Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-12-01 06:00

Temple thief arrested: Verulam

A 20-YEAR-OLD man was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) after he broke into a temple at the back of a home in Redcliffe Drive in Verulam on Monday, 21 November.

Officers were dispatched to the residence after receiving a call from the homeowner reporting the break-in.

Upon arrival it was established that forced entry was gained into the temple and several brass bowls were missing.

Officers patrolled the area and found the suspect selling the stolen items at a scrap yard in Oaklands.

The businessman was in the process of purchasing the stolen items even though the suspect had no identification documents on him.

The suspect was arrested and the stolen items were recovered. The victim confirmed that the recovered items belonged to him.

The suspect has been arrested more than 30 times by Reaction officers for crimes varying from house break-ins to drug possession.

He has served a lengthy jail sentence after being convicted for house break-in and has recently been released from prison.

In this incident officers were forced to release the suspect after the homeowner refused to charge him criminally.

Motor vehicle collision: Verulam

At approximately 3pm on Tuesday 22 November members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the R102 and Inanda Road intersection in Verulam after receiving reports of a collision.

Upon arrival a Fiat Uno, Chev bakkie and a Mercedes-Benz were found to be involved in the collision.

The occupants of all three vehicles were not injured.

It is alleged that the Fiat Uno was travelling from Canelands and turning into Inanda Road when the Chev bakkie, which was travelling in the opposite direction, crashed into it.

The force of the impact caused the Fiat UNO to collide into the Mercedes Benz which was stationary at the traffic lights.

Motor vehicle collision: Verulam

A 19-year-old woman was injured following an accident on Kissoon Road in Ottawa on Monday 28 November.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa­ were dispatched to the scene afte­r receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the accident.

Upon arrival a Toyota Yaris was found to have knocked into a light pole.

The driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, suffered moderate injuries and was treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

Details surrounding the accident are unclear at this stage.

- Supplied.

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