Police continue to remind residents and tradies to check the security of their parked vehicles.
Tools and equipment left in trade vehicles are common targets for thieves because of their value and ability to be sold for quick cash.
Accessories on vehicles or small, valuable items left inside are also targets for opportunistic thieves.
To reduce your chances of your vehicle being broken into, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:
- Park your vehicle off the road and if possible, in a secure area or garage.
- Remove your keys and keep them in a safe location; do not hide them in the vehicle.
- Lock your vehicle doors and check windows are tightly closed.
- Install an alarm or immobiliser and activate it every time you leave your vehicle.
- Trailers should be securely attached to your vehicle or a solid fixture when not in use
- Remove valuables such as GPS, mobile phones, cash, laptops, fishing rods and cameras from vehicles. If you can't remove them, lock them out of sight in the boot.
- Keep an inventory of your tools and equipment.
- Mark or engrave your tools and equipment with your driver's license number prefixed by the letter 'S' for South Australia and record the make, model and serial number of your tools.
- Secure all toolboxes and equipment to your vehicle.
A 36-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Hewett, were arrested by Gawler Police on July 2 for cultivating cannabis, possessing prescribed equipment and possessing cannabis.
A 20-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested by Gawler Police on July 3 and charged with two counts of breaching an intervention order and a warrant.
A 29-year-old Willaston man was reported by Barossa Criminal Investigation Branch detectives on July 3 for unlawful possession, driving unlicenced and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
A 49-year-old Gawler East man was reported by Gawler Police on July 4 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.122. The man was issued with an instant loss of licence for six months and had his vehicle impounded.
A 55-year-old Lyndoch man was reported by Gawler Police on July 4 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.130. The man was issued with an instant loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded.
A Freeling man in his 20s was reported by Gawler Police on July 5 for driving while unlicensed. The man was issued with a further loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded. His vehicle was also unregistered.
A Hamley Bridge man was reported by Two Wells Police on July 5 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.109 and for breaching his probationary licence conditions. The man was issued with an instant loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded.
A 29-year-old Andrews Farm man was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on July 6 for driving while suspended and drug driving after methamphetamine was detected in his oral fluid, following a vehicle collision at Windsor.
A 65-year-old Gawler South man was reported by Gawler Police on July 6 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.204. The man was issued with an instant loss of licence and had his vehicle impounded.
A 27-year-old Evanston woman was reported by Gawler Police on July 7 for engaging in a pursuit, escaping police, providing false details and driving while disqualified. Her vehicle was impounded.
A Morphett Vale male youth was reported by Gawler Police on July 7 for breaching his bail conditions.
A 35-year-old Blakeview man was reported by Two Wells Police on July 6 for driving while disqualified and for speeding, after the vehicle the man was driving was detected travelling at 126kmph in a 100kmph zone. His vehicle was impounded.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
A safe containing a number of valuable items, including cash and war medals, were stolen after entry was gained to a residence on Frost Road, Lewiston on July 1.
Entry was gained to a residence on Ward Belt Road, Gawler Belt on July 2.
An attempt was made to gain entry to a building on a school grounds in Gawler, between July 2 and 3.
Entry was gained to a residence on Dawkins Avenue, Willaston between June 27 and July 5.
A red wheeled tool box containing assorted hand tools was stolen after entry was gained to a yard at a business premises on Coventry Road, Kudla, between July 5 and 7.
Concreting tools, two batteries and safety gear were stolen from a truck after entry was gained to a construction site on Mallala Road, Two Wells, between June 28 and July 1.
Beauty products and a phone charger were stolen from a business premises in Evanston Park on June 30.
A handbag was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on South Terrace, Dublin on July 3.
Eight bull valve taps were stolen from a property on Johns Road, Lewiston, sometime between April and July.
A fuse was stolen from an electricity box at a residence on Fyfe Street, Gawler West, between June 28 and July 4.
A trailer, a Stihl whipper snipper and a Victa ride on mower were stolen from a property on Tatura Avenue, Two Wells, between July 2 and 3.
A tin of paint was stolen from a business premises on Tulloch Road, Evanston on July 5.
A vehicle stolen from a residence on Wingate Road, Ward Belt between July 2 and 3 was later found burnt out.
A wall was damaged at a location on Murray Street, Gawler on July 2.
A rock was used to smash the front bedroom window of a residence on High Street, Willaston on July 5.
A vehicle parked in the carport of a residence on Overway Bridge Road, Gawler West was damaged between July 4 and 5.
A black Husqvarna SMR motorcycle was stolen from a shed at a property on Frost Road, Lewiston, between June 16 and July 2.
Police responded to a bin fire at Clonlea Park in Willaston on June 2 which is now being treated as suspicious with investigations underway.
A small rubbish fire in the front yard of a premises on Mulga Street, Gawler West, caused damage to a fence and building on July 3.
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.