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Guns and drugs feature in May results

Posted on 23/06/2020

During May we received 55 contacts about illegal firearms, which led to police taking 6 firearms out of the hands of criminals, along with other dangerous weapons such as tasers, knives, batons and crossbows.

A total of 230 contacts from people wanting to share information about drug dealing and selling in the community saw the closure of 2 clandestine drug labs, seizure of 227kg of dried cannabis and 105 plants, along with quantities of Methamphetamine, Fantasy GHB and Ecstasy.

We also saw people providing what they know about a range of unsolved crimes and suspicious activity, including the major investigation into the death of Marie Ann Smith at Kensington Park, the fatal crash at Elizabeth East which saw two teenagers killed, a break-in at an Elizabeth East Post Office and the disappearance and presumed murder of Michael Purse.

A total of 69 people were apprehended thanks to your information during the month.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments asked for help to identify two men wanted for a robbery at a Salisbury North shop, a break-in by four people at the Skyhawks Aero Club at Blakeview, an assault by two men on a patron at the Dog and Duck Hotel in Hindley Street, and a robbery by two masked men – one armed with a firearm – at the Bombay Bicycle Club at Ovingham.

People watched our unsolved crime videos 4,679 times on our Facebook page in May, and we reached an estimated 20,730 users and attracted 543 new followers.

Other May 2020 results included:

  • 1622 calls and 473 online reports received;
  • 1152 intelligence reports generated and 1150 actions issued to police for investigation;
  • 12,007 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 36,066 page views;

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