The Border Watch : January 2nd 2014
NEWS 5 Police kept busy with new year’s revellers LIMESTONE Coast Police reported a number of incidents during its New Year’s Eve 2013 operation. At 9.10pm on Tuesday, a 13-year-old Mount Gambier girl was arrested for allegedly assaulting police at a Mount Gambier address. She will be dealt with by the juvenile justice system. A 24-year-old Mount Gambier man was detained by Mount Gambier Police for public intoxication at 2.25am. He was conveyed home safely and released without charge. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Marla man was arrested and charged with drink driving and breaching the conditions of his probationary licence after returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.186. WS 5 Police kept busy with new year’s revellers LIMESTONE Coast Police reported a number of incidents during its New Year’s Eve 2013 opera- tion. At 9.10pm on Tuesday, a 13-year-old Mount Gambier girl was arrested for allegedly assaulting police at a Mount Gambier address. She will be dealt with by the juvenile justice system. A 24-year-old Mount Gambier man was detained by Mount Gambier Police for public intoxication at 2.25am. He was conveyed home safely and released without charge. Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Marla man was arrested and charged with drink driving and breaching the conditions of his probationary licence after returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.186. at at the Millicent and District Community Club and sang “Auld Lang Syne”. South East celebrations Party-goers sweep region with new year functions BALMY weather on New Year’s Eve proved to be a magnet to draw hundreds of revellers to Beachport. Party-goers were in a festive mood and mostly well-behaved as they farewelled 2013 and welcomed in the new year. After being cancelled a year ago, the high points of Beachport’s celebrations were two spectacular fi reworks displays. Arranged by the Beachport District Development Association, the skies above Rivoli Bay were lit up at 9.30pm and midnight. Fireworks displays at Beachport date back more than 20 years and are popular with revellers of all ages. The pyrotechnics were one of the reasons four members of Naracoorte’s Botha family travelled to Beachport for their end-of-year celebrations. “We also like the atmosphere in the streets where there are dry zones,” Fred Botha said. Wattle Range councillor Ben Treloar was also impressed by the fi reworks. “It was a spectacular sight with the calm water and the gentle north breeze blowing the smoke away from the township,” Cr Treloar said. “The new LED lighting as part of the foreshore redevelopment is impressive and adds a touch of Port Douglas to Beachport. “You will always get a few idiots (on New Year’s Eve), but overall the behaviour of the crowd was pretty good. “I have not heard any horror stories.” Among the proudest men in Beachport on New Year’s Eve was entertainer Dean Ettridge as he watched his son perform at the Beachport Hotel. “My son is also a singer and guitarist and he goes by the stage name of Casey Dean,” Mr Ettridge said. “Nowadays he lives in Melbourne and he makes a good living from what he performs. “It was great that four of my fi ve brothers from Eyre Peninsula could be here to see the show.” Among the most popular venues was the hot donut van manned by the Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay. Club member David Snook said sales had peaked at 2000 on Sunday and demand was strong. “I had chided one of the regular customers when she had ordered just two donuts,” he said. “After she made a mobile phone call to her friends at one of the caravan parks, her order went from two to 20.” The usual police seaside staffing complement was bolstered by offi cers from Millicent, Mount Gambier and the South East Highway Patrol. Millicent was relatively quiet with revellers choosing either to go to private parties or dance along to the Broke n Back band at the Millicent and District Community Club. The Millicent and District Community Club did not engage a band a year ago and new manager Sandy Walshaw said Tuesday night’s entertainment was appreciated. “We were busy in the kitchen as 150 meals were served,” she said. He was pulled over for a mobile driver test on Somerset Close in Mount Gambier at 2.30am. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days and his licence was disqualifi ed for 12 months. He was bailed to appear in court on February 26. Mount Gambier Police also responded to a disturbance at a North Terrace address at 2.45am. A 41-year-old Mount Gambier woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted a police offi cer and also charged with disturbing the public peace. She was bailed to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court at a later date. At 4am, Mount Gambier Police arrested a 30-yearold Mount Gambier man for two counts of assault. It is alleged he assaulted one woman and head-butted another woman, who was treated by ambulance offi cers, outside a licensed premises on Penola Road. He was bailed to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on February 26. A 22-year-old man was also arrested for disorderly behaviour and a 25-year-old man was arrested for failing to cease loitering after he was directed to leave the vicinity of a licensed premises on Penola Road at 4.35am. The men, both from Mount Gambier, were bailed to appear in court at a later date. Dry zones breached ROCKING NIGHT: Viv Edwards, Angela Strother and Toni Greenwood, all of Millicent, were among the fans of the Broke’n Back band which performed at the Millicent and District Community Club. POLICE nabbed more than 120 wrongdoers among the New Years’ Eve revellers at Beachport and Robe. Almost half breached dry zone provisions, with 55 being issued with on-the-spot fi nes. Offi cers reported four juveniles for being in possession of liquor, while fi ve adults were fi ned for disorderly behaviour in proximity to licensed premises. Two people were issued barring orders from licensed premises. On-the-spot fi nes were also issued to seven people for urinating in a public place, while 16 motorists will start the new year facing fi nancial penalties for traffi c offences. Six drink drivers were caught and the highest alleged blood alcohol reading was 0.170. Another driver was reported for drug driving after allegedly returning a positive test to amphetamines. Defect notices were issued to the drivers of two vehicles, while three others were fi ned for being in possession of fi reworks. One person was arrested and charged with disorderly behaviour, while another was apprehended for loitering. In addition to the arrests, reports and fi nes, police issued a further 25 informal cautions. In all, there were 23 offi cers on duty at the two seaside JOVIAL: Former Millicent resident Alison Campbell returned to her home town for the festive season and was joined at the Millicent and District Community Club by her Canadian friends Tim, Merilyn and Tom McClelland. Pictures: FRED SMITH Tree decision deferred Bike lanes work begins NARACOORTE Lucindale Council elected members have deferred a decision to remove the lagunaria patersonii trees on Naracoorte’s Smith Street until more research and planning is undertaken. The council’s botanical working group will now submit a strategic replacement program to the asset management committee for mature trees in the central business district of Naracoorte and a list of signifi cant trees for the town. Since its August meeting, council has been asking the community what they think of the proposal to remove the six trees from Smith Street. Twenty two responses were received with 18pc supporting the removal of the trees and 82pc wanting to retain the trees. WORK will begin on the new Naracoorte bicycle lane network in January. The project will involve creating bicycle lanes and safety signage on Cedar Avenue from Jenkins Terrace to Schinckel Road, Park Terrace from Cameron Street to Moore Street, Memorial Avenue from Jenkins Terrace to Attwill Street and Rolland Street from Smith Street to Jenkins Terrace. Comments from the community were taken into consideration during development of the implementation plan. 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