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to prevent take-up, how to intervene early, and what treatment
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Crimes catch up to Renmark man
A 47-year-old Renmark man was arrested
on Monday for two alleged break-ins that
occurred last year.
He was arrested by local police on two
counts of being unlawfully on premises on
Seventeenth Street, Renmark, in a separate
Police further charged the man with two
counts of serious criminal trespass, two
counts of theft and one count of property
damage after his DNA was allegedly locat-
ed at the scene of a break-in at a Renmark
business in July and September last year.
He was bailed to appear in the Berri
Magistrates Court on April 6.
The community is reminded SA
Police (SAPOL) is currently conducting
Operation Subtract, a special operation to
attack a rising trend in break-ins.
Residents and business owners can
assist by being safety conscious, keep-
ing their homes and premises locked, fol-
lowing security advice and being an alert
If you see anything suspicious in your
neighbourhood call police immediately on
2017 SA Carp Frenzy organisers, back (from left) Annette Simes and Kym Manning, and (front) Julie, Phil and Mark Turpin, and Dave
Waterman, were astounded by the number of carp caught at this year’s event, held last Saturday. PHOTO: Christian Longobardi
THE State Government says a
taskforce to identify ways to halt
the growth of the drug ice in SA
is moving quickly.
Led by Minister for Police
Peter Malinauskas, the Taskforce
is considering legislative chang-
es, prevention and treatment
pathways and increased commu-
nity education before providing
a response to the Premier by the
beginning of May.
The taskforce has been charged
with developing a response to the
issue by early May to be consid-
ered ahead of the state budget.
Ice use in SA has tripled in the
past four years, with the latest
waste water testing showing 400
doses per week, per 1000 South
Combating the rise of ice
is a key social justice and law
and order priority for the State
Government in 2017 that will
align with the SA Alcohol and
Other Drug Strategy 2017-2021
and National Ice Taskforce.
Mr Malinauskas said although
ice is a statewide problem, the
nature of the impact varies across
“We will be speaking with
those on the frontline of the
ice epidemic,” he said, “from
local police to non-government
organisations providing rehab
and support, and those personally
affected by addiction.”
Government’s ice taskforce ‘moving quickly’
THE 2017 SA Carp
Frenzy at Lake Bonney
raised more than
$10,500 to assist with
projects in Barmera.
More than 450 people
attended the event from
across the country, with
two thirds of competi-
tors visiting from out-
side the Riverland.
A staggering 16,600
carp were caught
between 6am and 3pm,
with the largest fish
measuring in at 85cm.
The annual carp toss
was also held, with Levi
Williams throwing the
feral pest 15.2m, win-
ning the Riverland’s
Biggest (carp) Tosser
Sam Ware won the
female category of the
carp throwing com-
petition, with a toss of
12.5m, while the under
16 event was taken out
by Kyren Brennan after
he launched his carp
Carp Frenzy breaks records
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