SAPOL launches Operation Subtract to tackle break-ins

Neighbourhood Watch SA – Maria Aunger reports

SA Police have launched Operation Subtract, a special operation to attack a rising trend in break-ins across metropolitan areas.

State Community Engagement Section and Neighbourhood Watch have designed a bin sticker which will support Operation Subtract as a resource to be provided to residents to encourage the reporting of suspicious behaviour.

The sticker is designed to be placed on the side of the council bin so it can be seen by drivers and pedestrians as they travel along the street.

Another benefit of these stickers is that they make bins more visible at night when they are sitting on the roadside awaiting collection, particularly in areas without streetlights.

If you would like a free bin sticker please call in to the Two Wells Craft Shop or the Two Well Police Station (phone ahead on 8520 2309).

Bicycle security is an important issue, and SAPOL wish to remind residents how to keep their bike safe.

Bikes are a popular mode of transport and owners should consider ways to secure their bike when it is not in use.

SAPOL has developed a ‘Bike Passport’ for you to record details of your bike that will assist in identifying and returning it to you, if it is stolen.

To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of bike theft, please consider the following crime prevention security tips:

  Engrave or mark your bike frame (near the serial number) with an ultraviolet (UV) pen, microdot or by other permanent means with your driver’s licence number prefixed by the letter ‘S’ for South Australia, e.g. S123456.

– Mark all your accessories, including helmet, lights, pump, saddle, etc.

  Take a photograph of your bike.

– Complete the Bike Passport and keep it in a safe place.

  Purchase and fit a good quality bike lock. Your bike dealer may be able to assist you in choosing a lock.

– Always park and secure your bike in well-lit and populated areas.

– Always lock the bike frame and both wheels to a secure object.

– When securing your bike, remove equipment including helmet, lights, pump, etc.

– Never leave your bike unattended and unlocked, even for a short period of time.

– When at home, secure your bike in a locked shed or inside your house.

Visit www.police.sa.gov.au to download the Bike Passport

AGM

Two Wells/Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch AGM will be held on Tuesday August 8 at 7-30pm, in the Two Wells Community RSL, Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells. A light supper will follow. Everyone is welcome.

Two Wells Blue Light

Two Wells Blue Light turns 9 in August so our next disco will be an extra special event!

We have lots of great prizes lined up and DJ Andrew is busy organising a new surprise for dance and music enthusiasts.

So save the date, Friday August 18, and come celebrate our Blue Light birthday with us!

Two Wells Blue Light AGM will be held on Tuesday August 8 at about 8pm, in the Two Wells Community RSL, Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells.

A light supper will precede the meeting.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Two Wells Blue Light, this is a good opportunity to come and meet some of the volunteers, and find out what is involved.

For more information on disco events, AGM or volunteering, please contact Police co-ordinator SC Joshua Silvy at Gawler Police Station on 8522 0400.

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