A number plate was stolen from a parked vehicle in the Gawler region this past week.
According to police, not only is the theft of plates an inconvenience to vehicle owners, thieves may use the stolen plates on other vehicles when committing crimes.
To assist in preventing the theft of number plates the RAA has a simple initiative available to the public free of charge.
Call RAA on 8202 4689, or visit their site at www.raa.com.au/numberplatetheft
Members of the public will be provided with details of a locally approved RAA repairer.
On making an appointment the RAA provide and fit one way screws free of charge. The one way screws make it significantly more difficult for number plates to be stolen.
If you have any information regarding the theft of plates please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. If your plates are stolen or you observe offenders stealing property please report it immediately to police on 131 444.
To order new plates, contact Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure or visit www.sa.gov.au.
A Humbug Scrub man in his 30s was arrested and his motorcycle was seized by Gawler Police on June 11 after he was charged with illegal use of a motorcycle.
A 16-year-old Munno Para male was arrested by Gawler Police on June 12 and charged with breach of bail.
A 15-year-old Evanston Gardens male was arrested by Gawler Police on June 12 on a warrant.
A 26-year-old Gawler East man was arrested by Gawler Police on June 12 and charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and theft.
A 45-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was arrested by Williamstown Police on June 12 and charged with two breaches of intervention orders.
A 32-year-old Malvern man was reported on June 11 for drug driving and driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle.
A 47-year-old man Gawler South man was reported by Gawler Police on June 13 for driving while disqualified. The vehicle was impounded.
A 43-year-old Evanston Park man was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on June 16 for driving unlicensed, having never held a licence.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
A wallet and backpack were stolen after access was gained to a property in Lundie Court, Gawler East on June 12.
Damage was caused to boxes of tiles after entry was gained to a property in Bosley Way, Gawler East, between June 7 and 11.
A wallet, car keys and personal documents contained in the wallet were stolen after entry was gained to a property in O'Dea Court, Gawler East on June 12.
A dresser was rummaged through and costume jewellery items were stolen after access was gained to a property in Klose Street, Lyndoch on June 11.
Jemmy marks and a damaged front door handle were found at a property in Clonan Road, Dublin on June 13.
About $5000 worth of copper wiring was stolen from a generator after entry was gained to a property on Main North Road, Evanston South, between June 14 and 16.
A Staffordshire bull terrier was stolen while it was tied up outside a business premises on Main North Road, Evanston Park on June 3.
About $800 worth of perfume and cosmetics were stolen from a premises in Murray Street, Gawler on May 30.
A Leica mini mojo satellite navigation system was removed from an open shed at a property on Martin Road, Concordia, between May 2 and 14.
A gas heater and various tools and mouldings were stolen after entry was gained to a property under construction in Luxton Street, Gawler East, between June 4 and 11.
A blue/black/silver Grit scooter was stolen from a premises in Dawson Road, Evanston on June 11.
Ten black fence panels were stolen from a property in Kentish Road, Gawler Belt, between June 7 and 9.
Two hundred metres of 100 pair copper cable was stolen from Plover Court, Hewett, between June 6 and 7.
A number plate was stolen from a vehicle parked on Krause Drive, Gawler Belt, between June 13 and 15.
A Bosch multi tool was stolen from a business premises on Barnet Road, Evanston on June 15.
A window was smashed at a property in Davies Road, Cockatoo Valley, between June 7 and 11.
Another window was smashed at a property in Williamstown Road, Cockatoo Valley, between June 10 and 11.
A bamboo fence was damaged at a property in Para Para Close, Gawler West on June 13.
A rubber mat was torn at a playground in Roseworthy, between June 5 and 6.
Acid was poured over the bonnet of a vehicle causing damage while it was parked on Willison Avenue, Evanston, between June 13 and 14.
A vehicle was keyed causing damage while parked on Twartz Road, Gawler Belt on June 14.
A shed fire containing spare parts and food for cattle was located at a property in Harvey Road, Korunye, near Two Wells, on June 14.
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.