Local police news

Sporting clubs targeted

Sporting clubs are being warned to be vigilant after recent break-ins in the Barossa Valley and Gawler areas recently.

Report any suspicious activity to police.

March 11

A 25-year-old man from Two Wells was arrested at his home address for aggravated dangerous driving to escape a pursuit, driving disqualified, and driving unregistered in an uninsured vehicle.

March 10

Gawler Police arrested a 36-year-old Thompson Beach man for the offence of choking, as well as possessing an insecure firearm and ammunition.

Between March 8-11

Trailer registration plates were stolen from a trailer parked on Walter Ave, Two Wells.

March 8

Approximately 100m2 of artificial lawn was stolen from a premises on The Esplanade, Thompsons Beach.

A lucky escape

March 6

A drink driver was stopped by police after allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road near Balaklava.

Police from the State Tactical Response Group were conducting mobile radar speed testing, as part of Operation Safe Speed, on Traeger Road between Balaklava and Mallala about 2.45pm when they saw a blue sedan veer onto the wrong side of the road into the path of oncoming traffic.

The car was stopped by police and the driver, a 47-year-old man from Balaklava, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.114.

He was issued with a six month instant loss of licence, his vehicle was impounded for 28 days and he was reported for drink driving.

Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident.