Man arrested after tantrum at Murray Bridge Centrelink

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

A Murray Bridge man has been charged for allegedly damaging property at the Centrelink office on Bridge Street on July 9.

Just after 3pm, the 21-year-old is alleged to have smashed one of the office's glass front doors after being asked to leave the premises by staff.

He also allegedly kicked a welcome sign.

Police were called and the man was arrested.

He was expected to face court over the incident.

Copper stolen

Police are on the lookout for an amount of copper stolen from a scrap metal dealer in Murray Bridge.

A thief or thieves cut a fence at the business on Cypress Terrace on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning and made off with the copper.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

Drug drivers stopped

Five drivers have been reprimanded for alleged drug driving in the Murraylands in the past week.

Three allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine while behind the wheel: a 48-year old Murray Bridge woman, stopped on Swanport Road just after 8am last Friday, July 12; a 42-year-old woman pulled over on Randell Road, Mannum just after 9pm on Saturday; and a 34-year-old Mannum man stopped on the same road two hours later.

A check by police also found the man's licence was disqualified at the time, officers allege.

Two more drivers allegedly returned positive tests for cannabis: a 33-year-old Murray Bridge woman stopped on Jarvis Street just after 9am on July 12, and a 29-year-old Elizabeth North woman pulled over on Elizabeth Street, Mannum around 6.30pm on Sunday.

All five were directed not to drive their vehicles.

Their test samples were sent away for forensic analysis, and police said charges would result if they were confirmed to be positive.

A sixth motorist, a 27-year-old man from Murray Bridge, lost his licence and his car on the spot after allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.111 on McHenry Street just before 7.30pm on Saturday.

He will get the car back in 28 days and the licence in six months, and was expected to face court over the matter.