Who stole and torched this Subaru on the South Eastern Freeway?
Plus firefighters save an east side business, police seek the owners of a stolen grinder and two drink drivers are arrested.
Police are seeking information about the theft and arson of a car in Murray Bridge last week.
The owner of a black Subaru Liberty left it parked and locked just off Swanport Village Road at Swanport around 11pm last Monday, November 7.
Two nights later, at 8.30am last Wednesday, it was found burnt out on the South Eastern Freeway, less than a kilometre away.
Police hope someone might have seen the car in the interim, or soon after the fire started, or might have dashcam footage taken in the area around that time.
Contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Firefighters save part of east side business
Meanwhile, a panel shop on Murray Bridge’s east side has sustained $100,000 worth of damage in a fire.
Six fire trucks rushed to the business on the Old Princes Highway at 4.50am on Friday.
Country Fire Service and Metropolitan Fire Service personnel were able to contain the fire to about a quarter of the shed, despite needing hazmat equipment to cope with the chemicals which had leaked inside.
No-one was present when the fire started and nobody was hurt.
Fire cause investigators were expected to visit the scene.
Industrial grinder recovered
Have you lost a bench-mounted industrial grinder lately?
Police hope to reunite the tool, pictured above, with its owner after recovering it from the Murray Bridge home of a man they suspect may have stolen it.
They searched the home last Thursday in connection with the theft of tools from a local hardware store, arrested the 40-year-old man and charged him with theft and other offences.
He will appear in court on February 14.
Anyone who recognises the grinder should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Two reported for drink driving
Finally, police have reported two motorists for alleged drink driving in Murray Bridge over the weekend.
The first, a 52-year-old Murray Bridge man, was pulled over on Lohmann Street around 12.30am on Monday; he allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.142, or nearly three times the legal limit.
Also on Monday, a 22-year-old woman allegedly blew 0.093, nearly double the limit, after being pulled over on Gail Crescent.
Each was disqualified from driving for six months on the spot and will face court.
The man also had his car impounded for 28 days.
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