Nearly 50 calls resulted in the seizure of three firearms during November, and discovery of an arsenal of other illegal and dangerous weapons throughout the month.
Information provided by the community directly led to 55 apprehensions by police during November, including 14 men and 5 women charged with a range of serious crimes including drug and firearms offences.
We continued the South Australian rollout of the national Dob in a Dealer campaign, launching local activities in the Limestone Coast, Adelaide Hills, and Kangaroo Island – calling on anyone with information about the making, growing or selling of drugs to provide information.
Throughout November we had nearly 2000 calls made to our 1800 333 000 hotline, while more than 300 reports were received through the Crime Stoppers SA website and the Report Suspicious behaviour app.
People continued to provide information on a number of unsolved serious crimes, including the disappearance and presumed murder of Gail King, an aggravated robbery and a serious criminal trespass in the city, and a violent assault at Christie Downs.
Our weekly crime segments on 9News Adelaide called for help to solve the murder of Victor Harbor mother, Bernadette Liston, a fatal hit and run which killed an elderly pedestrian at Paradise earlier this year, and an aggravated city assault on a man that almost claimed his life. Watch these and other weekly crime segments at https://www.youtube.com/user/SIBSACrimeStoppers
Other November 2018 results included:
- 1032 intelligence reports raised, and 906 actions issued for investigation;
- 3 firearms and $6,000 cash seized;
- More than 7,700 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 21,800 page views;
If you have any information about criminal activity and unsolved crimes, then don’t forget that you can call our free hotline on 1800 333 000, go to crimestopperssa.com.au or download the free Report Suspicious Behaviour app for iOS and Android phones.
Rewards are available and you can remain anonymous.