The phones were ringing hot and web reports steadily streaming in throughout September, with nearly 2000 contacts received by people wanting to do their bit for a safer community.
Information was fairly wide-ranging throughout the month, with 22 people apprehended by police for an array of crimes as a direct result. Three firearms were also located and taken off the street.
People provided information on a number of unsolved serious crimes, including the murder of Colleen Adams, Rhianna Barreau, and grandmother Kathleen Durdin, as well as the disappearance and presumed murder of Michael Modesti and Susan Goodwin.
During September our weekly crime segment on 9 News Adelaide profiled three of SA’s most wanted men. Stuart Pearce remains a suspect in the murder of his wife and three of his children at Parafield Gardens in 1991 and hasn’t been seen since the victims’ bodies were found in the burnt-out home. Jonathon Simmons is still on the run and suspected of committing deception offences worth more than $50,000, while Glen Rajkovic is wanted for manufacturing and possessing illegal drugs and breaching bail.
We also profiled the unsolved shooting murder of Bora Altintas at Brompton in 1998, and called for help to identify a man caught on CCTV at a Brooklyn Park laundromat, where he committed a sexually assault.
You can watch these and other weekly crime segments at our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/SIBSACrimeStoppers
- More than 1400 telephone calls and 300 web reports were received – with 45 of those specifically relating to firearms;
- A total of 838 intelligence reports were raised;
- 767 actions were issued for investigation;
- More than 9,100 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 25,600 page views;
- 24 cannabis plants, 13kg of dried cannabis and 10g of Amphet-Meth was located;
- 13 males and 3 females were charged with a range of serious offences.
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.