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BREAKS & THEFTS
A 49-year-old Evanston Gardens man was re-
ported for exceeding the speed limit and drink-
driving, after recording a reading of 0.142, on
A 29-year-old Gawler West man was reported
by Barossa highway patrols for driving unlicensed
on July 6.
A Greenacres man was arrested for two counts
of aggravated assault by Gawler police on July
4.A 64-year-old Tanunda man was arrested by Nu-
riootpa police at his home on a warrant on July 5.
A 42-year-old Two Wells man was reported
by Barossa highway patrols for exceeding the
speed limit and drink-driving, after recording
a reading of 0.113, on July 4. His vehicle was
seized for 28 days.
A 46-year-old Willaston woman was arrested for
exceeding the speed limit, refusing to supply an
address and failing to comply with an alcotest on
July 5. She received a licence disqualification.
EVANSTON -- A vehicle parked on Pike Way
had its rear window smashed on July 5. Gawler
police are conducting further enquiries.
FREELING -- Entry was gained to a shed and
a red trailer was stolen from a residence on Kuhl-
mann Lane between July 5 and 6. SA Registration:
GAWLER -- Forced entry was gained through
a window of a pub and a TV was stolen between
July 4 and 5.
GAWLER -- A vehicle had its front number-
plate stolen while it was parked in a car park on
Calton Road on July 4.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A wallet was stolen from a
vehicle parked on Adelaide Road on July 2.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A window was jem-
mied and jewellery was stolen from a property
on Adelaide Road on July 3. The offenders exited
through the front door.
KAPUNDA -- Items were stolen from a boat
parked in a business premises on Chapel Street be-
tween June 26 and June 30.
KUDLA -- A padlock was cut from a shed on
Gordon Road and tools were stolen between June
30 and July 2. Police are conducting further en-
NURIOOTPA -- Entry was gained to a prop-
erty in Craker Drive and a large amount of copper
piping and two boat outboard motors were stolen
between June 27 and 30.
NURIOOTPA -- A vehicle parked in an un-
locked shed on Research Road was stolen between
May 28 and June 28.
ROSEDALE -- Rural fencing was pulled out and
a gate thrown into paddock at a property between
June 15 and July 2.
Some of the guns seized during the operation.
TWO men, one armed with a knife, robbed a
recycling business at Willaston on June 28.
The men threatened staff and fled with an un-
disclosed amount of cash from the Paxton Street
business, just before 7.40am.
No-one was physically injured in the incident.
The two men were last seen running north along
Anyone with information about this incident
should contact Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or
report online (sa.crimestoppers.com.au).
Willaston business robbed
POLICE have extended Operation Dis-
traction for another month after catch-
ing more than 1400 drivers using their
mobile phones during the first 30 days
of the operation.
The statewide operation detected an av-
erage of 46 drivers a day for mobile phone
offences -- leaving police frustrated by the
extent of the illegal behaviour.
Traffic Support Branch Superintendent
Bob Fauser said the startling figures pointed
to a 70 per cent increase when compared to
a six-month 'non-operation' period.
"I'm appalled that drivers just aren't get-
ting the message," he said.
"I don't know of a driver that hasn't had a
near miss because someone was using their
phone while driving and almost hit them.
"It is incredible that people still don't get
how dangerous it is, even at low speed."
Supt Fauser said evidence showed using
a mobile phone when behind the wheel
meant drivers were four times more likely
to be involved in a crash.
"In 2013, there were more than 25,000
crashes on South Australian roads," he said.
"Drivers choosing to ignore the clear-
and-simple safety message are putting all
other road users at risk.
"This is not acceptable and police will
again be focusing on drivers using mobile
phones throughout July."
Motor Accident Commission road safety
manager Michael Cornish said research
showed some drivers used 'downtime' in
their car, such as waiting at traffic lights, to
use their mobile phones illegally.
"MAC research has also shown that some
drivers mistakenly believe they have the skill
to drive safely while using their mobiles,"
Mr Cornish said.
"We are urging drivers -- do not let dis-
tractions into your car."
A Motor Accident Commission pub-
lic awareness campaign will also continue,
highlighting the dangers of being distracted
by mobile phones while driving.
Drivers continue to be distracted
Crackdown on guns
POLICE have arrested a 24-year-old
Evanston Gardens man as part of a na-
tional operation to take illegal weapons
off the streets.
The man was allegedly found in posses-
sion of ammunition and was charged with
breaching a Firearm Prohibition Order.
He has appeared in court and has been re-
manded on bail to reappear in the Elizabeth
Magistrates Court on September 3.
South Australian police visited 60 prop-
erties in two weeks, seizing more than 20
illicit firearms as part of Operation Unifica-
tion -- Illegal Guns Off Our Streets.
The operation was a joint initiative by
police agencies across Australia, encourag-
ing the community to report information
about illicit firearms.
In South Australia, the operation led to
more than 20 reports to Crime Stoppers,
which in turn saw 26 investigations initi-
ated by police.
In total, 23 firearms were seized, another
four were surrendered, the Evanston Gar-
dens man was arrested and seven other peo-
ple were reported.
SAPOL Assistant Commissioner Paul
Dickson said it was pleasing to have re-
moved more than two dozen illicit firearms
"We know that it is vital to keep illicit fire-
arms out of the hands of criminals -- and that
means everyone playing their part," he said.
"The safe storage of firearms by licensed
owners is essential as it helps prevent them
being stolen to be used in the commission
of serious offences."
Comm Dickson said criminals often tar-
geted regional and rural property owners for
their firearms, in the belief that they were
"So we continue to urge licensed firearms
owners to comply with the regulations," he
"It is also vital that anyone has informa-
tion about illicit firearms -- weapons that
have been illegally imported or manufac-
tured in Australia or weapons that have
been stolen from registered owners -- report
that to police."
In addition, officers have been conduct-
ing security compliance checks throughout
During these security audits police
found unsecured firearms leaning up
against a bedroom wall, one in the rafters
of an open farming shed and another
sitting on an open cabinet.
"While guns are a rural tool of trade, it
is important they are not treated like other
farming tools, but are kept locked and se-
cured when not in use," Comm Dickson
Anyone with information about illicit
firearms should call Crime Stoppers (1800
333 000) or report online (sa.crimestop-
POLICE are investigating a sexual
assault that occurred at Elizabeth
Park on Saturday night.
About 9pm, a teenager was walking on
Yorktown Road, Elizabeth Downs, when
a man driving a car pulled up next to the
victim and forced her into his car.
He drove the teenager to Hayles
Road, Elizabeth Park, where he sexu-
ally assaulted her.
The victim exited the car and the
man drove off.
The suspect is described as caucasian,
about 25 years old, with short red hair
and was wearing a white tanktop and
grey track pants.
The car he was driving was possibly
an older model white Holden Com-
If anyone has any information about
the incident contact Crime Stop-
pers (1800 333 000) or online (sa.
Girl sexually assaulted A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested af-
ter a police dog tracked him from the scene
of a break-in at Elizabeth East last Thursday
Police received a report of a man kicking in the
front window of a take-away business on Mid-
way Road at 4.40am.
Patrols were quick to arrive, where they ob-
served a man running from the scene and estab-
lished cordons around the area.
The police dog Ari allegedly tracked the sus-
pect for over an hour, from the scene of the
break-in, over fences and eventually located him
just after 6am near Fletcher Road.
Property from the break-in was recovered
along the path the suspect took.
The Elizabeth East man was arrested and
charged with serious criminal trespass, theft and
Dog catches alleged thief
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