Brazen thieves steal home air conditioner


MALLALA police are investigating the forced entry into a house at Reeves Plains last Wednesday.
It is alleged the offender/s gained entry by forcing a rear sliding door open.
No property was taken from inside the house.
A large reverse cycle air conditioner valued at about $8000 was taken from outside the premises.
The unit was brand new and had only recently been installed.
Another shack was broken into on the Esplanade at Parham only two days later.
Offender/s gained entry into the shack by removing glass panes from a louvre window.
Once inside the offender/s located a number of keys, which they used to enter a shed at the rear of the property.
The keys were also used to open a shed on a neighbouring property. A GPS, fish finder, tools, alcohol and cash were taken.
•A 45- year-old Mallala woman was issued an expiation notice for cultivating cannabis, being in possession of prepared cannabis and having equipment for smoking cannabis after Mallala Police searched her property on February 8.
One cannabis plant being grown outdoors and a small amount of prepared/dried cannabis was located and seized.
•MALLALA police were called to the Rockies Reserve on Kain road, Pinkerton Plains after receiving information that off-road motorcycles were being ridden at that location on Friday.
The alleged offender/s had decamped prior to police arrival.
Police said it is forbidden to ride off-road vehicles in this reserve and will prosecute any riders found riding in the reserve.
Police are interested in any information relative to this illegal activity and as always, the information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
•A 21-year-old woman was taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital suffering abdominal injuries after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Long Plains and Windsor road, Calomba on Saturday.
A Ford sedan being driven north along Long Plains road collided with a Holden station wagon being driven west along Windsor road.
It is alleged that the driver of the Ford sedan, a 21 year old Long Plains man, disobeyed a give-way sign. The two occupants of the Holden station wagon were uninjured.  Both vehicles were extensively damaged and towed from the scene.

•A 40-year-old man from Two Wells was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition following a crash at Roseworthy on Monday.
About 12.30pm, the man’s white Toyota van collided with a stobie pole on College road at Roseworthy.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the van travelling in the Roseworthy area prior to the crash is asked to contact BankSA Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at
•TWO people escaped injury in a single vehicle accident on Friday.
Mallala police attended the scene on Port Wakefield road, Dublin, where the Holden sedan driven by a 53 year old Stansbury woman left the road out of control.
Police said it appears  the driver lost control of the vehicle after aquaplaning on the wet surface of the carriageway.
The vehicle spun out of control, colliding with trees on the median strip.
The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene.
• A MALLALA man was taken to the Lyell McEwin hospital with serious facial injuries after an alleged assault in Mallala on in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 36-year-old man’s injuries included  a laceration above his left eye, a broken nose, a fractured cheek bone and severe facial bruising
Mallala Police attended the address as a result of receiving information of an alleged assault.
It is alleged a 55-year-old man was also assaulted by the same man  but only sustained minor injuries.
Mallala Police are pursuing a number of positive lines of enquiry.