Barossa Police recommend clearly marking, painting, engraving or photographing tools and property, and recording serial numbers.
They say this not only helps to prevent thefts, it makes it more difficult for thieves to dispose of stolen items - and makes the identification and return of stolen property easier.
Tradies are also urged to be vigilant about securing their vehicle, both on and off the work site. Keep your vehicle locked at all times. Police urge the public to report any suspicious activity to the Police Assistance line immediately on 131 444.
Timely reporting can greatly assist police in stopping crime, arresting offenders and - in the case of offences such as theft - reuniting property with its lawful owner.
A Blanchetown man in his 40s was arrested on July 11 by Nuriootpa Police and charged with making off without payment.
A Light Pass man in his 30s was reported by Nuriootpa Police on July 10 for driving while suspended and driving an unregistered, uninsured and defected car. His vehicle was impounded.
A 43-year-old Linwood man was reported by Nuriootpa Police on July 12 for unlawfully on premises and theft.
A Moculta woman was reported by Nuriootpa Police on July 12 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.092. Her vehicle was seized and she received a licence disqualification.
A 24-year-old Davoren Park woman was reported by Nuriootpa Police on July 13 for failing to comply with Breath Analysis. The woman's vehicle was seized and defected.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
A car fridge was stolen after a garage was broken into at Whenan Street, Nuriootpa, via an unlocked roller door on July 8.
An orange 1972 XA Ford Falcon GT, registration number S950BZH was stolen after entry was gained to a shed at a property on Light Pass Road, Light Pass, between June 10 and July 10.
Lego and Ninjago products were stolen from a shop on Murray Street, Nuriootpa, on July 8.
Eye drops were stolen from a shop on Murray Street, Nuriootpa, on July 11.
Damage was caused to the front left door of a vehicle in a public car park at Nash Street, Kapunda, after offenders attempted to gain entry on July 7.
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.