Murray Bridge woman charged over Anzac Day murder
Plus bitumen bandits show up in the Murraylands and three drivers get picked up in an hour on Sunday night.
A 19-year-old Murray Bridge woman has been arrested and charged over a murder in Adelaide’s CBD.
Police were called just after 2am on Monday, April 25 after a man was found lying on the road at the intersection of North Terrace and George Street.
The 25-year-old Victorian man was found to have multiple stab wounds to the chest and died at the scene.
Police had already arrested a 17-year-old Victorian boy and 21-year-old Victorian man over the death and charged them with murder.
Following further investigations, major crime detectives arrested the Murray Bridge woman on Friday morning for allegedly assisting with the offence.
She was granted bail and will appear at the Adelaide Magistrates Court on October 12.
The other two suspects will both appear in the same court on December 14.
Police have not ruled out further arrests in relation to the murder, as their investigations are continuing.
Watch out for bitumen bandits
Meanwhile, police are warning Murraylands residents not to be taken in by a dodgy bitumen crew who have been doing the rounds lately.
The scammers usually approach residents or business owners with an offer to resurface any bitumen area for a low price.
If the property owner agrees, they complete the work, but to a poor standard; then they demand a much higher price than the one that was agreed to.
One local who recently posted about his business’ experience on a community Facebook group, but later deleted the post, confirmed to Murray Bridge News that yes, his employer had been stung.
The so-called “bitumen bandits” had offered to resurface a yard for less than $10,000, but demanded more than $20,000 when the shoddy work had been completed.
Consumer Affairs Commissioner Dino Soulio advised people to do their homework, and not to accept a quote without doing some research first.
“Most of the time, operators like this thrive on high-pressure pitches and sales techniques, preying on peoples' desire for a bargain,” he said.
“(First) see what other people are charging, and make sure you’re comparing the price against those offered by licensed well-regarded tradies.
“If reputable dealers are charging more, there’s a good chance you're dealing with someone unlicensed who is just out to make a quick buck.”
Anyone who encounters the scammers should contact police, by calling 131 444, or Scamwatch, at www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam.
Traffic police pick up three drivers in 40 minutes
Finally, three drivers will face the consequences of their alleged actions after being picked up by Murray Bridge police on Sunday night.
About five minutes past midnight, police received a report that a car was driving erratically on Jervois Road at Murray Bridge South.
Police found the vehicle, which appeared to have been badly damaged in a collision; and breath-tested its driver, who allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.13, or more than double the legal limit.
Officers reported him for drink driving and driving without due care, suspended his licence for six months and impounded his car for 28 days.
He will face court over the matter.
A short time later, another patrol pulled over an interstate driver on the Princes Highway at Tailem Bend.
The man was allegedly found to be driving while unlicensed in a car that was neither registered nor insured.
Officers charged the 40-year-old from interstate and kept him in custody until a court appearance on Monday.
Only a few minutes after that, around 12.35am, police breath-tested a 31-year-old P-plater on Swanport Road, Murray Bridge.
She allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.08.
The officers charged her with drink driving and breaching the conditions of her licence, suspended her licence for six months and impounded her car for 28 days ahead of a court appearance.
Clarification: An earlier version of this story failed to name the charge laid against the 19-year-old woman.
Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect blood alcohol reading for the P-plate driver.
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