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April 2020 results released

Posted on 27/05/2020

During April we saw people sharing information about a range of unsolved crimes and suspicious activity, including an assault at West Croydon, a number of break-ins at Blackwood, a home invasion at Evanston Gardens and a number of cold case and more recent murder investigations.

We also received 64 contacts about firearms and 192 contacts about drug dealing, growing and manufacturing activity. Information provided by the community led to police seizing more than 67gm of methamphetamine, 162 cannabis plants and nearly 24kg of dried cannabis. In addition to an array of weapons and accessories, 2 firearms were also located and taken out of the hands of criminals.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments asked for your help to identify a man wanted for a deception and theft case after being caught on CCTV buying power tools at Bunnings Mile End using stolen details, and we called for information about a violent assault at Salisbury North that left a man with scars for life. We also wanted to identify a man who was disturbed by a resident during a break-in at an Unley home, before fleeing with stolen jewellery.

In total, people watched our unsolved crime videos 5,419 times on our Facebook page in April, and we reached an estimated 20,981 users and attracted 264 new followers. Our YouTube channel saw 2,217 video views during the month, and we attracted an additional 10 followers.

Other April 2020 results included:

  • 2080 calls and 490 online contacts;
  • 1189 intelligence reports generated and 1121 actions issued to police for investigation;
  • A total of 50 apprehensions made during April;
  • 12,196 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 34,698 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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