Evanston Park man and Evanston man to face court over Balaklava break-ins

Photo: File
Photo: File

A woman and two men, one from Evanston and the other from Evanston Park, have been arrested following break-ins to businesses at Balaklava on Saturday.

About 4am on September 7, entry was gained to a business on Balaklava Road with agricultural equipment stolen.

While on scene, police located electrical items belonging to another Balaklava business.

Police attended a second business on George Street and found that it had also been broken into.

Officers were able to view CCTV which showed occupants of a vehicle towing a distinctive trailer break into the premises and steal items before leaving.

About the same time, police received a report of a stolen trailer from a home in Balaklava.

After a search of the township, the suspect vehicle was found abandoned on the outskirts.

Items from both break-ins were found in the vehicle along with clothing worn by the suspects.

Shortly after, police also located the stolen trailer used in the incidents.

Police continued their search of the area and located a vehicle with three occupants acting suspiciously.

The vehicle was stopped and searched, and police located further items stolen from both break-ins.

The driver, a 26-year-old Port Pirie woman, was arrested and charged with providing false details to police, unlawful possession, breach of bail and driving disqualified.

One passenger, a 35-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated serious criminal trespass and three counts of theft.

The second passenger, a 26-year-old Evanston Park man, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession.

The trio were refused police bail and appeared in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on Monday.

Investigations are continuing and police encourage anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au where you can remain anonymous.