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REPORTS & ARRESTS
BREAKS & THEFTS
EVANSTON -- Unknown offenders pushed a fence
down and stole a set of mag wheels from a business
on Main North Road on May 25.
EVANSTON GARDENS -- A motorcycle, which
was parked at the rear of a house on Nettlebeck Street,
was stolen between May 26 and 30. Gawler police are
making further enquiries.
GAWLER -- A side window was smashed at a busi-
ness on Commercial Lane between May 27 and 28.
It is unknown if entry was gained. Gawler police are
continuing further enquiries.
GAWLER -- A security door was jemmied open
and the main door kicked in at a Nixon Terrace busi-
ness and drinks, confectionery and assorted meats
were stolen between May 30 and 31.
GAWLER -- A handbag was stolen from a trolley
in a Gawler store on May 31. The handbag was later
recovered in the store, minus a mobile phone.
HEWETT -- The driver-side mirror of a vehicle
was snapped off while parked in a driveway of a home
on Osprey Parade on May 28. The vehicle also re-
ceived a gouge on its side panel.
KALIMNA -- Padlocks were cut to gain entry to a
business on Golf Course Road and a small shed was
jemmied open on June 1.
LEWISTON -- A vehicle was stolen from the
driveway of a house on Lionel Road between May
30 and 31.
NURIOOTPA -- A wallet was stolen from a shop-
ping basket at a business on Murray Street on May
26.TANUNDA -- A sporting centre on Magnolia Road
had three pump station boxes damaged between May
31 and June 1.
WILLASTON -- The front door of a house on
Kelly Road was jemmied open and a guitar, sword
and costume jewellery were stolen between May 30
A 54-year-old Altona man was reported by
Gawler police for having an insecure firearm on
A 29-year-old Evanston woman was arrested by
Gawler police for illegal interference of a motor vehi-
cle and theft on May 30.
A 47-year-old Eudunda man was issued with an
on-the-spot fine and lost his licence instantly after
being caught driving at 152km/h in a 100km/h
zone on the Thiele Highway on May 27.
A 25-year-old Gawler Belt man was reported for
arson of a motor vehicle on May 26.
A 30-year-old man of no fixed address was ar-
rested by Gawler police for two counts of driving
without due care, driving disqualified and breach
of bail on May 30.
A 46-year-old Gawler South woman was reported
for breach of bail on May 30.
A 55-year-old Glen Osmond man was reported
in Nuriootpa for having insecure ammunition on
A 27-year-old Netley man was arrested by Gawler
police for engaging in a police pursuit, driving dan-
gerously, driving disqualified and unregistered, breach
of bail and carrying an offensive weapon on May 28.
A 53-year-old Hewett man was reported for
drink-driving, after recording a reading of 0.078,
by Gawler police on May 30.
A 64-year-old Kapunda man was reported by
Barossa highway patrols for driving unlicensed on
May 29. The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A 54-year-old Kapunda man was arrested at the
Nuriootpa police station for two counts of assault
and aggravated assault on May 26.
A 20-year-old Munno Para man was reported by
Barossa highway patrols for driving disqualified on
June 1. The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A 42-year-old Nuriootpa woman was reported
for drink-driving by Nuriootpa police after re-
cording a reading of 0.135. As a result, she lost
her licence for six months and her vehicle was im-
A 25-year-old Tanunda man was reported for drink-
driving by Nuriootpa police after recording a reading
of 0.099 on May 31. As a result, he lost his licence for
six months and had his vehicle impounded.
A 33-year-old Thebarton man was arrested by
Gawler police for driving unlicensed and breach
of bail on May 28.
A 47-year-old Two Wells man was reported by Two
Wells police for possessing cannabis for sale on May
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Police: Pay attention!
DRIVERS are being urged to hang
up on dangerous distractions and give
their full attention to the road -- or risk
paying the price.
Throughout this month, South Australia
Police will conduct Operation Distraction,
a month-long crackdown on distracted
drivers across the state, with a particular
focus on mobile phone use.
Driver inattention or distraction is a
significant contributing factor in up to
two-thirds of fatal crashes, and about 15
per cent of crashes that result in serious
Traffic Support officer in charge super-
intendent Bob Fauser implored drivers to
examine and adjust their behaviour at the
wheel, leaving distractions out of sight and
"Driving is a complex, co-ordinated task
which demands care and attention," he
"Activities such as dialling, texting or
talking on the phone divert your attention
from the road, putting your safety and the
safety of other road users at risk.
