SA Police offer the community a wide range of fire prevention advice, especially following a report from last week where a fire was lit during a ban.
A 24-year-old man, of no known address, was reported by Nuriootpa Police on November 21 for lighting and maintaining a fire on a Fire Ban Day.
Barossa Police say the community can learn more by visiting the SA Police website with details of arson prevention and Operation Nomad - their ongoing police focus on deliberate, reckless and negligent acts that may cause a bushfire.
Police say fires can cause serious harm to people and properties, whether deliberately lit or caused by reckless or negligent actions, fire can kill.
It is important that the community report any suspicious behaviour to police on 131 444.
To help keep your property safe from fire, consider implementing these crime prevention tips:
- Maintain vegetation around your property and remove plant debris
- Erect fences, gates and warning notices to identify your property boundaries
- Immediately repair or replace any damaged sections of fencing or gates
- Inspect your property regularly to ensure rubbish, including glass bottles, are disposed of immediately
- Store flammable fuels, fertilisers and chemicals in a secure area
- Be aware of any restrictions when using incinerators, BBQ's, welding or cutting equipment or farm machinery during the Fire Danger Season and on Total Fire Ban days
Keep a notepad in the car and record helpful details including:
- Location of the suspicious activity i.e. RPA number and property name, road name, or identifying landmarks
- Vehicle details i.e. registration number, make, model, colour and any distinguishing features (e.g. dents, stickers)
- Characteristics of anyone acting suspicious i.e. age, gender, weight, height, hair colour and clothing.
A Kapunda woman in her 30s was arrested by Kapunda Police on a warrant on November 18.
A 35-year-old man was arrested by Kapunda Police on a warrant on November 21.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on November 22 and charged with unlawfully being on premises and providing false details.
A 46-year-old man was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on November 23 and charged with unlawful possession, theft and unlawfully being on premises.
A 53-year-old man was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on November 23 and charged with indecent assault, assault and dangerous driving.
A 39-year-old woman was arrested by Kapunda Police on November 24 and charged with aggravated counts of serious criminal trespass and assault.
A 31-year-old man was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on a warrant on November 24.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on November 25 and charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle and driving while unlicensed.
A 44-year-old man was reported by Nuriootpa Police on November 18 for exceeding the speed limit and driving while disqualified.
A 52-year-old woman was reported on November 22 for drink driving with an alleged concentration of 0.123.
A 51-year-old man was reported by Nuriootpa Police on November 25 for driving while disqualified.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
Items, such as a Stihl chainsaw, were taken from a secured shed on a property on Lange Road, Freeling on November 21.
A mountain bike was stolen from a property on Buna Terrace, Nuriootpa, between November 15 and 16.
A Giant brand, 21 gear black mountain bike was stolen from premises on Penrice Road, Nuriootpa, between November 16 and 17.
Gates, a number of star and flat droppers, a wagon wheel and assorted metal were taken from a property on Holthouse Road, Kapunda, between November 1 and 18.
A hose and electric gate opener were stolen were taken from a property on Moppa Spring Road, Moppa, between November 15 and 16.
A push bike was stolen from the Nuriootpa High School on Penrice Road, Nuriootpa on November 23.
Cabling was stolen from a business premises on Marrabel Road, Kapunda, between June 26 and November 22.
Damage was caused to a shed door on Buna Terrace, Nuriootpa on November 16.
Damage was caused to a door and the lock on a property at Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, between November 15 and 18.
Keys were stolen from inside a vehicle parked in a business premises on Murray Street, Nuriootpa on November 22.
REPORT TO POLICE
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.