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October results released

Posted on 26/11/2019

Six illegal firearms were taken off South Australian streets and out of the hands of criminals during October thanks to information from the community. In fact, Crime Stoppers received a total of 63 contacts from people specifically wanting to share what they know about illegal firearms.

A total of thirteen men and four women were also apprehended for a range of serious offences during the month as a direct result of information shared with Crime Stoppers.

During October we received information about the murder of Shaun Russell at Hackham West, a sexual assault at Munno Para, an Adelaide arson attack, violent city assault and a number of cold case murders.

Our unsolved weekly crime segments asked for your help to identify a man caught on CCTV using credit cards stolen during a home break in at Goodwood, two thieves wanted for an armed hold up on a Cavan hotel, a vicious assault of a man at Semaphore Park that left him with a broken jaw and facial injuries, and a man wanted for theft and assault from a city convenience store in May.

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Other October 2019 results included:

  • 1034 intelligence reports were generated and 1012 actions issued to police for investigation;
  • More than 134 cannabis plants and 114kg of dried cannabis;
  • About 2,100 contacts via our hotline and website
  • Seizure of 6 firearms, as well as ammunition and other illegal weapons;
  • More than $3,000 in cash;
  • More than 12,823 people visited the Crime Stoppers SA website, resulting in 34,553 page views;

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