ARSON ATTACKS CONTINUEA person has been treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire at ELIZABETH NORTH.
The blaze caused $100,000 damage.
It was one of three suspicious fires in the early hours of this morning.
Two cars were also set alight in the NORTHERN suburbs.
HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASEA car has been seized after a high speed POLICE chase in the Northern suburbs.
It started just before 2am when a HONDA CIVIC failed to stop for patrols at ELIZABETH PARK.
The pursuit was called off for safety reasons...but the vehicle was later found parked in a carport at DAVOREN PARK.
FULHAM GARDENS STABBINGThere's been a stabbing at the FULHAM GARDENS shopping centre.
Patrols were called to the complex around six last night after a report of two men fighting.
One suffered a stab wound to the shoulder and was taken to the RAH.
It's believed the pair are known to each other.
FACTORY FIREA fire at a mattress recycling factory at HACKHAM is still putting out plenty of smoke.
Residents in nearby suburbs are being told to close all doors and windows and be extra careful behind the wheel.
The blaze on CHAPMAN ROAD broke out before daybreak.
It's now been contained...damage is extensive.
FAIRVIEW PARK BREAK INA medic alert button has been used to raise the alarm during a house break in.
A man jemmied a front door in FAIRVIEW PARK around 4.30 this morning.
The occupant locked herself in the bathroom while wearing the button.
The intruder did a runner.
MORPHETT VALE BREAK INTwo guys have been busted helping themselves to a starter motor at a wreckers down south.
POLICE nabbed the pair at MORPHETT VALE late last night.
A 32 and 38 year old have been charged.
They'll front Court early next year.
SA ROAD TOLLA horror start to the week on SA roads.
Five people have been killed in two separate crashes.
A 72year old man has died after ploughing into a parked car at NORWOOD last night.
While four members of the one family lost their lives in a nasty smash near MILLICENT yesterday.
HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASEThere's been another high speed Police chase.
It started at ELIZABETH VALE just after 1.30 this morning.
The pursuit ended when the NISSAN mounted the kerb in a back street.
The 25 year old passenger was caught....and a knife and iron bar seized.
The driver remains on the run.
MOTORCYCLIST KILLEDA motorcyclist from ASHFORD is the latest fatality on our roads.
The 40 year old was killed at KESWICK last night after slamming into a parked car.
His death takes the State road toll for the year to 94.
DOG ESCAPES HOUSE FIREA dog has been treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire at HILLCREST.
The alarm was raised on FOSTERS ROAD around 3 AM.
The $50,000 blaze was sparked by a faulty air conditioner.
PAROLEES FRONT COURTTwo parolees involved in a three hour stand off with POLICE will front Court today.
The pair were arrested yesterday afternoon after barricading themselves inside a house at GOLDEN GROVE.
The 22 and 23 year old were also involved in a high speed chase.
OPERATION SAFE HOLIDAYS
Zero! That's the number South Australia Police (SAPOL) want to see when the Christmas holiday road toll data is finalised.
The plea for a zero toll came as SAPOL launched its annual festive season road safety operation today.
Operation Safe Holidays will this year see police focus on seatbelt use as well as detecting motorists speeding on rural roads, using their mobile phones or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Police data shows the most likely time to be involved in a serious casualty crash is in the days immediately prior to Christmas, especially on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday between the times of 2pm and 10pm.
On Christmas Day, the riskiest time on the roads is between midday and 8pm.
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) supports SAPOL's Operation Safe Holidays and General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said MAC's Drink Drive and Fatigue campaigns would be running over the same period.
"It's incomprehensible that some motorists are still taking risks such as drink driving, driving without a seatbelt, ignoring speed limits, or driving while using a mobile phone," Mr Cornish said. "These are all bad decisions that lead to fatalities and serious injuries.
"Fatigue is also a high risk on our roads during the holiday period so MAC reminds drivers to rest 15 minutes every two hours when travelling longer distances. This festive period, we don't want to see any trauma on our roads. The best gift you can give your family and friends, is to arrive safely," he said.
Operation Safe Holidays runs from Friday, 12 December until Monday, 26 January 2015.
South Australia Police will also be involved with Operation Crossroads, the national road safety initiative coordinated by the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) that runs for 12 days of over Christmas and the New Year.
Five year snapshot
Over the 5 years (average) this Christmas period accounts for 3 (2.8) fatalities and 27 (26.8) serious injuries
14 fatalities from 14 fatal crashes; 64% (9) of the crashes in rural SA
134 serious injuries from 121 crashes; 62% (75) of the crashes in rural SA
For 55% of the rural fatal and serious injury crashes the driver or rider resided in the
area in which the crash occurred
84 (62%) of all incidents in rural SA
2 fatalities not wearing a seatbelt; 4 serious injuries from not wearing seatbelt
11 (8%) of the incidents (all serious injuries) the driver exceeded the prescribed
concentration of alcohol
30 (22%) of the incidents distraction/inattention was a contributing factor
17 (13%) of the incidents including 3 fatalities involved motorcycles
12 serious injury crashes and 3 fatal crashes occurred on Christmas day over this period