• Jason Regan

Break-ins near Flinders Rangers

Three people have been arrested after an investigation into three recent break-ins and thefts around the Flinders Rangers.


Local police say sometime between 21 September and 16 November electrical items and traps were stolen from a local National Park.



Secondly, between 24 October and 3 November, a building at a mine site was broken into and tools and electrical items were stolen.


Finally, between the 2nd and 3rd of November, a homestead was broken into and tools and a generator stolen.


Following an investigation, police attended and searched a property at Hawker on Friday where they located a large amount of the stolen property. A small amount of ammunition was also located during the search.



Two men, a 27-year-old from no fixed place, and a 19-year-old from Renmark West were arrested at the property and have been charged with several theft-related and firearms offences. They were both refused bail and will appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Monday, 8 November.


Further investigations led police to conduct a search of a Berri property on Saturday. Here Police located further stolen items believed to be connected to the break ins.


An 18-year-old Riverland woman at the address was arrested and charged with two counts of serious criminal trespass and theft. She was bailed to appear at the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on 29 November.


Anyone with further information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.