Drug dealers beware – our October results are in!
Posted on 26/11/2018
The recent launch of Dob in a Dealer campaign must be getting some traction in the community, because during October the Crime Stoppers SA call centre received 180 calls from people wanting to share information about a range of drug manufacturing and dealing activities.
As a result, one clandestine lab was discovered and shut down, while 136 cannabis plants and 17kg of dried cannabis was also seized.
People continued to provide information on a number of unsolved serious crimes, including the murder of Martin Meffert, presumed murders of Scott Redman and Tanja Ebert, the graffiti attack on the “Malls Balls’ in the city, as well as robberies and serious criminal trespass incidents.
During October our weekly crime segment on 9 News Adelaide called for help to track down those responsible for the murder of Adelaide schoolgirl Heather Turner in 1998 and asked for someone who has previously contacted Crime Stoppers to do so again about the unsolved cold case killing of Peter Seaford in Whyalla in 1989. We also released CCTV of a suspect armed with a syringe wanted for a robbery in the city late last year and appealed for help to solve the murders of teenager Karen Williams, Anna Rosa Liva, Colin Ernest Williams and Andrew “Wilbur” Williamson in Coober Pedy.
You can watch these and other weekly crime segments at our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/SIBSACrimeStoppers
During the month, our innovative crime-solving tactics and community safety initiatives also saw Crime Stoppers South Australia win three major categories in the 2018 Crime Stoppers International awards for efforts to solve the cold case murder of Port Lincoln woman, Susan Goodwin, the unsolved murder of Martin Meffert, and a personal safety campaign aimed at people enjoying the end-of-year party period.
October results also included:
- More than 2,200 telephone calls and online reports being received;
- 1062 intelligence reports raised, and 946 actions issued for investigation;
- 3 firearms and more than $40,000 cash seized;
- More than 8,100 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 23,500 page views;
- 55 people were apprehended, including 25 males and 7 females arrested or reported for 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.