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November results released

Posted on 15/12/2020

During November we received more than 2100 hotline and online reports, with information about drugs and guns in the community continuing to top the list.

About 149 contacts were from people with information about the manufacture and sale of illicit drugs in their community. The information they provided led to the seizure of 35g of methamphetamine and 350ml of Fantasy as well as helping police locate 38 cannabis plants and about 1.5kg of dried cannabis ready for sale.

We received 55 contacts about illegal firearms, with 1 located and seized thanks to your information.

A total of 19 people were apprehended, with a number charged with serious offences that included possessing prescribed drugs without a prescription, trafficking a controlled drug, and cultivating commercial quantities of cannabis.

During the month, our calls for information saw people share what they knew about an array of unsolved crimes, including serious criminal trespass incidents at Woodville and Lobethal, and a robbery at Plympton.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments asked for your help to identify two men caught on CCTV breaking into a Glenside business, a break-in on a northern suburb’s hotel by two men, and a break-in at a Kurralta Park home. We also asked for your help to solve the 2005 murder of Emma Pawelski, whose body was found in the Mount Crawford forest.

Watch these and other weekly crime segments at https://www.youtube.com/user/SIBSACrimeStoppers

Other November 2020 results included:

  • 999 information reports raised and 996 actions issued to police for investigation;
  • A total of 19 apprehensions during the month;
  • In additional to seizure of 1 firearm, other illegal weapons were also confiscated;
  • 9,875 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 27,628 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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