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Entry was gained to a residence on Blee Street, An-
gaston, between May 31 and June 1 and a number of
items were stolen, including laptops, a mobile phone
and jewellery box.
A resident of a house on Murray Street, Angaston,
disturbed two people kicking down a brick fence on
A female was disturbed interfering with a motor
vehicle on Murray Street, Angaston, on June 4.
Entry was gained to a business premises on Rad-
ford Road, Angaston, on June 3 and 2000 litres of
diesel was stolen.
Three office sites located on Barnet Road, Evan-
ston, were broken into between June 4 and 5 and
laptops, modems and a camera were stolen.
A rental property on Curnow Court, Evanston
Park, sustained damage to its screen, carpets, stove,
dishwasher and blinds between February 17 and
A shed was broken into at a club on Nixon Terrace,
Gawler, between June 3 and 4 and a TV, water cooler
and fire extinguisher were stolen.
A rear fence was cut on a property at Two Wells
Road, Gawler River, between June 1 and 2 and entry
was gained to a shipping container and a go-kart was
Two attempts were made to gain entry to a business
on Adelaide Road, Gawler South, between May 31
and June 1.
Damage was caused to a roller door on Maple Av-
enue, Nuriootpa, between May 31 and June 1.
Damage was caused to a wheelie bin by a motor
vehicle on Golden Way, Nuriootpa, in the early hours
of May 31.
The flyscreen of a bathroom window was removed
from a house on Rosedale Road, Rosedale, between
June 4 and 5. Entry was not gained.
Entry was gained to a business premises on
Golflinks Road, Rowland Flat, and 3000 litres of die-
sel was stolen between May 19 and June 2.
Damage was caused to cars parked in a car yard
on Murray Street, Tanunda, between May 31 and
The front window of a house on Para Road,
Tanunda, was broken by an object on June 3.
A 25-year-old Andrews Farm man was reported
for driving while suspended by Gawler police on
A 51-year-old Angaston man was reported for
drink-driving, after recording a reading of 0.166, as
well as driving an unregistered vehicle, on June 7. As
a result, he was issued with an instant loss of licence
for 12 months.
A 41-year-old Coober Pedy man was reported
by Gawler police for driving while suspended on
A 33-year-old Evanston Park man was arrested
for assault and breach of an intervention order on
A 23-year-old Gawler East man was arrested for
two counts of aggravated assault to cause serious
harm and one count of affray on June 5.
A 29-year-old Greenwith woman was reported for
drink-driving, after recording a reading of 0.081,
while travelling on Murray Street, Gawler, on June 9.
A 49-year-old Hewett woman was reported for
driving without due care, failing to give way and
failing to supply details on June 4.
A 52-year-old Nuriootpa man was reported for
drink-driving, after recording a reading of 0.087,
on June 8. As a result he was issued with an instant
loss of licence for six months and had his vehicle im-
A 38-year-old Pinkerton Plains woman was re-
ported by Mallala police for aggravated assault on
A 60-year-old Salisbury Heights man was arrested
by Barossa police on five counts of theft, failure to
truly answer questions and possessing proscribed
equipment on June 5.
Two people were arrested after trying to pass a
counterfeit $100 note in a licensed premises on
Murray Street, Tanunda. A search of their private
residence revealed further counterfeit notes.
A 37-year-old Truro man was reported in Tanunda
for driving while suspended on June 8. As a result, he
was issued with a further loss of licence and had his
GAWLER police have arrested a man
who allegedly committed a series
of diesel thefts in the Elizabeth and
Barossa local service areas.
The 60-year-old Salisbury Heights man
was charged with five counts of theft after
a police investigation into the theft of die-
sel from rural and metropolitan quarries
Barossa Local Service Area detectives, as-
sisted by officers from Elizabeth, searched
a property at Salisbury Heights and
arrested the man last week.
Police allege they located a vehicle and
tools used in the thefts, along with about
6000 litres of diesel.
The man was allegedly captured on
CCTV committing one of the thefts at
One Tree Hill earlier this year, while other
incidents suspected to be linked to the man
occurred in Rowland Flat and Angaston.
The man was arrested on June 5, two
days after a business premises on Radford
Road, Angaston, had 2000 litres of diesel
stolen on June 3.
Between May 19 and June 2 a business
premises on Golflinks Road, Rowland
Flat, had 3000 litres of diesel stolen.
Barossa operations senior sergeant Mar-
tin Kennedy said the arrest was a reminder
to property owners to ensure diesel stored
on their properties was secure.
"It's an unusual offence and it's highly
likely we have apprehended the person re-
sponsible for a significant number of these
diesel thefts," he said.
