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Missing Mt Gambier woman Sharon Ellard


Mt Gambier Police are seeking the assistance of the local community to help locate missing woman Sharon Ellard

Sharon (pictured) is 37-years-old and described as 172cms, medium build with long brown hair.

Missing person Sharon Ellard













Police and family have concerns for Sharon’s health and welfare after she went missing in the early hours of this morning.

Anyone with information on Sharon’s whereabouts is asked to contact Mt Gambier Police on 8735 1020 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Source: SAPOL

SAPOL warn scammers still active


 Be alert to ATO scammers warn police.  Dozens of South Australian residents have reported to police that would-be scammers claiming to be from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) are active in our community at the moment.

The ATO itself issued a warning about phone scammers late last month after reports that fraudsters were intimidating people into paying a fake tax debt.

The statement noted that the ATO does make calls to people about debt, but said it would never contact people in such an “aggressive and demanding way.” The release also added that “generally the ATO would send an SMS and/or letter to remind people that payment was due.”

If people receive a call from the ATO and are concerned about providing their personal information over the phone, they should ask for the caller’s name and phone them back through the ATO’s switchboard on 13 28 69. If people think they may have fallen victim to a phone scam, contact the ATO on 13 28 61 (8.00am–6.00pm, Monday to Friday).

Police urge the community to spread the word about this scam – discuss it with friends and family, particularly those who may be less savy, as awareness can be the greatest weapon against these con artists.

It is important to remember that would-be scammers can operate in a variety of ways – via email, over the phone, through text messages or even in person.

For more information about scams please visit SCAMWatch.

Source: SAPOL

Millicent Lions in Good Samaritan act

by S Lowe newsonline wattlerangenow

A young mother of 4 children saved to buy a load of wood to keep her family warm in the cold South East winter. It was delivered one afternoon recently, much to the family’s excitement.

Imagine their dismay when they found that by next morning it had been stolen. Her family never benefited from one piece of that wood.

Enter Millicent Lions. A new load of wood will soon be delivered, but not until the shed has been secured.

Lions member said,  ‘the matter is now in the hands of the Millicent Police.’