Police remind the public to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from view in a bid to deter opportunistic thieves.
Police say that portable, valuable items such as handbags and iPhones are easy and tempting targets for would-be thieves - especially when vehicles are not locked - and even a small amount of cash left in open sight can be a catalyst for car burglary.
To help prevent thieves targeting your vehicle and property, consider implementing these security tips:
- Lock your vehicle doors and close all windows and sunroofs.
- Install an alarm or immobiliser and activate it every time you leave your vehicle.
- At night park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
- Remove all valuables from your vehicle. If you can't, then conceal them in the boot before arriving at your destination.
- Avoid leaving your property in the glove box or centre console - this is the first place thieves look.
- Mark or engrave your property with your driver's licence number prefixed by the letter 'S' for South Australia.
- Record the make, model and serial number of electronic equipment, such as GPS devices, laptops and mobile phones.
- Remove registration papers from your vehicle to prevent thieves identifying your home and easily disposing of your vehicle.
- Do not place hand bags, wallets or other valuable items on the passenger seat where they could be easily grabbed.
- Remove your keys from the ignition even if you are gone for a short time.
- At home, don't leave your keys on the kitchen bench or where they can be easily seen by thieves. Keep them in a safe place out of view.
- Mark key tags with your phone number. Never include your name and address.
- Do not hide a spare set of keys on or in your vehicle.
If you notice someone hanging around parked vehicles or behaving in a suspicious manner in your neighbourhood please call police immediately on 131 444.
A 32-year-old Gawler man was arrested by Gawler Police on July 11 for a warrant.
A Lewiston man in his 40s was arrested at his home address by Two Wells Police and Barossa CID detectives on July 11 and charged with cultivating cannabis, possessing prescribed equipment and possessing a firearm.
A Two Wells man in his 20s was arrested by Gawler Police on July 11 and was charged with breaching his bail conditions.
A Lyndoch woman in her 40s was arrested by Gawler Police at the Gawler Police Station on July 11 on a warrant.
A 35-year-old Willaston man was arrested by Gawler Police on July 14 and charged with aggravated assault.
A 38-year-old Prospect man was arrested by Gawler Police on July 14 and charged with begging.
A 43-year-old Nuriootpa man reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on July 8 for driving unlicensed and drug driving.
A Dublin man was reported by Two Wells Police on July 8 for breaching an intervention order.
A Pewsey Vale man was reported by Gawler Police on July 9 for theft and deception.
A Sandilands woman in her 30s was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol on July 9 for driving while disqualified. The vehicle was impounded.
A 33-year-old Evanston Gardens woman was reported by Gawler Police on July 11 for unlawful possession.
A Wild Horse Plains man was reported by Two Wells Police and Barossa CIB detectives on July 11 for possessing prescribed equipment and possessing cannabis.
A 36-year-old Willaston man was reported by Gawler Police on July 12 for drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.126. The man received a six-month licence disqualification and had his vehicle impounded.
A 45-year-old Gawler woman was reported by Gawler Police at Evanston South on July 13 for drug driving.
A 41-year-old Paralowie man was reported by Two Wells Police at Two Wells on July 13 for driving while suspended.
A 34-year-old Elizabeth North man was reported by Barossa Highway Patrol at Shea-Oak Log on July 14 for driving unlicenced, exceeding speed and drug driving. His vehicle was impounded.
A 26-year-old Evanston Gardens man was reported by Gawler Police on July 15 for drug driving.
Serious Criminal Trespass
Various items, including clothing and electrical items, were stolen after entry was gained to a residence on Oliver Road, Reeves Plains, between July 4 and 7.
Numerous items, including a Nintendo Xbox 360, were stolen after entry was gained to a residence on Elgin Avenue, Evanston, between July 10 and 11.
Items, including a Bosch jack hammer and Pelican heavy tool box, were stolen after entry was gained to a shed at a residence on Angle Vale Road, Evanston Gardens, between July 10 and 11.
Thieves made off with a variety of items after jemmying the front door to a residence on Elgin Avenue, Evanston, between July 10 and 11.
A jack hammer and a tool box containing carpentry items were stolen after entry was gained to a shed on Angle Vale Road, Evanston Gardens, between July 10 and 11.
Tools and Equipment were stolen after entry was gained to two sheds on Callahan Road, Kangaroo Flat on July 14.
Unknown items were stolen after entry was gained to a residence on Coombe Street at Gawler East on July 14.
A 90kg gas bottle was stolen from the rear of a premises on Dawson Road, Evanston, between June 29 and July 10.
Parts to a generator were stolen from a business property on Hatcher Road, Ward Belt, between June 11 and July 1.
A kitchen appliance valued at about $2000 was stolen from a vehicle parked on Cheek Avenue, Gawler East, between July 7 and 8.
A number plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway of a residence on Collins Road, Mallala, between July 7 and 8.
Two car batteries were stolen from a location on Temby Road, Korunye, between July 4 and 10.
An AEG 18V cordless chainsaw was stolen from a business premises on Tulloch Road, Evanston on July 8.
Railway material was stolen from a location on Cliff Road, Roseworthy on July 8.
A 45kg gas cylinder was stolen from the rear of a property on Frost North Road, Lewiston, between July 9 and 10.
A side mirror to a vehicle parked on Julian Terrace, Gawler, was damaged on July 6.
A vehicle parked on Whitelaw Terrace, Gawler was damaged, between July 6 and 7.
A water tank was damaged, causing a loss of water, at a property on Frost North Road, Lewiston on July 8.
A side mirror was smashed off a vehicle parked in a railway station car park on Twenty-third Street, Gawler South on July 9.
Unknown persons damaged a New Holland Tractor, by smashing the instrument cluster and windows, which was parked on Oates Road, Kangaroo Flat, between July 12 and 13.
A Toyota Land cruiser utility was stolen from a property on Recreation Drive, Port Gawler, between July 4 and 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.