Police act on assaults

Local police were kept busy attending several domestic violence-related incidents last week and over the weekend.
A 41-year-old Beaufort man was arrested and charged with alleged aggravated assault on Tuesday, November 16 in Balaklava.
Police say the offence was against a former partner. He was bailed to appear in court at a later date.
In a separate incident, a 51-year-old Port Wakefield man was arrested in Port Wakefield on Saturday night, November 20, after the alleged assault of his girlfriend at Snowtown.
The man was charged with aggravated assault, driving disqualified and while exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit. He was also arrested for possession of illict smoking apparatus which was found in his vehicle.
He will appear in court later.
In Hamley Bridge, a 27-year-old Balaklava man was arrested for allegedly assaulting his partner on Thursday night, November 18.
The man was rearrested on Monday, November 22 after breaching his bail conditions and driving while disqualified.
He also will face a court appearance.
Port Wakefield police also attended a property at Owen where a 48-year-old was issued with a restraining order on Sunday, November 21, prohibiting him from contacting his partner.
Within just 30 minutes, police were again called to the man’s property where they arrested him for breaking the restraining order.

BALAKLAVA

. Police arrested a 31-year-old Owen man for numerous driving offences after doing burnouts around pig sheds on a farm at Owen on Sunday morning, November 21.
After a short high speed pursuit, the man was charged with allegedly trying to evade police and for also refusing a breath test and refusing to provide his name and address to  police. The man’s vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

TWO WELLS

. About $5,000 damage was made to a house at Lewiston after a fire broke out in the kitchen while the occupants were cooking on Monday, November 15.
No one was injured and the damage is considered minor.
. A Lewiston man and a Gulfview Heights man were issued infringement notices for exceeding the 80 km/h speed limit on Hayman road at Lewiston on Monday, November 15.
They were travelling at 105 and 102 km/h respectively.
 . A shed on a property at Gawler River road was broken into on Monday, November 15.
An amount of property was stolen including an engine hoist.
. A Lewiston man and a Golden Grove man were both given infringement notices for exceeding the 80 km/h speed limit on Dawkins road at Lewiston on Tuesday, November 16.
They were both travelling at 95 km/h.
A Lewiston woman  was also issued with an expiation notice for speeding on the same road.  She was travelling at 96 km/h.
. A Lewiston man was issued with an official caution notice for burning a fire in his backyard during fire danger season on Tuesday, November 16.
The fire was extinguished upon direction by police.
 . A property at Johns road, Lewiston was broken into on Thursday, November 18.  Assorted electrical equipment was stolen.
. A Virginia man was issued with an infringement notice for an insecure load after he was detected with multiple loose items not secured on the back of his utility on Thursday, November 18.
. Police issued an infringement notice to a Salisbury Heights man for exceeding the 80 km/h speed limit on the Old Port Wakefield road at Two Wells on Thursday, November 18.
He was travelling at 97 km/h.
. A Two Wells man was issued with an infringement notice for driving a vehicle without being the holder of a current driver’s licence on Saturday, November 20.
The man was given the notice after being detected by a speed camera in Two Wells back in July of this year.
. A Two Wells woman was located driving on the Old Port Wakefield road at Two Wells while she was not the holder of a current driver’s licence on Saturday, November 20. She was issued with an infringement notice.

HAMLEY BRIDGE

. A 21-year-old Hamley Bridge man was arrested for alleged property damage after breaking the ‘police sign’ at Hamley Bridge police station on Monday, November 22. He will appear in court at a later date.

PT WAKEFIELD

. Police arrested a 33-year-old Northern Territory woman for numerous offences made on Friday, November 19.
The woman was charged with exceeding the speed limit, drink driving with a breath analysis of 0.177, assaulting police, PCA,  unlicenced and unlawful possession of stolen NSW number plates.
Her vehicle was impounded for 28 days and she appeared in court this Monday.
. A 28-year-old Port Wakefield man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and driving while disqualified on Thursday, November 18.
The alleged offences occurred in Balaklava. The man was bailed for a court appearance.

CLARE

. Police reported a 17-year-old Clare man for having insecure ammunition after police attended an address on Farrell Flat road, Clare on Thursday, November 18.
The ammunition was seized and the man will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
. A Clare cafe was allegedly broken into consecutively on Wednesday and Thursday last week.
A small amount of money and other items were stolen.
Police allege the offender(s) entered the premises through a window. Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clare police on 8842 2711.
. A grass fire at Watervale broke out on Sunday, November 21, in close proximity to a house.
A man claimed the fire broke out due to lightning.
CFS contained the fire. No property was damaged nor were there any injuries.