Five men hospitalised after street fight in Murray Bridge
Plus a ski boat stolen at Tailem Bend, a speedster stopped on Swanport Road and more police news.
Police are seeking more information about a street fight in Murray Bridge over the new year period.
Five men were taken to hospital with minor injuries after the fight on Darling Avenue, which began around 11.45pm on December 29.
Local residents reported on social media that 30 people had been involved in the fight, some using cricket bats or fence pickets as weapons.
A police helicopter was heard circling over Murray Bridge during the night, and ambulances were called from as far away as Mannum and Woodside.
Police confirmed to Murray Bridge News that “a large group of people” had been involved.
They have not yet made any arrests.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Ski boat stolen at Tailem Bend
Police are investigating the theft of a ski boat from a shed at Tailem Bend during the past few month.
The white and blue Sanger 20 DLX, registration IY216S, was taken from a shed on Jaensch Road sometime between December 18 and January 3.
The boat has a “ski Sanger” wordmark on its side and a chrome wakeboard tower on top.
Anyone with information about the theft should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Traffic stop results in trafficking charges
A Mount Barker woman has been charged with drug trafficking after being pulled over on Murray Bridge’s main street shortly before Christmas.
Police stopped and searched the 33-year-old woman’s Holden sedan following a local tip-off.
They allegedly found cannabis, methamphetamine, digital scales, an ice pipe, cash and a homemade taser.
Officers charged the woman with drug trafficking and possession of the pipe, the cannabis and the prohibited weapon.
She made an initial appearance in court the next day.
Anyone with information about illegal drugs should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au, and can do so anonymously.
Swanport Road police chase leads to arrest
A man has been arrested after a police chase in Murray Bridge last week.
Police wound up pursuing a white Mitsibushi sedan at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour in the 50 zone on Swanport Road.
Officers had attempted to pull it over around 12.30am last Wednesday, but it had accelerated away.
It eventually crashed into a median strip, blowing out both front tyres, before it came to a stop near Finch Road.
Police arrested the driver, a 47-year-old Millicent man; charged him with dangerous driving and driving while disqualified; and impounded his vehicle for 28 days.
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