Police arrest five people for Covid breaches, South Australia

Five people will face today after breaching the Emergency Management Act in three separate incidents.

About 11am on Friday 13 August a man allegedly arrived in Adelaide on a flight from Melbourne and failed to comply with emergency management directions at the airport. He also gave false information to airport staff.

Police were alerted of the breach and arrested the man at a CBD hotel.

The 49-year-old man from Northern Territory has been charged with failing to comply with emergency management direction.

At 5.15pm on Saturday 14 August was called to a minor crash at Pasadena. Checks revealed the driver and passenger of the truck had allegedly come from Victoria without completing a Cross Border Travel Application. The man and woman aged 26 and 27 from Victoria were arrested and charged with failing to comply with emergency management direction.

Just before 6.15pm Saturday 14 August a man allegedly arrived in Adelaide on a flight from Queensland and failed to comply with emergency management directions at the airport.

The 35-year-old man from Queensland was charged with failing to comply with emergency management direction, hinder police and disorderly behaviour.

All four people were refused police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

Police also arrested a man after he allegedly drove through the Wentworth checkpoint yesterday afternoon and committed number of other offences including evading police.

Just before 2.30pm on Sunday 15 August, a man drove through the checkpoint on the Wentworth to Renmark Road in a car pursued by police which was terminated and last seen heading towards Renmark.

A short time later police saw the car turn into a house on Government Road, where the driver entered a shed and tried unsuccessfully to steal a car. The man then entered a neighbouring house where he allegedly assaulted the residents and stole a set of car keys. He then ran from the residence and smashed the window of a car in the driveway before going to the garage and attempted to steal a motorcycle. A short time later police located the man nearby and he was arrested.

The 30-year-old of no fixed address has been charged with fail to comply with Emergency Management Act, unlawfully on premises, two counts of fail to stop, two counts of drive dangerous to escape police, two counts of illegal interference, two counts of aggravated serious criminal trespass, two counts of assault, property damage and give false name. He has been refused bail and will appear in the Berri Magistrates Court on Monday 16 August.

The woman received a minor arm injury while the man was uninjured.

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