Home' The Bunyip : February 18th 2015 Contents Page 6 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
LYNDOCH is marking its 175th anni-
versary this year and plans for a number of
exciting, celebratory events are currently
So far, two events have been organised by
the Lyndoch Community Committee and the
Lyndoch Historical Society, with further cele-
brations to be announced in coming months.
Committee member Di Lane said that
while only a few events had officially been or-
ganised, the group was positive there would
be more celebrations held towards the second
half of the year.
"Obviously, after Gawler, I mean, they had
their big celebrations last year, but Lyndoch
was established as the next little town on," she
"We don't have a lot definitely planned just
at this moment, but we certainly are trying to
pinpoint a week in September to perhaps have
a few more events, as such.
"We've been asking for ideas from the com-
munity in the last couple of months and a few
good ideas have been brought forward."
Anniversary celebrations will commence
with the Lyndoch Gemutlichkein at Lyndoch
Oval on April 6 which, for the first time, is
being held separately to the Barossa Vintage
The Gemutlichkein, also known as
Lyndoch Town Day, will showcase music, lo-
cal food, wine and family entertainment.
It will then be followed by a Lyndoch 175
art exhibition, which will be held at the town
institute from April 11 to 19.
Mrs Lane said other proposed events in-
cluded a 'History Month' open-house display,
a concert and a special naming day festival.
"The idea in September is to, probably, hold
a variety concert and maybe even a picnic, or a
back-to-Lyndoch celebration," she said.
"Then, December the 13th is always known
as Lyndoch Naming Day, so the historical
society always plans to do something on that
date every year."
Anyone willing to contribute an event idea
to the Lyndoch Community Committee is
asked to contact Di Lane (0403 304 467) or
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THE occupants of a Munno Para
home were lucky to escape injury
after several Molotov cocktails were
thrown through their bedroom
window while they were sleeping in
the early hours of Monday morn-
At about 2.20am, police and the
MFS were called to the Neilson Court
home after its occupants were woken
by the noise of their bedroom window
smashing, with a fire starting on their
carpet and bedding.
The occupants promptly put out the
fire, which only caused minor damage,
before anyone was injured.
On further investigation, the occu-
pant discovered the front screen door
had been set alight and significantly
damaged, but the fire was out before
the victim noticed.
Patrols and crime scene police at-
tended and have determined at least
two Molotov cocktails were used.
Investigations are continuing into
the incident and police ask anyone
who witnessed any suspicious activity
or heard anything around this time
to contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333
Heat sparks break-ins
Car set alight,
but not stolen
POLICE are investigating an incident where
a car involved in a police pursuit was set alight
in Gawler West on Friday night.
At about 11pm, police and the MFS were called
to Circosta Court, Gawler West, following reports
a car was on fire.
The car was well alight on arrival and with the
assistance of the MFS, was promptly put out.
Police established the vehicle's details, a blue
Holden VT Commodore, registration XHZ-110,
and soon discovered it had been involved in a po-
lice pursuit in Andrews Farm the previous night.
Elizabeth patrols attempted to stop the car at
about 10.20pm on Thursday, February 12 on
Stebonheath Road, Andrews Farm, and, when it
failed to pull over, a pursuit ensued.
Patrols lost sight of the car, however it was spot-
ted at several locations later that night.
The same car was spotted again at about 9.50pm
on Friday night in Andrews Farm before being dis-
covered burnt out just over an hour later.
The car has not been reported stolen and inves-
tigations are ongoing in relation to the matter.
Police ask anyone who may have spotted the
car since Thursday, February 12, or has any infor-
mation that may assist police with the investiga-
tion to contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000 or
GAWLER police are reminding resi-
dents and businesses to double-check
they have locked up, with the hot weath-
er encouraging opportunistic thieves to
Many residents were forced to open up
doors and windows to cool themselves
down, enticing thieves to attempt break-ins
and make off with easy-to-grab items.
Gawler police made one breakthrough
in an attempt to curb the criminal activity,
with a 31-year-old Willaston man reported
for theft on February 14.
During the past two weeks, a number of
sheds and businesses in the Gawler area fell
victim to thefts.
A shed on Duffield Street, Gawler, was
broken into after its lock was cut, with an
assortment of tools and drums of electrical
cable stolen between February 6 and 9.
A business on Paxton Street, Willaston,
had cash stolen after a side window was
smashed to gain entry on February 10,
while an attempt was made to break in to
a house on Grey Court, Evanston Gardens,
but was unsuccessful.
A shipping container located at the rear
of a Gawler business was jemmied open and
a bike was stolen on February 12, with two
male youths spotted on the roof of the busi-
ness when staff arrived at the store.
Even going to the supermarket in Gawler
was not safe, with an iPad brazenly stolen
from a woman's handbag as she shopped on
A Gawler police spokesperson said all the
incidents were being investigated, with any-
one having any information welcome to call
thrown into house
REPORTS & ARRESTS
BREAKS & THEFTS
A 43-year-old Kapunda
man was reported by Kapunda
police for aggravated assault
on February 11.
A 29-year-old Nuriootpa
man was arrested by Kapunda
police for aggravated assault,
breach of bail and breach of
an intervention order follow-
ing an incident in Kapunda on
A 38-year-old Munno Para
West woman was reported
by Gawler police for drink-
driving after recording a
blood-alcohol reading of
0.157 on February 14.
A 31-year-old Willaston man
was reported by Gawler police
for theft on February 14.
A 52-year-old Gawler
South woman was reported
by Gawler police for
aggravated due care, driving
with proscribed drugs and
drink-driving, after recording
a blood-alcohol reading of
A 54-year-old Sampson
Flat woman was reported by
Gawler police for drink-driving
after recording a blood-alcohol
reading of 0.166.
GAWLER -- Tools and drums
of electrical cable were stolen
from a shed on Duffield Street
between February 6 and 9.
GAWLER -- An iPad was sto-
len from a handbag at a super-
market in Gawler on February
9. GAWLER -- Food items were
stolen from a store between
February 11 and 12.
FREELING -- A side window
of a vehicle parked on Rhode
Street was smashed and a wallet
was stolen between February 8
TANUNDA -- Two bottles of
wine were stolen from a licensed
premises on Murray Street on
TWO WELLS -- A vehicle
was stolen from the car park of
a business on Road Train Drive
between February 12 and 14.
WILLASTON -- Cash was
stolen from a business on
Paxton Street after a window
was smashed to gain entry on
WILLASTON -- A truck
fridge was stolen from un-
der the carport of a house on
Gawler River Road between
February 14 and 15.
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