South Australia Police have produced a new scam website located at https://www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/scams-and-cybercrime to make the community more aware of the evolving techniques that scammers are using and adopting. One such scam is where scammers are requesting payment via cryptocurrencies and then spoofing (altering) their caller identification to misrepresent and impersonate police and accountants. Anyone with information about scams or scammers are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.
At about 9.30 pm on Saturday, 22nd September, 2018, a male entered the Five Star Chinese Massage at 34 King William Street, Adelaide and indecently assaulted a female staff member prior to stealing her mobile phone. A short struggle ensured over the mobile phone, during which time the female staff member was again assaulted by the male. The male then fled towards Rundle Mall. The male is described as: early to mid thirties, 170-175 cm (5’7”-5’9”), dark complexion, with short straight dark hair, unshaven, long face with an upturned nose, high cheek bones with sunken cheeks and has a strong body odour. He was wearing a royal blue cap with a white logo, black Adidas track pants with three red stripes down the legs, black hooded jumper or jacket and red and white ASICS sneakers. He was carrying a black backpack and is a smoker. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.
Between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm on 29 March 2018 unknown person/s gained entry to the victim’s home at Elizabeth South via an unlocked front window and stole his Commonwealth bankcard. The victim was asleep in his bedroom with his phone/wallet next to him. He awoke to find someone had removed his bankcard and his phone from the wallet and had gone through items.
The card was then used for transactions at Smokemart Elizabeth and the Rose & Crown bottleshop Elizabeth.
The suspect is male, late 30’s, approx 170 cm tall, slim build, with short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey and white Slazenger jacket and a white Australian souvenir cap with the tag still on.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by using the Make a Report button at the top of the page. Please quote reference 19-17.
At 3:10 am Christmas Day, 25/12/18, a young female was found lying on Craigmore Road, Blakeview. She had sustained serious fractures and internal injuries. It was initially thought she was the victim of an assault, but it was later established she had been struck by an unknown vehicle which had been travelling east along Craigmore Road, and that the victim had been lying on the road prior to the collision. She was dressed in a sarong type dress at the time. There were no witnesses to the collision, but she was found a short time later by a member of the public. She was taken to the RAH with critical and life threatening injuries. She remained in hospital for several weeks and has since been discharged.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by using the Make a Report button at the top of the page. Please quote reference 19-20.
Incidents of road traffic accidents, particularly involving pedestrians and motorcyclists, have increased over the last few months. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to take more care on the roads.
Anyone with information about driving offences, please call the Traffic Hotline on 131 444.
Anyone with information about criminals or criminal activity, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by pressing the Make a Report button at the top of the page.
Peter Seaford was the part owner of the Mobil Elliott Service Station at 4/100 Essington Lewis Avenue, Whyalla. At about 4.00 a.m. on Sunday, 12th March, 1989 the Mobil Elliott Service Station was broken into, when an old water pump had been thrown through the front glass door of the service station, which activated an alarm connected to the telephone in Peter Seaford’s unit. He attended the service station and found that it had been broken into. He then rang an associate and requested them to come to the service station with the keys so that he could turn the alarm off, which they did. They then realised that the takings from the service station were at the flat and Peter returned to his flat for a short time. When he returned to the service station the police were there talking with his associate. After speaking with police Peter became aware of a previous unit break at his block that night and he returned home alone to check his unit at about 4.45 am that morning. The associate also returned to the unit a short time later and found Peter Seaford on the floor of his unit with severe head injuries. He died as a result of these injuries. There is unmatched DNA recovered from this scene. ***Major Crime received information from an anonymous caller to Crime Stoppers in February 2019. Major Crime are asking for the caller to contact them or Crime Stoppers as their information is of high importance in this investigation.*** Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.
Between 6.30 am on Thursday, 5th April, 2018 and Monday, 9th April, 2018, the victim’s house at Halstead Street, Fitzroy was broken into. During this time the victim received notification from their bank stating that unusual
activity had occurred on their credit card. The victim returned home from holidays and found that their house had been broken into and the following items had been stolen: mobile phone, laptop, 10 x Scotch Whiskey bottles
and numerous credit cards. One of the stolen credit cards was then used at several locations in the northern suburbs including the Para Vista IGA. Footage shows a male attending the Para Vista IGA, in company with a
female, and use the credit card for purchases. **Police believe the female is not involved in any of the offending and wish to identify her to assist with their enquiries.**
Male is described as: approx. 20 years, skinny build, Caucasian, pale skin, with dark hair, wearing dark shorts, white sneakers, grey shirt, cream/light brown jacket and a camouflage cap worn backwards.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.tact Crime Stopp
The Adelaide Fringe commenced on Friday, 15th February, 2019 for a month long period. South Australia Police urge revellers to exercise care, look after their property, and be patient in the coming weeks, as concurrent events draw thousands of diverse visitors to the CBD. Anyone with information about crime or criminal activity is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.
At about 11.40 am on Tuesday, 29th May, 2018, the female victim was running along a path within Fremont Park, bounded by Yorktown Road, Ifould Road and Main North Road, Elizabeth. During her run a male approached her from behind, wrapped his arms around her and dragged her to the ground. She was hit several times to her chest before he let her go and stole her mobile phone. The male walked to his silver and black BMX bicycle, before riding north towards Ifould Road, Elizabeth.
The male is described as: approximately 20 years, skinny build, 175-180 cm (5’9″-5’11”), Caucasian, long face and has dark brown eyes, wearing a black beanie, grey hooded jumper with the hood up and pale blue skinny jeans
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.
Between 11.30 am and 12.00 pm on Thursday, 22nd March, 2018, the 13 year old female victim was walking along Whites Road, Paralowie and then along the Little Para Walking Track, towards Parafield Gardens. An unknown male wearing a black hoodie called out to her. The victim walked towards the male who grabbed the victim by her arm and pulled her away from the walking track. The male has then indecently assaulted the victim. Another male has called out to the victim at which time the male suspect has then left. The second male offered to call for help, but the victim did not wish for this to occur. Police were subsequently contacted later in the day.
The suspect is described as: male, slim build, African appearance, dark skin, with blood shot eyes, has facial hair, smelt like tobacco smoke and spoke with a deep voice, wearing a black hoodie jumper, dirty black jeans and carrying an Adidas bag.
Anyone with information about this matter, especially the second male who assisted the victim, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, report online or via the App.