Nuriootpa Police are reminding vehicle owners to ensure their number plates are securely affixed using tamper-proof screws, to prevent inconvenient theft.
There are a number of steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of your number plates being stolen:
If your number plate is stolen, report it immediately to police by calling 131 444.
Number plates are commonly stolen to commit crimes, such as petrol drive-offs, robberies and house break-ins, and to avoid speeding fines or other traffic offences.
The use of stolen number plates makes it harder for police to detect and investigate crimes in a timely manner.
If you notice someone behaving suspiciously around parked cars, please call police immediately on 131 444 – timely reporting can assist police in locating offenders and preventing further crimes from occurring.
The following is a report from Nuriootpa Police:
Nuriootpa Police arrested a 38-year-old Nuriootpa man at his home address on 21 March for making off without payment, breaching his bail conditions and numerous traffic offences.
A 61-year-old Nuriootpa man was arrested at his home address on 21 March for possessing unregistered firearms and failing to answer questions.
On 23 March, a 39-year-old man was arrested in Nuriootpa for aggravated assault and breaching an intervention order.
A 49-year-old Kapunda man was arrested at Kapunda on 20 March for an outstanding warrant.
Nuriootpa Police reported a 41-year-old Nuriootpa woman on 20 March for driving disqualified and carrying an offensive weapon.
On 20 March, Barossa Police reported a 27-year-old Nuriootpa woman at her home address for cultivating cannabis.
A 25-year-old Nuriootpa woman was reported on 20 March for cultivating cannabis.
Between 15 and 21 March, entry was gained to a property in Schilling St, Angaston. Jewellery was taken.
Between 22 and 23 March, entry was gained to premises on Hancock Rd, Kapunda. Alcohol and cash were taken.
Between 17 and 21 March, an attempt was made to gain entry to a property on Bald Rd, Linwood.
Two registration plates were taken from a vehicle parked in Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa on 18 March.
Two ‘For Sale’ signs were stolen from properties in Blackwood Rd, Cromer on 14 March.
A vehicle parked on the side of Cawrse Rd, Daveyston was broken into on 23 March. A 80L Engel-brand fridge was stolen and the cabin of the vehicle was set alight.
Between 23 and 24 March, the rear number plate (S221BSF) of a vehicle parked on Schaedel St, Nuriootpa was stolen.
A camper trailer bearing SA registration YFG825 was stolen from a premises on Maxwell St, Kapunda between 22 and 23 March.
On 18 March, damage was caused to a room at a property in Penrice Rd, Nuriootpa.
Damage was caused to a cement water tank at a property on Tarlee Rd, Kapunda between 15 and 18 March.
On 21 March, damage was caused to a vehicle that was parked in Cherry St, Freeling.
Between 19 and 20 March a vehicle was stolen from a driveway in Station St, Wasleys.