Police make child sex arrest, investigate break-ins

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

A 58-year-old Murraylands man has been arrested on a child sex offence.

Police arrested the man last Wednesday and charged him with making a child amenable to sexual activity and breaching bail.

He was granted bail ahead of an appearance at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on April 27.

The Standard understands the man is involved in the horse racing industry.

Can you help?

Police are investigating four recent break-ins in the Murraylands.

Several power tools were stolen from a business on Hindmarsh Road, Murray Bridge over the weekend, after 3pm on Friday and before 6am on Monday.

Items were also stolen from inside several cars parked at the premises.

A commercial shed on the Mallee Highway at Peake was broken into sometime between 12pm on Friday and 12pm on Sunday.

Stolen were a blue trailer with registration YEY 987 and a car jack.

The owner of a houseboat moored on Toora Road at Northern Heights went inside it on Sunday only to find someone had extensively damaged its interior and stolen a pump.

The crime was committed sometime in the previous four months.

Finally, three tubs of collectable Jack Daniels whiskey bottles, some uniquely engraved, were among items stolen from a shed on Todd Avenue, Murray Bridge last week.

Someone broke in between 5pm on the Monday and 8.30am on the Wednesday.

Ryobi garden tools were also taken.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact police, anonymously if need be, by calling 1800 333 000 or visiting www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

  • Report suspicious activity: 131 444.

Sounds suspicious

Police have arrested a Murray Bridge man who was allegedly driving a ute with no numberplates while under the influence of methamphetamine.

A patrol tried to stop the 24-year-old's Holden on Adelaide Road, Mount Barker just after 10.30am on February 17.

He allegedly sped off along Alexandrina Road before crashing at the Secker Road roundabout.

He was charged with various traffic offences and with possessing an article of disguise, a balaklava.

He was granted bail and will face court in Mount Barker on April 15.

Needed a lesson

A learner driver has lost his licence for six months, and his car temporarily, after allegedly being caught drink driving in Murray Bridge.

Police stopped the local 22-year-old on Bridge Street at 12.35am on Sunday.

They allege he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.101, double the legal limit, and was driving with no L plates visible or supervising driver present.

He will face court.