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Thieves steal vehicles from Tailem Bend properties
Plus two teenagers arrested over a car theft in Murray Bridge, motorcyclists allegedly not wearing helmets and more.
Murray Mallee police are investigating recent vehicle thefts from rural properties in Tailem Bend.
Sometime between November 30 and December 14, a tractor and a motorcycle were stolen from a property on Gardener Road.
In a separate incident on December 14, thieves broke into a property on Kulde Road and stole items.
Although the property owner recovered some of the items from nearby bushland, a 1985 blue Suzuki Sierra and a yellow Suzuki quad bike are still missing.
To avoid such theft, police encourage farming property owners to:
remove keys from machinery and secure vehicle cabs
consider removing keys from machinery, particularly from machinery that is rarely used, stored outside or stored in remote areas
consider using a chain to secure machinery to each other or to a tree
mark all machinery and equipment with ID and keep an inventory with descriptions that include the serial numbers, chassis and machine model numbers.
If you have seen the missing vehicles or know their whereabouts, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Murray Bridge police arrest two youths in connection with stolen car
At around 2.45am on December 13, police were called to Kelly Avenue, Murray Bridge, after receiving reports of people acting suspiciously around parked cars.
Police went to the scene and located a stolen Subaru SUV which appeared to have been broken into.
Officers observed several people run away and jump fences, but they managed to arrest two suspects: 16-year-old boys from Murray Bridge.
One youth was charged with illegal use of a motor vehicle, and the other was charged with being unlawfully on premises.
As Murray Bridge police have noticed a recent rise in thefts of unlocked motor vehicles, they are encouraging the community to:
lock their vehicles and remove the keys
park in well-lit areas/locked garages
remove all valuables from their vehicles
report any suspicious behaviour on 131 444
Police charge several lawbreakers on Murray Bridge roads
On December 16, police stopped a motorcycle rider on Brinkley Road, Murray Bridge.
The rider and passenger – both 16 years old – allegedly weren’t wearing helmets.
Police then allegedly discovered that the motorcycle was unregistered and uninsured, and the rider didn’t have a motorcycle licence.
On December 19, police also stopped a driver, a 23-year-old male, for not having a car licence.
The man was driving in Lohmann Street, Murray Bridge, at the time.
In recent days, local police have also stopped and charged drivers with drink driving.
On December 17, police gave a 28-year-old local woman a breath test, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.103.
On December 18, a 19-year-old local man’s breath test allegedly returned a reading of 0.165.
The man lost his license on the spot for 12 months, and his car was impounded for 28 days.
Murraylands traffic camera locations
SA Police will be active around the Murraylands this week:
Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge
Eleanor Terrace, Murray Bridge
Mannum Road, Murray Bridge
Maurice Road, Murray Bridge
Princes Highway, Tailem Bend
South Eastern Freeway, Monarto South
Standen Street, Murray Bridge
Swanport Road, Murray Bridge
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