owner.


The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:

ARRESTS

On 3 December Nuriootpa Police arrested a 33-year-old woman from Nuriootpa and charged her with breach of bail.

On 4 December Nuriootpa Police arrested a 46-year-old man from Kapunda for aggravated assault.

On 9 December Nuriootpa Police arrested a 32-year-old man from Daveyston for breach of bail.

REPORTS

On 5 December Nuriootpa Police reported a 19-year-old man from Truro for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. The man received an instant loss of licence and his vehicle was impounded.

On 8 December Barossa Highway Patrol reported a 36-year-old man from Gawler East for driving an unregistered vehicle. His vehicle was subsequently impounded.

SCT

Between 1 and 3 December ten meat birds were stolen after entry was gained to a hay bale structure at a property in Gray Street, Freeling.

Between 4 and 5 December an attempt was made to gain entry to a farm shed at a property on Mudla Wirra Road, Wasleys. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

Between 4 and 5 December a number of items were stolen after entry was gained to a property in Zimmermann Street, Nuriootpa.

Between 8 and 9 December entry was gained to a rumpus room and shed on James Street, Kapunda, and graffiti was marked on a wall.

THEFT

Between 3 September and 3 December a property on Wild Street, Williamstown was entered and a red gum tree that had fallen down was chopped up and the wood was stolen.

On 3 December approximately $30 was stolen from a property in Schaedel Street, Nuriootpa.

Between 3 and 4 December access was gained to an overhead fuel tank at a property on Diagonal Road, Tanunda and 90 litres of diesel was taken.

On 28 November a variety of items were stolen from a property in Murray Street, Angaston.

Between 3 and 4 December number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway at a property in Ninnes Grove, Angaston.

Between 18 October and 5 December copper cabling was stolen from a property on Light Pass Road, Bethany.

ILLEGAL USE

On 2 December a vehicle parked in a driveway in Sage Place, Angaston was taken and used between 10pm on 2 December and 3pm on 3 December.

UNLAWFULLY ON PREMISES

Between 7 and 8 December an attempt was made to remove a water pump from a property on Annie Terrace, Wasleys.

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.