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REPORTS & ARRESTS
Police target motorcyclists
A 29-year-old Evanston Gardens man
was arrested for trespass and seven counts
of theft on November 25.
A 35-year-old Evanston man was arrested
by Gawler police for assault, threatening life
and illegal interference on November 26.
A 38-year-old Ingle Farm man was ar-
rested by Gawler police for carrying an of-
fensive weapon on November 27.
A 25-year-old Evanston man was arrested
by Barossa CIB for 10 counts of theft, illegal
use, breaching an intervention order and tres-
pass on November 27.
A 59-year-old Mallala man was reported
by Gawler police for possession of an un-
registered firearm, insecure firearm and
without holding a firearm's licence on No-
A 24-year-old Evanston Gardens man was
reported by Gawler police for possessing
equipment on November 27.
A 50-year-old Munno Para West man was
reported by Barossa highway patrols for
drink-driving, after recording a blood-al-
cohol level of 0.103 on November 27. The
vehicle was seized for 28 days and the man
lost his licence.
A 34-year-old Gawler East man was report-
ed by Gawler police for carrying an offensive
weapon on November 28.
A 64-year-old Greenock woman was re-
ported by Nuriootpa police for theft on
A Tanunda youth was reported by Nurioot-
pa police for speeding, after his vehicle was
detected travelling at 107 km/h in a 50 km/h
zone on November 27.
A 24-year-old Nuriootpa man was re-
ported by Nuriootpa police in Tanunda for
drink-driving, after recording a blood-alco-
hol level of 0.129 on November 30.
BREAKS & THEFTS
GAWLER -- Two security bars
were ripped from a window and
glass was smashed to gain entry to
a club on November 25. Alcohol
was stolen and Gawler police are
making further enquiries.
GAWLER -- External sheets of
iron were removed from a shed to
gain entry to a club between No-
vember 25 and 26.
GAWLER -- A laptop and other
items were stolen from a unit on
Peel Street after entry was gained
by smashing a window on No-
GAWLER -- A camp stove, esky,
whipper-snipper and hedge trim-
mer were stolen from a garage on
Cameron Street between Novem-
ber 25 and 29.
GAWLER -- Four metres of
copper pipe were stolen from a
gas meter and boiler at a shop on
Murray Street between November
24 and 25.
GAWLER -- Three security
cameras were stolen from a busi-
ness on Murray Street between
November 24 and 25.
GAWLER EAST -- A laptop
and other items were stolen from
a vehicle parked on Blanche Street
between November 25 and 26.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A laptop
and passport were stolen from a
vehicle parked on The Terrace be-
tween November 25 and 26.
KAPUNDA -- About 4000 litres
of diesel was stolen from a busi-
ness on Twin Creek Road between
November 24 and 26.
KAPUNDA -- A black and or-
ange backpack was stolen from
outside a licensed premises on
November 29. The backpack con-
tained various items including
aquarium equipment, a mobile
phone and car keys.
KAPUNDA -- A number of
solar-powered Christmas lights
were stolen from a residence on
Baker Street between November
29 and 30.
TWO WELLS -- Drills and oth-
er tools were stolen from the rear
tween November 29 and 30. Two
other vehicles were also targeted at
the same location.
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POLICE have warned motorcyclists
they are squarely the focus of a five-
month-long road safety campaign.
Operation Safe Hills will run from the
start of December until the end of April,
2015 and involve the covert deployment of
speed cameras across the Adelaide Hills re-
gion, including Barossa and Hills Fleurieu
local service areas.
The operation addresses the increased
risk to road users when motorcyclists take
their bikes out for a ride during the warm-
Traffic Support Branch officer in charge
Superintendent Bob Fauser said the
number of deaths and serious injuries in-
volving motorcyclists and their passengers
had increased as a proportion of road trau-
ma in South Australia.
"That increase comes as other road-user
trauma has generally decreased," he said.
"On average, motorcyclists account for
just above three per cent of all registered
vehicles but about 16 per cent of all fatali-
Between November 2009 and
November 2014 there have been 583 fa-
talities on South Australian roads -- almost
two-thirds (368) of these have been in
rural areas and 11 per cent of all fatalities
have involved motorcycles.