"We still want all people with large
holdings of diesel to secure them in any
"Heightened security measures, such
as the fitting of high-quality CCTV, are a
great assistance to police when investigat-
ing these types of matters."
The accused man will appear in the
Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later
POLICE were out in force during the
long weekend, reporting a number
of motorists for speeding and drink-
Two motorists from the Barossa and Gawler ar-
eas lost their licences for speeding, three drivers
lost their licences for drink-driving, while one was
caught driving on a suspended licence.
All six motorists had their vehicles impounded.
On Saturday, Nuriootpa police in Angaston
reported a 51-year-old Angaston man for drink-
driving after he registered a reading of 0.166, as
well as driving an unregistered vehicle.
On Sunday, a 37-year-old Truro man was re-
ported in Tanunda for driving while suspended,
while a 52-year-old Nuriootpa man was reported
for drink-driving after he registered a reading of
The same day, police detected a motorist on
Gomersal Road, Gomersal, driving at 139 kilo-
metres an hour in a 90km/h zone.
Several hours later a 37-year-old Angle Vale
man was caught driving along Port Wakefield
Road, Waterloo Corner, at 135km/h in a 90km/h
On Monday, Gawler police reported a 29-year-
old Greenwith woman for drink-driving after she
registered a reading of 0.081 while travelling on
FIRE crews were kept busy in the north-
ern suburbs on the long weekend, at-
tending to two blazes which caused a
total of $150,000 damage.
The first blaze occurred at 9pm on Sunday
night, when CFS and MFS crews were called
to a property on One Tree Hill Road, One
More than 45 firefighters with eight appli-
ances found a fire in the lounge room that
was spreading to the roof space of the Rock-
wood Estate home.
Crews quickly got to work, some wear-
ing breathing apparatus, stopping the fire
spreading further and containing it within
It was unknown if the occupants were
home at the time the fire started.
Early damage estimates have been set
at $70,000, with damage confined to the
lounge room, roof space and some smoke
damage to other areas of the home.
It is believed the fire may have been started
by a combustion heater.
The next day, CFS and MFS crews attend-
ed a shed on Twartz Road, Roseworthy, just
Reported via a triple zero call by a neigh-
bour, on arrival, firefighters found the front
half of the 6mx12m shed ablaze.
Crews contained the fire within 30 minutes
and prevented it from spreading to the back
half of the shed, where there was a purpose-
built music room and music equipment.
The blaze caused considerable damage to
the front half of the shed, as well as destroy-
ing equipment including a lawnmower, jet
ski and tools.
The total damage has been estimated at
$80,000 and the cause of the fire is yet to be
Blazes keep crews busy
Motorists hit hard
on weekend A WORRYING increase in online
scams has led police to launch a se-
ries of operations and programs to
As part of Operation Disrepair, po-
lice have been writing to people who
may have sent money overseas to on-
line scammers, in an attempt to stop
them losing further funds.
In 2013, the operation identified
that South Australians lost about $2.09
million in 4261 transactions across the
A total of 1060 potential scam vic-
tims were identified by police and more
than 600 letters sent out, with about 70
per cent of those contacted ceasing to
So far this year more than $630,000
has been sent offshore in 1289 trans-
actions by 428 individuals, with 126
letters sent out by police warning the
recipients of potential scam activity.
Police have also been working with
the Victims Support Service to cre-
ate a support group for scam victims,
which coincides with Stay Smart On-
Scam victims have been meeting as
part of the support group, which works
with the community to tackle both the
emotional and financial consequences
of con artists.
During the awareness week a range
of organisations across Australia have
been working in partnership to help
the community understand the sim-
ple steps they can take to protect their
personal and financial information on-
This year's theme is 'On The Go', re-
flecting the importance of staying safe
and secure online when using a mobile
device while networking, banking,
shopping or navigating the internet.
SA Police Assistant Commissioner
Paul Dickson said scams could vary,
but the one thing they all had in com-
mon was that the scammer was seeking
an amount of money from their target.
"Police are aware that being scammed
can have emotional as well as financial
impacts for victims -- particularly if
they have been taken advantage of in a
so-called 'romance scam'," he said.
"We know that people from all back-
grounds, ages and income levels can be
targeted, and that scammers are adept
at manipulating people.
"This can leave people feeling be-
trayed, embarrassed, isolated, because
they don't want to tell others."
Prevention advice, information on
reporting scams and details on the
latest issues can be found by visiting
scamwatch.gov.au while further in-
formation from Stay Smart Online
about trends and issues can be found at
Avoiding online scams
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