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REPORTS & ARRESTS
BREAKS & THEFTS
Community House targeted again
THIEVES forced the Gawler Com-
munity House to keep its doors shut
yesterday, for the first time in years.
Gawler Community House co-ordinator
Heather Barry said thieves climbed over the
fence into the property overnight, stealing
all of the outside taps and copper piping,
which connect the facility to plumbing.
She said because toilets and plumbing
at the community house were out of serv-
ice, both the centre and op shop had to be
closed down until the plumber has made
"It's the annoyance, it's the cost of it as
well," she said.
"We haven't got an endless amount of
"To add insult to injury, they actually
used our ladder to get back out again."
When The Bunyip spoke to Ms Barry, she
anticipated the community house would re-
This incident follows five attempted
break-ins and one successful try earlier this
As The Bunyip reported last month,
thieves caused around $1000 in damages
to the op shop after stealing an empty cash
register from the premises.
"They didn't get in this time, they just
stole all the metals," Ms Barry said.
Ms Barry said the volunteer organisation
was yet to estimate the cost of damages.
Meanwhile, two local residents will hold
a 'Chari-tea' this Friday, with part of the
proceeds going towards the Gawler Com-
munity Christmas lunch.
The event will be held at 12 Rogers
Court, Evanston Park, between 2 and 7pm
and include afternoon tea, crafts, a raffle
and door prizes.
FREELING -- A number of tools
were stolen from the rear of a utility
parked on Hamilton Street between
November 12 and 13.
GAWLER -- A generator and
cricket bowling machine were stolen
from a storage shed at a club between
November 13 and 15.
GAWLER -- A school bag and
contents were stolen from a rack
in a hallway at a Gawler school on
WILLASTON -- A wallet was
stolen from a vehicle parked on
Dawkins Road on November 11.
TWO WELLS -- A laundry was
broken into on Glover Road be-
tween November 9 and 14. Nothing
TWO WELLS -- A water meter
was stolen from Port Gawler Road
between September 1 and 9.
An 18-year-old Freeling man was arrested
by Freeling and Kapunda police for driving
while disqualified on November 14. His vehi-
cle was impounded for 28 days.
A 32-year-old Gawler man was arrested for as-
sault by Nuriootpa police on November 14.
A 19-year-old Freeling man was reported for
speeding on November 16. The man had his
licence disqualified for six months.
A 25-year-old Tanunda man was arrested for
carrying an offensive weapon and breaching an
intervention order on November 10.
A 45-year-old Parafield Gardens man was
arrested by Gawler police for trespass and
property damage on November 13.
A 19-year-old Evanston Gardens man was ar-
rested by Barossa CIB for assault on November
19.A 31-year-old Hewett man was reported by
Gawler police for speeding and driving while
disqualified on November 12.
A 74-year-old Mallala man was reported for
assault and holding an unlicensed and unregis-
tered firearm on November 12.
A 45-year-old Victorian man was reported
for speeding and drink-driving after record-
ing a blood-alcohol reading of 0.115 on No-
A 35-year-old Kudla man was reported by
Gawler police for possessing firearms without a
licence on November 15.
A 31-year-old Mallala man was reported for
speeding and driving disqualified on Novem-
A 25-year-old man from the US was arrested
for drink-driving after recording a blood-alcohol
reading of 0.096 on November 13.
A Barossa woman, aged in her 50s, was ar-
rested by Kapunda police for aggravated as-
sault and theft on November 13.
A Gawler South youth was arrested for assault
and property damage by Gawler police on No-
CFS CREWS responded to a fire near Bassnet
Road at Humbug Scrub on Thursday.
The fire ignited around 2.30pm and got within 50
metres of one house in the area.
Firefighters were quick to arrive on the scene and
successfully reduced the threat that was posed to nu-
Proscribed burns were taking place at the corner
of Bassnet Road and Humbug Scrub Road yesterday
and are expected to finish today.
A 30-YEAR-OLD man from Eden Val-
ley died when his car crashed into a tree at
Flaxman Valley on Thursday.
The accident occurred on Springs Road when
the motorist lost control and his car veered off
Police were called to the site at 6.45pm and the
male, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle,
died at the scene.
Major crash investigators attended the fatality
and are conducting investigations into the cause
of the crash.
The state's road toll stands at 87, compared
with 85 at the same time last year.
Gawler East intersection accident
TWO cars collided at the Lyndoch Road and
Bella Street intersection in Gawler East last
Police attended the scene and no-one was seriously
injured, while one vehicle received considerable dam-
age to its front.
A number of accidents have occurred at the inter-
section in recent years and residents believe it is be-
coming notorious for collisions.
Darren Pratt, of Gawler East, said he uses the in-
tersection daily and has had issues with the crossing
in the past.
"Obviously, when you're turning right, there's trees
on your right-hand side that block your view as peo-
ple are driving up there," Mr Pratt said.
"Then, what you often find, as well, is there's al-
ways cars parked straight across the road from it,
which makes it tighter to turn into.
"There was an accident not too long ago, where
a car pulled out and couldn't see a motorbike com-
RIGHT: Gawler Community House co-
ordinator Heather Barry said theives used
the organisation's ladder to get back out.
INSET: Thieves stole taps and copper piping
from the Gawler Community House this
A two-car accident occurred at the Bella Street and Lyndoch Road intersection on
PHOTO: Amelia Dawkins
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