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REPORTS & ARRESTS
BREAKS & THEFTS
• A 41-year-old Nuriootpa man was arrested by
Nuriootpa police on January 2 for aggravated
• A man has been arrested for breaching his bail
conditions, assaulting a police officer and on a
warrant, after he was stopped by police, as part
of a routine traffic stop, on Redbanks Road,
Willaston, on January 2. The man fled the scene
but was located in a residence nearby. He was
refused bail and remanded in custody.
• A 47-year-old Kapunda man was reported by
Nuriootpa police on Thursday for drink-driving
after allegedly returned a blood-alcohol level of
0.102 per cent. His driver's licence was immedi-
ately disqualified and the vehicle was impound-
• A 37-year-old man of no fixed address was ar-
rested by Gawler police on Friday for breaching
his bail conditions and a warrant.
• A 44-year-old Gawler West woman was reported
by Gawler police on Friday for breaching her
• A 24-year-old Gawler West man was reported
by Gawler police on Saturday for driving an
unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and driving
unlicensed. His vehicle was impounded.
• A 47-year-old Lewiston woman was reported by
Gawler police on Saturday for driving an unreg-
istered and uninsured vehicle with unassigned
• A 37-year-old Elizabeth North woman was arrest-
ed at her home by Gawler police on Saturday for
driving with unassigned number-plates, driving
an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
• A 35-year-old Craigmore man was arrested by
Gawler police on Sunday for assault.
BUCHFELDE -- A white Toyota Hilux was found
engulfed in flames on Wingate Road on Sunday.
DAVEYSTON -- A blue Ford Telstar was stolen
from Hempel Road between October 30 and Janu-
EVANSTON -- Cash was stolen from a Dysart
Road sporting club during a break-in on Saturday.
EVANSTON -- A Ford XR8 utility was stolen
from a Farrow Road residence between January 2
EVANSTON PARK -- A vehicle parked on St
Albans Road was rummaged through between Sat-
urday and Sunday.
GAWLER -- Shop windows and panels were
damaged at a Murray Street business between De-
cember 22 and 23.
GAWLER BELT -- A laptop computer was stolen
from a vehicle parked on Redbanks Road on Janu-
GAWLER EAST -- A camper trailer and refrig-
erator were stolen from a Duffield Street residence
between December 25 and Sunday.
GAWLER WEST -- A water tap was stolen from
a Penrith Avenue residence on Sunday.
GAWLER WEST --A water meter component
was damaged at Beadnall Terrace between January
NURIOOTPA -- A gaming console was stolen
from a Krieg Street property on January 2.
NURIOOTPA -- Tyres were slashed and dam-
age was caused to the lock on the rear of a vehicle
parked in a car park in Murray Street on December
3. NURIOOTPA --A small fire was located in a gar-
den bed on Tanunda Road on Saturday.
TANUNDA -- An extractor fan on a trolley was
stolen from a Bridge Street shed between December
22 and 27.
TANUNDA -- A Ford sedan was stolen from a
Basedow Road driveway between January 2 and 3.
The vehicle was later found on the Sturt Highway at
Gawler Belt with several damaged windows.
TWO WELLS -- Tools and vehicle parts were sto-
len from a Road Train Drive premises on Saturday.
WILLASTON -- An object was thrown at a ve-
hicle travelling on Murray Road on Friday causing
Bike blitz in motion
POLICE will be focusing on cyclists'
safety throughout January, with expecta-
tions they'll be descending upon the local
region's roads in big numbers through-
out the Tour Down Under (TDU) period.
South Australia Police (SAPOL) com-
menced Operation Safe Cycling on Sat-
urday, which will carry through until the
TDU concludes on Sunday, January 21.
The operation comes as newly-released
figures revealed there were 721 crashes
across South Australia in 2017 involving
752 cyclists and resulting in 648 casualties
-- including two fatalities and 40 serious
According to the figures, 92 per cent
of the incidents occurred in metropolitan
Adelaide, with the majority (91 per cent)
occurring on either 60 km/h or 50 km/h
Almost one-tenth of the accidents (9.7
per cent) were right-angle crashes, with
2.3 per cent of cyclists involved not wear-
ing a helmet at the time of their accident.
SAPOL Traffic Support Branch officer
in charge Superintendent Anthony Fiora-
vanti said, as cyclists are expected to flock
to the local area during the TDU period,
police want to see all road users behav-
ing in a responsible, appropriate manner
in order to get home safe at the end of the
"We hear a lot of complaint about cy-
clist behaviour and, in turn, we know that
they are vulnerable road users who come
off second best when they get in any form
of collision," he said.
"Operation Safe Cycling is focused
on the two-wheeled community -- both
in terms of ensuring they know and
obey the laws, but also to protect them
from other motorists who need to take
care around bike riders.
"We can, and will, enforce the law, but
I would plead for all road users to show
some basic courtesy and share the roads."
Gawler police Brevet Sergeant Josh Bradtke is gearing up to share local roads with cyclists during
the Tour Down Under period this month.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Drivers escape injury
TWO men have escaped injury after
their vehicles sustained significant dam-
age following an early morning collision
near Sampson Flat on Monday.
Country Fire Service, Metropolitan Fire
Service and ambulance crews were called
to the scene, at around 7am, with both
drivers reporting no injuries.
The Subaru Impreza sedan was travel-
ling north on One Tree Hill Road when it
collided with the Toyota Hilux travelling
in the opposite direction.
The Subaru vehicle sustained signifi-
cant damage on its right-side panel, while
the Hilux's front right bumper was se-
The road was briefly reduced to one
lane while emergency crews cleared the
The Subaru vehicle that was involved in an
incident on One Tree Hill Road near Sampson
PHOTO: Tom Staggard
Accused thieves return to court
TWO locals accused of assault-
ing and stealing from a Gawler
man have fronted court for the
second time in recent months.
Gawler's Jarred Robert
Butcher, 32, and Nuriootpa's
Lorren Wajer, 25, appeared in
Elizabeth Magistrates' Court on
December 21 in relation to their
alleged involvement in the theft
and assault of the 63-year-old
The man, who, allegedly, was
assaulted and had his phone
stolen near the public toilets on
Gawler's Julian Terrace on Sat-
urday, September 30, sustained
a fractured hand in the incident
and was taken to hospital.
Photos of the alleged attack
were shared online with the hope
of identifying the assailants.
Butcher was later arrested and
charged with aggravated assault
causing harm, while Wajer was
arrested and charged with aggra-
vated assault causing harm, and
The pair originally faced court
on November 17, but the case
was adjourned until December
21 due to Butcher and Wajer not
securing legal representation.
The December hearing was
also adjourned, and the pair is
now expected to front the Eliza-
beth Magistrates' Court on Feb-
leads to multiple arrests
THREE people have been
arrested after they were
spotted on an Evanston
Gardens construction site
in the early hours of Tues-
day, January 2.
Gawler police were pa-
trolling the Evanston Gar-
dens area just after 12.30am
when they spotted people
on a construction site on
The trio, including a
38-year-old Davoren Park
man, 47-year-old Blake-
view man and 34-year-old
Elizabeth North woman,
was arrested without inci-
dent and were all charged
with being unlawfully on
premises, going equipped
to commit an offence, and
carrying an offensive weap-
on.They were bailed to ap-
pear in the Elizabeth Mag-
istrates' Court on February
8. Police ask for the public
to be vigilant and report any
suspicious activity on con-
struction sites, or schools,
by calling 131 444.
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