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REPORTS & ARRESTS
POLICE NEWS Fire by lightning
BREAKS & THEFTS
A 45-year-old Evanston Park man was ar-
rested by Gawler police for failure to leave a
licensed premises on Julian Terrace, Gawler on
A 48-year-old Clearview woman was arrested
by Gawler police for basic assault at Lyndoch on
A 45-year-old Gawler West man was arrested
by Gawler police for disorderly behaviour on
A 39-year-old Evanston Park man was arrested
by Gawler police for theft and carrying an offen-
sive weapon on January 9.
A 32-year-old Evanston Gardens woman was
arrested by Gawler police for assault and of-
fensive language on January 9.
A 20-year-old Lyndoch man was reported by
Gawler police for theft and giving false informa-
A 26-year-old Willaston man was reported
by Gawler police for drink-driving (0.266),
driving unregistered, driving uninsured, and
breach of interlock condition on January 7.
His car was subsequently seized.
A 52-year-old Roseworthy woman was reported
by Barossa CIB for cultivate cannabis, unlawful
possession, proscribed equipment on January 7.
A 45-year-old Gawler East woman was re-
ported by Barossa CIB for cultivating cannabis
on January 7.
A 53-year-old Ward Belt man was reported by
Barossa CIB for cultivating cannabis on January
7. A 30-year-old Willaston man was reported by
Gawler police for driving disqualified, unregis-
tered, uninsured and with an altered number-
plate on January 8.
A 35-year-old Gawler East man was reported by
Barossa CIB for possessing proscribed equipment
on January 8.
A 34-year-old Evanston man was reported
for driving disqualified by Gawler police whilst
driving on Dysart Road, Evanston on January
9.A male youth from Blakeview was reported by
Gawler police for fighting in public on January
11.A 23-year-old Nuriootpa woman was arrested
by Nuriootpa police for assault on January 7.
A 26-year-old Tanunda man was arrested by
Nuriootpa police for making a false report to po-
lice on January 9.
A 26-year-old Nuriootpa man was reported
by Nuriootpa police for testing positive for
methamphetamine on January 7. His car was
also defected and impounded.
A 25-year-old Kapunda man was reported by
Kapunda police for assault on January 6.
A 73-year-old Angaston man was reported
by Nuriootpa police for possessing prohibited
weapons on January 8.
GAWLER SOUTH -- Two spotlights were re-
moved from a Landcruiser parked in a driveway
in First Street between January 3-5.
GAWLER WEST -- A car cover was stolen from
a car parked in a driveway in Para Close between
EVANSTON -- Children's toys were stolen from
a front yard on Para Road between January 5-6.
GAWLER- A BMX bike was stolen from a front
yard on Fourteenth Street between January 8-9.
GAWLER -- A backhoe on a construction site
on Nixon Terrace was entered and a two-way ra-
dio was stolen between January 8-9.
GAWLER -- A male went behind the service
counter of a store, removed a box containing
cigarettes and left the store on January 9. A staff
member approached the suspect outside and the
property was recovered.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- A water meter and tap
on a vacant block on Eva Street had a hose affixed
and water stolen on January 6.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- $3000 was stolen from
premises on Reg Smith Court, between January
A FIRE broke out in Gawler South
on Thursday after lightning struck a
tree on Eckerman Avenue.
Gawler Terrace resident Sarah Trevena
was driving home along the Gawler-One
Tree Hill Road when she saw the light-
ning hit the tree, igniting the fire.
"We could see it smoking and as soon
as we saw the flames we grabbed our
phones -- that's when we saw the CFS
coming up the road," she said.
"It was about 800 metres away from
Group Officer of the Black Rock
Group in Region Four Ken Campbell
told The Bunyip on Thursday that sev-
eral strike teams were called from the
Sampson Flat fire to assist.
"The local MFS responded initially
and some CFS, then it went to a fourth
alarm, which ramps up the number of
resources required, meaning other strike
teams responded to the incident," he
"Now, due to weather conditions, all
of the other appliances are going back to
their base, but my strike team has been
asked to remain on site to make sure it
"There were assets at risk, but it was
extinguished very quickly."
Gawler South resident Tyson Panagiotou took this photo of a re encroaching onto his property
o the Gawler-One Tree Hill Road. The re was started by a lightning strike last Wednesday.
Fireworks danger for residents
IT was a close call for Gawler East cou-
ple Carson and Anne Davies, who had
fireworks land in their yard on New
The couple was celebrating with friends
when a firework, emitting sparks, landed
just metres away from their two pine trees
and adjacent motorhomes.
"If it landed on one of our roofs it would
have been bad, but if had gone into one of
the pine trees, God help us," Mr Davies
Mrs Davies said there was no damage, but
the pair was left concerned over the danger-
"We just don't want it to happen again,"
Barossa police recorded seven incidents
of firework use between Christmas and
One incident at Nuriootpa sparked a
fire at the local cemetery, while a sparkler
bomb caused damage to a letter-box in
Barossa police Chief Inspector Alex
Zimmermann warned that it took only one
spark to re-create a catastrophic event, such
as the Sampson Flat bushfire.
"We can only cross our fingers and hope
we don't see a replication of what we just
went through the last couple of weeks up in
the hills," he said.
"That can so easily happen from a spark
that comes from a firework.
"With a lot of these fireworks, especially
the rockets, you don't really have any con-
trol as to where the item will land and so
that makes it even worse."
Insp Zimmermann said people setting
off fireworks were breaching a number
of offences and risking injury to them-
Offences that include less than three kil-
ograms of fireworks incur a fine of $315,
however further penalties, including im-
prisonment, can be incurred if the incident
causes property damage or a bushfire.
Tree falls on car
A POLICE car was
damaged last Wednesday
morning after a tree branch
within the Sampson Flat
fire-affected area fell onto
it at Kersbrook.
At about 11am, the pa-
trol was travelling along
Kersbrook Road when the
tree fell onto the back of the
car, smashing the rear window
The police officers travel-
ling in the car were not in-
The incident highlights the
dangers posed to emergency
services and others present in
the fire-affected area.
Police are warning motorists
that there are still a number of
trees that need to be cleared in
Fatal crash at
A 42-YEAR-OLD Glenelg
man was killed when his
car collided with a tree at
Elizabeth South on Sunday
The man was travel-
ling north on Philip High-
way just before 11.30pm
and crashed into a tree near
He was the sole occupant of
the car and died at the scene.
Major crash investigators
attended the crash site and are
examining the circumstances
surrounding the collision.
Gawler East couple Carson and Anne Davies
were concerned after a rework landed in
their front yard on New Year's Eve.PHOTO: File
ELIZABETH CIB detectives
are investigating the stabbing
of a man following an assault
Police responded to reports
around midday that a man
had presented to an address at
Buchanan Road, Smithfield
Plains, with stab wounds.
The man was taken to the
Lyell McEwin Hospital, but it
is believed his injuries are not
While the investigation is in
its early stages, police wish to
reassure the community that
this is not believed to be a ran-
Investigators are working to
establish where the assault took
place and ask anyone with in-
formation to contact Crime
Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
IN THIS WEEK'S
Police investigate stabbing
Gawler - too
lovely to litter
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