Police are asking residents and businesses to ensure they have secured their properties and valuables, after a number of break-ins and thefts.
- Sheds and garages attract thieves targeting tools, machinery and sporting goods.
- Always ensure doors and windows are locked and secured when leaving the premises. Place expensive tools in fixed, lockable tool cabinets where-ever possible.
- Large items can be made more secure by using lockable wall brackets.
- Consider photographing expensive tools and machinery as well as engraving them with your driving license number or other identification. This makes it easier for police to return recovered items to owners.
- Always report the theft of your valuables to police as soon as possible and talk to our neighbours about any suspicious cars or activity in your area.
The following is the weekly update from Nuriootpa Police:
On 5 August Nuriootpa Police arrested two male youths and charged them with aggravated serious criminal trespass, property damage and theft committed between 3 and 5 August at residence in Hatch St, Nuriootpa. They were also charged with throwing an object at a moving vehicle at Sturt Hwy, Nuriootpa on 4 August.
On 30 July Barossa Highway Patrol reported a Hillbank man in his 20s for driving while disqualified. The vehicle was impounded.
On 30 July Barossa Highway Patrol reported a Penrice woman in her 20s for theft, receiving and possessing a prohibited weapon.
On 31 July Nuriootpa Police reported a West Lakes man in his 20s for carrying an offensive weapon and unauthorised possession of ammunition. The items were seized by Police.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
On 1 August a laptop was stolen after access was gained to a property on Strachans Rd, Springton.
Between 4 and 5 August a Honda ride on mower was stolen from a shed after entry was gained by breaking a door handle, at a property on Gniel Rd, Linwood.
On 29 July a padlock was cut and 14 gas bottles were stolen from a premises on Mount Crawford Rd, Williamstown.
On 2 August registration plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in High St, Kapunda.
On 2 August a mobile phone, a wallet containing $400 and two bank cards were stolen after entry was gained to an unlocked vehicle parked in Chapel St, Kapunda.
On 2 August an iPod, a Swiss army knife and medication was stolen after entry was gained to an unlocked vehicle parked in Chapel St, Kapunda.
Between 28 and 29 July a motorcycle helmet was stolen form a licenced premises on Murray St, Nuriootpa. Investigations are continuing.
UNLAWFULLY ON PREMISES
On 30 July an unknown person was captured on CCTV walking through the grounds of a property on Penrice Rd, Nuriootpa.
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.