The Border Watch : April 11th 2014
NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS 11 Clean cut arrest DNA test leads to conviction of Mount Gambier offender DNA testing was behind the arrest of a Mount Gambier man who kicked and smashed the window of a business “out of anger”. Adam John Klomp, 27, pleaded guilty in Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Tuesday to a single count of causing damage to a building. It took police three months to charge Klomp with the offence after matching a blood sample taken at the scene to his DNA. Police prosecutor Brevet Sergeant Darren Kedding told the court the Sturt Street glass panel was smashed at 11.15pm on December 12. The charge was laid on March 14 and Klomp conceded his guilt. The accused told police he was drinking on the night of the offence and was refused entry into a Mount Gambier nightclub. Angry at the rejection, Klomp kicked out at the window and received a large laceration that required emergency surgery. Sgt Kedding said police accepted the accused did not intend to steal anything from the business. Klomp’s prior convictions include disorderly behaviour, theft and being on a premises unlawfully. The accused apologised to the court and said he would no longer “go out and drink with certain people in certain circumstances”. Magistrate Paul Foley said he would rather the accused pay the $627.59 in compensation instead of court costs. Klomp was convicted and released on a three-month good behaviour bond. Millicent hit with graffiti attacks WATTLE Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi has called for the “full force of the law” to be used against graffiti vandals following a string of destructive attacks in Millicent this week. Residents awoke to a long line of damage at the skatepark, swimming lake and the Jubilee and Centennial parks on Tuesday morning. An estimated 70 graf- fiti tags were sprayed on structures in multiple areas, including road and retail signage. Mr Gandolfi condemned the criminal acts and urged the public to be aware of unusual behaviour. “It’s disgraceful that individuals can deface public property as they have,” he said. “These people show absolutely no respect for our community. “It would have taken a substantial amount of paint and a number of spray cans to do something like this, so I ask retailers to take note of who is buying these products.” Council workers DISGRACE: The Millicent Swimming Lake was the target of graffiti vandals this week. have begun the graffiti removal process at the numerous locations. “A lot of effort is spent trying to beautify the town and now council officers have to spend their time and ratepayer funds on cleaning this up,” Mr Gandolfi said. “This sort of antisocial behaviour warrants an appropriate punishment, which we will be fully supporting.” Senior Sergeant Peter Brown said police were Police to hold early Anzac memorial SOUTH Australia Police will hold an early Anzac memorial service on Sunday in a bid to honour the 25 officers who died while serving overseas. Police Commissioner Gary Burns will speak at the service, held at the Wall of Remembrance in Taperoo from 10.30am. The service will commemorate the “ultimate sacrifice” made by officers who died while serving with Australia’s armed forces and United Nations peacekeeping contingents. Eleven officers died in World War I, 13 in World War II and one in Cyprus while on peacekeeping duties. Retired police officer Dorothy Pyatt OAM will read a commemorative address to acknowledge the spirit of the Anzacs and tributes will be placed in honour of the fallen. notified on Tuesday about the slew of graffiti at the skatepark and swimming lake. “We’ve been liaising with council and they have provided us with images in order to identify the culprits,” he said. “There is an investigation currently underway and we have identified persons of interest.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. CCTV helps find accused CLOSED circuit television footage has prompted charges against a Millicent man who drove an unlawful vehicle without a valid licence. Cameras captured the 21-year-old behind the wheel of a Holden sedan that was defected, unregistered and uninsured on Wednesday. Further investigations revealed the accused was also disqualified from driving at the time. The man’s car was impounded for 28 days and he will face three charges in front of a magistrate in the coming weeks. Stainless Steel $48 Decking Screws 8 x 50mm. 2410148 185mm Circular Saw 1200W. 6290237 $39 Treated Pine Post 90 x 90mm. CCA H4. 0051786LAS $1250 PER Screening 69 x 15mm x 1.8m. FJ. 0064166 $536 EACH Merbau Roofing Sheet Clear. 2500 x 860 x 0.8mm. 1010601 Polycarbonate $20 View our latest catalogue at bunnings.com.au bunnings.com.au Not all services and products featured are available in all stores, but products may be ordered. 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