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Knife-wielding thief robs Murray Bridge service station
Plus a pub fight, a busy week for traffic officers, and a local woman is arrested after police bust a drug-smuggling operation at the Adelaide Remand Centre.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a Murray Bridge service station on Monday morning.
The man allegedly entered the OTR on Swanport Road around 3am, threatened staff with a knife and got away with a small amount of cash and some cigarettes.
No-one was physically hurt during the robbery.
Local detectives arrested a 27-year-old Murray Bridge man later in the morning, charged him with aggravated robbery and denied him bail.
He was expected to face Murray Bridge Magistrates Court during the afternoon.
Although it is not the first time trouble has been reported at the 24-hour service station, SA Police Superintendent Scott Denny told Murray Bridge News last year that it was no more prone to crime than any other location.
Charges laid after brawl on Bridge Street
Meanwhile, police have laid charges against a 37-year-old Murray Bridge man following a fight on Bridge Street early on Saturday morning.
Police received reports of an altercation outside a hotel at 2.10am.
The man allegedly assaulted a security guard and grabbed a police officer who were attempting to break up the fight.
He was granted bail and will face charges of fighting, assaulting an emergency services worker and resisting arrest at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on September 4.
Murray Bridge woman charged in drug-smuggling sting
A Murray Bridge woman has been charged after an investigation into drug-smuggling at the Adelaide Remand Centre.
Police first arrested a Noarlunga Downs man who worked at the centre on Thursday, and charged him with attempting to get Suboxone, amphetamine and cocaine to inmates.
They then raided several more properties and made three more arrests.
One of the additional suspects was a 30-year-old Murray Bridge woman, charged with three counts of trafficking and one of possession.
She was granted bail and will face Adelaide Magistrates Court on September 27.
Weapons found, helicopter deployed during busy fortnight for traffic police
Finally, Murray Mallee traffic police have made two arrests, reported five more drivers and fined another after a busy couple of weeks on local roads.
Police used a helicopter to track down a 38-year-old man who allegedly fled the scene of a crash on Bowhill Road on Friday.
Police alleged that he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.22, more than four times the legal limit, and failed to answer their questions honestly; as a result, officers disqualified him from driving for 12 months on the spot and impounded his car for 28 days.
On the same day, police fined a 19-year-old Murray Bridge learner driver at Sturt Reserve for allegedly returning a positive breath test and for failing to have a supervising driver with her.
Police arrested and charged a 28-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, both from Adelaide, over the weekend after they allegedly fled police and crashed their car on Saturday morning.
Officers attempted to stop an unregistered Holden Commodore on Kelly Avenue around 11.10am, but it sped off and soon crashed at the intersection of Mulgundawah Road and Hindmarsh Road, at which point the woman allegedly fled the scene.
Police seized hammers, a baton, a meat cleaver, a car ignition barrel and a key they allegedly found in the car; and arrested the man over one or more previous offences.
They caught up with the woman the next day and charged her with driving while unlicensed, failing to stop, dangerous driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to comply with her learner’s permit.
Also on Saturday, police reported a 32-year-old woman for drink driving and driving while disqualified after she allegedly blew 0.092 in a breath test on Fraser Avenue; she lost her licence for 12 months and had her car impounded.
Homburg Drive was the scene of the next report on Sunday, where officers allege a 41-year-old man blew 0.204; he, too, lost his licence for 12 months and had his car taken away.
Back on July 16, officers pulled over a 32-year-old on the Old Princes Highway after a check allegedly showed his vehicle was unregistered; they also alleged that he had been disqualified from driving.
Police also pulled over and breath-tested a 33-year-old on Prosperity Grove on the same day, after which he allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.125, or more than twice the legal limit.
They impounded his car for 28 days and barred him from driving for six months.
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