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Stolen gun handed in at amnesty



A firearm, two magazines and ammunition (pictured) surrendered to police at the Mt Gambier Police Station as part of a state wide amnesty, was stolen more than 20 years ago. The weapon is among hundreds that have been surrendered to police and approved firearms dealers in the first month of the amnesty.

Inquiries have revealed that the items were stolen from a house in Mt Gambier in 1993.

“We know that criminals value these type firearms – and the opportunities they present to commit further crimes – so we are pleased to have this weapon handed in to us,” said Superintendent Kym Hand, from the SA Police Firearms Branch.

“This firearms amnesty means people can surrender unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms without fear of prosecution.”

The Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 June 2016.

For a full list of participating dealers and for more information:

Web: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-…/firearms-and-weapons .

Email: sapol.firearmsbranch@police.sa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 586 945 – Amnesty Information Line staffed Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Source:- SAPOL


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ATO scammers at work in SA


A warning to the South-East community, Millicent Police have advised they have received a number of calls today from local residents who had received calls from scammers making aggressive phone calls threatening the recipient with arrest unless they make a payment.

The callers often claim to either work for the Australian Taxation Office or the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

SA Police have issued a number of warnings this year about the scam callers, who are a perennial problem around the end of the financial year.

Often the scammer claims the would-be victim owes several thousand dollars and they demand immediate payment (via an international money transfer service) or an arrest warrant will be enforced.

Police are urging the community to discuss this would-be con with anyone in their family or community who may not be aware of this to ensure they don’t get taken in.

Anyone who incurs a financial loss from a scam should report it to police.

For more information about scams, how they work, how to report them and how to get help please visit ScamWatch at http://www.scamwatch.gov.au

It’s a long way as the crow flies, so don’t get dog tired



With all roads leading to Melbourne for the big AFL elimination final on Saturday, SA Police will be out in force along the Dukes Highway to make sure that everyone arrives safely.

Today Inspector Steve Kameniar, officer in charge Traffic Investigations, while wishing the Adelaide Crows every success on their journey towards the grand final reinforced the road safety message for fans planning to drive to Melbourne.

“The important thing is to arrive safely,” he said.  “Don’t drive fatigued.  Don’t speed and don’t drink and drive.”

He reminded motorists to, plan their journey, plan to have rest breaks, allow enough time so there is no need to speed and most importantly plan to arrive safely.

“There will be a lot of traffic on the road so your journey will take a little longer, be patient, concentrate on your driving and above all don’t take risks.”

“For those that choose not to do the right thing and want to push the boundaries, there will be additional police on the road between Adelaide and Melbourne.

“You can expect to see speed cameras and police bikes in addition to local police resources.  The main focus of the police operation will be speed, driver fatigue and drink and drug driving.”