Partnership puts nuisance and anti-social behaviour under the spotlight
Posted on 15/03/2022
A community safety initiative between Crime Stoppers South Australia and the City of Whyalla is putting the spotlight on nuisance and anti-social behaviour in the local area.
Since the partnership was officially launched just over a month ago, Crime Stoppers has received nearly 20 contacts from people wanting to share what they know about various crime-related matters in Whyalla, including drug activity and offences against the person.
Mayor Clare McLaughlin said it was encouraging to see so many locals reach out to help make a difference in their community.
“I’d like to thank all the people who have shared information – you’re helping create a safer community for all of us,” Mayor McLaughlin said.
“Hopefully this encourages even more people to provide information, while sending a warning to the minority who aren’t doing the right thing.”
Crime Stoppers SA CEO, Nigel Smart, said nuisance and anti-social behaviour can impact on people’s sense of safety and enjoyment of the local community, and encouraged everyone to share information with Crime Stoppers.
“No one wants to be impacted by criminal behaviour, so we are asking for people in Whyalla to be our eyes and ears and share any information – no matter how small – with Crime Stoppers so we can provide it to police,” Mr Smart said.
“Working with Crime Stoppers to support local police can help them solve crimes and create a safer community,” he said.
“Perhaps you know of someone in your neighbourhood who rides an unregistered motorbike dangerously. Maybe it’s a nearby home that has cars and people coming and going at odd hours, but you don’t have any concrete evidence of illegal behaviour.”
“If something doesn’t seem right, then we encourage you to contact Crime Stoppers – you could help solve a crime without compromising your privacy.”
Anyone with information about criminals or suspicious activity can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a tip online.