Three men and a woman have been arrested after they allegedly stole copper piping from a Waterloo Corner construction site, according to SA Police.
Just before 4pm on Thursday, 6 September police patrols were called to a construction yard near the corner of Mumford Road and Port Wakefield Road after workers spotted several people inside the attempting to steal copper.
The quick thinking workers locked the gates at the site to keep the suspects inside until patrols arrived.
On the patrols arrival they quickly detained two suspects, but a further two made a run for it through a paddock.
Police patrols set up cordons in the area and called in police dog Jax, who loves playing hide ‘n’ seek!
After a quick shout of “coming ready or not” PD Jax located the remain two suspects hiding in bushes.
Two men aged 53 and 47-years-old from Elizabeth South and Parafield Gardens, a 36-year-old woman from Davoren Park and a 17-year-old boy from Hackham West, were all arrested and charged with being unlawfully on premises and theft.
The Parafield Gardens man and the Hackham West youth have been remanded in custody to appear in the Elizabeth court tomorrow. The other two suspects have been bailed to appear in court at later date.
The stolen copper totalling several thousands of dollars has been recovered.