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gency services were
kept busy last week
with a slew of incidents
across the Riverland
A car crashed into the
Blanchetown Bridge barri-
er around 9am on Wednes-
day, January 30.
The driver and only oc-
cupant was unharmed, and
services cleared the road.
The cause of the crash
On the same day, a tree
fell across Cameron Street,
Sunlands, just after 6pm.
It was estimated to be
200kg in weight and had
to be shifted by a Waikerie
Country Fire Service (CFS)
A grass fire was spot-
ted shortly after, at about
6.40pm, just before Enduro
Road at Ramco Heights on
the side of the road.
Another grass fire was
spotted at about 11.15pm
that night on the Sturt
Highway at Good Hope
Both fires were quickly
cleared by Waikerie CFS
personnel. The cause of
the fires is unknown.
A truck leaking chemi-
cals stopped on the Sturt
Highway at Golden Heights
on Friday, February 1,
The chemical was found
to be a sheep dip, but was
Waikerie CFS person-
nel unloaded the truck and
re-stacked the substances,
four hours later.
An estimated 20L of the
substance leaked while the
truck was travelling from
Mildura until it stopped at
RIVERLAND police are issuing
an alert about a scam, after a local
resident lost a significant amount of
The 79-year-old victim received a mes-
sage via Facebook Messenger from a person
claiming to be a known associate, where
they directed the victim to a lottery website.
A second message informed the victim
she had won $100,000 and was instructed
to transfer money into a bank account to
The “known associate” was a fake
profile, and the money transferred by the
victim was unrecoverable.
To reduce your chances of becoming a
victim of a scam, please consider:
Do not send money to receive lottery
winnings or to claim a prize.
Always be aware who you are com-
Never give personal details, pass-
words, credit card or online account details
to a person you cannot identify in an of-
Legitimate companies – particularly
financial institutions – will not send emails
requesting you to log on to a link. Log on in-
dependently if you need to access that site.
Never give an unsolicited person
remote access to your computer.
To report a scam or for further informa-
tion, visit www.scamwatch.gov.au
AS part of its first meeting this
year, Waikerie Neighbourhood Watch
(WNHW) will discuss the topics of
safety from theft, and gopher rules, due
to requests from the community.
NHW area co-ordinator Lynette Nitschke
said Riverland community SAPOL rep-
resentative, Constable Michael Bradbury
will deliver the presentations to locals next
“NHW decided to combine the two topics
in one presentation, to cover home safety
and security, inside and out, and the road
rules for gophers,” Mrs Nitschke said.
“We have had numerous requests from
the public about providing information
about how people can better protect them-
selves from theft or break-ins, due to a
recent spate of thefts.
“We often have discussions about the
rules for motorised vehicles (gophers), but
many people aren’t completely sure what
they are meant to do in certain circumstanc-
es, due to conflicting information.”
The safety presentation will be held at
1.30pm (an earlier start time than normal)
next Monday, February 11, at the Waikerie
Senior Citizens Hall in Sichler Street.
An opportunity will be available after the
presentation to ask questions and hand-outs
will be available to share on the topics.
Everyone is welcome and afternoon tea
The Waikerie Neighbourhood Watch
Group meets on the second Monday of Feb-
ruary, May, August and November, at the
Waikerie Senior Citizens Hall.
For further details contact area co-ordi-
nator Lynette Nitschke on 0428 475 618. or
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHW to explain gopher rules
Beaton is keen
to find out more
about the rules
at the Waikerie
to be held next
Monday, at the
Citixens Hall in
Fires, leaks and more Beware Facebook
A grass fire was quickly extinguished by SA Country Fire
Service personnel last week, near Enduro Road, Sunlands.
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