Gawler weekly police report

Two men were caught over the drink driving limit when Barossa Highway Patrol undertook random breath testing on Marrabel Road, Kapunda on February 18.

One driver, a 25-year-old man from Echunga was reported for drink driving after returning a reading of 0.091.

The second, a 19-year-old man from Firle was also reported after returning a reading  of 0.092.

Both will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date. They were also issued with an instant six month loss of licence and had their vehicles impounded for 28 days.

An immediate loss of licence applies for certain drink-driving and excessive speeding offences.

A serious drink-driving offence is defined under the law as:

  • a second or subsequent offence, within a period of five years, of driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08
  • driving with a BAC at or above 0.15
  • driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor
  • refusing to provide a sample of breath or blood for the purpose of alcohol testing.

The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for a fully licensed driver is under 0.05. It is an offence for a motorist to drive a vehicle if their BAC is 0.05 or over.

Learner drivers, drivers on P Plates or those who drive a taxi, bus or truck must have a BAC of zero.

Police, who can pull a driver or rider over anywhere, anytime, urge motorists to do the right thing to ensure their own safety, along with that of their passengers and other road users.

The following information is from the Gawler police:

Arrests

A male youth in Gawler was arrested by Gawler Police on February 15 and charged him with assault and property damage.

A 32-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested by Gawler Police on February 16 on a warrant.

A 44-year-old woman from Gawler West was arrested by Gawler Police on February 17 and charged with arson. It will be alleged a fire was deliberately lit on Mulga Street, Gawler West.

A 37-year-old man from Willaston was arrested by Gawler Police on February 18 on a warrant.

Reports

A 31-year-old man from Lyndoch was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on February 16 for driving while suspended and for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle. In addition to being summonsed to court at a later date he had his licence further suspended and vehicle impounded for 28 days.

A 23-year-old man from Mallala was reported by Mallala Police on February 16 for five counts of theft.

A 42-year-old woman the Adelaide Plains region was reported by Gawler Police on February 17 for drink driving (0.083). In addition to being summonsed to court at a later date, she was disqualified from driving for six months and had her vehicle impounded for 28 days.

A 41-year-old man from Munno Para Downs was reported by Gawler Police on February 11 for driving while disqualified. In addition to being summonsed to court at a later date, he was issued with a further loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded for 28 days.

A 48-year-old man from Blair Athol was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on February 18 for driving unlicensed. In addition to being summonsed to court at a later date, he had his vehicle impounded for 28 days.

Serious Criminal Trespass

Tools were taken from a shipping container at a property on the Mallala-Two Wells Rd at Korunye between February 10 and 12.

The front door of a residence on Elgin Ave, Evanston, was damaged between February 9 and 12.

Entry was gained to a residence on May Tce, Evanston on February 12.

A TV was taken from a residence on Gilbert St, Lyndoch between February 10 and 12.

An attempt was made to gain entry to a residence in John St, Lyndoch on February 13.

A property on Brolga Way, Hewett was entered and ransacked on February 13.

Jewellery and a $2 coin collection were taken from a residence on Burke Pde, Hewett on February 13.

Jewellery was taken from a residence on Finch Plc, Hewett on February 13.

Tools were taken from a shed on Osprey Pde, Hewett between February 12 and 14.

An attempt was made to gain entry to a residence on Angle Vale Rd, Evanston Gardens between February 12 and 15.

An attempt was made to gain entry to a residence on Porter St, Gawler on February 17.

An electronic tablet and gaming console were taken from a cabin at a caravan park on Main North Road, Evanston South on February 17.

It was reported that a portable fridge, portable solar panels and two outdoor chairs had been taken from a caravan at a caravan park on Main North Rd, Evanston South on February 18.

Theft

Phone accessories were taken from a business in Evanston on February 12.

Tools were taken from the rear of a utility parked in a shopping centre car park on Barnet Rd, Evanston on February 13.

A Waeco 45 litre fridge/freezer was stolen from a caravan parked outside a residence on Sandpiper Drive, Thompsons Beach on February 16.

A Stihl hedge trimmer was stolen from the front seat of a vehicle parked on Gleeson Grove, Evanston Park on February 16.

A bottle of alcohol was stolen from a business on Murray St, Gawler on February 18.

Property Damage/Graffiti

A vehicle parked on Lord Lyndoch St, Lyndoch was damaged between February 14 and 15.

Graffiti was marked on a business on Twelfth St, Gawler South between February 15 and 16.

A large pot in the rear yard of a business on Murray St, Gawler was smashed between February 17 and 18.

Illegal Interference

Entry was gained to a vehicle parked on Main North Rd, Evanston after a window was smashed on February 13.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/ - you can remain anonymous.

If you witness someone behaving suspiciously in your neighbourhood, or on a nearby school or business property, please phone the Police Assistance Line immediately on 131 444. Timely reporting can assist police to locate offenders and prevent further crime occurring.