Police remind vehicle owners to check their vehicle’s number plate security, following recent vehicle thefts reported in the area.
This includes the front and rear number plates which were stolen from a vehicle parked on Reid Street, Gawler, on June 4.
Also, front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked on High Street, Gawler, between 8 and 9.
They reveal that number plates are stolen from vehicles to commit crimes such as:
- Petrol theft
- Avoiding speeding fines and other traffic offences
- Robberies and house break-ins.
The use of stolen number plates makes it more difficult for police to detect and investigate offences. To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of number plate theft, please consider the following security tips:
- Secure your number plates with tamper-resistant screws. The screws lock in place to prevent number plates from being removed easily
- Check your vehicle regularly to ensure the number plates on your vehicle are secure
- Secure your vehicle in a locked garage where possible
- Park your vehicle in well-lit areas.
If your number plate is stolen, please report it immediately to police by calling the Police Assistance line on 131 444.
A 35-year-old man Gawler South man was arrested on June 5 for an outstanding warrant.
A 27-year-old Two Wells man was arrested by Two Wells Police on June 5 with an aggravated count of assault.
A 45-year-old Evanston Park man was arrested on June 9 by Gawler Police for breaching an intervention order.
An Owen man in his 40s was arrested by Two Wells Police on June 9 for an aggravated count of assault.
A Sandy Creek man in his 40s was arrested by Gawler Police on June 10 for disorderly behaviour, assaulting police and resisting arrest.
A 31-year-old Two Wells resident was reported on June 4 for making a false declaration.
A 40-year-old Elizabeth Vale man was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on April 24 for drug driving.
A 41-year-old Koruyne man was reported by Gawler Police on May 21 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.158 and also testing positive to a drug reading. The man was issued with an immediate loss of licence.
A 22-year-old Gawler South man was reported by Gawler Police on June 10 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.083. The man was issued with an immediate loss of licence and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A Hamley Bridge woman in her 30s was reported on by Gawler Police on June 10 for driving whilst disqualified. The woman’s vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
A Cockatoo Valley man in his 20s was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on May 27 for driving unlicensed and exceeding the speed limit.
Serious criminal trespass
A house and garage were ransacked and a variety of items were stolen, including three watches and an iPad, after entry was gained to a property on Kakatoe Crescent, Sandy Creek on June 4. Thieves gained entry after a side window was jemmied open.
A power saw was stolen after entry was gained to a shed on Barkley Drive, Gawler Belt, between June 3 and 5.
A TV and sound bar were stole after entry was gained to a property on First Street, Gawler South, between June 5 and 6.
A house was ransacked and a number of items were stolen – including a desktop Apple Mac computer, a Foxtel TV box and two TVs – after the rear door was to a property on Sixteenth Street, Gawler South was jemmied open between June 3 and 6.
A number of flyscreens were removed from a residential property on Cheek Avenue, Gawler East, on June 7. No entry was gained to the property.
No items were reported stolen after after two windows were opened at a property on Mulga Street, Gawler West, between June 3 and 8..
On 9 June entry was gained via a sliding door to a property on Haines Rd, Willaston. Various items were stolen including jewellery and a gaming console.
A bedroom was ransacked and cash was taken after entry was gained to a property on Angle Vale Road, Evanston Gardens on June 10.
A drill kit and a pair of binoculars were stolen from a vehicle parked on Para Close, Gawler West, between June 3 and 4.
Food items were stolen from a premises on Murray Street, Gawler, on June 4.
A chainsaw was stolen from a ute parked on Paddys Bridge Road, Korunye, between May 28 and 31
Another chainsaw was stolen from an open ute parked on Atwell Court, Evanston South, between June 5 and 6.
A jacket was stolen from a vehicle parked on Odea Court, Gawler East, on June 7.
A bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a property on Seventh Street, Gawler South, between June 6 and 7.
A backpack was stolen from a premises on Cowan Street, Gawler, on June 9.
A trailer laden with a quantity of rubbish was stolen from a property on Two Wells Rd, Buchfelde, on June 10.
A pair of halogen globes and a Stanley knife were stolen from premises on Main North Road, Evanston, on June 11.
A number of tools were stolen from under the carport of a property on Denison Court, Hewett, between June 8 and 11.
A bicycle was stolen from outside the front of a property on Main North Road, Willaston, on June 11.
Two pairs of sunglasses were stolen from a vehicle parked on Aclean Road, Gawler East, between June 6 and 7.
Another pair of sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on East Terrace, Gawler East.
A Honda Scooter was stolen from the verandah of a property on Milne Court, Evanston Park, between June 5 and 6.
An air compressor and tool box were stolen from a vehicle parked on Goldfinch Way, Hewett, between June 10 and 11.
A toolbox and its contents were stolen from a vehicle parked on Wren Place, Hewett, between June 10 and 11.
A dirt bike was stolen from a premises on Fertile Avenue, Two Wells, between May 12 and June 6.
A front glass window of a residential property was smashed and damaged on June 6.
Damage was caused to a vehicle parked on Murray Street, Gawler, on June 8.
Damage was caused to a vehicle parked out the front of a property on McLaren Street, Evanston Gardens, between June 8 and 9.
Damage was caused to a vehicle parked on Paxton Street, Willaston, this month.
Damage was caused to a vehicle parked on Doudney Avenue, Evanston Gardens, on June 11.
On 9 June An unknown object was thrown at a vehicle travelling on Gawler Road, Two Wells, on June 9.
A Holden Commodore sedan, left on the side of Angle Vale Rd, Kudla, after breaking down, was set alight on June 8.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/ - you can remain anonymous.
If you notice anything suspicious in your area please call police immediately on 131 444. Timely reporting assists police in locating offenders and preventing further crime from occurring.