Three arrested over recent break-ins

Police have arrested three people after an investigation into recent break-ins and thefts near the Flinders Ranges.

It was reported that electrical items and traps were stolen from a National Park area sometime between September 21 and November 1.

A building at a mine site was broken into and tools and electrical items were stolen between October 24 and November 3.

A homestead was also broken into, where tools and a generator were stolen.

Police searched a property at Hawker on November 5 and located a large amount of the stolen property that was reported to be missing.

A small amount of ammunition was also found during the search.

Two men were arrested at the property. A 27-year-old of no fixed address, and a 19-year-old from Renmark West, were arrested and have been charged with three counts of serious criminal trespass, theft and possessing ammunition without a licence.

They were both refused bail to appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Monday.

On Saturday, November 6, police continued their investigation into the stolen property and searched a Berri property where they located further stolen items believed to be connected to the break-ins.

An 18-year-old Riverland woman at the address was arrested and charged with two counts of serious criminal trespass and theft.

She was bailed to appear at the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on November 29.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at


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