Thieves target Bridge City Church, motorbike owner

Motorbikes, TVs and tools are among items police are seeking after a string of recent thefts in the Murraylands.

Two motorbikes were stolen from a locked shed at Mypolonga sometime between January 19 and 23.

One was a blue and white Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike, marked with the number 39, and the other a red and white children's-sized Honda CRF50.

The bikes' owners, the O'Leary family, said they would love to know if anyone had any CCTV footage taken around the time they went missing.

Police said burglars had also targeted the Bridge City Church in Murray Bridge.

A 60-inch Dick Smith television and another TV, an LG model, were stolen from the church on Darling Avenue between 9.30pm on Monday and 7am on Tuesday after thieves removed security screens from windows to gain entry.

They also caused damage inside the church's hall.

A pickaxe, spanners, shifters, antique clocks, model toys and tins were among other items reported stolen in recent months, police said, after break-ins around the region.

Two caravans at Black Hill were among the properties targeted.

Best to keep left

A man allegedly spotted driving at high speed on the wrong side of Gray Street, Murray Bridge has had his car impounded.

SA Police said officers saw the white Mitsubishi hatchback "driving erratically" just before midnight on February 7.

When they pulled it over, they found its driver - a 37-year-old local man - had previously been disqualified from driving.

They charged him for that offence, as well as driving without due care, and confiscated his car for 28 days.

He will face court in Murray Bridge.

Driver needed a lesson

A Mannum man has allegedly been caught drink driving during a statewide police operation targeting drivers under the influence around schools.

The 47-year-old allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.134, more than double the legal limit, on Monday.

Inspector Cynthia Healey, the acting officer in charge of SA Police's traffic services branch, was not impressed.

"Despite public repeated warnings from police, motorists are still doing the wrong thing," she said.

"It's not only disappointing, but it's also selfish - you're not only putting your life in danger, but the lives of people around you, including children who are just trying to get to school.

"We will not accept drink and drug drivers in this state and if you take that risk then you should also take the consequences."