During last year's operation nearly 150
motorcyclists were detected speeding out
of nearly 24,000 vehicles -- including 1611
In total, 823 motorists were detected
speeding, including 141 motorcycles
-- overall this was a total detection rate
of 5.38 per cent of total traffic volume,
compared to the state detection rate of
0.74 per cent.
Of those, 16.86 per cent of detections
were motorcycles, compared to 3.3 per
cent of the state's registered vehicles being
motorcycles and 0.1 per cent of the kilo-
"Just because you haven't seen us, doesn't
mean we haven't seen you," Supt Fauser
"We make no apologies for that.
"These speed cameras will be hidden, so
the message is simple -- if you don't want a
fine, stick to the speed limit."
AN Evanston man has been arrested over a recent crime
spate involving the theft of security cameras in the Gawler
Barossa detectives arrested the 33-year-old man on Thursday
and charged him with nine counts of theft, one count of aggra-
vated serious criminal trespass, illegal use and breaching an inter-
He was refused police bail and appeared in the Elizabeth
Magistrates Court last week.
Barossa Crime Prevention Section Sergeant Mick McNally said
it was important for CCTV owners to keep their cameras out of
"While we encourage and endorse the installation of CCTV
security systems in businesses and homes, users need to ensure the
cameras are securely fastened to the building and out of reach of
potential thieves," he said.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact
Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000).
AN Ingle Farm man has been arrested in
Gawler carrying a samurai sword.
At 4.30pm on Thursday, police were called to Brit-
ton Street after a member of the public reported seeing
a man carrying what appeared to be a sword.
Gawler police responded and found the man with a
samurai-style sword wrapped in a towel.
He was spoken to and arrested without incident.
Police seized the sword and the man was charged
with carrying an offensive weapon.
The 38-year-old man was bailed and is expected to
appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on January
CCTV theft arrest
A MAN was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after a
serious crash in Cockatoo Valley on Friday.
Just after 5pm, Barossa police attended Balmoral Road, where
they found a car that had left the road and collided with a tree.
The vehicle driver, and sole occupant, was trapped and emer-
gency services needed to free him.
He was taken by rescue helicopter to the Royal Adelaide
Hospital, where he received treatment.
Man survives crash A TOTAL of 26 trucks were found to have brake faults dur-
ing a random inspection near Freeling last week.
Barossa police, working with inspectors from Transport SA,
conducted a number of heavy vehicle inspections on the Sturt
Highway at Daveyston on Thursday.
A total of 87 vehicles were inspected, resulting in 26 defects pri-
marily for brake faults.
Four of those defected were not allowed to drive away due to the
serious nature of the faults identified.
Police also issued 11 on-the-spot fines for a variety of other of-
Faulty brakes found
BAROSSA Council released its
annual report for 2013/14 last
month, outlining its perform-
ance and achievements in the
past financial year.
Council undertook a number of
major projects during the period,
with the opening of the $5.44 mil-
lion Jack Bobridge Track a major
The 27km path was officially
opened in May, creating a sealed
transport corridor from the
Barossa to Adelaide.
Complementing the cycling track
and currently under construction
in Murray Street, Tanunda, is the
Barossa Cycle Hub.
Council contributed $372,000
to the project, which, when com-
pleted, will provide a one-stop
shop for cyclists and new public
After completing three years of
full operation, community recrea-
tion centre the Rex had annual at-
tendance figures hit an all-time
high at 198,000, almost 10,000
more than the previous year.
Council has moved to improve
recreational facilities in the Barossa
in the past year, which includes the
$110,000 replacement of The Rex
stadium's two floors and conduct-
ing maintenance on the William-
stown Swimming Pool.
Council also approved the
$650,000 redevelopment of net-
ball and tennis courts at the
Tanunda Recreational Park in June
and will contribute $250,000 to
Finally, positive figures for the
region's libraries, with visitors up
overall by 11,000, compared to
Downloading of e-books and
e-audiobooks also increased with
3150 accessed this year.
Barossa Council outlines annual report
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