18 Nov 2019 1:05pm
A recent spate of number plate thefts from cars and trailers has prompted a warning from Barossa Police.
Unfortunately number plates are generally stolen to further additional crimes such as petrol theft. However this crime, which can cause great inconvenience to the victim, can be easily prevented through the use of tamper proof screws.
If you notice anyone acting in a suspicious manner around parked vehicles in your neighbourhood, call police immediately on 131 444 - prompt reporting can assist police in locating offenders and prevent further crimes from occurring.
The RAA offers members free, tamper-resistant screws - and a referral to a repairer to fit them free of charge. For more details: https://www.raa.com.au/motor/safety-and-advice/car-advice
The Neighbourhood Watch Shop also offers Plate Safe security screws on it’s website: https://www.neighbourhoodwatchshop.com.au
On 12 November a 25 year old man from Freeling was reported in Freeling for theft.
On 12 November a 26 year old man from Nuriootpa was reported in Nuriootpa for excess engine noise and PCA of 0.073%.
On the 15 November a 30-year-old man from Windsor was reported for theft.
On the 15 November a 42-year-old man from Yorketown for driving while disqualified.
On the 16 November a 34-year-old woman from Tanunda was reported for driving without headlights and a PCA of 0.086.
On 13 November entry was gained and items were stolen from a property on William Dyer Drive, Williamstown.
Between 20 September and 22 October cabling was stolen from a premises on Black Snake road, Cromer.
Between 12 October and 19 November jewellery was stolen from a residence on Wild Cherry Lane, Tanunda.
Between 11 and 12 of November copper offcuts were stolen from two salvage bins at a property in Francis Street, Nuriootpa.
Between 31 October and 10 November a tool box was stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a premises on Centenary Avenue, Nuriootpa.
Between the 9 and 10 November two bikes and various tools were stolen from a premises on Shearer court, Tanunda.
Between the 10 and 11 of November the rear window was smashed of a vehicle parked on Perry road, Kapunda.
Between the 16 and 17 of November fencing at a sporting ground was damaged by a vehicle on Hancock road, Kapunda.
Between 9 and 11 November an unknown person has gained entry to a vehicle parked on Murray Street, Nuriootpa and has stolen items
DAMAGE BY FIRE
On 12 November a fire was located burning on the western side of Sturt Highway, Shea-oak Log. Approximately 50m x 10m area of grass verge was burnt, adjacent to, but not reaching a paddock with crop. Cause of fire was undetermined.
On 12 November minor damage was caused to a wooden bench seat due to a small chip at a property in Maria Street, Tanunda.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/ - you can remain anonymous.
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.