Police impersonator wanted

A KAPUNDA motorist is being investigated by local police amid concerns he is impersonating a policeman.

A woman has told police that just before 2.30pm last Friday, she pulled over to the side of the road, while driving on the Thiele Highway between Kapunda and Eudunda, after the car behind her started flashing a single blue light on the dashboard.

The man, who was wearing a light-blue shirt with the word ‘security’ printed on the left-hand side pocket, spoke briefly with the woman before she drove off.

He did not threaten or touch the motorist, however she was very concerned about his behaviour.

The man, who was driving a black, late model SUV, is described as being aged between 30 and 40, with a solid build and short-cropped black hair.

He was clean shaven and wearing reflective sunglasses.

Barossa Police Chief Inspector Alby Quinn said police do not have any other reports, to date, matching this behaviour, but are, obviously, concerned.

“If this man does not have any sinister intent – and believes this is some kind of misunderstanding – I would ask him to come forward and speak with us,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000) or report it online (crimestopperssa.com.au).


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.