"You are your car's best safety feature
-- hang up, look up and just drive."
Superintendent Fauser said the
number of expiation notices being
issued to distracted drivers was on the in-
"In 2013, 12,563 drivers and riders re-
ceived an expiation notice for a mobile
phone-related offence," he said.
POLICE are still searching for the person
responsible for throwing objects at cars trav-
elling into Gawler from the Gawler Bypass
bridge on May 24.
A vehicle passing under the bridge, connecting
the Gawler Bypass with Main North Road, was
damaged by objects thrown from above.
Police were called to Main North Road, Evan-
ston, on Saturday to investigate the incident.
It is believed tyres were also rolled across the
Main North Road slip lane, under the same
bridge, that evening.
Police were unable to find the person respon-
sible but a witness said she saw someone standing
on top of the bridge.
Gawler police senior sergeant Brenton Costello
said police were still searching for the offender,
who may have been unaware of how dangerous
the behaviour was.
"Enquiries are continuing...we still don't know
who the person was," he said.
"People need to be vigilant and if something
does occur in the future they need to contact us
"If they see anyone acting suspiciously or of-
fending in that manner they need to call us."
Anyone with information is asked to call 131
POLICE are investigating two
fires which occurred at the same
house in Elizabeth Park on
A police patrol detected the first
fire at about 6.30pm, after it noticed
a large amount of smoke in the
Police traced the smoke to a house
on Yorktown Road, where a fire was
burning in the front room and roof
Metropolitan Fire Service crews
were called and quickly extinguished
At 2am, police and MFS crews were
called back to the house when it was
again found alight.
The second fire started in a differ-
ent room to the first, engulfing the
house and causing extensive damage
to the entire structure.
There were signs of forced entry
and police believe both fires were de-
There was no-one home at the time
of the fires.
Anyone with information should
contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333
000) or report online (sa.crimestop-
TWO men have been charged with 42 counts
of theft each after allegedly stealing water me-
ters from private properties in the Davoren
A 45-year-old Davoren Park man and an 18-
year-old Andrews Farm man were both granted
bail and are expected to appear in the Elizabeth
Magistrates Court this week.
Their arrest, on May 24, followed an extensive
investigation by members of the Elizabeth Neigh-
bourhood Policing Team.
The SA Police neighbourhood policing teams,
which are based at Elizabeth, Salisbury, Western
Adelaide and on the South Coast, work in part-
nership with the community and government
agencies to improve their communities.
Water meter thefts
House set alight twice
POLICE are seeking help to iden-
tify the body of a young man
found in a paddock near Tarlee
last Monday afternoon.
The decomposed body was found
by the property's owner in a paddock
adjacent to Wild Dog Hill Road, 2.5
kilometres from Tarlee, at about 5pm.
Major Crime Investigation Branch
detective inspector Greg Hutchins
said suicide was the most likely cause
Police have not found anything to
suggest foul play but the investigation
has stalled because the body did not
fit the description of any known miss-
ing person across the country.
The man is estimated to be aged
between 15 and 25.
Detective inspector Hutchins said
the only clue police had was the sight-
ing of a Caucasian male fitting the de-
scription, who bought food in Tarlee
on Saturday, April 26, at about 6pm.
He said tests showed the body
found near a tree had been in the
paddock for several weeks and police
were desperate to locate his family.
"Evidence indicates his death prob-
ably relates to a suicide and nothing
more than that,'' he said.
"We need to make further enquiries
to identify him...to develop a picture
of the person and background and
maybe to why he may be found in the
situation he was found in.
"It's unusual to find him in a rural
spot with such few items.''
No form of identification, wallet,
phone or drugs were found and the
man had only a few coins in money.
It is possible the young man might
have camped out in the area and po-
lice are attempting to trace his move-
ments before his death.
He was dressed in a blue, long-
sleeved T-shirt, grey tracksuit pants
and blue sneakers and carrying a red
and black "Swiss Alps" backpack with
a small Swiss flag on its front.
The backpack contained a "NU"
brand water bottle, several chocolate
bar wrappers and a souvenir-style tea
Police are asking anyone who saw a
Caucasian male aged between 15 and
25 with light-brown scraggy, collar-
length hair, 167cm tall and weighing
55kg during the past month to call
Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or
report online (sa.crimestoppers.com.
Grim Tarlee discovery
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