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POLICE are investigating several
break-ins across Yorke Peninsula
overnight Sunday, January 15.
Minlaton Betta Electrical was bro-
ken into about 3.30am Monday.
A front window was smashed to
gain entry and a quantity of electrical
Police are reviewing CCTV footage
and making further enquiries.
Stansbury police attended YP
Pumps at Port Vincent after it was
broken into about 4.45am Monday.
The premises were ransacked but
Chester’s Cafe in Kadina was also
broken into overnight Sunday.
The door of the Taylor Street cafe
was jemmied open and a small
amount of loose change taken.
Anyone with information about
any of the break-ins should contact
local police or Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000.
Man arrested after erratic driving
Police have arrested a man after
they received reports concerning his
manner of driving on Sunday.
Just after 12.30pm, patrols from
Stansbury and Yorketown located a
Nissan sedan on St Vincent Highway
near Yorketown and stopped the driver.
The 26-year-old learner driver
from Minlaton was breath tested and
returned a blood alcohol reading of
0.212 per cent.
He was charged with driving
under the influence, exceeding the
prescribed concentration of alcohol,
breaching his learner permit condi-
tions, and driving unregistered and
uninsured. He was also issued with
an immediate 12-month loss of
licence and had his car impounded
for 28 days.
Police will apply to the court for
the forfeiture of his car when he
appears in court.
Police thank the public for their
assistance in this matter and remind
everyone traffic complaints can be
reported by calling the Police
Assistance Line on 131 444.
Car stolen at Maitland
Maitland police received a report
of a stolen car about noon Friday,
The 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara,
registration number F499BIJ, was
taken from a garage in the town
The car, valued at about $20,000-
$25,000, had its keys left inside.
Anyone with information can con-
tact Maitland police on 8832 2621 or
Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Man arrested for domestic violence
Copper Coast police arrested a 50-
year-old Wallaroo man for domestic
violence-related offences on Sunday.
He was granted police bail and will
appear in court at a later date.
Failure to leave hospital
A 28-year-old Kadina woman was
arrested for disorderly behaviour
after failing to leave Wallaroo hospi-
tal last Thursday night, January 12.
After her discharge, the woman
became abusive and threatening
towards staff so police were called.
She was bailed and will appear in
court at a later date.
A 51-year-old Wallaroo man was
arrested on two counts of aggravated
assault in relation to threats towards
his neighbours on Sunday.
He was bailed to appear in court at
a later date.
Police and Innes National Park
staff responded to a report of an ani-
mal being illegally destroyed on
They located a group of people
near Gleeson’s Landing and a 33-
year-old man from Woodville North
is now being dealt with by national
parks staff for unlawful destruction
of a Pacific gull.
Police are continuing enquiries in
relation to him possessing an unreg-
istered firearm and being unlicensed
to possess that class of firearm.
Police seized the semiautomatic
firearm plus methamphetamine and
The man was also given a drug
diversion for possessing an ice pipe
and ice, as was a 36-year-old male
from Woodville North.
A 30-year-old Henley Beach South
woman was fined for the cannabis.
Man breaches bail
A 35-year-old Port Hughes man
was arrested for breaching his bail
conditions on Saturday, January 14.
He was refused police bail and
appeared in court yesterday
Alcohol stolen from pub
Dalrymple Hotel, Stansbury,
reported a theft which happened
sometime between January 3 and 5.
Two large bottles of gin, to the
value of $300, were stolen from the
rear beer garden.
Anyone with information can call
Stansbury police on 8852 4205 or
Gala Day signs missing
Police are making enquiries after
three large canvas signs which adver-
tise Port Vincent’s Gala Day have
The three signs, which are
1.2metres by 1.2m, say “Port Vincent
Gala Day 1st January” and cost about
$180 each. They had been displayed
on roadsides around the town.
Anyone with information is asked
to contact Stansbury police on 8852
4205 or return the signs to Port
Vincent Progress Association.
Police investigating string of break-ins
BETTA Electrical owners Kim
and Sharon McWaters are
again counting the cost and
inconvenience of another
break-in at their Minlaton
They arrived to open the
doors yesterday (Monday) and
found a broken window and
“The security system was
not tripped because they
stayed out of it... so it was
someone with knowledge of
the place,” Mr McWaters said.
It is the sixth time thieves
have targeted their Kadina and
Minlaton businesses since
March, with three incidents at
In the first two break-ins at
Minlaton in July and October,
about $18,000 worth of stock
was stolen including mobile
phones and laptops.
Doors to the store were
reinforced and new deadlocks
and additional security
In this latest incident, a
window was smashed to gain
After a busy Christmas sales
period, new stock only arrived
in the store late last week;
however, the thief wasn’t able
to access the new iPhones,
instead making off with six
prepaid phones and three
Mr McWaters is frustrated
incidents are reoccurring and
believes more police presence
is needed in the area,
especially when officers are on
“We need more effective
policing,” he said.
“There is pressure on
already understaffed police.”
Mr McWaters said a $5000
reward offered last year for
information leading to the
arrest and successful
prosecution of the offender/s
responsible for the break-ins
at the Minlaton store still
Police investigations into
the break-ins are continuing.
Thieves target Minlaton
electrical business again
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