Tag Archives: SA Police

Help Solve South Australia’s Cold Cases – Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Murders

An ongoing cold case campaign being conducted by SA Police in conjunction with Crime Stoppers is this week focusing on the violent world of outlaw motor cycle gangs.

Police with the Major Crime Investigation branch are seeking more information to progress investigations or locate the remains of those who have disappeared and are presumed murdered. Do you know anything that could help resolve these cases?

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au

Woman Arrested Following Collision With Two South Australia Police Vehicles

A woman in a stolen car has been arrested following a bizarre incident overnight where she crashed into several items at Morphett Vale including two police cars.

Just after 1am a police patrol spotted a stolen VW Golf being driven by a woman on the wrong side of Main South Road at Morphett Vale.

On seeing the police vehicle the woman has driven into a small housing complex on Main South Road…

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au

South Australia Police Seize A Bazooka, Guns, Ammo And Drugs

Holden Hill Police have located firearms and drugs while making routine enquiries.

On Monday 20 April local Police attended a Holden Hill address and spoke with the 33-year-old male occupant.

While speaking with him police allege they saw a firearm and drug related equipment.

This led to a search of the house with the assistance of a police dog handler and police dog Kingston.

During the search police located two firearms and ammunition, a silencer, a rocket launcher and multiple knives, a quantity of methamphetamine and cannabis.

The man from Holden Hill was arrested and charged with numerous firearms offences, possessing prescribed drugs for sale and possessing prescribed equipment.

He was refused police bail and appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 22 April.  

He was remanded in custody to re-appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 30 June.

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au

Ed: the rocket launcher appears to be M72 LAW

History of the South Australian Police, One of the Oldest In the World

The South Australian police force is the oldest centrally controlled police service in Australia and one of the oldest in the world.

It was formed on 28 April 1838 after concerns about felons entering the new settlement from neighbouring colonies.

The first police force comprised 10 Mounted Constables and 10 Foot Constables under the command of Inspector Henry Inman.

In 1840 Major Thomas Shouldham O’Halloran was appointed as the first Commissioner of Police.  SAPOL comprised one Superintendent, two Inspectors, three Sergeants and 47 Constables. It was divided into foot and mounted sections.

The police provided a fire service from 1848 to 1867 until the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service was formed.

Police officers operated the Civil Ambulance Service from 1880 until it was taken over by the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1954.

Since 1838, SAPOL has been at the forefront of many significant changes including:

  • introducing bicycles for metropolitan and country foot police in 1893
  • pioneering the fingerprint system in Australia in 1894
  • appointing the first women police in the British Commonwealth in 1915 – Kate Cocks and Annie Ross
  • being the first Australian police service to introduce videotaping of ‘suspect person’ interviews in 1987
  • the first Australian policing jurisdiction to appoint a female police officer, Senior Sergeant Jane Kluzek, to a tactical response group (STAR Group in 1999)
  • introducing Operation Nomad in 1993, as a policing initiative to reduce the threat of bushfires, and Crime Stoppers in 1996
  • establishing Neighbourhood Policing Teams in various metropolitan areas, highlighting our strong commitment to policing at a local level
  • the first police jurisdiction in Australia to launch its own web platform connecting mobile phone users to the latest police news in 2011.

Today, modern policing has evolved to focus on community policing, crime prevention, problem-solving and intelligence-led policing to resolve crime, in partnership with the community, rather than just responding to the incidence of crime on its own.

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SA Police Spikes Suspect’s Tyres During Pursuit at Green Fields

At about 4.40am on Sunday 12 April, police attempted to pull over a vehicle on Torrens Road, Cheltenham.  The driver refused and a pursuit commenced.  The driver continued to drive erratically, speeding, stopping and at one point reversed into a police car causing minor damage.

The offending vehicle was successfully spiked a short time later at the intersection of Kings Road and Salisbury Highway, Green Fields and the driver arrested.

Source: www.police.sa.gov.au