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THIEVES stole a giant Santa figure that
was displayed above Gawler Country
Office National on Monday night.
The 2.5-metre tall Santa also weighed a
heavy 150 kilograms and was reported miss-
ing yesterday morning.
Gawler Country Office National man-
ager Steve Barilla said he was devastated by
the act and that it was not in the spirit of
"He had a jolly, happy, smiling face and
waved to all those passing by down Murray
Street," Mr Barilla said.
"It would have taken two or three
people to do it.
"Their behaviour is just unacceptable and
we were pretty disappointed that he's been
taken off our roof."
Mr Barilla was hopeful that neighbouring
CCTV footage would identify those who
had taken the figure.
"I suggest they turn themselves in," Mr
"We would like to have him back and we
do ask anybody who has seen or witnessed
the crime to contact the Gawler police."
Police were investigating the scene
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A 36-year-old Mitchell Park man was
reported by Nuriootpa police for pos-
sessing an ice pipe on December 2.
A 25-year-old Elizabeth Downs man was
reported by Gawler police for aggravated as-
sault on December 2.
A 49-year-old Wasleys man was ar-
rested by Gawler police for aggravated
assault on December 3.
A 21-year-old Evanston Gardens man
was reported by Gawler police for stalking
on December 1.
A 20-year-old Strathalbyn man was
reported by Gawler police for driv-
ing unregistered, driving uninsured
and making off without payment on
BREAKS & THEFTS
EVANSTON -- About four metres of copper
piping was stolen from a house on Elgin Avenue
between November 28 and December 1.
EVANSTON GARDENS -- A hot water serv-
ice and connecting copper pipes were stolen from
a residence on Allen Court between December 6
GAWLER -- Two CCTV cameras were sto-
len from a business on Murray Street between
December 4 and 5.
GAWLER -- Unknown persons forced open
a side door and gained entry to a business on
Adelaide Road between November 30 and
GAWLER -- A CCTV camera was stolen from a
sporting club in Hallam Court on December 4.
GAWLER WEST -- A Santa cardboard cut-out
was stolen from a front yard on Mulga Street be-
tween December 3 and 4.
HEWETT -- An Australia Post parcel was sto-
len from a front porch on Songlark Grove on
KAPUNDA -- A garden bench seat was sto-
len from a residence on Mildred Street between
November 29 and 30. It was later located at a
nearby oval and was slightly damaged.
KAPUNDA -- Extensive damage was caused in-
side a house on Blackwell Street after entry was
gained on November 29.
NURIOOTPA -- A small amount of proscribed
medication was stolen after entry was gained to a
residence on Third Street between November 30
and December 1.
NURIOOTPA -- A safe containing jewellery
and personal documents was stolen after entry
was gained to a residence on Reusch Drive on
NURIOOTPA -- A pink flamingo garden or-
nament was stolen from a front garden in Kranz
Street on December 1.
NURIOOTPA -- A child's Repco BMX bike
was stolen from a front yard in Hoopmann Court
between December 3 and 4.
TANUNDA -- Entry was gained to an unlocked
shed on Bethany Road and items were stolen from
the fridge, as well as a shopping trolley between
December 4 and 5.
WILLASTON -- A computer, monitor and mo-
dem were stolen from a business on Gawler River
Road on December 6.
TWO more separate thefts
of copper piping have been
recorded in the Gawler area
in the past week.
A hot water service and its
connecting copper pipes where
stolen from a private residence
on Allen Court at Evanston
Gardens between December
6 and 7, while on December
1 a house on Elgin Avenue at
Evanston had four metres of
copper piping stolen from a hot
Gawler police Senior Sergeant
Lou Costello said copper theft
was on the rise and there had
been several incidents across the
local service area.
"Every once in a while we get
a spike," he said.
Sergeant Costello said three
lots of copper wiring, each
around five metres, were sto-
len from the railway tracks at
Gawler West two weeks ago.
Four metres of copper pipe
from a gas meter and boiler at
a Murray Street shop were also
stolen between November 24
He believes the spike may be
caused by a good return thieves
are getting on copper at scrap
The Gawler Community
House has also been hit by two
separate thefts to their copper
piping in just three weeks.
The centre was targeted yet
again a week-and-a-half ago by
thieves, who stole around 15
metres of copper piping as well
as a shade umbrella.
The piping was installed less
than two weeks ago, following
an almost identical incident
where thieves stole all the out-
side copper piping and taps.
It is estimated each incident
has cost the community house
The Gawler BMX Club's
shed was significantly dam-
aged on Monday night, af-
ter thieves broke into the
A number of items were also
taken from the premises, in-
cluding a speaker system and
about 10 bikes.
Gawler BMX committee
member Peter Templar said the
crime had been reported to po-
lice and was hopeful someone
in the community could shed
"There was a girl from the
footy club up here and she no-
ticed that the door was open
and had a bit of a look around
and found a hole in the side,"
Mr Templar said.
"They've just cut a hole
in the metal and punched
through the inside wall and got
what they wanted and walked
out the front door."
Anyone with information is
asked to contact Gawler po-
REPORTS & ARRESTS
The information we require includes:
• Date of birth
• Where the baby was born
• Names of the people in
• Suburb of the family
Throwing copper More CCTV thefts
POLICE are investigating
a serious crash on Monday
night where a car travelling
on the wrong side of the road
collided with a road train at
At 11.30pm a woman travel-
ling in the wrong direction on
the northbound carriageway of
Port Wakefield Highway, col-
lided with the road train two
kilometres north of Two Wells.
She suffered serious injuries
and had to be airlifted to the
Royal Adelaide Hospital.
The woman is in a serious
but stable condition.
Major Crash investigators at-
tended the scene and police are
investigating why the woman
was travelling on the wrong
side of the road.
The highway was closed for
several hours but is now reo-
pened to all traffic.
THE arrest of an Evanston
man for allegedly stealing
CCTV cameras has not de-
terred further thefts of the
surveillance devices from
Despite the 33-year-old's
arrest earlier this month, two
more separate incidents of
CCTV thefts were reported
to Gawler police in the past
Between December 4 and 5
two CCTV cameras where re-
moved from a business premis-
es in Murray Street in Gawler,
while another CCTV device
was taken from a sporting club
on Hallam Drive on the same
rested the Evanston man last
Thursday and charged him
with nine counts of theft, one
count of aggravated serious
criminal trespass, illegal use
and breaching an intervention
Barossa Crime Preven-
tion Section Sergeant Mick
McNally said it was important
for CCTV owners to keep their
cameras out of reach.
"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 build-
ing and out of reach of poten-
tial thieves," he said.
Anyone with information
about the thefts is asked to
contact Crime Stoppers (1800
Two Wells crash BMX club targeted
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