Home' The Bunyip : October 22nd 2014 Contents Page 6 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DAVID HURST KITCHENS
Showroom & Extensive Kitchen Display
3 Bernard Court, Gawler Belt Phone 8522 3115
• Domestic & Commercial Cabinetmakers
• Upgraded showroom
Authorised by Jim Vallelonga, 19 Murray Street, Gawler
for Gawler Councillor
EVANSTON GARDENS -- A vehicle was sto-
len from the driveway of a home on Dawson Road
overnight between October 15 and 16.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A projector was stolen
from South Gawler Football Club after entry was
gained by breaking a window on October 19.
KANGAROO FLAT -- A mig welder and other
items were stolen from a shed on Mortimer Road
overnight between October 18 and 19.
EVANSTON PARK -- A number-plate was sto-
len from a trailer on Roger Court between October
9 and 12.
GAWLER SOUTH -- Keys and cash were stolen
from a vehicle parked on Hill Street overnight be-
tween October 13 and 14.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A GPS and CDs were sto-
len from a car parked on Seventh Street overnight
between October 13 and 14.
GAWLER -- A nappy bag containing nappies and
clothes as well as a set of keys were stolen from a car
parked on Adelaide Road overnight between Octo-
ber 16 and 17.
GAWLER SOUTH -- A dirt bike was stolen from
the rear of a utility parked on Gawler Terrace over-
night between October 17 and 18.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Eight iPads and one lap-
top computer were stolen from a primary school on
KAPUNDA -- A vehicle parked on Railway Road
had its rear window smashed between October 14
TANUNDA -- About 20 metres of roll-out turf
was stolen from a school on Magnolia Road be-
tween October 9 and 13.
TANUNDA -- A 250cc motorcycle was stolen
from the front yard of a residence on Para Road
overnight between October 15 and 16.
A 29-year-old of no fixed address was arrested by
Gawler police for two counts of aggravated serious
criminal trespass, two counts of illegal interference
and illegal use of a motor vehicle on October 14.
A 29-year-old Kapunda man was arrested by Gawl-
er police for aggravated assault on October 14.
A 34-year-old Evanston South man was arrested
for breach of bail by Gawler police on October 16.
A 37-year-old Gawler South man was arrested for
disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest by Gawler
police on October 17.
A 54-year-old Hewett man was arrested for ag-
gravated assault and assault on October 17.
A male youth from Williamstown was reported
for misuse of a motor vehicle after being caught do-
ing a sustained wheel spin by Gawler police on Oc-
tober 18. The vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A 21-year-old Gawler Belt man was reported
for driving disqualified on October 17. He re-
ceived a licence disqualification and his vehicle
was seized for 28 days.
A 53-year-old Two Wells man was reported for
setting and maintaining a fire on a total fire ban day
on October 18.
A 57-year-old Gawler East man was reported for
drink-driving, after recording a reading of 0.085,
and breach of P-plates by Gawler police. The man
was seen driving on High Street, Gawler, on Octo-
ber 18. He received a licence disqualification and
his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A 29-year-old Salisbury East woman was reported
by Gawler police for driving unregistered and unin-
sured on October 19.
A 37-year-old Nuriootpa man was arrested at
his home for aggravated assault and property
damage on October 15.
A 39-year-old Nuriootpa man was reported for
driving while suspended on October 17.
A 19-year-old Nuriootpa man was reported for
misuse of a motor vehicle, after an off-duty Nu-
riootpa police officer observed him performing a
sustained wheel spin at the intersection of Murray
and Gawler streets, Nuriootpa. As a result, his ve-
hicle was seized and impounded for 28 days.
REPORTS & ARRESTS
BREAKS & THEFTS
Security is standard
SECURITY appears to have been bol-
stered at regional banks in the Baros-
sa Valley area, but it is not as a result
of the recent Mount Pleasant bank
robbery, according to BankSA.
Security guards have been standing in
front of banks in Freeling, Kapunda, Ta-
nunda and Nuriootpa, with locals only no-
ticing their emergence in the past couple of
However, bank representatives were
quick to hose down speculation the guards
were a direct result of an armed robbery
that occurred at Mount Pleasant on Sep-
A BankSA spokeswoman said the bank
always employed security guards, who were
rotated between their regional branches
across the state.
"Security guards are part of BankSA's
random and rotating security effort, and is
standard practice for the bank," she said.
"Given the Mount Pleasant hold-up re-
cently, it may be that people are more sensi-
tive to seeing them...but they actually have
always been there."
A man with "striking similarities" to the
notorious Bicycle Bandit fired three shots
during the recent Mount Pleasant robbery
-- the third time the same bank has been tar-
geted in nine years.
Police are investigating links from the
robbery to a man dubbed the Bicycle Ban-
dit -- also known as the Hills Bandit -- who
has robbed 10 banks in five years.
The bandit struck between May 21, 2004,
and June 26, 2009, including the Mount
Pleasant BankSA branch on September 19,
2005, and July 26, 2007.
