Police arrest pair in stolen ute, South Australia

Two people have been arrested at Waterloo Corner after police were alerted to suspicious behaviour at Paralowie in the early hours of this morning.

About 4am on Tuesday 13 July, the attendant at a service station on Port Wakefield Road, Paralowie noticed a man acting suspiciously trying to obtain fuel in a silver Toyota Hilux ute. A quick check revealed the plates did not match the car and police were alerted.

The ute drove off towards Kings Road and was subsequently sighted by a patrol on Salisbury Highway, Mawson Lakes. PolAir was called in and was quickly overhead. The patrol signalled for the ute to pull over but it took off at speed.

It was not pursued, but PolAir tracked it to a property at Waterloo Corner, where two occupants ran and hid in a shed.

Police Dog Zeus and handler attended, located and arrested the pair.

A 33-year-old Virginia man and a 30-year-old Two Wells woman were charged with illegal use.

Checks of the vehicle revealed that it had been reported stolen, along with the keys, during a break-in at Mile End in May. It was towed from the scene for forensic examination.

During the search of the Waterloo Corner property, police allegedly uncovered five cannabis plants growing hydroponically in a grow house and investigations are continuing with the occupants of the property.

Anyone with information about the growing, sale or supply of illicit drugs can report it anonymously to police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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