Knowing that anyone who goes to the trouble of getting an illegal gun will more than likely use it encouraged 40 contacts to Crime Stoppers during June – resulting in 10 firearms taken off the streets and out of the hands of criminals for the month.
Community concerns about drugs also remained strong, with 145 drug-related contacts leading to a number of great results, including seizure of 106 cannabis plants, Fantasy, and meth-amphetamine.
People provided information on a number of unsolved crimes, including a fatal road crash at Glengowrie, the stabbing of a nurse at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, the theft of a vintage Holden Monaro from Angle Vale and several violent city assaults.
The 23 apprehensions during June as a result of information received by Crime Stoppers included 16 men and 7 women for a range of serious offences, including trafficking of a controlled drug, firearm offences, and serious assaults.
Our unsolved weekly crime segments on 9News Adelaide asked for help to identify a woman wanted for an aggravated assault and theft on a bus, called for information on 3 x drive-by shootings on a house at Ferryden Park, and asked for information on a man who allegedly assaulted a train guard at Elizabeth.
We also asked for information on the unsolved 1997 disappearance and presumed murder of Gail King.
Watch these and other weekly crime segments on our YouTube channel.
Other June 2019 results included:
- 945 intelligence reports were raised and 911 actions issued to police for investigation;
- Nearly 2,500 contacts were received via our hotline and website
- Seizure of 10 firearms and an array of other weapons seized, including ammunition, tasers, fireworks, bayonets and knuckledusters;
- Nearly 8000 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 25,179 page views;
If you have any information about criminal activity or an unsolved crime, then call our free hotline on 1800 333 000 or go to www.crimestopperssa.com.au
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