A security guard stands out the front of the BankSA branch in Kapunda last week.
PHOTO: Carl Pfei er
n Not the result of Mount Pleasant robbery
A MAN has suffered serious head
injuries after crashing his car at
One Tree Hill on Sunday night.
The man, who was the sole occupant
of the vehicle, became trapped when
his car rolled and left Cross Hill Road,
just after 6pm.
He was eventually freed by emer-
gency services crews and flown to the
Royal Adelaide Hospital in a serious
but stable condition.
The incident was the third seri-
ous crash in the area in the past three
On October 3, an elderly couple was
fortunate to avoid serious injuries after
crashing head-on into a truck near the
intersection of Black Top and York-
town roads at One Tree Hill.
On September 26, teenager Nicki
Allwright died after swerving to miss a
duck along the Gawler-One Tree Hill
Road at Yattalunga, near One Tree
BAROSSA detectives have
arrested a man in relation
to a robbery that occurred
at Evanston earlier this
After assistance from the
public, police arrested a 44-
year-old Paralowie man on
Thursday and charged him
He was refused police bail
and appeared in the Elizabeth
Magistrates Court last week.
Police allege that at 8.45pm
last Thursday, October 9, the
victim was walking along
Main North Road when he
was approached by the man
who hit him with a hard ob-
ject and stole cash from him.
The suspect was not known
to the victim but was identi-
fied after CCTV images of
him were released.
At the time, he was de-
scribed as Caucasian with a
tanned complexion and was
wearing a distinctive black
hooded jumper with a New
Zealand silver fern emblem
on the front.
Evanston robbery arrest THIEVES are targeting
parked vehicles for easy 'smash
and grab' raids, with a spate of
car break-ins occurring in the
Gawler and Barossa areas in
the past week.
Two vehicles were targeted
at Gawler South overnight be-
tween October 13 and 14, with
keys and cash stolen from one
car parked on Hill Street, and a
GPS and CDs stolen from a car
parked on Seventh Street.
An electronic tablet was stolen
from a vehicle parked in a car
park on Murray Street, Tanunda,
on October 15, the same day as a
vehicle was broken into on Rail-
way Road at Kapunda, however
nothing was stolen.
A vehicle parked in the car-
port of a property on Adelaide
Road, Gawler, was hit overnight
between October 16 and 17 and
a nappy bag containing nappies
and clothes, as well as a set of
keys, were stolen.
In most cases car windows were
smashed to gain entry, however
the owner of the vehicle in Ta-
nunda made the mistake of leav-
ing its passenger window down.
Smash and grab attacks
DESPITE the fact school holidays are over,
education facilities in the Barossa region
continue to be an easy target for thieves.
Last Wednesday night eight iPads and one lap-
top computer were stolen from a primary school
in Williamstown, after entry was gained to one of
A few days earlier, between October 9 and 13,
20 metres of roll-out turf was stolen from a school
on Magnolia Road, Tanunda.
Barossa police said schools must remain vigi-
lant as thefts could occur at any time, weekday or
weekend, during both holidays and school time.
Another crash at One Tree Hill Schools easy theft targets
NEWS IN BRIEF
THE Phylloxera and Grape
Industry Board of South Aus-
tralia launched its five-year
strategic plan last Wednesday.
The plan aims to expand its
support for Australia's $4.2 bil-
lion wine industry and to help
secure South Australia's phyllox-
The board's five-year goals
include expanding best practice
in phylloxera pest management
practices and containment, as
well as eradication of other pests
and diseases to all wine regions
Board chief executive Alan
Nankivell said the five-year goals
would be achieved by working
collaboratively with individual
and corporate wine produc-
ers and growers, together with
South Australian and national
"We have a bold plan to cre-
ate a national framework of
phylloxera risk zones to identify
its presence or not, and to in-
form industry of how to man-
age the pest and mitigate the
risk of it spreading and affect-
ing the quality of our wine," Mr
Avoid snail trails
LOWER North grain-grow-
ers are encouraged to imple-
ment strategies to avoid snail
contamination of their crops
this coming harvest.
Monitoring snail populations
before harvest is recommended
to determine the need for head-
er modifications, as movement
into crop heads is dependent on
Snails present above cut-
ting height in the canopy or in
windrows can enter the header
during harvest, potentially lead-
ing to clogging of machinery
and grain quality downgrades.
South Australian Research and
Development Institute ento-
mologist Bill Kimber said grow-
ers should check the number of
snails, particularly those in the
size range most likely to cause
problems at harvest, which is
similar to the size of grain.
"Header modifications aim
to reduce intake of snails into
the harvester and maximise the
separation of snails and grain
within the harvester," he said.
Mr Kimber said with zero tol-
erance for bait contamination
of grain, all snail baiting must
be finished at least two months
before harvest to ensure bait has
broken down and does not, it-
self, become a contaminant.
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